faith

Trusting God in this Storm

TRUSTING GOD IN THIS STORMThis is indeed a trying season, I trust all is going well with you. Small and large nations are locking down. The rich and the poor are not spared from the COVID-19. Everything started as a joke and now it becoming far more than we can contain, but in all this do not forget that God is in control. It doesn’t matter what happens, God is for us.

In this trying season, I’ll like to encourage you to:

  1. Make it a duty to continually study the Word of God: In God’s word, we find strength and vigor to pull through. I was beginning to get overwhelmed by the situation, but looking through God’s word I found strength and confidence to pull trough. This is not the time to waste time on Netflix, social media and other things that won’t strengthen us spiritually. This is a time to fill our spirit man with the right words, words of peace and comfort.

Psalm 119:114 (KJV): Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

John 14:27 (KJV): “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

  1. Keep communing with God in prayers: This is indeed a time for us to get down on our knees in prayers and intercession for the nations of the world. It is a time to cry out to God for mercy and healing on our land. Let’s not give up in prayers and supplication for our leaders and the nations of the world. The Lord has said, if we call out to Him, He will forgive us and heal our land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV): “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 

It doesn’t matter what happens or is happening at the moment, let us keep our trust and faith in God unwavering. He will save His people and heal our land.

I pray that through this coronavirus pandemic, men and women will be reconciled to God, in Jesus name. Amen

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV): “Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.”

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God is for her

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God is for her, she can’t be moved.
Though she falls, she rises, because she is held by the Most High.
She is exceptional and loved.
She is worth more than the choicest gold or diamond.
She is priceless.She can’t be defined by society, she was created by the Almighty for His purpose;
He only can define her.

-Jedidah Moses

Bible study · faith

The Obedience of Faith

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Sunday school in church has been awesome, I most say I’ll advise that everyone should attend a bible believing church or a bible study group. It is a place to learn more about God with others.

So, this week we started learning about the “Obedience of Faith”. My Sunday school teacher asked for the meaning of obedience of faith; I said “heeding to instructions”, someone else said “doing as commanded without questioning”, another said “to believe”, another said “following laid down instructions”. After giving all our definitions, we started to discuss about the obedience the obedience of faith?

Is obedience truly those the definitions above? Do you think God wants us to obey without understanding?”.

The truth is that there are so many people that obey the tenets of their religion without understanding the basis of their actions, but God wants us to obey Him not because we have to.

When we obey without understanding, we follow blindly, but not based on the heart of the one who gave the instruction. Obedience of faith is not about following the rules, but about following the giver of the rules.

In John 14:21, the Bible says “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

If you look closely at this scripture, keeping the commandment of God stemmed from the love for God, it is not the reverse. We obey God because we love God and because we know He loves us.

Obedience of faith is usually done in response to:

1. God’s love: We are able to fully obey God because we see and understand God’s love for us. Most people doubt God because they fail to see God’s love and kindness. Giving up His only begotten son for the remission of our sin, tells so much of God’s unconditional love. While we were yet sinners He died for us.

2. Freedom: God has given us the freedom of choice, it says in Joshua 24:15: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.It also says in Deuteronomy 30:19: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live“. God has given us the freedom of choice to obey him or not. Although He has given us the choice, He wants us to choose life.

3. Revelation: We obey God based on our revelation of God. God reveals himself first, before He give instructions. The more revelation of God we have, the more we are likely to obey Him, because we have a deep understanding of who He is.

4. Fellowship: We obey God based on our level of fellowship with Him. The bible says in John 10:27: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. The sheep is able to hear and obey the voice of the shepherd because they have been in close proximity with the shepherd. We are able to hear and obey God, based one our depth of relationship with him.

A patriarch of Faith

Abraham is one person used to describe the obedience of faith. Sometimes, when I study about Abraham I just wonder at his level of faith and trust in God. Abraham didn’t set out to sacrifice His own son because He had to, he did so because he had an understanding of who God is.

The bible says in Hebrews 11:17-19:

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

He knew that for two immutable thing God can’t lie, God had already told him that “ in Isaac will the nations of the earth be blessed” and here is God saying sacrifice your son. He knew God won’t change His mind on His promise and that God was able to raise Isaac back if He sacrificed him. And perhaps, if God didn’t raise Him, He knew that God can’t lie.

Actions for the week

Wherever you have you been finding it hard to obey God, remember that God doesn’t want your mechanical obedience, He wants you to develop a relationship with Him. He want your obedience to come out of a deep relationship with Him.

– Make it a point of call to study your Bible this week. Learn about his love, know that he is interested in communing with you, believe that is He is able to do all things.

-You can start with studying any book of the gospel: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. I will also advice if you can study the book of Romans, that book is indeed powerful.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and Bible study insights on the obedience of faith.

I pray as you study the word of God, the Lord will reveal Himself to You, the eyes of your understanding will be enlightened in Jesus name. Amen

Have a blessed week!

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The End is Near

The end is near,
Darkness is closing in,
The bridegroom is almost at the door
He is on his way to take His bride,
Are you ready?
Will your oil be remaining when He comes?
There is still time to get oil for your quenched lamps,
The next moment might be too late;
Live ready.


Copyright © 2020
Jedidah Moses

 

Poem · Prayer

That Your Name be Glorified

As I journey in this world,

May I not fall by the way side;

Give me the strength to hold on,

That you may say at the end

“Thou good and faithful servant, enter into your rest.”

 

As I speak your word of truth,

May I not be swayed to speak heresy;

Fill my mouth with your word,

That your name be glorified

And that lives be won over to you.

 

As I live out your love,

May I not be moved to hate;

Love through me,

That they may see your pure love,

And men be drawn to you.


Copyright 2020
Jedidah Moses
Poem · Prayer

Poem: As I Daily

POEM_ AS I DAILY By Jedidah Moses As I daily study your word, May your word speak life to me Causing me to rise to your will, Because your word gives me strength. As I daily commune with you in prayers, May we deAs I daily study your word,

May your word speak life to me

Causing me to rise to your will,

Because your word gives me strength.

 

As I daily commune with you in prayers,

May we develop a relationship

That peril and riches can’t rub off

Because you mean all to me.

 

As I daily sing to you in worship,

May my song arise to you like a sweet-smelling savor

Causing you to smile down at me

Because you delight in my praises.


Copyright 2019
Jedidah Moses