“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name.”
Malachi 3:16 NKJV
Picture we are already living in eternity with our Heavenly Father, and books and books are opened where you are shown recordings of conversations you had about Him.
Because every time you are talking with someone; be it a friend, colleague, family member or stranger about the Lord a book of remembrance is being written concerning your conversations.
It could only mean one thing… that the Lord is pleased when we talk about Him.
When we share news about Him, encouraging one another in Him and sharing testimonies of His goodness towards us He listens. He will remind us of those talks. You might forget some of those, but He doesn’t. For they are precious to Him.
“I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.” Psalms 16:7 NKJV
Sometimes when faced with a situation where you have to make a decision, you might not be sure of what exactly to do. Or perhaps there seem to be some kind of confusion in an area in your life or your loved one.
In Christ we have a counselor. The Lord Jesus is the One through His Spirit who clarifies matters for you and gives you enlightenment and advice that you need. “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
John 14:26 RSV
At times you find yourself awake at night and your mind going through an issue at hand, the word says your heart will instruct you then. Or it might be an unpleasant (night) season for you. We are not alone, He fashions our hearts to direct us in that situation.
Indeed, we live a life that is guarded and we are taken care of in every way at all times. We are not orphans but belong to a Father who dearly loves us. We bless Him daily for His goodness in our lives.
“So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”” Matthew 8:27 NKJV
One of the greatest blessings here on earth is to live a life in Christ but not only that, but to live conscious of His presence in your life.
His disciples marveled, saying who is this guy that even the winds and the sea obeys Him? They were not aware that they are walking with the Creator of the winds, the sea and all creation. How can those not obey Him..?
When one is ever aware of the Lord Jesus’s presence in their life, it gives you ease, you have less pressure because no matter the storms, you know that He’s got this.
Friend, know and be conscious that the Creator of the universe is always, personally in our midst.
There is nothing He cannot calm, alter or remove in your situation. If the surroundings are not changing yet, He calms you through that storm. Giving you peace in the midst of it all.
“For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” Psalms 5:12 NKJV
The most blessed person today is the one that is in covenant with the Lord Jesus. In order for one to experience the fullness of those blessings is to focus on the reasons Jesus went to the cross.
The full forgiveness of sins that He attained for us at the cross is liberation to the highest level. This is forgiveness of past, present and future sins. When you believe Jesus nothing can disqualify you in Him.
No one would go and experience such gruesome death in vain. The truth is He went through all of that because He was driven by the love that He has for humankind. He saw such value in us that giving up His life was all worth it, just so that He gains us back.
Do you believe that you are fully forgiven in Him..? That you are righteous and favored forever by Him..? That is the key to experiencing those full blessings and favor in your life. When you know you are forgiven and loved you start experiencing a blessed life.
“Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.”
Proverbs 23:17-18 NKJV
It’s so easy to look at others prospering and seeing things seeming to go well for them. And you find that they’re not even believers. Remember wide is the gate & broad is the way that leads to destruction and many are found there (Matthew 7:13).
The word says let not your heart envy such. Instead be enthusiastic and devoted to your relationship with your Maker all the day. Continue thinking and conversing with Him regarding issues that concerns you.
The truth is there is indeed a hereafter, we are all eternal beings and life here on earth is only temporary. Our hope in the Lord Jesus will not be cut off in anyway.
Yes, narrow & difficult is the way that leads to life & few are found in that (Matthew 7:14). However, us who are in Christ will be greatly comforted, and know eternal peace, joy and rest with our Heavenly Father.
“I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy;”
Hosea 2:19 NKJV
Many seek relationships that are trustworthy and true. To have a person or people that is/ are reliable and compassionate. A new covenant of grace offers that to us through our faith in Jesus.
Today the Lord gives us a promise that He will betroth us to Him forever, to eternity. The word betroth is engaged (to be married), promised, pledged or contracted. He gives a promise that He will be that One whom you will be one with.
You know that one person you go to when unsure about a decision you have to take, when you are down and you need encouragement or when you are grateful and celebrating a positive outcome you had? That’s who He is in our lives and we even experience that in our loved ones. He reflects that compassion and kindness through them to us.
He says in righteousness and justice we are one with Him. He justifies us and in Him we are righteous forever. Be open to Him about your concerns and wishes, He is for you and not against you. He is the One who will always be there at all times with open arms of love and mercy.
“Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.””
John 13:7 NKJV
There could be things that are happening in your life that are contrary to the promises that you received from the Lord. Perhaps delays that you don’t really appreciate.
The Master of time knows what He is doing in and around your life. Just like a child who awaits for the promised gift that seem to delay from the parent… yet the parent knows that for sure s/he will provide it as promised.
Can you trust today? Trust even if some of it does not make sense. He says ‘you don’t understand now what He is doing, but you will know after’, why the delay or why things happened this/ that way.
Beloved, you are not forgotten in any way. What the Lord is doing is in your best interest. Know that delay does not mean denial. When the appointed time comes, it shall happen and it will be a blessing that exceeds your expectation.