16 Dec 2013 by Rev Dr Jai Kumar –
YOU ARE THE CROWN JEWEL OF GOD'S CREATION
Never devalue your image and likeness that mirrors your creator. You are the ultimate and supreme creation of God. The crowning glory of God’s creation is you and I. This is the reason why the enemy fights us so hard.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
"I give you power…..over all the power of the enemy" (Luke 10:19)
The strategy of the enemy is to keep reminding us of our past defeats, because if he can do that, he can succeed in destroying you and prevent you from walking in the blessings of God.
Therefore, past decisions, past mistakes and past hurts if allowed to dwell upon will paralyze you from moving forward in the purposes of God in your life. You know what? There is a power that the enemy holds over your past that needs to be broken and buried away. Otherwise it will hunt you for the rest of your life.
Sometimes it's hard to notice God's hand working on our behalf especially when we are going through a period of turmoil in our lives. Nevertheless, the Bible states clearly that God has plans to always prosper us, not to harm us but instead to give us a hope and a future! (Jeremiah 29:11)
HE IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.
God is the author and finisher of our faith; ……..set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Seriously speaking, you will be shocked to learn, nothing that you are facing this moment takes God by surprise. He is indeed an omnipotent God who knows all things.
He is before all things and in Him all things consist. ……..and in all things He may have the preeminence.
God is in absolute control of everything you are going through in your life.
He is in your problem! He is in your troubles! He is everywhere! When God has chosen you with a destiny, you bet He will do whatever it takes to get you to that destiny!
GOD'S TIMING IS THE BEST TIMING
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
It is in God's timing that He makes all things beautiful. But most of us unfortunately lack such discernment and wisdom to appreciate God's timing in our lives. God has a plan and a set time for everybody. A timeline for every season and every problem under heaven. Sometimes He moves suddenly, but sometimes He takes a very long time to act.
Meanwhile, he says
"be still and know that I am God" (Psalms 56:10).
The fact of the matter is, we don't know everything about Him and besides, it’s dangerous to conclude we know Him fully. ( 1 Cor.13:12)
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known (1 Cor 13:12).
The only thing you need to know is that when God moves, you must learn to move with Him!
GOD IS TOO BIG HIS WAYS AND THOUGHTS ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT
You know what? He put Moses at the remote side of the desert and left him there for 40 years. God broke him down until he was fit to move on with God. God sometimes will leave us in the wilderness to form our likeness to His character until we grow to match the assignment that He places upon us.
The problem with most us I have discovered is that when circumstances and anxiety overtakes us we often try to jump the gun, overriding God’s sovereignty. Thus we miss out on the significant purpose of God in our lives. Little do we realize that when we are not flowing in God's timing, the enemy will hunt you down and attack you. "Unripe fruit will leave the sour taste." When we permit God to work out his plan for our lives according to His schedule, the end result is you get the best for your life.
LET GO AND LET GOD TAKE OVER
No matter what the crisis you are facing today, God can take over that problem if only you could let go and allow Him to deal with it.
1 Peter 5:6,7
He said, cast all your cares upon me for I care for you.
What the devil has meant for harm He can take it and transform it for good in your life. He can take your pain and hurts and fears and turn them into greater strength and unshakable faith. Are you astonished as to what God can do in your life? God always has a plan to bless you all the time! So keep trusting Him; hang on to His promises. He is a faithful God! He will never fail you nor forsake you. In His timing, He makes all things beautiful.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is the founder and pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL. He is also a member of ECCM, spiritual overseer for Full Gospel Christian Church KL, co-founder of the Kingdom Christian Fellowshp Subang Jaya, and also the author of a book entitled, 'God's Time Clock.'
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