(Things Will Change When You Trust The Lord)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. “For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon them.” (1 Samuel 2:8)
There’s no disadvantage for the child of God, and you better believe that! It makes no difference how you were born, who your parents are, your present environment, or your historical background. Being born again, your life is intended by God to go only in the direction of success.
You may have been born into an extremely poor family; it doesn’t mean anything! You’re the seed of Abraham. Therefore, your prosperity has nothing to do with your biological parents or family tree. No law from God states that those born in the palace would fare better in life than those born in a hamlet in some poor countryside.
Actually, the worse the circumstances of your birth, the greater and more glorious your testimony! So, never have a reason to be ashamed of the circumstances of your birth, background, or current location. Rather, make up your mind you’re going to be very successful, and be the answer to the cry of others in that place. Be the one to change the status quo. If you’re from a poor home, don’t be ashamed of your parents or their background! Stay there and work your way upwards!
Just because your neighbours seem to be better off doesn’t mean you should covet their possessions and wish they belonged to you instead. Be glad about where you’re from and thank God for it! Remember, God raises the poor out of the dust and lifts the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory. Trust Him to make your life glorious. There’s no limitation for you if you’d only trust the Lord with your life.
Go Deeper: Psalm 113:5-9; Psalm 40:1-4
Speak: Blessed Lord, thank you for your loving-kindness! You’ve set my feet upon a rock, making my footsteps firm. Before I was born, you knew me and predestined me for a life of greatness. By your Word and by your Spirit, I’m making progress with giant strides, bearing fruits unto righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Philippians 3:12-4:1-3, Isaiah 19-22
TWO YEAR John 4:1-9, 1 Kings 10-11
Act: Thank God for your parents/guardians, their love, and for the help they’ve been to you thus far.