The Word: Luke 19: 41 – 42 (KJV)
41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. 33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
Think about it
Talking about Vision:
It is important that we pick, detect, catch the plans of God for our lives in the new season. God’s plans, opinion or what he thinks we should do in certain circumstances can be subtle. It takes being consciously alert not to miss it. Many times we need a way out or a direction regarding a situation. We have been praying…. but we don’t know quite what to do. In some of those situations, in my experience over the years now, I discovered that God had answered the prayers quite early on but I somehow didn’t pick, catch the answer because it was different from the answer I was looking for. So I missed it. It is like waiting for a car by the roadside. In your mind, you are waiting for a visitor who is supposedly driving a blue car. However the visitor was actually in a turquoise car. Because what I thought I am supposed to be looking for is a blue car, my mind unconsciously blanks out the turquoise car.
Many opportunities are wasted this way, things are prolonged, we suffer a lot when we miss out on God’s plan. It now makes it look like we are begging God to do what he ought to do and we are exercising long suffering.
From personal experience and also the scriptures. I can say categorically: God’s solution are mostly simple that it can be missed.
– Abraham was going to kill Isaac, He was a man of faith. He believed God was able to raise Isaac back from the dead. But the solution was actually simple. There was no need to raise Isaac back from the dead. The solution was: A ram caught in a thicket
– There was no more wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. There were thinking of money for more wine, the logistics of delivery etc. But the answer was simple: Fetch water into the barrels
– They needed to feed 5000 people. They were thinking over 200 denarii. Where would you get bakeries that can provide that amount of bread immediately? But the solution was simple: Bless the 5 loaves that was available and break it to multiply
There is a plan of God for every situation that you need resolving this year…. It is a simple plan. It is the answer to that next level that you have been praying for. Like I said it is so simple that it can easily be missed but the mercy of God will not allow you miss it. God will open your eyes and you will find it and act on it swiftly IJN
God’s solutions are many times very simple….
Our memory verse for January 2018
Habakkuk 2: 2
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1: And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision,
Line 2: and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project:
Thank you Lord Jesus for 2018
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality