Are You Tired Of Waiting On God ?

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Have you been waiting on God for something(s) for so long and you are about to quit waiting damning the consequences? Can you tell how close you are to your testimony? Can you tell how far-reaching the consequences of turning away from God would go? Don’t you think it is better to wait for God forever than to turn your back on Him, with the likely chain-tales of regrets?  “The Lord knows what time is best for us. If you are waiting for answered prayers or the fulfillment of one of His promises, do not give up. If you think He has forgotten you, think again. When the fullness of time is right for you, He will show up – and His brilliant timing will amaze you! (Joe Stowell)

Please do not be tired of waiting on God. Sincerely speaking, sometimes I feel like turning away too, after waiting for so long to get answers to my prayers, and then take the “fast lane.” But it is so hard to forget all the awesome things He has done for me in the past and even at the moment. Being alive is even enough reason to have hope.

My friend, I want to read your testimonies soon and NOT your “had I known” story. For me, it’s really scary to even think of what may become of me and my household if I suddenly give up on God. Hey! come on. So long as we are still alive and have made God our father, we will read each other’s testimonies very soon. Thus says the Lord: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me”(Isaiah 49:5).

Please do not give up on God. Just hold on a little while…a little while…..you just never can tell how close you are to the “victory song”……. “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakuk 2:3)

I look forward to reading your testimonies, and sharing more of mine, with the world, in Jesus name, amen.

God bless you.

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“The doctor told me on Friday that my wife could not survive over the weekend the way she was” – (morningstoryanddilbert.wordpress.com)…. I have stopped bothering myself about what man says about me and all that concerns me, and rather, focus more on what my God says…“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. Then you call on me on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13). Glory to God ! 🙂

Morning Story and Dilbert

The year was 1994, and my wife was terminally ill with cancer. She needed a last-hope operation. No, the operation would not save her life, but possibly extend it. The operation was dangerous, cutting off blood supply to part of the liver, killing part of the liver and the cancer that lived there.

Before I took my sweet love to the hospital, I fasted and prayed. I prayed not for her to get well, but for God’s will to be done and to give me the strength to do what I must.

The operation was a success, however, my wife did not wake up as she should have. A day passed, then two… And five days later she still had not awakened. Add to this that she required dialysis on a daily basis because of organ shutdown. I had prayed before I took her to the hospital and received a…

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Truly, GOD Answers Prayers !!!

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Pastor E.A. Adeboye, General Overseer, RCCG.

Saturday, 16th March 2013, will for ever be a day to remember for a colleague of mine. That was the day God, in His infinite wisdom and magnanimity decided to make her the happiest woman in the world, by making her a mother….after waiting on God for……wait for it…….nine years !!! Wowwww !!! I can imagine the feeling. I can imagine the way she smiles now. I can imagine how the new father feels. I can also imagine how they now see God.

One thing that is hard to explain is why GOD does things the way and time He does them. But what I don’t need any Pastor to tell me is that TRULY,  GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS !!! Its really encouraging for me because she is the third person I will talk to God about concerning the fruit of the womb, and God did not make me, and every other person who wished her God’s mercies, to be put to shame.

So, to GOD be all the glory for His mercies for allowing fertilisation to take place, for seeing her through during the pregnancy, delivery and post delivery. Glory be to God for the angelic gift of a boy that ended the nine months journey. May His mercies and grace continue to shine upon her, the baby ad the husband. May the Lord be a father to the baby in all respects.

Are you waiting on God for something? Be patient. Is it not better to wait on God for ever than to run after the devil and his disciples?  Hold on tight to God. It is worth it because (Prov 10:22 says) : “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

Put Him to remembrance all the time.  Isaiah 43:26 says : “Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”

Do not listen to discouraging stories. Do not be moved by discouraging scenes. No matter how hopeless the situation might be “….. with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).  The Israelites (Exodus 14) were completely hopeless at the Red Sea. But God shocked them all when  “…the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me?  Tell the people of Israel to go forward.” (Exodus 14:15). It sounds really stupid. Isn’t it?  But, as by GOD,  ” Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

God is awesome !!! For me and my household, the taste of the pudding is in the eating. It is either GOD or GOD. Are you waiting on Him for anything ? Do you know someone who is ? I have a message from from GOD to you (or the person) :

 “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. Then you call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will  seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”                                                                                                                  

Thanks for your time and CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs Itunu Ashogbon and family.

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When Darkness Overtakes The Godly, Light Will Come Bursting In

PrayerEveryone goes through seasons of difficulty or times when things just seem dark. During these challenging times, know that you are not alone. God has a plan to drive out the darkness. He will flood you with His light! “When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in”(Psalm 112:4, NLT).

Notice that the word of God not say, “the light will come trickling in.” No, it says that the “light will come bursting in!” That means, suddenly, you will see God’s goodness. Suddenly, you’ll be promoted. Suddenly, the answer will come! Suddenly you will see yourself behind the red sea. Suddenly, what you thought was impossible becomes a testimony. Suddenly, your oppressor comes to kneel before you to beg for forgiveness.

Suddenly, your oppressor comes to kneel before you to beg for forgiveness. Suddenly, you will get to see to see that I am extremely sane when I say that GOD IS STILL GOD !!!

If you’ve been going through a difficult time, get ready for the goodness of God in a new way. Know that His light is about to come bursting in! Get ready for breakthroughs. Get ready for promotion. Get ready for restoration.

You may have had that problem for a long time, but today could be the day that your testimony will come. Suddenly, things will change! God wants His glory to be seen on you. He wants you to stand out in the crowd. He wants you to be so blessed that everyone around you can see His goodness on you! So keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping and keep declaring His Word because His light is going to come bursting in; because “when darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in” (Psalm 112:4, NLT).

However, you have to stay connected to him. Staying connected to him is like a child staying close to the parents when he is playing . He has a feeling of security. His parents watch over him and quickly come to his aid whenever he needs them. His parents constantly check on him to ensure that it is well with him. However, when the child leaves the presence of his parents to go and play, anything can happen. If earthly parents can provide such care and concern, what do you expect from God.

One way of staying connected is through PRAYERS. It is the best armor against ALL trials and difficult times. I have had my own fair share of “darkness.” But it is heart-warming to say that PRAYER REALLY WORKS !.Just keep on praying. Pray until something happens. God says : “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessa 5:17). Pray until light bursts in and consumes the “darkness” in your life(if any).

I look forward to reading your testimonies, cos when darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in……from GOD.

God bless us all, and may He encourage us to pray and pray and pray, in Jesus name, AMEN !.

 

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Keep Your Head Up : GOD Is Still GOD

Dont worrySeptember 22, (or there about)2001 marked a turning point in my life. Even though I had had many powerful testimonies about the awesome magnanimity of God, this month and year changed my thoughts and hope on God for ever.

My younger brother was wrongly diagnosed and treated for malaria, instead of typhoid fever. By the time it was discovered that he actually had typhoid fever, his blood had almost dried up…yes! Dried up. It had reduced to 23 PVC. The challenge was taking his blood sample so that we could buy blood for transfusion. As the devil would have it, the tiny drop he had in him had started clotting. His blood group could not even be seen to buy. Fortunately, a friend donated one pint, which was next to nothing, compared to how much blood he had lost.

All through the night my brother laid on that ill-equipped hospital, which was the nearest we could rush him to, he was as cold as a frozen fish. His eyes looked grayish all through and he did not see any one of us by his bed side. At that moment, I had lost all hope. I only continued to beg God to have mercy upon us and bring my brother back to life, because he was gone. Yes! GONE.

It was actually a Saturday night. God speared his life that night. By morning time, his body had received a DIVINE TOUCH. His temperature had improved. He was able to see us. At this point, we got to know that even though his eyes were open all through the night, he was not seeing, as he accused some of his friends of abandoning him all through the night. Meanwhile, they were with him all through the night.

Guess what. By Wednesday (5 days after), my brother, who lay Iifeless on that hospital bed, five days earlier was strong enough to give the devil and his disciples a memorable punch. He was discharged as a result. Today, he is happily married with a family. Praise God !!!

Since then, my favorite part of the Bible has been Exodus chapter 14. I call the chapter My Comforter (if you have never read the chapter, please do). From then on, I developed this confidence and hope in GOD that makes me constantly tell those in pains to keep their heads up, pray instead and wait on God .

One of such is persons and to whom this post is dedicated, is a friend who was finding it very tough with life, especially at work. He was always downcast and thought of many options, which did not include reporting to God what he was passing through. With confidence, I often told him two things: firstly, no matter how degrading or humiliating his job was; and no matter the amount of frustration he was getting from his boss, he should do his work well. Secondly, and more importantly, he should take his pains to God in prayers without ceasing and report his boss who does not belief in the transient nature of power. With my journey through life so far, I could not think of a better advice. My advice was priceless.

I prayed along with him for God to show that He gives and takes power and that He should  repeat what He did for the Israelites in the land of Egypt. Today, a new chapter has been opened in his life. He now has a job he can be proud of – promising, decent, comfortable and a humble and caring boss. Now he flashes back to those days when I used to advise him. Now, he beliefs that indeed GOD is still GOD.

Thus, as someone who has tasted the awesome magnanimity and power of God several times, I have found it very easy to recommend this ULTIMATE PROBLEM SOLVER to those in “pains.”

Like my friend, oftentimes, we do not get what we want from GOD at the time we needed it. He is the only one who can give the exact reasons for His actions. Even though, we expect things to happen our own way. Truly…


the vision is yet for an appointed time,

 but at the end it shall speak

and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it;

 because it will surely come…(Hab 2:3)

And truly, God will show His awesome power to those who diligently and prayerfully put their hope on Him. No doubt, it’s hard to wait sometimes. But is it not better to wait on God forever than to hurriedly run after the devil and his disciples and then have a bag full of regrets???

Often times, people lose their divine gifts because they think they are wiser than GOD or because they think  that God is too slow. The book of Proverbs 14:12 says that:

There is a way which seemeth 

right unto a man,but the end 

 thereof are the ways of death


So, are you pressed down by some of the challenges of this life? Have you been praying for so long without answers? Or perhaps you have been looking for solutions where they don’t exist? Do you know that someone else has had a more complex problem and was delivered by God Almighty? Do you agree that God is not wicked, deaf  or selective in helping people? Do you belief in the amazing grace and mercies of God ? Do you know that troubles and temptations are bound to face us everyday ? DO YOU BELIEF IN GOD’S ABILITY TO SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM ???

 For me and my household, God has been very wonderful. We have had had our problems and challenges too. But I refuse to close my eyes to God’s magnanimity towards me and my family. I can never thank Him enough. I am sure a lot of people out there (including you) can also attest to His grace, mercies and awesome magnanimity.

So, if you know anyone (or perhaps you are the one) who is always deep in thoughts or worried, with plenty of confidence, I say (or please say to the person) …. keep your head up….diligently seek God’s intervention, cos I am soooo sure that GOD is still GOD !!!

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,

thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.’ (Jere 29:11)


GOD bless us all …. and congratulations to my good friend.

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