Topic: It Is God That Kept You Alive [Sunday September 24, 2017]
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22–23 NKJV)
Do you know that our water is polluted? The water that goes through our taps is sometimes contaminated. But you drink it. You brush your teeth with it and yet God keeps you alive. The Psalmist declares: “Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;” (Psalms103:4 KJV) I don’t know whether you read about all the disasters taking place across the globe. Things are happening! On a daily basis, lives are lost on our highways. But God has kept you and is still keeping you. He redeems your soul from destruction.
He is the one that has kept you alive. It is not because you are smart. It is not because of the security you have. It is not because of the burglary proof you have. Because when the enemy is ready to come around, burglary proof or no burglary proof, he is coming in. But my God kept you alive. Have you acknowledged and thanked Him for keeping you alive? Always remember; you are alive today because of His Grace. “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.” (Proverbs 21:31 KJV) “…except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalms 127:1 KJV)
You are alive today because he loves you. He crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies. Everlasting love! Even when you are messing up, and you blow it, he still says ‘I love you. I am not going to throw you away. I love you’. That is the God we are talking about. When you remember all his kindness towards you, even when you are on the road, you will say thank you, Jesus. People might even ask what he has done for you again? You will say, you don’t understand, but I know what he has done for me. I know we are approaching the month of October, and we are getting ready to lay all of our requests on the altar, which is important, but I would want us to approach this month with a heart of gratitude, thanking him for miracles seen and unseen.
Further reading: Psalms 33:16-22, Psalms 44:1-7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Song of Solomon 4-5; Evening- Galatians 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.