For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift. ( John 1:16 AMP)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)
God can be trusted to keep His word. He has promised to be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. A lot of time when people leave our lives, we tend to cry and worry as if our world has come to an end. A friend left you. A co-worker turned his/her back at you when you needed him/her most. Family members, church members, classmates, etc rejected you. And you are worried? Let me encourage you today that you have God with you. In Isaiah, He said
“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 49:15, 16 NIV).
Friend your parents may let you down but God will never leave. Quit worrying about those threatening to leave your life if you don’t do their bid. Always remember that it pays to obey God’s command than mere mortals.
In the scriptures, many people left Jesus because they didn’t understand what he taught. The interesting part was Jesus didn’t force them to stay. They left but the good ones stayed. Here is my lesson, in this life there will always be people coming into our lives. The good news is those who are meant to stay will stay. Some come for season(s), while some stay forever. So when the time is up for people to leave, don’t worry. Don’t worry about what would or wouldn’t happen in the future because the One who knows the future is with You. Some people took their lives because a trusted friend, lover, husband, wife, etc rejected them. I pray you don’t end up like them because one with God is a majority. You have the Creator of the Universe on your side. You stand with the winning team so don’t worry.
The Lord Himself goes before you this year (2014) and beyond. He is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Don’t be afraid, don’t worry, and don’t be discouraged.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. (Philippians 4:6, 7 MSG)
Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. (Daniel 12:3 NLT)
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:2, 3 KJV)
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33. NLT)
Jesus encouraged believers to keep first thing first, and the First thing you have to seek or fight for is the Kingdom of God. God has made provisions for everything you need in Jesus. However, some of us are not receiving because they are not keeping First thing First. They don’t mind the things of God. They are greedy and selfish. When they get up in the morning all they think about is work, family, food, and pleasure. Let us not forget what the Scripture says that “No one will succeed by strength alone.” 1 Samuel 2:9. Seek first God’s kingdom. (You can read seek first the kingdom of God)
God wants you to live in abundance. Consider the story of Elisha and the Widow. Elisha told the widow to “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few.” This tells me that when God is ready to give us more of everything we ask for in Jesus’ Name. The psalmist said in Psalm 37:25 that “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” NIV.
Friend there is nothing to worry about as God sits on the throne. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘what will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, buy your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.” (Matthew 6:31-32. NLT) Among the things you do when you seek God kingdom is you walk by faith. That is you have faith in him, and in his power to supply all your needs. Jesus never lacked anything on earth because his priority was on God’s Kingdom. He lived His life for His Father in heaven. You can do the same because the same Power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in you. When you seek God’s Kingdom, I can promise you that you will never worry in this life as you would be connected to your Source. Live the worry free life.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. (Psalms 100:4, 5 NLT)