Sunday Encouragement

If this is your day for rest, like us all you still need encouragement. Be encouraged today by this wonderful verse from: Zechariah r Verse 6:

Zechariah 4 verse 6: “’Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit’, says the Lord of Hosts”.

When life is grey, God adds the colour.

In The Book of Zechariah, Zechariah saw a wounded King, a Shepherd, the one for whom all creation was waiting. There is an excitement that Zechariah displays in what he sees in the future.

The people who have returned from exile, need a lift. After a long time in exile {20 years] they were still bankrupt spiritually, politically and there finances were poor. There was not much joy, their temple lay in ruins, so did their crops. Israel this time had been taken over by Persia.

But as we know from our own lives, the Good News is that no matter what the circumstances God is in control.

God groans with His peoples suffering. The groans of God’s oppressed people are heard frequently in the bible. It is wonderful reminder that all heaven identifies with their suffering. Jesus identifies with our suffering also, and we are not alone.

Small things need greater protection. when we are right with God. His protection is absolute. nothing can penetrate his wall of fire . God’s ultimate purpose at all times is the renewal of His peoples worship, nothing can stop that. All our life’s are journeys Our Lord and Our Friend is with us all the way.

As in Zechariah’s day, the rebuilding of the temple is such a big task for the returning exiles, but with God in all things, the day of the small things is not to be despised. Our God’s Spirit is greater then human ingenuity. Our weakness are always Our Lord and Our Friend’s opportunities.

Once we have received God’s Grace and Mercy through Salvation, it becomes our responsibility to work with Him, to help others find the same wonderful Salvation. The promise is one day evil will be banished.

Sometimes when we expect things, the expected things turn out differently from what is expected. There are many promises in the Bible, but we can never be certain how any will be fulfilled. Jesus was not what the prophets or Zechariah expected. But God is in the unexpected business.

The prophets who predicted the coming Messiah, and His Kingdom didn’t know what they were really expecting. Faith looks for God to be at work, as He has promised to be, but God never lets on the wheres and the whens and hows, but His promises are true, and it will always be: “’Not by might not by power, but by My Spirit’, says The Lord”.

Most the situations in our life, are learning to let go and let God do it His way.

Be Blessed Today And Everyday,

From Your Friends At My Lord My Friend Ministries

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