Luke 12:28

If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?

Father Lord, thank you for being so mindful of us, more than the grass, which today is in the field, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven (Luke 12:28).

Thank you for your willingness to supply all our need (food, water, shelter, security, and clothes, etc.) according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

In addition Father, please clothe us with the garments of joy and praise (Isaiah 61:3), peace (Isaiah 55:12), mercy (1 Peter 1:3), grace (Hebrews 4:16), forgiveness (Ephesians 4:32), healing (Psalm 107:19-21), and salvation (Isaiah 33:2), in Jesus name. Amen.

Switch On The Light; Pray!

John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1-12) was imprisoned by King Herod, because he admonished the King for appropriating Herodias, his Brother Phillip’s wife. The King soon got him beheaded to reward Herodias daughter, who had earlier danced brilliantly before him during his birthday celebration.

Before long, the disciples of John the Baptist briefed Jesus Christ about the death of their boss, and He departed from there by boat to a deserted place. But the people quickly learnt that He had moved, and they followed Him on foot from the cities. And when He saw the great multitude, “He was moved with compassion for them” (Matthew 14: 14).

What does “move with compassion for people’’ mean, you may wish to ask? Well it simply means to have a feeling of deep sympathy, empathy, concern, consideration, kindness, etc. for them. In the course of His earthly ministry, Jesus was moved with compassion for people due to their terrible conditions, and He attended to their needs appropriately. He taught them, healed them, fed them, comforted them, defended them, and gave them Salvation!

A great deal of people these days like in the past, are also overwhelmed by intense challenges, which makes them struggle every day, all year round, every year. And most times, they end up being very distressed, dejected, and desperate. They may even lose their lives prematurely, and if care is not taken, their children may end up like them.

Occasionally, some public spirited people may show up to assist those in need but, there is a limit to what they can do at any point in time. Now, if we are to tell the truth, no one should live their lives in unnecessary pain, since Jesus, the all-powerful one, whose compassion is legendary, is waiting, willing, and able to shoulder our yokes, if we cast them upon Him (1 Peter 5:7).

Friend, it is an established fact that all problems originate from the spiritual realm, i.e. in the dark places (Ephesians 6:12). Since that is the case, then we must go all-out to confront them spiritually too. And we can do this, by praying to God through Jesus Christ! Please note that prayer is a spiritual light, and we must use it to illuminate the dark places, and reach out to God. Cornelius for example, used it and it worked for him (Acts 10:30-31). It is working for countless of people in this day and age as well. Kindly imitate them; switch on the light; pray!

Please, don’t be too busy to pray, and don’t wait till you are desperate before you do so. Like Jesus Christ, create time to pray (Mark 1:35), and then pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)!

Pray on issues that affects your family, friends, neighbours, neighbourhood, country, and the world. Also, pray in support of your job, business, profession, and education. In addition, pray for good health, peace of mind, abundance, and God’s favour, glory, and honour upon your life, and the lives of all your loved ones. Last but not least, pray against oppression, impunity, and violence. The good news is that your prayer will surely be answered (Matthew 7-7) sooner or later, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

Facts About HIV/AIDS

A few weeks ago, I read a report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the highlights of which I will like to share with you today.

1. Number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally as at December 2003: Adults=37million, Children=2.5 million.  22.6 million (61%) of these people are living in sub-Saharan Africa.

2. Number of HIV/AIDS death in 2003=3million.

3. Number of AIDS orphans at the end of 2001=14million.

Source: UNAIDS (2003) AIDS epidemic report.

You will agree with me that the above statistics is very unsettling particularly as the situation is getting worse on daily basis.  Friend, you may wish to remember that there is no known cure for this frightful disease and none is in sight.  Unless there is divine intervention, our beautiful world may soon become overwhelmed with ill and dying people as well as millions of poor and helpless dependants of the deceased.  Should we just fold our arms and do nothing? NO! I think we should do something concrete and quickly too.  This is not the time for us to start trading blames and abuses.  And definitely this is not the time for us to delve into the controversies surrounding the origin of HIV/AIDS.  This is the time for us to pray!  This is the request I am humbly putting before you today-please heed my call.  Please kindly pause for a moment and join other people all over the world in sincerely saying the prayer below.

‘’ Dear Lord,

Help us to accept the challenges of AIDS

Protect the healthy, calm the frightened and give courage to those in pains,

Comfort the dying and give eternal rest to the dead

Console the bereaved and strengthen those who care for the sick

May we O Lord, trusting in your love, be united in conquering all diseases and fear

These and more we ask in Jesus name.  Amen’’.

Thank you.  Please as much as you can this month, kindly remember to pray for all HIV/AIDS patients and their relatives; they need us more than ever before and I believe God will reward you hugely in Jesus name.  Amen. 

Finally, let me commit you into God’s hands as I wish you a month of divine solution.

Jesus is Lord!