He Already Knows!!!

He Already Knows!!!

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HE ALREADY KNOWS – THE POWER IN KNOWING WHAT HE KNOWS!

 

John 6:5-7 (NLT)

Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.

Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money[a] to feed them!”

We all know the story of Jesus feeding the 5000+ crowd of followers with a boy’s lunch. Today I would like to narrow in on the before the miracle happened part of this scripture passage. We just read from the above scripture that, Jesus already knew what He was going to do – He already knew that He was going to do a miracle that would feed all the 5,000+ of them who were there- despite the lack of money or enough food to do so.  This vital knowledge – that Jesus already knew what He was going to do, was however not revealed to our brother Philip. Like any other person would respond to such a crisis – Philip was convinced that there was no way on earth they could feed such a crowd [His response to Jesus (vs.7)  is  a clear indication of his lack of of revealed knowledge. Because had He known, His answer would have been different. It’s evident he had no clue of what Jesus was going to do thus making it so easy for him to rule out the situation to be a Dead-end aka “Mission Impossible”( Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!”)

Have you found yourself in a situation like Philip where what you see with your eyes completely rules out any possible options for a solution. All odds seem to be working against you.  Even though you believe in God – Stretching out your faith seems pointless. And if you could be honest with yourself- you’ve probably ruled it out as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE -NOTHING CAN BE DONE – IT IS WHAT IT IS! If you have felt this way – you probably not alone. It’s so easy to feel this way and have such an outlook . Yes its common, but only common if you don’t know what He (Jesus) knows concerning your life or current situation.

Many of us, just like Philip don’t know what Jesus is going to do –so we end up worrying, being anxious, being fearful, considering or probably giving up. We are quick to rule out the situation – DEAD. But is it really DEAD? Is it really Mission Impossible? Friend, before you rule out your situation as DEAD – I have a question for you –“What is Jesus saying about it -Do you know what He has planned in His mind concerning it? If you don’t know – just hold on right there – Jesus will soon show you His plan for you or your circumstance.

God already knows what He is going to do with your situation. The question is Do you trust in Him enough to believe and have faith that He knows what his going to do for you”. Most situations that we face are not meant to destroy us but rather they are meant to stretch our faith in Him AND for God’s Name to be glorified.

Martha (John 11:21) and Mary (John 11:32), were no different from Philip. They too like Philip didn’t know what Jesus had in mind towards their situation (Lazarus’ death) 21 “Lord”, Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died”.Calm down Martha, Jesus has you covered. He knows what His doing. He has delayed for a reason.

32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Yes and you too Mary – Jesus already knows what He is going to do – Lazarus will live again! Start celebrating!

Be encouraged today to find peace in Him – knowing that Jesus has you covered. He is already a billion steps ahead of you – so he already knows the outcome. He already knew the outcome before you were even born. So while you may still be looking at the situation and mourning how bad it is– Jesus is seeing a totally different picture! He already seeing you celebrating your victory! Wipe your tears of sorrow, of defeat, chin up and SMILE – Jesus’ got you covered! Weeping may endure for a night- but joy comes in the morning.

Put your complete Trust in Him, Lean not on your own understanding, Commit everything to Him and Rely on His faithfulness. HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO!

Devotional Prayer

Father, open our eyes to see everything happening around us from your LENSES. And even when we cannot see from your lenses – Lord enable us to TRUST you and have complete faith in Your   May we remain in your PEACE knowing that you will take care of us always. In Jesus Name , AMEN  

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

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”

 

Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged

Lady Rue J. AKA Ruvimbo Judith

“Let Your Light Shine”

 

 

 

 

 

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Cultivating an Attitude of Thankfulness

Cultivating an Attitude of Thankfulness

1 Thessalonians 5:16-20 (NLT)

16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Today I learned to just be Thankful and Grateful at all times. Yes, I needed the reminder from Holy Spirit on this issue. And I want to encourage you to do the same. Choose to be thankful and grateful for what God has done for you -regardless of  your circumstances. It’s so easy to focus on what we don’t have , what we haven’t achieved, what hasn’t been granted, what hasn’t happened yet – to the point that we fail to just be grateful for what we do have, what has happened so far, what we have achieved yet,  or how far we have come from and become.

Dear friends, you might not have everything you want/need right now but you sure have something to be thankful and grateful for. Yes, you might not have that house you have been praying and working hard for, but you still have a roof over your head – be thankful. You might not have the job you have always dreamed for but at least you have one right now – so be grateful. Yes! you might not have that husband or wife you have been praying for – but you do have friends and family who love you dearly. You might not have the child or children you need – but you sure have a spouse that cares and loves you deeply. So instead of majoring on what we don’t have why, don’t we major on what we do have. Whatever the case may be let us be grateful for what we do have.

Take a moment right  now to  write down

  1. the things you do have ,
  2. the prayers that have been answered,
  3. the blessings you do have

and just begin to thank God sincerely for each and one of them.

Read John 6:1-14 (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand) – This scripture just shows the power of being thankful and grateful. Read it carefully.

Don’t you find it amazing how Jesus gave thanks even for the little food they had. We see that the disciples were convinced that there wasn’t  anyway possible on earth for 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes to feed the hungry crowd of 5,000. But we are told that after he gave thanks, everyone was fully fed and there even left overs. Could it be that we need to give thanks for what we have for God to multiply and give us more than enough? Could it be that our attitude towards what we currently have influences what we could have?

Vs.11 of John 6

 “Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted”. 

Not only did Jesus give thanks for the five loaves of bread but He also gave thanks for the two fishes as well. Friends, don’t be selective of what you are going to give thanks to. No matter how small, how little, how insignificant it may be – BE GRATEFUL and see how God will respond to you. So instead of looking at what we don’t have why don’t we focus on what we do have and be thankful. Thank Him, and keep thanking until you can’t thank him anymore. And start thanking Him all over again 🙂

Please Note: Being thankful for where you are – doesn’t means you are settling, it simply means you are grateful for where you’ve come from, where you are and look forward to where you will be. It means that you appreciate God’s faithfulness in the past, in your today and have faith that if He did it then – He surely can do it again. I encourage you to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness. May your focus be what you have (and what God can do with that which you have by faith). I pray that as you Give thanks to God today with a sincere, genuine faith-filled heart, God will open other doors of blessings and also multiply what you already have.

Devotional Prayer

Father, thank you for all that you have done for us so far. Thank you for your unfailing love for us. Thank you for life itself. Thank you for every small little detail of our lives that you look into even when we haven’t even asked. Thank you for listening to us when we pray and thank you for who you are. Father we can never thank you enough. Lord, forgive us for the times we have failed to be thankful and grateful for what we already have. Holy Spirit help us to always be thankful even while we wait for answers to our prayers. Thank you, In Jesus name. Amen!

Be Thankful and stay encouraged

-Lady Rue J. aka Ruvimbo Judith

“Let Your Light Shine”