Sometimes its hard to see. Sometimes its hard to get through the mist, but I want to do all that you ask me to do. So help me to follow through, make everyday empty ocean to me, because it’s dust to dust, until we learn how to trust.
Sometimes, I wonder where I am, lost in the dark, my faith starts to swerve and I don’t know what to do and so I cried out to You. When I reached out in the air, I called Your name and You’re always there and You send down Your light. You tell me walk by faith and not by sight, and then You’ll come shining out !
Today, I knew a scripture afresh that I have always read, “Christ is my righteousness.” I may not have lived a perfect life, yes true. I still fall short of it. I even hate myself for this and find it hard to be at peace with my short falls. But today I heard a very strong word of admonition, “I AM your righteousness,”
This is how it came to me. When you fall short of my grace and people start to judge and condemn you, that is when I appear to defend you. I appear in your defense to tell them, ‘I AM his righteousness,” so now, I have no other righteousness but that which is in Christ Jesus! Where are my accusers? My attorney just told me not to worry about what I am made to go through. He is standing in for me !
Sometimes, you get so hurt by people you least expect and you feel like giving up. Samson was not afraid to face death by the Philistines, but by his own people. He even begged them not to kill him themselves. But why should they even give him out to be killed by the enemies he fought so hard to protect them from? Paul was stoned by the gentiles and almost died, but for the brethren who came around him to revive him, else he would have died untimely! For a truth, Christians are the only armies in the world who wound their soldiers and kill the wounded!
One thing I have often feared the most, is hurting people as I tread my destiny path. I get so careful with the things I say because I know the greatest swords in life are the words of my mouth. I therefore ensure that my words do not become the swords that will kill my own brethren!
Oh God. Help us all !
~ by Mark Cyril
|Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.|