Sunday, August 14, 2011


Mercy for all moments!

Verse for Today: Sunday, August 14, 2011
Psalms 42:8 -
The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the night, a prayer to the God of my life.

God's children enjoy His lovingkindness without ceasing or receding. As they are awake each morning, they see the leading of the Lord every moment of that day through His demonstrated mercy and grace. There is not a single moment in our lives which is outside the realm of His kindness. He knows that we are dust, with frailties of various kind and so He extends His care to us to make these dusts become vessels of honor for Him. When we face each of our situations and are often caught up in perplexity in the unexpected webs of everyday reality, the Lord is already there with His hands full of mercy to help us pass through such moments and come out victorious. He knows that without His help, we would not be able to pass through such situations of tests, tribulations and trials which require divine help and support. We often require instant help from Him to handle the demands of each moment. Our human smartness would not help us in moments like these. We are often expected to find quick answers to questions and fast decisions on issues and concerns and are apprehended about the results of such decisions. Our enemy is out there to catch us in our lapses to ruin our testimony. In such circumstances, we would need special grace. Our Lord knows each of these situations and goes before us to prepare us to handle it. He extends His lovingkindness to help us to deal in each of these situations. In the night, as we retire, there are several concerns in front of us which require His help and support. Often we do not know what to expect and would not even know how to pray for the needs of the next day. That is when He gives us songs in the night which are but prayers written by His servants. As we sing these songs, the general prayers embodied in these songs go to the Lord as prayers from our hearts for which His answers come in specific ways.

Dear friend, how do you find your general prayers in songs with specific answers from the Lord in specific ways? The Lord gives us these songs in the night to help us pray so that specific answers can be sent from Heaven to meet our specific needs. These are audible songs or even songs that we hum along at various times of our lives when the Spirit gives these songs for us to sing from our burdened souls. Our Lord and His Spirit help us to sing these songs as prayers, though general in nature. But He answers these prayers in specific ways throughout the trying moments of our lives. For this to happen, we need to be tuned to the Spirit through continuous meditation on His Word. It is far more expedient to continue in meditation on the Lord and His Word rather than using our energies to cook up smart plans to deal with our needs. If we hand over each of our moments to the Lord, He will take our moments and days forward according to His plans and programs. We must remember that our Lord will take our lives in His hands only if we give it to Him. He will not forcefully take away our moments unless these are voluntarily and willingly surrendered to Him and placed on the alter. When we place ourselves with all that we have on the alter of His will, He will take it and make something beautiful out of it. Our situations might be horrible as in the days of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Gideon or Elijah. But our Lord can take it in His hands and transform it into a great blessing to us and others around us. This requires our willingness to submit ourselves to enjoying His lovingkindness and sing to the Lord in prayer during our nights. Then we will experience His grace and mercy in the right measure on the subsequent days to lead us to a life of contentment without anxiety.

Psalms 77:6 - I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders.

Thought for Today
The mercy of God is our shield during day and night to strengthen us to deal in all our concerns in life.

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