One Day Is One Day

One Day Is One Day

Friday, 12 November 2021

“When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours” – Romans 1:12 NLT

“We walk by faith and not by sight”, every Christian knows this Scripture and at some point in our journey, we used it to spur ourselves on when all seemed unbearable. “The joy of the LORD is my strength”, another Scripture that tells you that a fellow brethren is going through the most. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, you know someone is seeing flames. All these Scriptures are there to encourage us when all hope seems to be lost. So sometimes we go through stuff and at our lowest when we confide in our brothers and sisters in the LORD, we are quickly reminded of the above Scriptures, and as a result, we may feel like people don’t really understand what we are going through. Sometimes this journey will stretch you like that rubber band you get from the bank when you make a withdrawal. Sometimes you may feel like you are about to snap at any moment. It’s during these times that some may fall off the wagon, they become the lone buffalo that leaves the herd and eventually gets devoured by the pride. 

It’s ok to be discouraged sometimes as this walk isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s ok to acknowledge that we are not ok and we are in need of encouragement. Some may perceive it as a lack of faith, but it doesn’t change what’s happening. Apostle Paul in the above Scripture shows that we all need encouragement from time to time. This is a man who has established ministries and written most of the New Testament. Yet this same man of God longed to be around other believers so that they may encourage him as well.

The Revival for me came at the perfect time when I, personally, needed some encouragement. The Friday teaching was just for me, if I, personally, had to choose a day out of the seven, this was the one for me. How we labor for the LORD in secret and hold on to the promises for our dear lives. With passing months that inner voice starts to question if the promises will ever be fulfilled. And then GOD uses an outside vessel to speak into your situation, someone who doesn’t know anything about you (a man I call Lazarus). This is when you realize that GOD has not forgotten about you, just continue collecting water from the well and He will come through at the perfect time. 

“Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance” Hebrews 6:12 NLT. For me, this Scripture summarizes the week of Revival. We must continue to labor and have endurance because He who has promised is faithful. He has not forgotten about you. The world (and your loved ones) may not understand why you are still grinding in the things of the LORD because it doesn’t seem like your situation is changing. If anything, it may seem to be deteriorating. Your situation might be “exactly” like when they last checked up on you. What they don’t know or understand is that though it may seem so dark, the sun will rise again. And GOD will be glorified because you are one of those that stand out for GOD. For your rising will be like that of the sun, from glory to glory. All that is required is endurance and patience. 

We must continue to labor and have endurance because He who has promised is faithful. He has not forgotten about you

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