Daily Thought – Turn your test to a testimony!!

Word:  So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15: 25, 26.

Thought: We go through many bitter situations in our lives, but when we look up on the Lord and keep up to His word, He will deliver us and turn the same situation to a sweet one. Even after seeing the hand of God work all through from Egypt, the Israelite people never looked up on the Lord nor followed His word, but rather in every time of trouble, they murmured on the other hand Moses looked up on the Lord and got the solution every single time. There are many such tests in our lives as well and many such bitter situations – what is our reaction to it? Our God is a healing God, though He allows the troubles in our lives, when we look up to Him and hear his voice and do what is correct in the sight of the Lord, He will look upon us and heal the situation – His hand is mighty and He will deliver us in accordance to His will. All we need to do is to hear His voice – sometimes it is very simple things to do like the tree which He requested Moses to cast into the waters or it might be to do or say sometimes or just keep quiet. Listen to His voice and do accordingly to it and we will find the situation being healed in our lives and we could change the test into a testimony.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to listen to your voice and do according to it in every way, that I will be able to see your might hand work in my life and I will be able to be a testimony for you. Amen.

Daily Thought – Perfect @ work! Don’t compromise God!!

Word: Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” Daniel 6:1-5.

Thought: In most of the places we are in today, we could breathe politics in the air and there are people who do not like you going up the ladder and there are many who want to pull you down. The first people try to find out in us is our mistakes and are we able to be a testimony that people are able to see us blameless in the responsibility that God has given to us? It most matters in our work, but also reflects on family and ministry – the world is watching over us and find a mistake in us, but are we able they able to testify like the people who sought to accuse Daniel said “but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him”. The second part of it is also equally important in our lives that we do not compromise the word of God and tend to live perfect in accordance to the world – we need to be clear on not compromising in anyways that men may find fault through it. Daniel was able to serve 4 kings under 2 different kingdoms, yet unshakably on the top since he was perfect at his work and did not compromise on things of God – Let us reflect our lives and not be living to please to our boss, but do the work diligently, since your boss might change, but the one who has placed you will never change.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to do the work you have given to me diligently being accountable to you and not the way pleasing to man. Help me to be a testimony for you in the place where you have placed me. Amen.