Wednesday, 22nd Sept., 2021
Korede & Esther Komaiya
Beware Of Offence
O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come. Psalms 65:2 NKJV
As you approach God in prayers one thing you must guard against is offences. Some people are offended in God and all they do in prayer is nothing but complain. When you are offended in God, you turn Him against yourself; and if God is against you, who will save you? If you despise Him, who will lift you?
Many are stranded because of offences. When they stand in prayer, they justify themselves against God. They say, “Lord, I’ve paid my tithe, I have done everything that You commanded. Only You haven’t done your part.” In other words, they count themselves faithful and God otherwise. But the Bible says, “Let God be true and all men be liars” (Romans 3:4). Anything that moves you to murmur against God is moving you against your destiny. You can’t expect Him to answer your prayers when your heart is full of complaints and offences against Him. Have you not heard, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker”? (Isa. 45:9.)
I believe if you have lost anything, God is the reason you didn’t lose everything.” May be the enemy’s intention was to take your life, but God stepped in and you only lost your car. But here you are, offended and complaining against Him in prayer. If He withdraws His hand from your life, what do you think will become of you? If He withdraws His breath from us for one second none of us will be alive.
Job 9:4 says “God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened [himself] against Him and prospered?” No one. You must be wise never to allow Satan make you get offended in God. There is no wickedness in God just as there is nothing good in Satan. If He could give us His only Son to die and redeem us from devil’s captivity what do you think could be more important than His Son that He will now be holding it back from you? If it’s good it must have been God but if it’s the other way then an enemy is behind it, and God is on your side to turn things around for your good.
Apostle Paul said in Acts 24:16 “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.” Please be like that. You have been stranded enough, now give your destiny motion by clearing off every offence from your heart, to establish a thoroughfare to heaven in prayers. Anything that moves you to question the integrity of God, or His love for you must be destroyed, so that the altar of your heart can be prepared for the fire from heaven and your prayers will not be hindered. Therefore, set your heart right before Him. Count Him faithful in all things. Refuse to complain, but rather let God know that you have no alternative beside Him, and that you are ready to hang on till your answer comes from Him. Enjoy more grace!
Father, in the Name of Jesus I thank You for You’re a covenant keeping God that keeps the covenant of peace with all that serve Him. I judge You faithful in all things and I keep my heart fixed on You as my only Source of life and help. Thank You for constantly working on my behalf; perfecting all that concerns my life and destiny. Amen.
KEEP IN MIND
Anything that moves you against God is moving you against your destiny.