Keep Moving Forward

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It is often difficult in the face of tough circumstances to press forward in the faith. The overwhelming issues of life can leave us battle weary, disappointed and doubtful. Most times it’s not that we can’t move forward, but the weight of despair holds us down ensuring that we remain immobile, fearful that the future holds no promise and the present though scary seems safe enough.

Our text is taken from Deuteronomy 7:9 says

Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments

Life happens!

You must understand that as believers we do not get an automatic insulation against life oddities, rather being a believer equips you to press forward despite tough circumstances. The Holy Spirit who has been given to us as a Helper, initiates the forward movement by His Power which picks you up and sets you on your way.

What is key is that you allow the Holy Spirit to do this work. The Word of God reminds us that God is able to do exceeding abundantly, more that we can imagine or ask, however, according to the power at work in us (paraphrased). This Power in you is just how much you allow the Holy Spirit have His way in your life, just how much you are submitted to Him.

Pressing forward requires a determination on your part to see God at work in your life and be a witness to His great power at work in you. It requires an almost militant attitude of pushing the Kingdom agenda no matter what. It is you deciding to get up and keep running knowing that there is a race to finish and a crown to be won at the end. It is about focus and an understanding that ‘this too shall pass

Keep faith, know that God’s word stands forever, if He says He will rescue you, Believe Him

He is the covenant keeping God who never changes, He remains the same, He is consistent. Remember that He says “I will never leave you or forsake you

Prayer

Lord God, I believe you! This too will pass! I stand on your word that You are always with me. I will not despair.

Charge

Comfort one another through trials and affliction. Today, seek out someone going through something you have gone through and comfort them with the comfort that God has given/shown you. Pray for Nigeria and all those in mourning. May God’s peace fill our hearts daily.