Thrive under Strict Pressure (Noon)

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Psalms 34:1-23

RHEMA

Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.

February 2020, our church was excited. We received a new rhema for the entire year: The Year of Glory. But who knows, just mere days after March, Covid-19 halted every major change, not just in our church, it struck globally. The government put strict limitations everywhere: schools, offices, factories, places of worship, everything. We must stay at home.

This pandemic not only hits us financially but it also hits us psychologically. The unemployment rate and stress increased proportionately. To put salt in an open wound, we are not allowed to attend services fearing its spread. But all praise to God, we improved our media sector years ago, and through it, now our church becomes great blessings, unimpeded by space and time. All around the globe can access and accept God’s unlimited blessings through our church.

Our church’s members never decreased. It only shows a steady improvement time after time. New members, whether online or offline, increased dramatically within just 5 months after Covid-19 struck. Like Israelites under Pharaoh’s tyrannical regime, we as a congregation only grow stronger in quantity and quality. The devil may bring Covid-19 into this world, to impede His Glory and our faith development, but our LORD’s plan is greater than that. Only diamond prevails under extreme pressure. Right now, we provide everything 24/7, 365 days a year, you name it, we have it: sermons, 24 hours David’s Tent, ministry, and morning altar. This year is truly The Year of our LORD’s Glory, a time when He shall use us as His instrument, to rise and shine, to serve Him faithfully, and save the nations. May God blesses you.

REFLECTION

He does not only ANSWER THOSE IN NEED, but He will make sure we are going to THRIVE under IMMENSE PRESSURES.

APPLICATIONS

1. Do you believe in the power of prayer? What are you praying when in the middle of the crisis?
2. What kind of developments do you witness and experience since this pandemic struck?
3. How will you plan to do to evolve yourself, psychologically, spiritually, and physically, even though you are in dire situations?

PRAYER

“Father, we believe in You, in Your assistance. Even in this dire situation, we still could feel it. You will not make us depraved but thrive. You will not dim our light but will only make it shine brighter and brighter. To become Your lanterns that lead another to eternal life. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”