Friends, greetings in Jesus Name! Today I will be sharing with you on what I title, "You Need God To Succeed In Life". Sometime ago, I was in the shower and worshipping God, and the Lord spoke to me saying, "You Need Me To Succeed In Life". He went further to say, "Do Not Pursue Man". A lot of times, many people put their hope in man. They wish if only they could get in touch with so and so persons, then their problems will be over. Unfortunately, they make God like a spare tyre – only solicit for His help – when all else fails. You see, when our hope and trust is in the Lord, He brings men to our aid. But when you pursue after men, they will disappoint you, and at same time, you miss out from God's help and blessings. This is what I refer to as double tragedy, because you lose on both ends when you put your hope and trust in men.
The Lord God Almighty declared in Jeremiah 17:5-8 saying, "Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD. For he shall be like the heat in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." This scripture paints a hard truth that we must digest as long as we live. You know what? God knows one simple idea that He will give you right now that can fetch you huge financial open doors in less than 24hours. Why? For He is the all-knowing God (Jehovah El Roi). "For the secret things belong to the Lord" (Deut. 29:29). The question is: Are you ready to solely depend on Him without looking elsewhere?
Listen, when you don't know what to do, or what you know to do is not getting the required result that you need, then wisdom demands that you should turn to God. It doesn't matter the situation you are going through or facing right now - lack, health challenge, joblessness, debt, poverty, depression, just name it - Jesus will never fail you when you genuinely call upon Him. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). Really, that's what makes Him God - The Jehovah Nissi (The Lord your banner, shield, and deliverer), Jehovah El Shaddai (The Almighty and All-Powerful God), Jehovah Ropheka (The Lord your healer), Jehovah El Elyon (The Most High God, the God of gods, and Lord of lords; the matchless God), Jehovah Jireh (The Lord your provider), Jehovah El Roi (The God who sees - He's not blind over your situations and circumstances), Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Host, the Mighty Man in battle - For He will fight for you and you shall hold your Peace), Jehovah Shammah (The Lord is Present - For He is your ever present help in times of trouble), and Jehovah "Whatever you want Him to be in your Life". Hallelujah!
Now, Jesus declared in John 15:5, "For without Me you can do Nothing". Meaning, your life is worthless without Him. There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). You know what? Just try that name, JESUS! I have tried it by giving my life to Him. It’s strong, powerful, terrific, and contagious. Yes, it’s equally Dangerous. It can Kill and Make Alive. Hallelujah! “Therefore, God has highly exalted and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). You may think your success and few achievements in life has been by your sweat and strength. You know what? What you achieve by sweat will be protected by sweat of strength. Unfortunately, "For by strength shall no man prevail " (1 Samuel 2:9). The truth is, "For the blessings of the Lord makes rich, and adds no sorrow with it" (Proverbs 10:22); "For the Lord is a shield to them that put their trust in Him" (Psalm 18:30). As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, may your trust and hope be on Him from now onwards in Jesus Name. Merry Christmas! Have a marvelous week of celebration. With love, Elvis!