Thursday, 21 April 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Thursday April 21 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Table Your Request Before Him
Topic: Table Your Request before Him [Thursday April 21, 2016]
Text: Psalm 89:1-7
Key Verse: "I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations" (Psalm 89:1).
Prior to the text under consideration, God had made a promise of establishing Davidic dynasty. But something tragic happened, which, to human reasoning, seemed to threaten that promise and apparently created an interregnum.
According to some Bible scholars, Jerusalem was conquered, while Jehoiachin was captured and taken to Babylon along with Daniel and many other able Hebrews. A puppet, Zedekiah, a minion of Nebuchadnezzar, was enthroned as king. This was an intriguing twist no one could explain. The whole psalm started off like a song of praise to God and followed with a rehearsal of His marvellous promises to David regarding the kingship. It later changed into a lamentation.
This psalm, however, teaches us the pattern of tabling our petition before God. Though there could be challenges, we should not be overwhelmed by those problems to the extent of ignoring the promises of God. We should always lean on His promises by faith, make efforts to thank Him for His goodness, exalt Him for His mercy, appreciate Him for His wonderful favour and remind Him of His promises. God has never failed in any of His promises.
Are you looking for a child? He said: "Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you" (Deuteronomy 7:14). Are you looking for a husband or wife? He said: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him". (Genesis 2:18). Are you looking for financial prosperity? God said: "The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure. . . and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow" (Deuteronomy 28:12). Have absolute trust in Him and your desire will be granted.
Thought for the day: He who fails to pray is a prey to failure.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.