The fact that you are in your season of tears does not mean that you will remain in that season forever. This month the Lord has decided to remember all his children here in ACOTA. He has decided to remove all form of mockeries in our lives. He had decided to remove the garment of shame from us and cloth us with the garment of glory. He has decided to make us laugh.
Every opportunity you lost in the past is a beginning of a new opportunity. Most of the time we waste our time by mourning what we have lost in the past and are not using the opportunity we have now. Your past failures, disappointments, mistakes, shame, delay etc have all passed away. You cannot be in the new month and still mourn for what happened last month.
For you to be able to laugh the divine laughter, you have to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. The word of the Lord says “put on the whole armour of God…. No Divine laughter if you are not putting on the whole armour of God.
Everything listed in the armour of God is the word of God. The Lord said unless we abide in the word, the enemy will be laughing and mocking at us. You cannot just laugh and mock your enemies unless you do what the Lord is telling you to do.
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. (Jer. 29:12). Decide that your life must change. When you decide that your life must change for good it will surely come to pass.
You may have been a ‘born-again’ Christian for a long time, but you have not been serious to seek God and to follow Him…And you will seek Me and find me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jer.29:13). “King Uzaiah sought the Lord in the days of Zachariah, who had understanding in the vision of God and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper” (2nd Chron. 26:5).
Get serious in whatever you are doing. God is not lazy. Every child of God must come out of laziness. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” (Eccl 9:10a).
· As a student; study with all your might.
· In your career, do your work diligently.
· In your marriage, be in that marriage with all your might. Pray to stand strong no matter the battle.
· In your spiritual life, follow God with all your might. Hear David “one thing he desired and that he will seek after is to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life, (not to dwell in his throne as a king, his desire was not on his riches). To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4). May that be our story too.
We shall all laugh going forward.
God bless you all, and have a great week ahead.
Your Vicar and Friend,
Revd. Canon. Kiri Wakama