This is a breadbasket, river of life, a balm in times of trouble, comfort in times of storms, light amidst darkness. In this psalm you will find security, prosperity, key to provision and protection, power of the Spirit and the presence of God and triumphs in trials. If the Shepherd presides He will provide. Again that He is your Shepherd does not mean you will not suffer. We are called to suffer with Him as to reign with Him. He trains us and prunes us so that we can give Him glory. Furthermore, if He is your Shepherd You must hear His voice because His sheep hear His voice.
Through our God we can do valiantly, our trials can thrust us into triumph; our tests can bring testimony battles can birth miracles and burdens can translate into blessing. This message will revive you as you open your heart and let the truth of God permeate, saturate and set you free. 2Sam5:17-20
17 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.
18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
19 And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim’
When your back is on the ground, you can only look up. David was here in Ziklag. But he encouraged himself, sought God’s face and God gave him the Word: pursue, overtake and recover all. With this word David was emboldened to fight with his ferociously with his men and they recovered all. You too can recover all you have lost if you seek God’s face and receive a strategy from Him.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?36 As it is written:
” For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:28-39
Everyone has an assignment, a purpose or a dream. This calling pervades career. Unless you know what that dream is you cannot fulfil it. Only God, who gave the assignment can reveal it to you when you ask Him.
Undoubtedly your dream will be challenged at various levels. You must learn to stand to see your salvation. This song is inspirational, comforting and prophetic, charging you to ‘Keep Your Dream Alive!’
Has God given you a dream and is it still in abeyance, delayed or hijacked.
Everyone has an assignment
Everyone has a purpose
Everyone has a God-ordained dream
Life has no meaning
If you don’t know your reason
So keep your dream alive.
CH: Keep your dream,
keep your dream alive.
Go and fulfil purpose.
Go now to your God
Let Him tell you your purpose
and life will have a new meaning.
Life has no meaning
If you don’t know your reason,
So keep your dream alive.
Fight the good fight of faith.
Fight for your God-given dream
Fight in the power of His might
You’re light take your rightful place
Shine, saint in the night
So keep your dream alive.
Child of God (keep your dream alive)
You’re called to a great purpose ( Keep Your dream alive)
If God is for your who can be against you ( )
If He says, ‘Yes’, who can say, ‘No’? ( )
Are things are working together for your good ( )
Press on to finish well ( )
Keep your eyes on Jesus ( )
They can take your coat, make you a scapegoat ()
But they cannot take your dream. ()
God will send helper from the East and the West, North and South to propel you to your rightful place of purpose, in Jesus’ Name.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry. Hab2:3
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil3:12-14
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began 2Tim1:9
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth — in Him.11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,Eph1:9-11
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to Hispurpose. Ro8:28
4 And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. Gen45:4-5
19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.