“I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.” (Isaiah 43:15)
My precious friend, as we start this new financial year on the 1st of April, may God’s blessings be new in your life. Old things shall pass away and all things shall be made new. Our God is a God who delights in making everything new. When you give your heart to him, he makes everything new within you. When you handover the times and days into his hand, everything is made new. Today as you handover this financial year, this month and yourself into the hands of the living Lord, he shall make everything new. Till now you may have sown in tears, sorrow, or without hope. You may have been working and working holding your patience in the midst of all tribulations. Today, the Lord declares that he will compensate and make everything new in your life. The reward from the Lord starts in your life from now. Just Praise God and receive the reward in Jesus name.
Today’s promise word is taken from Isaiah 43:15, which says “I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.” Yes my friend. The Lord is holy and he rules over holiness. The Lord says in Leviticus 11:45 “I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.” Because the Lord is a ruler of holiness, he brings you out of the bondage of sin, makes you Holy, and rules over your life. Secondly, the scripture says in Leviticus 20:26, “You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” In another version of The Bible, it says “I give you the holiness according to my standard.” What is God’s standard of holiness? God wants you to be alone with him. In II Corinthians 6:17-18, we read “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Yes, the Lord says you will be his child, you will carry his holiness, and you will have no connection with the evils of the world. Touch no unclean thing.
In Leviticus 22:32, the Lord says “Do not profane my holy name, for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the Lord, who made you holy.” The Lord should be respected and honored as Holy through the holiness he gives in your life. The priests, Nadab and Abihu, did not bring the right fire to burn the sacrifice to the Lord, so they died. They did not do the work of the Lord to bring respect to him. They did not offer holiness and respect of holiness to God. However, God says that he will give you the grace to offer the right service to the Lord when you surrender yourself as a living sacrifice to him. God’s mercy comes to you to offer yourself as a living sacrifice to serve the lord, bringing him respect in all that you do for the Lord. Mercy comes to you to offer yourself as a living sacrifice to bring holiness and respect to the Lord. Romans 12:1 says so: “In view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” Even today my friend, God is coming to you as holy and he will rule holiness in your life.
My loving heavenly Father,
I surrender myself as a living sacrifice to you. Give me your grace and mercy to bring you respect and honor through everything I do in my life.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.