My Dear Brother and Sister, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Isaiah 48:17, “The holy God of Israel, the LORD who saves you, says: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.”
My Dear Brother and Sister, The Lord, God of Israel, Who rescued His people from enslavement in Egypt, is the same Almighty God Who graciously redeemed us from sin, when we first believed. “Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, ‘I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.”He is the One Who promised to teach Israel those things that would benefit them, both in this life, and in the world to come. And He is the same Lord Who has promised to guide us into the way of truth, direct us through deep valleys of darkness and uphold us with His righteous right hand, as we climb the hills of difficulty that pepper our earthly path.
My Dear Brother and Sister, The same Spirit of God Who led the people of Israel through the desert, rained down manna from heaven and opened the Jordan so they could enter the promised land, is the same Holy Spirit Who teaches and trains us in the way we should go. He guards and guides us during our sojourn on earth. The Holy Spirit Who guided the children of Israel through the desert is the same Spirit of God Who guides us along the path that is best for each one of us – even if it is sometimes uncomfortable or difficult.
My Dear Brother and Sister, Many Of you reading this message are struggling in life because of your children. For most of them are disobedient walking in their own ways and they are attracted by their peer groups rather than listening to their own parents. Some have become addicted to drugs while others are engaged in sinful activities. Smoking, drinking, loitering with bad friends, and wasting their precious time, They have become a real nuisance to you. You have lost all your peace because of them. To such parents the Lord speaks as prophesy that the Lord who led and guided the People of Israel will guide and lead your children. God will open their closed eyes to see the reality of life. Your tears have been stored in the pitcher of God. He has heard your cry regarding your children. Just as the words of Isaiah were an encouragement to the people of Israel, during the time of affliction, the word of God will enter into their hearts, and change their frame of mind, and they will surely reason out, properly that they are in the wrong track, and that they have to mend their ways. Then your sorrow will turn into joy.
My Dear Brother and Sister, The Holy Spirit will guide them into good human beings. God will reveal to them the path of duty, and the way of righteousness, and will bear them up on eagle’s wings by causing them to walk through trials and way of affliction, He will lead them to Christ who can grant them real peace while they are in a confused state of mind, and in distress. He guides us into all truth, by teaching us to live a life that’s pleasing to God, through His wise and gentle chastening. He will point us to Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who died and rose again so that we might live forever. Therefore the Holy One of Israel says, ’’I am the LORD your God, Who leads you in the way you should go.”
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day Thank You, Father, that You are our Guide and Defender, our Rock and our Stay. Thank You, that You are the same today as You were when You led the children of Israel through their times of difficulties and oppression. Give us a teachable spirit, listening ears, and an attentive heart so that we may learn all that Your Holy Spirit desires to teach us And continue to guide us in the way that is best for us.