My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is made ready for the battle, but the victory comes from the Lord.”
If a man needs a victory, then he definitely needs preparation, that is why the verse says, “The horse is made ready for the battle, but the victory comes from the Lord”. When you do the preparation well, then the Lord will give you victory. If you remain lazy and lethargic and careless then it is hard to obtain victory. Today some children do not prepare well for their exams, some will say, ‘well I have prayed to the Lord, He will give me victory.’ Yes, you need to pray, but at the same time, you need to prepare well to get the victory. God likes hard-working people; some expect victory without studying and putting up any hard work. But the Lord says, “If you want to be victorious in life, then you need to put in a lot of effort.” It may be in your studies, in your business, or even in your own life.
My dear children of God, if you want to reap the fruit of victory, then you must definitely work hard for it. You need to make an effort. Many children work hard to get a job and they earn their salary somewhere in someplace. But when the Lord graciously gives them a job or a business, they stop working hard. They fail to work hard as they used to do before. They gradually move into their comfort zone. Eventually, they get into a lot of trouble and thus end up in great loss. They do not prepare for a long-term victorious life. Life without preparation will be short-lived. They never pray in the morning for the betterment of their life. They get ready in the morning and straight away, go either to school, college, or office. They never pray before leaving their house, to office, work spot, or their business. There is no time for prayer and they take God for granted. You need to pray before you start your work and after you return from work you need to praise and thank God for His mercy in bringing you back home safely. Because life has become so uncertain. So, when you go out you need to pray and when your return you need to thank the Lord. This should be the style of your life. For the Lord says, “You can do nothing without Me.”
Ask the Lord to help you work wisely in your workplace, in your business, even to deal with your children and other family members. You need to have the habit of praying for everything you do. Then you will have peace of mind and be successful in your life.
My dear children, everyone wants to be successful and desires to achieve something. If you want to achieve in life, then preparation is very important. Just as the horse is well prepared for the battle, you need to be prepared. The Lord is speaking to those children who are about to write their exams. Set some time to pray and study your lessons thoroughly well. The paper will be easy for you, whether you write your annual exam, or your exam for your promotion, or departmental exam, or university exams. When you follow these methods, you will surely be successful and you will be the head and not the tail. He will lift you up and He will never let you fail. Victory will be yours, for Jehovah Nissi is God who gives you victory and you will be victorious. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Many children are writing their exams. They may be writing exams for securing a government job, or bank exams or exams to get promotion in their office they work, whatever exams they write I pray You would help them to prepare well. Remove all fear from them and may thy face their exams boldly. Lord, help my children to do good preparation to write their papers. Let them do their work with much fear and dedication. And may they receive the victory they deserve. Father, my children should never be a failure in life. Since You are Jehovah Nissi, who rose victoriously from the grave on the third day, I place the anointing of your victory upon my children’s head and bless them. Keep them from failures and let them live a victorious life.