PASTOR’S DESK FOR NOVEMBER 2018: MY SUN SHALL RISE AGAIN
God controls sunrise and sunset. Every day begins in the evening. (Genesis 1:5, Psalm 55:17).
He also controls the seasons (Daniel 2:20-21). Night always denotes darkness. In the spiritual, nighttime/darkness is always a time when things are gloomy, almost in a state of hopelessness. For example, Job went through his own night experience from Job 1 to Job 42:11. But, in verse 12, his darkness was turned to light.
Also the woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:25-34 was a victim.
No matter how long the night is, the sun will rise to signify the end of the darkness. Why? A sunrise puts our troubles in perspective.
No matter how dark your life may seem right now, a sunrise is waiting on your personal horizon. Even if the darkness is self-inflicted or it is as a result of disobedience.
Psalm 30:5 - For his anger endures but for a moment, yet joy cometh in the morning.
The God of the 11th hour is still in the business of restoring hope to the hopeless, giving life to the lifeless and bringing dry bones back to life. Not ordinary life but one of abundance (John 10:10), and the dry bones becoming a great army (Ezekiel 37:10).
1) Father, beginning from now, let my season of joy begin
2) Father, everything signifying night in my life must end today. Sickness, poverty, bareness etc.
3) Father, remember me for good, o Lord and let my sun rise again.
4) Father, remove every form of siege that darkness has brought into my life.
5) For every opportunity that I lost while I was in darkness, Father replace them with a better one.
6) Father, give me the grace to cling to you as I go through the night experience.
7) Empower me not to deny you or look for an alternative god.