EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
1 Peter 3:12-17
2 Timothy 3:12 - Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
I want to thank God for His faithfulness upon my life and upon the life of my children. I am Sister Blessing; we live in the United Kingdom where the enemy is doing all his best to destroy the lives of young children. On the 3rd of June 2018, an incident occurred that brought social services into the life of my children.
It was a fight that almost led to my children being forcefully taken away from me. I was accused of beating my children, teaching them the way of God, and encouraging them to read the Word of God. It was a fight to remove my children from where they can hear the Word of God.
It was said that I was following a group of strange people that had strange behaviors. I almost gave up because the fight was intense, but I was encouraged by the Word of God, knowing that these are part of what we will encounter as children of God. We prayed and the brethren also joined us to call upon the name of the Lord.
The amazing part of this story was that my children stood for God when they were being interrogated by the social workers. Two of them had attained the age to decide for themselves as provided by the law. They said they were okay with what they were being taught about God and would want to continue in it. My son said he wanted to continue going to church. The social workers became frustrated and one of them withdrew from the case.
I applied to the court for proper child arrangement and for prohibited steps order to be issued against taking away my children out of the country without my consent. My request in court was granted, the child arrangement was done to the glory of God. The prohibited steps order was issued, and the court order came out stating that the children are staying with their mother and could spend some time or days with their father.
This situation shaped the life of my children against what the enemy had planned. They are wiser now, and the Lord is helping me to bring them up in the fear of God. I really thank God because, He turned around the plans of the enemy to favor us. May the name of the Lord be glorified.
Thought for the day:
God is the defender of the righteous.
Song for the day:
Who is greater than Jehovah Lord divine….
Bible reading for the day:
Proverbs 30-31; 2 Corinthians 8.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA