EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
Psalm 42:2 - My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
When I gave my husband the flyer for Pastors’ Convocation held in November 2019, he told me that he was not a pastor. I was surprised, because I knew that despite the persecution that arose in Deeper Life Bible Church concerning my involvement with HOREMOW before I finally left them 3-4 years ago, he was still a worker or leader.
So, I said, “But you are a church leader or worker.” He said, “I am not.” I then said, “At least you are a believer and it is believers that are gathering, so let's gather with them.” He did not say a word. I did not know that he had been asked to step down as a worker in Deeper Life and he never told me since we have agreed not to discuss church matters to avoid strife.
I, then reminded him that he had not given me a reply. He took a gaze at the flyer and said, “Remind me later.” A day to the program, he told somebody a lie on phone and I drew his attention to it. He flared up. His son also joined to say, “Mommy is right.” So, when I was leaving for work, I packed my bag for the camp without reminding him of the program since he was already upset. As I bade him farewell, I heard him from behind, “How about the program? Did you say it is today or tomorrow?” I came back and sat with him to encourage him the more and we both agreed to travel together the next day.
When we got to the camp I went into fervent prayers that God would kill the spirit of Deeper Life, old prophet, complacency, lethargy and criticism in him to make him loosen up and mingle freely to receive from God because he was busy reading meaning to every matter. If anybody greet him, “Welcome, you are here?” He would tell me, “Did you people plan together to bring me here?”
Then I will have to be explaining to him that it is not like that; It is normal that when people see me, they ask of you. Thank God at least he was very, pleased with his accommodation because he had thought everywhere would be dusty, desert-like environment like some other Campgrounds. He confessed to the HOREMOW head of Administration and his wife that they gave him the treatment of General Overseers.
Thought for the day:
Our God is able.
Song for the day:
Nothing is too difficult for Thee, nothing is too difficult for Thee, great and…...
Bible reading for the day:
Ecclesiastes 4-6; 2 Corinthians 10
PASTOR PAUL RIKA