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NOTHING BUT GOD
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022

NOTHING

Mark 8:2    "I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.

 

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‘Nothing’ is the word that captivated my attention today from the above scripture, Jesus knew that they had NOTHING to eat.  Still He allowed that situation because He wanted to reveal His abundance to the people who had patiently waited on Him for 3 days.  The more patiently you wait the MORE God is going to reveal His glory. We read the result of their patience in verse 8 “they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces.” Wow!
 Clap hands for God!  It is easy to take an EMI today but waiting for God is never easy but for the one who trusts God today, He will unfold the store houses of heaven for you.  Are you listening?

Friend, NOTHING is a stage where you have nothing but God, not plan B and some money tucked away in the bank, no……no…..nothing is to being empty. EMPTY POCKET! I want to share my testimony here; I had gone to a church to preach, while I was sitting in the room waiting, I received a call from the ‘credit card’ department asking me for the due that had to be paid.  The debts had accumulated and now it was huge, the agent was asking me for an answer, he said, ‘from where are you expecting money, what is your source to pay back the debts, since it is due for a long time.’ I told him I will work it out, but he insisted me to tell him the plan.  I was dumbstruck, tears welled up in my eyes as this agent refused to disconnect.  However, I gave him a ‘date of payment’, now I was asked to come on the stage to share the sermon.  With a heavy heart I preached that day about FAITH.  God all the while watched the entire drama, He in fact was on my right hand side, the debts actually were not because of our extravagance but most of them pertained to feeding our Abide School students and ministry work.  You might ask, ‘why did God allow that to happen’, my answer, ‘ He is a faithful God and His ways are always higher.’  In about few  days, I not only cleared my dues 100 % but I closed my credit card too. Hurray!

God brings us to an empty and nothing stage, so that we learn valuable lessons, are you listening? Read a 1 Samuel 21:1”Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet David and said to him, "Why are you alone and no one with you?" Observe the words ‘ ALONE AND NO ONE WITH YOU! Yes, since David had been in a state of  nothingness in his life, he was able to write Psalms like 63:1 ”O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Only an empty person can write such words!

John 15:5 says, “I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.”

Do you know what it means to abide in Him? The English dictionary defines ‘abide’ as’ hold to and stick to.’ Spiritually it means to ‘stick on to Jesus, hang on to Him and stay in Him’. Did you get this?

 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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