From The Desk Of Rev Steven Francis
Dear Partners and Friends of Rivers of Life Ministries,
Greetings in Jesus' Name. I thank God for your prayers and partnership with our ministry. We are also excited with the recent Jubilee Day of Prayer Celebration in National Stadium where 51,000 believers gathered to pray and worship for 3 hours. This is HISTORIC!
Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift my soul unto thee.
Dear Beloved and blessed in Christ,
Like a little child who stretches her arms to give a hug to her parent when she wakes up in the morning, we too are greeted by the outstretched Arm of the Lord’s (2 Kings 17:36) lovingkindness first thing in the morning.
What a way to wake up! What a joy and strength that will fill your heart to know He loves you (Ps. 30:5). Regardless of how you felt last night, or perhaps you have done something that is not right in your conscience or in the light of the scriptures, or either your heart was heavy and burdened, the Lord releases His mercies over you this morning (Lam. 3:22,23) to refresh you, to give a head start for the day, to lift your heart up so that you will come and talk to Him (Ps. 88:13).
I remember when both my children were babies, I looked forward for the morning to come. I will then be able to hear cute sounds of the babies and smiles on their faces. It brought strength to me as a father to know that they are well and my whole attention will be once again be upon them.
In the same way, our Gracious Father looks forward to hear your voice in the morning (Ps. 5:3). Sing of His mercies over you and your family. Declare His power of being your defense and your refuge! (Ps. 59:16).
Place your trust in His never-ending love for you. Ask me to show you the way you should walk. The Lord is very sure of His ways for our lives. We are the ones who are not sure. At times we ask the Lord for His suggestions instead of knowing His will. Frame yourself up in His will and have the courage to walk in it.
I bless you with His strength today. May the Lord lift up your heart and encourage. May you enjoy His sweet presence! May the gentle breeze of heaven brush through your spirit and refresh you with the thoughts of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Lamb that was slain for this world!