My precious child of God, I greet you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today we are going to meditate upon a beautiful verse found in Isaiah 49:5. It says “I am honoured in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength.” This verse gives us great hope, isn’t it?
In this world, we go through trials and temptations and various kinds of problems. We lose our peace. There is no joy found in our hearts. All the time we keep crying and crying and crying! In the Bible, Jacob too cried like that. Jacob was indeed a chosen vessel of God. But in the initial stages of his life, he knew nothing about the Lord and was living in darkness. Today, you may also be like Jacob, living in darkness. But God intervened in Jacob’s life and made him receive the bright light, God Almighty in his life. If you read Isaiah 49:1 and Psalm 135:4 you will see that the Lord chose Jacob for Himself right from his mother’s womb and Jacob was made Israel by the Lord afterwards. From then on, great blessings followed Jacob! Dear child of God, the same God who chose Jacob from his mother’s womb has chosen you too and He will do great and mighty deeds for you. In this manner, you will be honoured in the eyes of the Lord and the Lord’s strength will come upon you in a mysterious way. Titus 2:14 and I Peter 2:9 says that God has called you to be holy and He will change your life completely.
My precious child of God, there is sin everywhere! Maybe you too are in darkness and are addicted to the sinful pleasures of this world and are under the bondage of satan. But the Lord wants to bring you out of your bondages and set you free. He will have mercy upon you as you call on His name for, He gave His life on the cross for you. Just as how He transformed Jacob’s life into a blessed one, He will do the same in your life too. Dear child of God, look to the cross. From there comes salvation! The blood of Jesus can cleanse you from all unrighteousness in your life. He can bless you just like He blessed Jacob. Jacob was indeed honoured by the Lord. You will also be honoured by the Lord.
Precious Lord, thank You for Your beautiful promise. Thank You that I am chosen and handpicked by You in my mother’s womb. You have called me to be holy and thus be Your special possession. Lord, I pray that You will break every chain of darkness over my life and bring me into Your marvellous light. Let not sin rule me anymore. Lord, I pray that You will cleanse me and deliver me from all unrighteousness. Strengthen me, Lord. Help me to find favour and honour in Your eyes. Lord, I believe and pray that You will transform my life completely and bless me for Your name to be glorified. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.