“Be silent before the Sovereign Lord,
    for the day of the Lord is near.
The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
    he has consecrated those he has invited.”

Zephaniah 1:7


In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest”. This is God’s invitation to pray and His promise to answer. This is the same invitation that Jesus gives us today – He says, Come! The peace that He gives is not as the world gives. The joy that He gives is not as the world gives.


Jesus is the One looking for you. He is looking for your attention. All around you are signs calling you to get back to God. That is why the heartbeat of the Gospel is the call to repentance – so you can be consecrated and reconciled to your Creator. Have you consecrated your heart to Him? Our hearts are so often unfaithful to God; that is why it seems as if He is powerless in the face of our mountain. When we are faithful, our God is powerful and He is inviting you to experience His power, His presence, His peace.


But today, so many of us go where others sense the presence of God – where others feel His power, where others hear His voice. We base our faith on the experience of others and say, “One day, it will happen to me!” If you continue to look outside for your miracle, you can never find it. Are you ready to meet the Miracle Worker? Did you once feel close to God and now feel so distant? Prayer is the shortest route between your heart and God – but what is the state of your heart?


Accept God’s invitation today and let His Spirit consecrate your heart.

“Oh Holy Spirit, make a way; make my heart a place for You to dwell.”


“It took God one night to deliver the Israelites physically from 400 years of captivity but it took 40 years to deliver their hearts from captivity. For some, they never let go. You may have stopped your bad habits on the outside but is your heart still yearning for them? If you have decided to follow Jesus and you mean it, don’t look back! Look to God alone. You cannot discover new oceans if you do not lose sight of the shore.”


“There is nothing God created that He cannot command, control or instruct, and can turn people’s hearts to favour you. Solomon was made wealthy by God as God brought people from all over to bless him. God can use anything to speak to you, to preserve you and protect you for His purpose. So, never doubt that God can move mountains to bring to pass His purpose in your life. He is able to do more than you could ask or imagine because He is a living God and His resources are infinite.”


“As a child of your Heavenly Father, there is a promise for you in Isaiah 43:1 that you have been redeemed by God, that He called you by name and you are His. What does it mean to belong to God? Once Christ purchases us with His Blood, we become aliens here on earth and there is a barrier between us and everything here in this world.”