The Lord your God has multiplied you, and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude. May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Deuteronomy 1:10-11; Romans 8:18-19

Obviously, in the Christian life, what the LORD our God has promised us and He is willing to offer us in Christ Jesus is far more than we can ever imagine or conceive in our hearts. Nothing in this life that we see, or that we can have, or already have is comparable to the glorious riches we have in Christ.

However, to receive what God has promised you demands the following: first, you must be willing to look away from every distraction and focus on Him that has promised and what He has promised you. Second, you must be quick to obey His command to move away from where you are currently occupying, go in and take over the land promised to you as your possession. Third, be ready to endure whatever hardship or trials you are likely to face or currently facing knowing that the delivery of a new life is only possible after some moment of travailing.

On the overall, whatever price you are required to pay in order to win the prize set before you really worth it. Reason is that all the things this world promises or can offer you at best both in nature and in value are nothing more than mere toys in comparison to the glorious, unsearchable and lasting riches you have in Christ.

May the Lord help you this day to fully yield your heart to Jesus, steadfastly look up only unto Him, faithfully follow Him one day at a time and patiently wait on Him till He brings you into the rich fulfilment He promised you both here on earth and hereafter in eternity. Good morning and do have a refreshing weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola