Delightful Tuesday: Just Like Every Other Day

Rejoice always and delight in your faith;
1 THESSALONIANS 5:16 AMP

Be cheerful no matter what.
1 Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬18 MSG

Always be full of joy.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 ERV

Be joyful always.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 GNTD

Rejoice evermore.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV

Always be joyful.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 NLT


May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord. I say it again: rejoice!
Philippians 4:4 GNTD


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REHOBOTH

Genesis 26:17-22 gives us a narrative of how the name Rehoboth came to be. It’s a well in Gerar dug by Isaac about 20 miles south of Beersheba. Isaac gave it the name Rehoboth, which means open space.

The servants of Isaac had dug two wells prior to Rehoboth and the herdsmen of Gerar quarrelled with Isaac’s herdsmen over the wells claiming that the water belongs to them.

As a result of the arguments and disputes, Isaac had to let it go in order for peace to reign. But interestingly Isaac servants kept on trying, they refused to give up, they persisted by digging another well.

Open Space

So when they dug the third well and there was no disputes as result Isaac named it Rehoboth saying Now the Lord has given us space and we will flourish in the land.

I’m sure most of us are familiar with or must have heard this story in one way or another but if not you’re welcome.

Personally, this story speaks volume. It’s a reminder to us that as humans and especially as Christians to bear in mind that in life the devil will fight you, cause disagreements, and he will even try to take what’s rightfully yours because his purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.

Being a Christian doesn’t make it any easier or gives you a free pass to Heaven.

Consider what Jesus said;

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world John 16:33.

The devil is very cafty and he can come in any form to stop us from achieving our purpose in life.

This can be in form of disappointment, lack, delay and unsuccessful attempts to get or achieve a particular goal which God has given you and it seems the more and harder you try the more frustrating it becomes.

The more you build that project, that relationship, the more you applied for that job, that visa, that admission the more they turn you down. The more you fight that disease, that sickness the stronger it becomes.

Just like Isaac and his servants, do not give up on your goal, neither you quibble but you must learn to move on and keep digging. You must be resilient and able to endure tough times without cracking.

When things are tough only your God given visions will keep you going.

It is important to state that digging here doesn’t necessarily mean you should start drilling the ground like the servants of Isaac did except you are in that line of work.

But what I mean is to keep focus on your goal, keep believing in God, don’t give up, be prayerful with thanksgiving to God because praise is a weapon.

Keep digging

Irrespective of your situation,timeline or location, as you keep praying and digging, God will hush all your enemies and make a space for you to flourish in Jesus name.

Another thing we must not forget in this story is that in verse 2 and 3 of Genesis 26 God appeared to Isaac and told him not to go to Egypt but to do as He tells him. God told him to dwell in Gerar for He will be with him and bless him.

This simply shows that total obedience to God is sacrosanct in getting your Rehoboth.

The fact that God has promised to be with you and to bless you doesn’t mean you won’t encounter oppositions or challenges.

Anything that has to do with God and His children is a battle. You know why? because the devil is also interested in it.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. Job 1:6

Remember when people are doing their worst to you, God is doing great work within you.


Be glad for the grace to overcome has been given to you.


So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Many thanks for coming around, until next time….

Keep digging!

Gen 2 Rev – Abridged

In Genesis God created the Heavens and the Earth.

In Exodus the Hebrews marched to gain the promised land.


Leviticus contains the Law, holy and just and good,


Numbers records the tribes enrolled all sons of Abraham’s blood.


Moses in Deuteronomy recounts God’s mighty deeds.


Brave Joshua unto Canaan’s land the host of Israel leads;


In Judges their rebellion often provokes the Lord to smite,


But Ruth records the faith of one well pleasing in His sight.


In first and second Samuel of Jesse’s son we read.


Ten tribes in first and second Kings revolted from his seed.


The first and second Chronicles see Judah captive led,


But Ezra leads a remnant back by princely Cyrus’ aid.


The city walls of Zion Nehemiah builds again.


Whilst Esther saves her people from plots of wicked men.


In Job we read how faith will live beneath affliction’s rod,


And all the Psalms are precious songs to every child of God.


The Proverbs like a goodly string of precious pearls appear.


Ecclesiastes teaches man how vain are all things here.


The mystic Song of Solomon exalts sweet Sharon’s rose.


Whilst Christ the Saviour and the King the “apt Isaiah” shows.


The warning Jeremiah apostate Israel scorns.


His plaintive Lamentations its awful downfall mourns.


Ezekiel tells in wondrous words of dazzling mysteries.


Whilst glorious things of Christ the Lord Daniel in vision sees.


Of judgement and of mercy yet Hosea loves to tell.


Joel describes the blessed day when God with man would dwell,


Among Tekoa’s husbandmen Amos received his call.


While Obadiah prophesied of Edom’s final fall.


Jonah enshrines a wondrous type of Christ our Risen Lord.


Micah pronounces what the Lord requires of man restoration.


Nahum declares that Nineveh the Lord shall overthrow,


A view of Chaldea’s coming doom Habakkuk’s verses show.


Next Zephaniah warns the Jews to turn and not be slain,


Haggai wrote of those who saw the Temple built again;


Zechariah prophesied of Christ the reigning Lord,


While Malachi was last to touch the high prophetic chord.


Matthew and Mark and Luke and John the Holy Gospels wrote,

Describing how the Saviour died, His life, and what He taught;


Acts proves how God was pleased to own His church in every place,


St. Paul in Romans teaches us how man is saved by grace.


The apostle in Corinthians instructs, exhorts, reproves,


Galatians shows that faith in Christ is what the Father loves;


Ephesians and Philippians tell Christians what to be,


Colossians bids us life to God and for eternity.


Thessalonians taught us that the Lord will come from heaven,


In Timothy and Titus, an Elder’s rule is given;


Philemon marks a Christian’s love, which only Christian’s know,


Hebrews sets the gospel forth, prefigured in the Law.


James makes it clear that empty faith without our works is dead,


While Peter points the narrow way in which the saints are led;


In three epistles see how John on love delights to dwell,


And Jude gives awful warnings of judgment, wrath, and hell.


The Revelation prophesies of that tremendous day,


When Christ, and Christ alone, shall come as a judge,


When all mankind He separates and sets on either hand,


Dear friends, ask your heart on which side will I stand?


Many thanks for coming around, do have a wonderful week ahead. Until next time…

God cherishes to be off guard just before He wins.

Have you ever been in a terrible situation where you felt like there was no hope of coming out of it? or you are currently going through challenges that looks insurmountable and as a result you asking; God where are you?

Guess what! God was, is and will always be right there with you. He said in His word that before we call He will answer but sometimes He can choose to be at a disadvantage just before He wins.

Think of Moose at the red sea.

Think of Daniel in the lion’s den.

Think of David in front of Goliath.

How about Lazarus after being buried for four days.

What about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when they refused to worship the king’s golden image.

Do you remember Gideon with his three hundred just before he defeated the Midianite hordes.

Think of Joseph in prison just before he ruled Egypt.

How about Jesus on the cross.

Think of the church today.

In spite of all these and whatever you might be going through, God is more than able; He will come through for you. Only trust and obey.


You will not have to do anything but stay calm. The Lord will do the fighting for you.
Exodus 14:14 ERV


So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT

Deals and Paradox ( Steps in the right direction )

The account of Noah in genesis being discovered in a drunken state by his son Ham, makes an interesting read. Bursting with the news, Ham rushes out and tells his brothers.

Shem and Japheth, on the other hand, ashamed vicariously on behalf of their aged father, had the decency to advance backwards into the tent, holding a drape on their shoulders, and so they covered their father without looking upon him in his vulnerable condition.

That showed a touching concern for people and their faults.

You see the paradox here?

walk backwards and yet progress to gain spiritual reward, kneel and be victorious in prayer. Stand still, do nothing but pray and see the salvation of the Lord.

Dying to sin to grow spiritually, resisting the devil and backing away from temptation, rising when we fall, exhibiting tolerance, grace, and forgiveness are the little steps we can take in the right direction.


Casting all our cares on the Lord is one of the best deals we can ever make.


Make the right deals today!