“Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.” (Matthew 15: 25)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when the woman of Canaan came and worshipped Jesus. She came to worship Jesus at a time when her daughter was grievously vexed with a devil. She came to worship Jesus when she had unresolved issues. It was a difficult season for her, but her difficulties did not get in the way of her worship to Jesus. What she was yet to receive did not stop her from worshipping.

Friend, things may still be difficult, but dare to worship. Your prayers may not yet be answered, but dare to worship. Your doors and gates may not yet be open, but dare to worship. Your expectations may not yet have become your reality, but dare to worship. Your miracles may not have manifested, but dare to worship. Your helpers may not yet have come to you, but dare to worship. Let no difficulty get in the way of your worship.

The woman from Canaan still had a daughter who was afflicted, at home; she had a huge problem that could distract her from worshipping; she had a problem that could have taken all her attention away from the Master, but she worshipped nonetheless. No matter how much difficulties you are dealing with, never allow any of them to take your attention away from Jesus. Never even allow your prayer points distract you from loving/serving Jesus.

Notice that Jesus had already given a verdict that was not in that woman’s favour, but when she worshipped, Jesus changed the verdict. The worship of that woman caused the verdict against her to change. Her worship caused the door of mercy to be opened to her. When you worship, the doors of mercy will open. When you worship, every verdict against you will be reversed. When you worship, difficult things will be made easy.

Don’t be counted amongst those whose worship, devotion, commitment, consecration, etc. nosedived because there were difficulties. Look beyond the unresolved issues of your life, and just worship Jesus.

Psalm 149: 6 says: “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;”

Declare With Me: No negativity will get in the way of my worship, in Jesus’ name!

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Source: Pastor Jerry Eze

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