May 1st, 1993 “The Works of God” Mrs. N. Daniel
The servant of God who wrote this Psalm says, “The first step is to remember the works of the Lord - all the wonderful things which God did for His own glory.” Then, he says that we must meditate upon His works and His doings, because there is no God like our God and no works like His. “Who is so great a God as our God?” He knew the works of God. He knew the people of this world, even the great people. So he says, “Who is so great a God amongst the people in this world?”
Lord does wonders. If we read the whole Psalm, we see how many great things God
did for His own people. We know how the Lord divided the
In I Samuel 2nd chapter, we see that Hannah went into the presence of God. In prayer she began to understand her God. First, God gives to his people salvation. So she begins with, “I rejoice in thy salvation.” Then she began to understand her God. Verse 2 “There is none holy as the Lord.” Then she understood further. Verse 3 “God is knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.” Therefore she gives an exhortation to people in verse 3, saying, “Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.” In her prayer, we see how much she understood about God, of His power and His grace. She understood that He is mindful about the poor beggars also. God pays great attention even to poor, neglected people. They too can inherit the throne of glory, she said. Her prayer is a revelation and a sermon for ever.
the heart is changed, whether a song, or experience, or a psalm, - whatever proceedeth out of the new heart will be a blessing to
people. But the people of
Now, when the retreat is approaching, I am afraid whether I will limit God’s power. We have invited a thousand and five hundred people, according to the capacity of our retreat centre. We are getting more letters saying, “More of us want to come.” We should not overcrowd the place. Till now, infectious diseases were kept out of the camp. Death was kept away. But we must be careful also to preserve the witness. I have been seeing this great God in our retreats since 1945. There were no deaths in the camp. There was no want in our midst, and the people were fed with the Word of God. Many people were blessed to become witnesses of God and His saving power.
first two retreats were in our own place-
“One man can spoil so much good”, it is written. So we must be careful. People expect to see a high standard from the Head Quarters. We have to be very helpful and loving. With fear and trembling, we should walk before the Lord, serving others. No one should be afraid of heavy work during the retreat, or before the retreat, or after the retreat. We have to ask the Lord to give us bridles to our tongues, so that no vain word proceeds out of our mouth. Without a bridle, our religion is vain. We have to open our mouths only to utter words that help and heal people.
How shall we get victory over anger? The Bible says, “Anger rests in the bosom of fools”. Converted people are not fools. They are supposed to be wise people. Our God is wisdom. And He is very patient with all His people. So, we have to be very careful not to bring anger into the camp. We need a calm spirit. We have to bring heaven down into our midst. The angels must help us because this is God's work, and He has to send His angels to help us. He must give us His Spirit to guide us.
Sometimes, our faith will be very strong. But when we turn our eyes away from the Lord and look at the wind and waves, we tend to go down. We are people who make wine into water and not water into wine. Sometimes, the kitchen crew is smitten by fear, wondering if the curry will suffice. They are ready to increase the quantity by adding water. These are human methods. All these years, the Lord has been with us. The retreat is the Lord's. He asked us to gather our converted people and give them His Word. So, God has raised up many workers in the Fellowship. Many families are following the Lord. Small children are taken care of. Young people are also strengthened. The Lord has given us many centres of outreach. The faith which Jesus is teaching us is spreading to many countries also. In many countries, people are exercising this holy faith and following the leadings of the Holy Spirit. Our God is a great God! He has got great plans for His kingdom and wants to use us to fulfil His plans.
So let us prepare ourselves with prayer, to meet our great God. God says, we are His co-workers. We have to glorify our Saviour, Jesus Christ. God has got many blessings for us. We have to receive them. God bless you!