Month: October 2017

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Conclusion We see through this devotional that even though seasons occur in our lives, God is not seasonal in his love, goodness, or faithfulness. The times when we think God is not present are those very times when he had us in the palm of his hand. The question is no longer why God has not accomplished his promises in our lives but rather if our perspective of God’s promises and how he accomplishes them is renewed. We no longer measure God’s faithfulness to happy endings but we know God is faithful in the journey and through the process. We now can rest assure that God’s faithfulness is not limited to good times or bad times. He is the God who holds and control all seasons. Amen.

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 7 – The friend who Sticks Around Proverb 18:24 3 John 15:13 Song extract “You walked with me on the rocky road you’ve never left my side” Few years ago, my kids introduced me to the movie the “Lord of the rings”. They were so much into that film I had to finally sit down and watch all three parts back to back. That was a test to my patience…until I fell in total admiration for one of the characters. He would have been the main character if the movie was titled “The Friend of the Chosen”. Samwise “Sam” Gamgee, Frodo Baggins’s friend has played an extraordinary and important role in the victory over the ring. Sam was the moral, emotional and physical rock for Frodo during the difficult parts of the journey. He suffered cold, hunger, tiredness, betrayal, Frodo’s anger and rejection, but never back down from his love for His Friend. Many times He resisted the influence of the ring and took the risk of wearing the evil jewel when Frodo could not …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 6- God does want you to be Happy Nehemiah 8:10 Philippians 4:4 Song extract: “You walked with me in the garden of joy, you’ve never left me” Scripture clearly tells us that God is a pretty happy being. The Bible says in Zephaniah 3:17 that “God rejoices over us with singing” which literally means, God dances and spin around with singing over us. Just imagine God singing a song for you with Joy… Not only scripture, but the nature also tells us God is a very joyful and happy person. God’s happiness is all over the place; it’s in the colors and shape of his creation. It’s in the colors of flowers, it’s in the songs of birds, and it’s in the kiss of the sun on your face. If God is such a happy being, he wants you to be happy!!! So rest assure that God is not just that serious being somewhere frowning on you when you become loud and wild in happiness. He does not think happiness is unholy and will not …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 5 – His love is greater than your fear Psalm 23:4 1John 4:18 Song extract: “You walked with me in the valley of death lord, you never failed me” Yes, just like David, there are times in the Christian walk when we find ourselves in the valley, whether it’s the valley of lack, pain, sickness, loneliness, abandonment, homelessness, or even in the valley of death. In those times, we are confronted by the feeling of danger. We fear to lose our comfort, our jobs, our reputation, our marriage and why not. We fear to lose our lives. David made an astonishing declaration in Psalm 23:4. He declared that even though He walks through the valley of the shadow of death, He will fear no evil, for God is with Him. Remark that David confidence was not in just being in the company of God while he walks through the valley, but his confidence was in the character of who was walking with him. He was confident that the one walking with him through the …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 4- Count your blessings 1 Thessalonians 5:18 James 1:17 Song extract “You walked with me on the mountain top lord, you’ve never failed me” God faithfulness is a theme that seems to be of relevance when things are not going the way we expect and we are to be reminded of His faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is mostly appreciated when his intervention comes to end a season of trails. In those times, we tend to appreciate and celebrate His faithfulness. Often times, we fail to notice or appreciate the faithfulness of God in things that have never been an issue in our lives, in things are going right for us or when we are on the mountain top. Most times though we are simultaneously on a mountain top in one area of our life and in the valley low in another area of our life. Human nature tend to focus less on things going right and we fail to celebrate God for his faithfulness in the areas of our life where we are not struggling. So …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 3- When you don’t understand God Esaie 55:9 Proverbe 3:5-6 Song extract: «Even in times when I don’t understand, I know you are on my side » Have you ever been angry at God? Did you ever felt God told you one thing and served you something else? Or felt God has NOT kept his promise to you? Or start doubting if what you heard really came from God? Maybe God promise to give you a child but has never given you a husband or a wife. Maybe you received the call to serve God in a specific area of ministry but God has led you in contradictory circumstances you had no power to change. Did God promised to do something in your life and you waited and waited and it just seems like time is running out? Have you ever come to the conclusion that God has “deceived” you? Relax; you’re not weird. Many other believers today in the Bible have felt that way. It took me lots of prayers lots of tears …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 2 My Hiding Place Psalm 32: 7 Psalm 27:5 Song extract: “ Storms of life come rushing hard oh God, in you I can hide” The word of God throughout the scripture talk about times of trouble, and Sooner or later everyone experiences those times. As we can observe in our lives, those times come often. Now more than ever our world is conditioning us to hide and loose consciousness of the trouble. We seek refuge in things that num our conscience but cannot save. Work, busy lives, friends, projects, friends, alcohol, drugs and list goes on. David declares “ The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.” When we seek refuge in God, he does not just momentarily make us feel better. He is a resting place. He protect us from danger while we keep consciousness of the trouble. At some point in my own life I thought to myself, it seems like the times of trouble outweigh the time of peace and tranquility. I’ve come …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 1 When my strength is gone 2 Cor 12: 8-10 extract: “ Even in times when I had no strength, oh God I’ve seen your hand” There are may times when like Paul I was “handicapped”with a lingering situation that won’t go away no matter how hard I prayed, how many times I fasted and pleaded with God. Situations I had exhausted my creative mind over, situations that tested my resilience, my stubborn yet God given ability to bounce back. I thought, if I could just pray more, if I could add fasting, if I could adjust my schedule, if I could avoid this person, if i could get hold of my very good friends in high places, if I Could try something new, if I play all my cards and do my part, If I can persist a bit more… I always had a solution, until I came to the place I called “The end of Me”. A place where even when I use the last strength to kneel down, no word could …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet- A 7 days Devotional Written by Elvyre Bright


  Introduction You’ve Never Failed me Yet”, the song, was written as the result of reflecting back on the experiences we had with the lord in our lives and especially in ministry, and how I experienced God during those years. The theme of the faithfulness of God is one that is becoming more and more difficult to tackle. Now it’s no longer the unbelievers who ask questions that link God’s love, his goodness and care to the state of our world or the things that happen in our lives. It’s no longer the unbelievers who asks “ If God is a loving, carrying, and a good God… then WHY?… Born again Christians reach a point in their lives when they ask why God allow certain things to happen in their lives. They reach a point where even though they don’t really doubt the faithful character of God, they wonder why God apparently didn’t show to be always “faithful” in their lives. They wonder why they don’t really see What God promised, become fulfilled in their …