[Colossians 1:10, NKJV]
Friday, August 20, 2010
[Colossians 1:10, NKJV]
Thursday, August 19, 2010
‘So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’, Rom 10:17. Testimonies are an act of faith, as faith can enter the heart of a person through the door of testimonies. Whenever you share your testimony, it stirs up faith in the heart of the hearers. Even when you rehearse your testimonies to yourself it achieves the same effect. It builds up your faith and gives you courage to overcome other tests. Giving of testimonies is a good thing which glorifies the name of God amongst men. When Jesus delivered the man in Mark 5:1-20, He asked him to go testify. When God does a great thing in our lives, He wants us to go testify likewise.
Testifying of God’s goodness helps to trigger more testimonies. A testimony signals the end of a test. Sharing a testimony is therefore an act of faith that signifies the end of a challenge. It makes concrete the blessing. Testimonies are like the word of God, it benefits the testifier, the hearer and glorifies God Almighty. God bless you as you go about with boldness, testifying of His goodness to everyone you meet.
Prayer: Gracious and merciful father, I am so grateful to you for your victories in my life. Indeed Lord, I can’t finish counting them, you have not minded my inabilities and weaknesses but have delivered me from so much because of your love. I am grateful Lord. I receive the Holy Spirit’s boldness to share with others your faithfulness to me according to your word. Loving Father, I give you all the glory in Jesus name.
One-Year Daily Bible Reading Plan - Aug. 19 2010 - Jeremiah 34 - 38 (OT), Colossians 2 (NT)
Pray for someone today – Pray for Christians, pray for yourself that you will rightly divide the word of truth and have understanding of what God desires of His children.
God’s love and mine…
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
[Colossians 3:23, NIV]
As children of God, He is interested in every aspect of our lives to the minutest detail. Our work life is equally important to Him, hence He gives the guideline regarding how we should do our secular tasks. The objective of which is to give us peace in all our doings and prosperity. At times as Christians we may feel that good work ethics and biblical injunctions apply only when we deal with a fellow Christian boss, and with others we need to be witty and smart about things. By the instructions and guidance of God's word, more is expected from us towards an unbelieving boss.
Our reading from Colossians 3:22-25, educates us of the need to be obedient to our bosses in the work place not minding if they are believers or not. We are enjoined to shun eye service and do our services as unto Christ not unto man. Such characters as going late for work and leaving regularly before the agreed closing time brings the character of Christ to question.
We are the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid and is visible to believers and unbelievers alike. As we are watched by the rest of the world consciously or unconsciously, may our colleagues and bosses in the office be able to say, 'this person will never receive a bribe, and will sign the exact time at which he arrives at work, etc.' This will build trust in you and build faith in the God that you serve. The Lord reward us as we do our work to please Him and not our bosses.
One-Year Daily Bible Reading Plan - Aug 17 2010 - Jeremiah 22-27 (OT), Philippians 4 (NT).
Pray for someone today - Pray for Christians who are undergoing any form of persecution at their work places because of their faith. May the Lord defend them and glorify His name in their lives. Lift this person to God in prayer.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
[Proverbs 18:21, NIV]
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear' Heb 11:3. Words are powerful! Life's events are controlled, shaped or determined by words. Destinies can change for good or bad through words. A way can be opened or blocked by words. Whether you succeed in your existence depends to a large extent on words - what God says about you, what you say about yourself and what others say about you.
God's words are powerful. Jesus says, 'They are spirit and life'. They are forever settled in heaven. They were the avenues for framing the worlds. They cannot fall to the ground unfulfilled because God hastens his Word to perform them in due season. Anything God has spoken concerning you shows you His intention. Once He has said it, He is committed to fulfilling it. What do you say about yourself?
God says, it shall be well with you. He says you will prosper and be the head, He says you will defeat your enemies, but what do you confess about yourself? If your confession contradicts Gods words concerning you, it gives the devil room to manipulate your life based on your words, but if your words, confession and lifestyle align with Gods words, the enemy's forces are neutralized and God's word will prevail in your life. Start to believe and confess what God says about you, control your life with your words.
One-Year Daily Bible Reading Plan - Aug 15 2010 - Jeremiah 11-15 (OT), Philippians 2 (NT).
Pray for someone today - Lift to God all who are trusting Him for healing of one form or the other.