BECOMING MORE AND MORE LIKE CHRIST

Monday, February 12, 2018

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Not that I have already attained this – that is, I have not already been perfected – but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. Philippians 3 : 12

LISTEN: The purpose of God for our Iives is to become more and more like Jesus Christ everyday. God wants us to have the mind of Christ in the way we live. Besides, He wants us to be the light and salt of the world as we are designed to be. The world needs the light of the gospel to escape the stronghold of darkness. People need the sweetness and savour of the gospel of Christ to erase the bitterness experience of sin and sorrow. However, that could only be possible when we surrender ourselves to Him and focus on why we are called to follow Christ. A lot of believers in Christ Jesus do not know why they are called, let alone know their position in Christ. Beloved, until we are willing to sever tie with our old nature we cannot establish a relationship with Jesus Christ. Before his conversion to faith in Christ, Apostle Paul was a persecutor and an enemy of the christian faith. But when Christ arrested him to preach the gospel, he continued to strive to be more and more like Jesus and to pursue the very purpose he was arrested for; as a result, he served well and concluded with this comforting statement, ” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2Timothy 4 :7). Beloved, are you living out your purpose as a child of God? If not, retrace your steps. Friend, are you without Jesus Christ in your life? Save yourself today by accepting Him as your Lord and personal Saviour. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to live out the purpose of God for your life no matter what.
2. Examine yourself to ascertain whether you are in the faith, if not, retrace your steps.
3. Lighten the paths of others with the gospel of Jesus Christ and save them from the power of darkness.
4. Be a true follower of Jesus Christ in words and in deeds, and demonstrate the Christ in you.

Daily Prayer: Blessed Father, I thank you because you created me for your own glory. You want me to become more and more like Jesus Christ my Saviour. Therefore, help me not to miss your purpose for my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task: Beloved, if you are without Jesus Christ in your life, save yourself today by accepting Him as your Lord and personal Saviour.

Daily Reflection: Until we are willing to sever tie with our old nature we cannot establish a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Daily Quote: “When we pursue and gain everything at the expense of divine purpose, nothing is gained”

Today In History: February 12, 1818 Chile gains independence from Spain.

Say This: Today, I confess that I need the help of the Holy Spirit of God in my life. Oh Lord! Help me to become more and more like Jesus daily as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may the Lord bless you. May you receive the Holy Spirit of God in your life. May God help you to become more and more like Jesus Christ, in Jesus’ name.

Stunning Fact: Did you know, months that start on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th?

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