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DON’T CONFORM!

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TO THE BIBLE: Acts 13:22 NIV

“After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’”

LET’S TALK

Tasha sat dejected on the patio of their magnificent house; it was her birthday and she’d pulled out all the stops to have a “talk-of-the-town” party. For the first time in many years, she’d decided not to celebrate with the ‘regular’ kids as she’d always done. Instead, she invited “the fashionistas,” a popular group of girls well-known in school for their trendy clothes, flashy cars, and snobby ways. She desperately wanted to be one of them, and so to impress them, she invited them to her exclusive birthday party. But to her utter disappointment, her invitation was snubbed by every single one of them, and she was left alone and miserable on her birthday.

Today, there are many teenagers like Tasha whose aspiration is to be a part of the “in crowd,” show off, impress others, and be famous. These may be generally acceptable in the world, but as a child of God, you’ve got to remember that you’re not of the world, and shouldn’t conform to its standards.

Understand that being successful is not about trying to be like or please others, but discovering God’s purpose for your life, and bringing out the best in you to fulfill that purpose. That’s what true success is. To have and enjoy good success, you must have a clear understanding of the motives behind your actions. You must know why you do the things you do. The Gospel of Jesus Christ should be paramount in your heart. If you truly want to live a fulfilled life, have meaningful relationships with others, and enjoy good success, focus your attention on pleasing the Lord and living up to His expectations.

Go Deeper: Colossians 1:10 MSG

Pray

Dear Lord, I worship you for you alone are worthy of my praise. As I set out into my world today, I’m focused to do your will and please you in all that concerns me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Act

Starting from today till the end of the week, before you take any action, pause and ask yourself these few questions:

  • Is this the best I can do?
  • Why am I doing this? Is it to get God’s attention or people’s attention?
  • Is my action in line with God’s Word?

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Rhapsody of Realities TEEVO 5TH January 2021.

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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 3RD JANUARY, 2021, THE WORD AND YOUR EXPERIENCE

BRING THEM BACK!

Be Concerned For Those Who May Have Strayed Away

Rhapsody of Realities TEEVO 5TH January 2021.

TO THE BIBLE Luke 15:23-24

“…Bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found….”

LET’S TALK

“Speaking of Jamie, I don’t think I’ve seen him in Church for a while; perhaps I will give him a call?” “Better yet, let’s go visit him at his place; I’m sure he will appreciate the visit,” Tom suggested to Phil.

n a church, particularly one with a large congregation, it’s possible for some members to be inconsistent in their attendance; some may even have stopped coming altogether. This may not be immediately obvious, especially if the church is always full during the services.

As Christians and soul winners, we should be concerned enough to know if anyone in our congregation has strayed away or fallen by the wayside. In Luke 15, the Lord Jesus told the parable of a shepherd with one hundred sheep. One of them got missing, and he left the ninety-nine in the wilderness to search for the missing sheep. When he found it, he carried it home rejoicing, and invited his friends and neighbours to celebrate with him. Then, Jesus said, “…Likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance” (Luke 15:7).

Jesus was preaching here to the Jews. He was talking to them about the lost. Understand that He wasn’t talking about one who had never come to the Lord, but one who had strayed away. There’s a difference between the one who has never been inside (the church) and the one who was inside, but strayed away. Remember, Jesus was dealing with Old Testament church here; so He wasn’t referring to the lost sinners of the world.

Matthew 10:5-6 says, “These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The Lord is sending you today to that brother or sister who no longer comes to church. Don’t give up on them; find them, intercede for them and win them back. When you bring them back, the Bible says there’ll be great joy in heaven. This is something you have to do.

Go Deeper

Ephesians 3:14-17; Galatians 4:19; Galatians 6:1

Pray

Dear Father, thank you for making me genuinely concerned about your children who have strayed from the way. I pray that Christ be formed in them, and that they’d be established, rooted and grounded in your love, being fully persuaded that in you alone lie their joy and total fulfilment, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR

Matthew 5:1-20, Genesis 12-14

TWO YEAR

Acts 7:12-21, Nehemiah 9

 

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Ohun Tuntun by Oluwatoyin Alade

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Ohun Tuntun

Ohun Tuntun by Oluwatoyin Alade

Ohun Tuntun

Evang. Oluwatoyin Alade released a brand new song titled Ohun Tuntun, Minister Toyin preparing Christ followers and every human heart as we are entering into the new 2021. this piece will definitely be put into mode of prayer.

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For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south (Psalm 75:6).

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For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south

PROMOTE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 4TH JANUARY, 2020

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south (Psalm 75:6).

When God puts you in a particular job or business, His interest isn’t about the office or your designation. What matters to Him is how effectively you’re using your office to promote His righteousness. He wants you passionate for the Gospel, and the establishment of His Kingdom in the hearts of men and nations of the earth.

Everywhere you are, be busy for the Lord. Stand for Him. You’re His ambassador, and a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:20-21). What counts the most in your life is what you do with the Gospel, for the salvation of men, regardless of your vocation.

The Apostle Paul, in 2 Corinthians 8:23, commended certain individuals who were with him on his missionary journeys. He was proud of their commitment to the Gospel and said, “…they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.” What a testimony! Messengers of the churches and the glory of Christ. What an honour! It makes no difference where you are, or what your vocation is; see yourself as a sent one, representing the Church and the glory of Christ.

Preach the Gospel. Minister the Word to those in your world. The Bible says He’s made you an “able minister of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6). You’re God’s mouthpiece; speak for Him! Do His work. Do great things for the Kingdom. Be bold. Let nothing keep you quiet. Keep bearing His message of faith, hope and love with urgency, for the end of all things is near (1 Peter 4:7).

PRAYER

Blessed Father, I thank you for the grace you’ve granted me to be relevant in the ministry of the Gospel, preaching and spreading your righteousness around the world. My life is the testimony of your power as I bear witness of Christ and testify of His saving grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Romans 1:16

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Matthew 4 & Genesis 9-11

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Matthew 2:13-23 & Genesis 4

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