The pursuit of a Christian Character

Thursday,30th April, 2020.
*🗣Memory verse*: “Diligence; faith; virtue; knowledge; temperance; patience; godliness; brotherly kindness; charity. Did you get all of that? Try your best, believe in God, and it will be all that you want to do”. 2 Peter 1 :5-8 (kjv )
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

*PRAYER:* Thank You for giving me a clear path to righteousness, gracious and faithful God. My efforts have been weak at times, I know this, and it is with this prayer that I promise You that I shall be more diligent, virtuous, patient, kind, and knowledgeable. Jesus Christ has shown me the path, and it is my choice whether or not to follow it. I pray to You today and all of my days: I shall take the righteous path. Amen.

The Love of God

Tuesday,28th April, 2020
*🗣Memory verse*:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Roman’s 8:35 -27( Kjv )
Christ is always with us. There is no trial or tribulation that will take His love away. These verses are a great reminder for us when we face challenges. How can we fail with the infinite love of Jesus with us at all times? We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Now start to live like it!
*PRAYER:* I am weak, my Lord. I have doubted Your love for me. My faith has wavered during difficult trials and obstacles, but You never left me. I thank You with all my heart for always being by my side, even though I do not deserve it. Lord Jesus i thank you for your unwavering love ,and i will continue to serve you, so help me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

OVERCOME EVERY TEST

Monday, 27th April, 2020

*Memory verse* “HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO REMAIN FAITHFUL UNDER TRAILS, BECAUSE WHEN THEY SUCCEED IN PASSING SUCH A TEST, THEY WILL RECEIVE AS THEIR REWARD THE LIFE WHICH GOD HAS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”– (JAMES 1:12 GN)
The devil will always try to challenge God’s promises concerning your life and any instructions God has given you. Like in the case of Eve, She ate the forbidden fruit God told them not to eat, and as a result, God drove them out from the Garden of Eden. Your ability to overcome a temptation shows your maturity in God. What instruction has God given to you in His word? We must be obedient to God and not give in to any bait of the devil. There is nothing new under the sun,any trial/temptation you are facing that someone has not gone through before. Our Christianity must be practical; it must be seen in everything we do. Be a man or woman of integrity. Let God and men give a good testimony about you, pass every temptation that comes your way.

*PRAYER:* Oh Lord, I pray for the grace to overcome every temptation I am confronted with in Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Eternally Gift.

Sunday, 26 April, 2020
*🗣Memory verse*: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10 (kjv)
The birth of Jesus, despite where it happened, was the start of something great. The Savior had finally come to the earth. The fulfillment of the prophecies of the old had begun. The restoration of mankind was about to begin. We, children of God, would not be where we are if Christ had not come to earth. This is why we celebrate and we can be thankful in every situation, because of the salvation we received.

*PRAYER:* Dear God, I am so thankful for the fact that I am eternally Yours. Lord, I thank you for what Your son, Jesus Christ, did for me. I would not be able to call You my Father if it weren’t for Christ. Thank you, Lord, for this eternal gift and the heavenly inheritance I can be confident in. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

THE HANDS THAT LIFTED PETER

Saturday, 25th April, 2020

*Memory verse* “But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I be not be afraid.28. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.29. And he said, come, And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water……Praise God” (Matthew 14:27-shame.
He who makes no mistake makes no progress. One mistake will become an experience, which eventually brings competence, and you will make fewer mistake as you grow up! Please pray and plan bigger things for your life and the ministry this year! Take bigger risk and be prayerfully this year! Did Peter not boldly Walk on water? Yes, he failed along the way and began to sink, but the Lord lifted him up! The Same Hand that Lifted Peter is around your life and your ministry, ready to spin you out of disgrace and shame !

*PRAYER:* I Thank God for today’s word , i pray to God that the hands that Lifted Peter should lift me too, i pray that the hands that Lifted Peter should wipe out the shame of any past mistakes of my destiny in Jesus name i pray….Amen

LET GOD FIRST IN EVERYTHING

Friday, 24th April, 2020

*🗣Memory verse*:

“IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, PUT GOD FIRST, AND HE WILL DIRECT YOU AND CROWN YOUR EFFORTS WITH SUCCESS.”- (PROVERBS 3:6, TLB)

It is said that the secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the first priority to every decision, and the first place in your heart. We are alive because of Christ. Without Him, life is meaningless. If God has the first place in your life, it will show in your actions. John the Baptist said in John 3:30 — “He must increase, but I must decrease.”Beloved, does God control your life? If God is your priority, you will seek Him; if God is first in your life, He will be the first person you talk to when you wake up. Put God first in everything you do and you will become His priority.

*PRAYER:* Lord, I pray for the grace to put you first in everything I do. I yield my heart to you completely in Jesus’ name, Amen

BE A GOOD SHEPHERD

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020.

*.Memory verse*: “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened”. *Zachariah 11:17 (kjv)*

The shepherd who leaves his flock is not good. He will get what he deserves. The good news is this; we have a good shepherd, Jesus. He is the best shepherd, and He never leaves us (His flock).He protects us, even if one wanders away, He goes after him/her. Let’s be thankful that, we serve the good shepherd Jesus.

*PRAYER:* Lord, You are good, You are truly the best shepherd Lord Jesus. Thank You for going after us when we try to wander away. We do not deserve to have such a good Lord, You are good. You, Jesus, truly are the best shepherd. Thank You for looking out for us. For going after us when we try to wander away. We do not deserve to have such a good shepherd like You, but You care for us anyways. It was nothing I did that made me lovable, and yet You choose to love me. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

THE CHALLENGES OF THE WORD

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 *Memory verse* “BELOVED, THINK IT NOT STRANGE CONCERNING THE FIERY TRIAL WHICH IS TO TRY YOU, AS THOUGH SOME STRANGE THING HAPPENED UNTO YOU:13: BUT REJOICE, INASMUCH AS YE ARE YE ARE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS; THAT, WHEN HIS GLORY SHALL BE REVEALED, YE MAY BE GLAD ALSO WITH EXCEEDING JOY”.( 1PETER 4:12-13)
The more faith in God’s word is challenged, the more your kingdom confidence grows. Remember, God’s commands should always be your standard for living an effective lifestyle. Heaven and earth will pass away , but my word will remain forever. Remember, if your faith is in God’s word it doesn’t matter what happens around you because God’s word is sovereign, and stable. He never shifts or moves. He is always the same , God’s Constitution makes it perfectly clear : Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
*PRAYER:* Lord Jesus i thank you for this opportunity given me, All i need is to Over come the challenges which Satan planning in Jesus name i pray……Amen

SPREAD THE GOSPEL IN THE STRENGTH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Tuesday,21st April, 2020
*Memory verse*
“But ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth”. Act’s 1:8 (kjv)
When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the Holy Spirit also come and live in us. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can be witnesses of Christ. We don’t have to be in a certain place to talk about Jesus and be a witness to Him. We can show others the love of Jesus in our own homes to our family, in our offices to our co-workers, and in the towns we live in. We are called to be a witness everywhere we go. Wherever you are right now is where God wants you to be a witness for Him.
*PRAYER:*
Father God, you have brought me to this moment in time and this place in the world. Sometimes I’m not sure why You have me here and not elsewhere, but I know You have me here for a reason. Help me to listen to Your Spirit and to be a witness for You now in the place You have me. Thank you for Your Holy Spirit who leads me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.➖

WAIT FOR YOUR CHANGE

Monday, 20th April, 2020
*Memory verse*;
“IF PEOPLE DIE, CAN THEY COME BACK TO LIFE? BUT I WILL WAIT FOR BETTER TIMES, WAIT TILL THIS TIME OF TROUBLE IS ENDED.” (JOB 14:14 GN).
Hope is simply refusing to give up on something and believing God for the situation to change. Hope sees a brighter tomorrow or future even when one is in a valley. That is why David, said in (Psalm 37:24) “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”No matter how the persecution, the blood of Jesus is still speaking for his people, so let us remain humble and obedience to the Lord because is hand is Mighty to save us.
*PRAYER:
* Thank You Lord, for the Word, increase my hope and joy in You. Help me take my eyes off the storms and focus on You alone in Jesus name,Amen.