BECOME LIKE JESUS

Sunday 3rd May, 2020 *Memory verse* “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”. 2 Cotronthains 5:21 (kjv)

God is perfect. He does not sin. He is the opposite of sin. Jesus is God, but was sent to earth as a man to know sin. By knowing sin, He can better understand and communicate the message of God to humanity. Do not be confused about this passage: Christ is not a sinner. He is a sacrificial offering to sin sent to earth by God, His father so that our sins could be forgiven. Thanks be to God.

*PRAYER:* Perfect and almighty Lord, my strength and guardian, I am a sinner. Forgive me Father, for I have sinned, and knowing that You sent Your only son to earth to die for my sins makes this admission more shameful. O Lord, please hear my prayer! I beg that You give me a chance to improve and pledge my faith to You, so that I may spread Your glory to others. There is only one path for me Abba Father, and that path leads to heaven, so that I may rejoice with You and Christ. I pray this in the name of Christ, Amen.

DON’T JUDGE, LOVE INSTEAD

Saturday, 2nd MAY, 2020
* *🗣Memory verse*:”Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?” Matthew 7:1-3 (NLT)

It is so easy to judge someone else isn’t it? If I am not careful, I will become a judge and jury over someone else’s behaviour and not even notice that I have committed the greater sin. Jesus had a lot to say about this behaviour. He says to get rid of the log in our own eye first, then go after someone else’s speck!
The Bible says, ‘There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you to judge your neighbour? In this we become like the Devil himself. Let’s repent of any judging we may be doing. When things irritate us or when we are tempted to judge someone else, let’s pray for them. Let’s ask God for discernment so we will know what we can do instead of judging.
*PRAYER:* Dear God, I am so guilty of judging others. I have been forgiven so much by You and yet I confess that I so quickly forget Your mercy and show no grace to someone else. I judge with my thoughts and actions, Please forgive me. Help me today, not to judge, but to choose the better way, the way of love and forgiveness,Amen.

GOD OUR ROCK.

Friday, 1May, 2020
*Memory verse* “THEIR ENEMIES KNOW THAT THEIR OWN gods ARE WEAK,NOT MIGHTY LIKE ISRAEL’S GOD.”– (DEUTERONOMY 32:31 GN)
The reason why we can stand tall in any situation is because of the Solid Rock (God) beneath us. The Great Rock is dependable and reliable, we call Him – unshakable and unmovable. The champion of the whole universe. 1 Samuel 2:2 says, There is no one holy like the Lord. There is no one besides You! And there is no rock like our God. Why do you have to fear the enemy who is under the feet of this Great Rock? Moses had the backing of God that was why he was not afraid of Pharaoh. When you have an understanding of who God is, your confidence level is boosted. David, a young boy was not afraid to confront a giant when warriors were running away from Goliath. Delight yourself in the Lord, get to know Him and every doubt about your life, situation and future will be erased.
*PRAYER:* Thank you Lord, for being my Rock in all seasons. There is none like You, you are God all by Yourself in Jesus name,Amen.

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.