BECOME A BETTER YOU

MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY JULY 22, 2021

BECOME A BETTER YOU

MAIN TEXT: 2 CORINTHIANS 6:17
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”.

JEREMIAH 29:13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Beloved of God, for you to be really redeemed of the Lord, you must adopt a new way of living.
One thing that can come upon a new creature in Christ is the departure from curses to blessings.

Apostle Paul encourages us to be transformed rather than being conformed to this world of sin (Romans 12:1-2). The truth of the matter is that only those who are in Christ can experience the new things God promises us in His word.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

When a person accepts Jesus as His or Her Lord and Saviour, such a person automatically become dead to the old life, every link with the old life is cut off. Every new creature in Christ submits to His Lordship.
From the point of rebirth, we begin to hunger for righteousness by pursuing purity, honesty, justice, love, humility and service to humanity. It starts from a new mind. You immediately begin to think differently from the old ways to such an extent that your new behavior and a better you may seem strange, even to you. This new life in Christ comes with the assurance of abundant life here on earth and even in heaven.

THE LIFE THAT IS TRANSFORMED BY CHRIST STANDS OUT

PRAYER: Father, as a new creature in Christ, please help me to always live according to your word in Jesus Name. Amen.

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.

FROM INSULTS TO RESULTS

MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2021

FROM INSULTS TO RESULTS

MAIN TEXT; 1 THESSALONIANS 2:2 ‘We have previously suffered and been insulted in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you the gospel in spite of strong opposition.’

‘These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus is revealed.’ 1 Peter 1:7

The Believers’ journey on earth is characterized by problems, pains and oppositions. You cannot be a successful Christian without receiving a fair share of these. Insults, humiliations and reproach are part of what you must receive on your way to heaven. If you are genuinely following Christ.

The good news is: your experience shall not end in insults only but in victory, in Jesus’ name. Amen. Your life is not destined to end in shame and disgrace, but, the devil uses them as tools to bring your faith down, but, God allows them to create an awareness in you of your need to depend on him. Let’s look at Paul. As highly placed as he was in the society, he was badly insulted, perhaps, by those below his pay grade but He persevered.

He did not throw away his bible, confidence and courage. In spite of strong opposition, he kept on preaching the gospel. Paul refused to take offence with those who insulted him, and was never deterred by the insults. He did not give up his assignment of spreading the gospel, being a Christian nor did he leave church. That you are insulted as a Christian shows you are truly walking in line with God’s will (2 Tim 3:12).

Remember your level of preparation dictates your level of blessing that awaits you when you pass the test. Sometimes you need insults to deflate your ego. The natural man is not useful to God. Before God uses any man, he sifts him of the chaff so that the substance will shine forth. Ignore the insults, focus on your assignment and make sure you are positively impacting other people.

JESUS CHRIST TOOK OUR SHAME AND GAVE US GLORY

Prayer: Dear Master Jesus, turn every insult and reproach in my life to glory and honor. Amen

BY BISHOP DR NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL)

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.