EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020
Philippians 2: 12-16
Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
This is a testimony by a Unit Leader in HOREMOW.
In May 2019, I was nominated among many to undergo 4 weeks training in Police College, Kaduna for promotion from the rank of Sergeant to Inspector of Police. I arrived early to the camp and was led to hold daily devotions for women, which resulted in my appointment as Camp Women Leader.
The major challenge came in area of dressing for morning exercise, jogging, drills and parade. We were mandated to use trousers and short knickers but I refused bluntly because it is an abomination for women to wear trousers. I used long skirts for all the exercises until one of the instructors confronted me and insisted that I must wear trousers.
The Lord gave me boldness to resist firmly and used a senior officer to warn him to leave me alone. One night during the training, there was a medical emergency when a woman went into sudden health crisis in the female hostel. Immediately, they all said, “Please quickly call that sister with long skirts to pray for her.”
To my amazement, the Lord intervened promptly in restoring her health after I prayed a short, fervent prayer. The woman later confessed to me that she was a Christian before but converted to Islam because of marriage, but by reason of this mercy God has shown her, she has decided to abandon Islam and return to Jesus for forgiveness and restoration.
Praise the Lord! She said she has stopped praying the Islamic way and was now following us in the camp daily devotions. Alleluia! The Lord helped me in teaching the women the word of God and sharing HOREMOW books and materials to them. In my absence, one of them wanted to sew a new uniform and was counseled to follow my example and sew a skirt for herself instead of trouser for official use.
To the glory of God, she agreed, and we became two women wearing long skirts in the camp! God is indeed faithful to His children.
Thought for the day:
May the Lord use our lives as a message to convert others
Song for the day:
Send the light, the blessed gospel light….
Bible reading for the day:
1 Kings 8-9; Luke 23:39-56
PASTOR PAUL RIKA