EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY DECEMBER 31, 2019
Key verse: Mark 10:44 “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.”
Greatness is not in physical appearance or human recognition.
Greatness is not a matter of outward position or human recognition. Let us come to money, who has the most money here in his possession, you may not tell, the person you think is not the one, may be, you will be judging on the clothes or shoes the person is putting on.
Your judgment may be wrong. So, in the same way the greatest in the kingdom is not someone you think is occupying this mighty position such as International Director, maybe you are judging wrongly God knows who actually is the greatest, therefore do not seek great positions hoping to attain greatness thereby.
Do you know that God does not see greatness in position? There are many General overseers, Church founders and Bishops over great assemblies whose names are not in heaven, because of sinful lifestyles. They arrange for immorality with women in various places and claim that they are going for missionary work, and you think he is going to preach there.
He goes over there to do what he wants, and comes here and be saying when I was in America it was great. You say great man of God, Bishop of human recognition. It is a matter of inward humility, in the Spirit, in the heart greatness in the kingdom is not a matter of position occupied, leadership authority, spiritual gift and power, political office, academic degree, fame among men, success and achievements.
True greatness can be seen where godly virtues are manifested as great faith, outstanding godliness, wisdom, manifesting great acts of sacrificial love. It can be shown by manifesting great self-control, and patience. It is a matter of heartfelt love for God, and commitment to His word and to holy living. To the woman, the Lord says do not seek to please your husband through carnal beauty but rather be spiritual.
Your face may not be beautiful, but righteousness makes every woman beautiful. This is where beauty is. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Why are you running after physical beauty that appears today and fades away tomorrow? Run after greatness in the right area, develop your virtuous qualities as a woman.
Brothers among the leaders come down. Do not seat on top of them. Do not make any impression because, you want to show that I am among the higher coordinators then, you are the least among them if you keep on making a show of yourself.
Thought for the day:
Daniel was a great man, well beloved of his God.
Song for the day:
I want to be like Daniel (3x), to follow Jesus Christ….
Bible reading for the day:
Malachi; Revelation 22.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA