EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020
1 Corinthians 7:16 - For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
My family and I worshipped at Living Faith Church, Dawaki, Abuja, Nigeria. My wife later stopped coming to church, and I asked her why. She said she had joined Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW). I continued going to Living Faith Church, but I was living in sin even as I did. Over time, I began to observe changes in the lifestyle of my wife and children. Inwardly, I was happy, but I hid my joy.
Anytime she informed me of their desire to attend Holiness Movement program I felt happy and would gladly remove money from my pocket and give to them.
1 Peter 3:1 - 4; 1. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
I started smoking in 2009, and it remained part of my life. I usually don’t buy a stick or two rather, I bought in packets and smoked all of it. My wife often talked to me about living a holy life, but I never took it seriously. When the 2019 December Conference of Holiness Revival Movement was approaching, she told me about it, and I picked interest. I kept the program in my mind as the date approached.
I had a job to do on the first day of the program, I quickly finished the job, came back home, took my bath and made a decision to smoke before I go since they said the place is holy ground.
I bought a pack of cigarettes, smoked two sticks, and kept the rest. I thought to myself, “What will I do with the remaining cigarettes since I cannot smoke there?” So, I gave it to my friend, who is also a smoker.
(To be concluded tomorrow).
Thought for the day: A good wife is a treasure to her husband.
Song for the day: Holiness is the beauty of believer; Lord, I want to be holy….
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 47-49; Acts 26
PASTOR PAUL RIKA