EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2020
TEXT: ROMANS 8:28-30
KEY VERSE: John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
It is God that calls you into service. It may appear as if you made the choice, but He did and ordered your steps towards it. He said I chose you even when you were in your mother’s womb. The ministries God gives His children are in stages. As you show faithfulness in one, he takes you to the next stage. You should know that it is not by your power but the Will of God. Therefore, do not seek greatness after the flesh which promotes covetousness and jealousy for other’s promotion. Do not despise the calling of others. It is God that calls each person into different ministries, so do not disdain your little beginning. Also, do not glory in your status, talent or gifts; but, return ALL glory to God.
The members of the Body of Christ are many and the position you occupy in it is decided by God. Whichever work you are doing (whether ushering, sanitation, preaching, prayer warrior etc.), do it faithfully and with joy. The work is complimentary to others, so let us see this work as a team working together to win together and to go to heaven together. Also, let us understand that we shall be rewarded according to our service.
Paul declared that he was an apostle by the Will of God, not any man. Avoid strife. Rely on God for guidance. Do not complain that somebody has pushed you away. They must have pushed you to where God wants you to be. Be there for God and in due season, He will help you to stand and grow. Our place of reward is heaven. God has decided to reward us for the righteous and holy service we have rendered to him.
Moreover, humility must be seen in our love for one another to forestall envy, covetousness, jealousy, and bitterness. Let everyone see his or her work to be complimentary to others and if left undone it may affect others. Avoid self-centeredness in this work but stress collective responsibility and the name of the Lord will be glorified. Top of FormYou are considered special by God who had chosen you out of the multitudes in the world. As a bride groom who has decided to take a bride to Himself, know that all that our God has is for us and we will partake in His great treasure. Amen!
Thought for the day: Nobody partners with God and comes out a loser.
Song for the day: When He calls me I will answer (3x)...
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 34-36; Philippians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA