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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...THEME: CONTENTMENT BRINGS JOY

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...

DATE: Thursday, January 18 , 2018.

TEXT: Philippians 4:11-13

THEME: CONTENTMENT BRINGS JOY

MEMORISE: “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Timothy 6:6)


MESSAGE: 

Many people are not content with their situation and circumstances. It is important that we define what we mean by contentment in this context. Contentment means being grateful and appreciative of what we have been given. Acontented person is joyful and has serenity even when things may not be going his or her way. Contentment does not mean that you should not aim for a higher level or strive to rise above your present circumstances and improve your lot in life. You can always aspire and seek progress without being discontented and disgruntled.

Lack of contentment is evident in the life of a Christian who is always prone to murmuring and complaining. Just like the Israelites of old who always complained and murmured even after receiving from God, a discontented Christian never sees any …

THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...THEME: WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...

DATE: Wednesday, January 17 , 2018.

TEXT: Psalm 40:1-4

THEME: WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING

MEMORISE: “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:3)

MESSAGE: 

One Christian virtue we must all learn to cultivate is patience. Impatience has led many to go astray and end up in sorrow. As human beings, especially these days where we live in a culture of instant gratification, it is difficult to wait for unspecified amount of time for God to answer our prayers. We want it now without delay and tend to get discouraged when we don't see any signs of it coming to pass soon. This in turn causes sorrow and depression.

It is important for us to know that God's way are not our ways neither does His timing always align with ours. He will not give you something until He knows that you are ready for it. Sometimes it is not God that is…

THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL... THEME: EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF GENEROSITY

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: Tuesday, January 16 , 2018. TEXT: 2 Corinth 9:6-10 THEME: EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF GENEROSITY
MEMORISE: “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ( Acts 20:35)
MESSAGE: 
There is joy in serving others. When Jesus came to the world, He derived joy in obeying God and going around and doing good for humanity. He went around preaching the gospel and healing the sick and broken hearted. 
There were times that He forgot to eat and His disciples had to urge Him to rest and eat. His reply was that doing the will of His Father was bread for Him. This goes to show that He found joy and fulfilment in being a blessing to others. As true disciples of Christ we should follow in His example.
When God blesses you, He does not mean it for you to enjoy the blessing alone. He expects that you in turn will be a good steward of the res…

THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...THEME: GUARD YOUR HEART

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: Monday, January 15 , 2018.
TEXT: Matthew 15:16-20
THEME: GUARD YOUR HEART
MEMORISE: “A wise man's heart is at his right hand but a fool's heart at his left.” (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
MESSAGE:  The heart is the most important part of the human body. Once the heart stops beating, life ceases and it will be the end of the person's physical existence. Likewise, in spiritual terms the heart is also very important. The Bible tells us that the heart is where the issues of life flow from. Our diet affects the condition of our physical hearts. If you eat healthy nutritious whole foods your heart will be in good condition and it will serve you well. 
On the other hand if you eat junk processed foods all the time, your heart will be adversely affected and may give up functioning prematurely. It has been scientifically proven that consistently eating fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can reverse heart disease without the use of medication.
Similarly, we mu…

THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...THEME: GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: Sunday, January 14 , 2018. TEXT: Matthew 7:7-11 THEME: GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS
MEMORISE: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
MESSAGE:
The first thing a new comer sees when they first come to The Lord’s Chosen is a sign over the pulpit that boldly proclaims that 'The God of Chosen Answers Prayers'. Many Christians today do not believe this assertion to be true.
They have prayed over a particular issue for years and have not received an answer. They have lost faith and believe that the Bible is just a fairy tale. They don't believe in miracles even when they hear of such. They believe that most are staged or at best a product of 'juju', black magic or demonic influences. This is ironic because this means they believe in demons but not the power of God!
Unfortunately, the state of many churches today where most are just glorified…

THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL..THEME: SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...

DATE: Saturday, January 13, 2018.

TEXT: John 4: 7-39

THEME: SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS

MEMORISE: “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” ( Mark 16:7)

MESSAGE: 
When you experience the goodness of God that makes for joyful existence, you are obligated to spread the good news to others so that they too can come in contact with the truth and experience a turnaround in their situation. It is an act of selfishness when you do not share your testimony with others.

There are many examples in the Bible where people that had an encounter with Jesus ran to tell others about their experiences and by so doing drew other people to the Lord. One of such was the Samaritan woman Jesus met by the well. After her encounter with Jesus, she was so excited that she left her water-pot at the well and ran to the city to tell others of her encounter.

Her testimony made many Samaritans who were traditionally enemies of the Jews to follow…

THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...THEME: IN HIS PRESENCE THERE IS FULLNESS OF JOY

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THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: Friday, January 12 , 2018.
TEXT: 1 Samuel 1:9-18
THEME: IN HIS PRESENCE THERE IS FULLNESS OF JOY
MEMORISE: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” ( Psalm 16:11) There are serval things that cannot stand in the presence of God. For example, no unclean or unholy thing can come into His presence. 
Another thing that cannot stay in His presence is sorrow. When a child of God comes into the presence of God to unburden his heart, he cannot go back sorrowful the way he came. Remember that He does not call the seed of Jacob to seek Him in vain.
Our reading today is a good example for how being in His presence drives away our sorrow and fears. Hannah had been barren for a long time and must have resigned herself to a life without children. While her husband, Elkanah, showed her love despite her inability to bear him children, she was not so lucky when it came to her co-wife, Pen…