THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER, 22ND 2016.
THEME: TIME FOR STOCK TAKING
TEXT: Psalm 130, Psalm 66:18
"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" (2 Corinthians 13:5)
The scripture recommends regular stock taking by all believers to ascertain if they are still in the faith. This is in view of the fact that many that have fallen out of faith; working for God but not walking with Him and manifesting gifts without the Giver, come to believe that they are still in the faith. Such examination provides room for correction. thereby saving the soul from eternal damnation. However, examining themselves will help them to see their wretchedness and repent.
The bible says if God should mark iniquities, who shall stand? There are 'little' things we feel are not sin and do not matter. But it is an obvious fact that such little details can send someone to hell fire except God intervene by His mercy. You must therefore find time on a regular basis to assess yourself and discover those areas you are not meeting up in your Christian life and then make the necessary amendments in case anything happens.
Sing spirit filled songs unto God and thank Him for everything He has accomplished in your life and then take the following prayer points.
1. O God my Father, I thank you for giving me the grace to see this day and which has enabled me to examine myself.
2. Your word says, "lf the Lord should mark iniquities, who shall stand"? In any way I have sinned against you knowingly and unknowingly, in your wrath; remember mercy. Do not judge me in your anger. Rather, let your mercy prevail, in Jesus' name.
3. Any bad luck, failure, disappointments following after my life; be terminated, in Jesus' name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA