THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: Friday April, 28th, 2017.
TEXT: Prov. 14:34, Gen 3: 17 – 19, 23 – 24
TOPIC: SINFUL LIFESTYLE HINDERS FRUITFULNESS
MEMORISE: “He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.” (Proverbs 22:8)
Man in his natural form carries a sinful nature, inherited from our first parents Adam and Eve who went on to multiply the earth with offspring in such sinful form. Sin has been man’s root problem since his fall. The implication is that man lost the glory of God and fellowship with Him. God is of purer eyes to behold iniquity. After the fall of man, he began to suffer terribly; the ground was no more fertile for him and sorrows characterized all that man did. But Jesus came to pay the ultimate price for mankind and as many who receive him as their personal Lord and Saviour will have their sins forgiven, and the glory lost by the first man restored to them.
From the experience which Adam and Eve had as a result of their disobedience, it is evident that sin is the major reason why many people all over the world are passing through terrible predicaments. No being can oppose the living God. His standard remains righteousness and holiness. If you are convicted of sin, you should not follow the example set by Adam by simply walking away. What you have to do is genuinely repent from your sin and then go ahead to maintain holiness and righteousness as is His nature. Once this is done, He is ever ready to receive you back as His son/daughter, and assuredly you will be fruitful and be blessed in every aspect of life. Note, it is the promise of our Father to bless those who obey Him. God is not a man that He should lie. So, go ahead and live your life to please Him always, and you shall be blessed here on earth and still make heaven at last.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. O Lord God my Father, I repent from all forms of sinful lifestyles, in Jesus' name.
2. By your Spirit, I receive fresh grace for purity; to live a life of holiness and righteousness, in Jesus' name.
3. By your grace and power, I command every lost glory as a result of sin to be restored, in Jesus' name.
4. Lord, I pray for greater grace, higher levels of righteousness, holy living and sanctification to come upon the life of our G.O, our mummy in the Lord and The Lord’s Chosen ministry, in Jesus name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA
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