If Christians do not preach the gospel, who will? If a church spends most of her time on corporate worship, discipleship and fellowship, putting little emphasis on personal evangelism, that church has lost her purpose. 3000 people got saved when Peter preached his Day of Pentecost sermon, today there is a lot of talk about the Holy Spirit and the supernatural but we seem to need “3000 sermons” to save 1 person!
We fight not a battle of flesh and blood but we fight against the powers of darkness. We fight not a battle against brothers and sisters but we fight against the one who fell from heaven. Oh can’t you see the battle is raging, oh can’t you see we need to be stronger each day? Therefore, my beloved brethren be steadfast, immovable, abounding in the work of the Lord. Knowing that your labor is not in vain, never never never in vain in the Lord. By the power of His Name, God will triumph!
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58
We are wretched sinners saved by God’s amazing grace…. saved to live pure and holy lives, set apart to be His holy vessels to bring healing and wholeness to an unholy world.
Our God is a JEALOUS God – He does not share His glory with anyone, He is not pleased when our devotion to Him is compromised and when we give our attention to other gods and worldly things, He acts to protect us from evil, He defends the poor and needy, He will not allow the enemy to destroy us unless we choose the path of unholiness and destruction by ourselves, He will return with His power, authority and judgment – and the ungodly will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1Cor.6:9).
You can’t honor God without a culture of honoring one another! The Word of God instructs us to honor one another (Rom.12:10), clearly when we do so, we please God and honor Him. And the Lord also said that “those who honor Me I will honor” (1Sam.2:30). So when we honor one another, we have honored God and in response, God honors us! That’s the culture of honor. Thus, every believer who seeks to honor God must also seek to honor one another. Honor breeds honor. When we honor others, others will honor us too. When we dishonor others whether privately or publicly, they will in turn dishonor us. The whole thing turns ugly and dishonors the Name of Christ. So let us rejoice in what is good and give thanks to God for one another. May you intentionally honor those around you today whether they deserve it or not. Together, let’s build a strong culture of honor. Have a great day!
“….. for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.” (1Sam.2:30)
It is easy to be self-centred and self-obsessed. And it takes considerable effort to appreciate, affirm and honor others because we are naturally selfish.The Bible tells us in Rom.12:10 to be devoted to one another in love and to honor one shorter above ourselves! When we decide to build a culture of honor at home or in the workplace, great things happen because people who feel honored, loved and respected do better in life and perform better in school and at work. They are more motivated, they work hard and they want to contribute. On the other hand, those who do not feel honored become frustrated, angry and bitter. As a result, they give up on people, work and life altogether. So wherever you are today, cultivate that culture of honor and begin to reap the fruit of love, joy and excellence! Have a great day!
"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." (Rom.12:10)