OUR DAILY REFLECTION

THE DISGUISED VISITOR
Text: Hebrews 13:1-2

“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Being sensitive is paramount in our walk with God. Sometime, I imagine how Abraham managed to know he needed to entertain the three visitors he saw while sitting at his tent’s door. But the answer is not farfetched – he was sensitive and able to tap into their blessing for his family’s good.

There was a time God spoke to my family that a man of the spirit would visit our home and when he comes, He told us what to entertain him with and while going, what we must give him. It took the Holy Spirit to help us identify him when he actually came because it was someone we never expected to be.

God can show up using any form to visit, pass a message across or deliver a blessing to you but how sensitive are you to identify Him when He does? His appearance may not be what you want to identify with, yet that’s who has the answer to your prayers. This is why you must be careful in your dealings with people.

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
God often gives an unannounced visit but it takes being sensitive to know when He shows up.

PRAY:
Father, please help me to know when my angel of goodness comes and how to tap into his blessing for me in Jesus’ name.

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MEDIAGELISM
Text: Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The purpose of our salvation is to serve God and one way we are to do that is to rise for the salvation of others. The command to go into all the world and preach the gospel is to every believer. Your light is not to be under the bushel but on top of the candlestick so you can shine for all (Matt 5:15).

Thank God for social media, but while others are using it for worldly or selfish purposes, you and I can use it to tell others about the love of Christ. Places we cannot go; people we cannot meet personally can be reached through the social media, among others.

In Matt 4:19, Jesus met some guys “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” You have people following you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on but what have become of their lives through your posts? Even if you are shy to talk to people about Christ, are you also shy to post about him on your wall?

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
If the reason why you are on social media is not, firstly, to tell others about Christ, then you need to reconsider your purpose.

PRAY:
Father, I receive power to witness Christ to others in Jesus’ name.

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SACRIFICING COMFORT
Text: Genesis 12:1-3

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

How much do you love comfort? One of the greatest hindrances to progress or fulfilment is too much of comfort. A lot of us have become so comfortable with where we are that we see no need to break our fallow ground while some others are afraid to sacrifice their comfort, so they remained where they are.

To do God’s will, there are times you will have to sacrifice comfort but the end will always pay off. When God asked me to move, like Abraham, out of my former place of service to a totally new environment to fulfill my life assignment, initially it was a bit scary, but thank God I obeyed.

When you know who is leading, where you are heading should not be a major challenge to you even if the road seems rough. God will not lead you in the path He won’t follow you. This, the Psalmist understood so well he said he won’t be afraid even if he walked through the valley of the shadow of death.

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
God will not lead you in the path He won’t follow you.

PRAY:
Lord, I receive grace to obey You completely.