OUR DAILY REFLECTION

RELEASE YOUR MENTAL CAPACITY
Text: 3 John 1:2

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

One of God’s best gifts to man is the mind. 2 Tim 1:7 says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Embedded in the mind is the capacity to think creatively. Part of your redemptive package is a sound mind!

God is our Creator and because He made us like Himself, we have the capacity to make things happen also. To some people, their inability to use their mind creatively is the reason for their stagnancy in life. One of God’s ways of answering prayers is that He deposits ideas in us but if we don’t engage the mind, we may not profit from those ideas.

Enough of negative thoughts, positive thinking births positive happenings. There is no single way of doing anything; creatively, you can chart a better method. What you don’t have is not your problem but your inability to engage your mental capacity to produce what you desire.

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
How often do you engage your mind?

PRAY:
Father, help me to utilise my mind productively from now in Jesus’ name.

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.

OUR DAILY REFLECTION

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.