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.

WHERE SHALL WE GO?

connnWHERE SHALL WE GO? When we can no longer differentiate a church from a social gathering, and all what we do in church is to just have fun. When we can’t differentiate a choir from a harlot, and an usher is not different from a waiter. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go? When worship session in a church is just like a disco night and we cant differentiate a pastor from a comedian. When salvation message is no longer the order of the day but prosperity and entertainment message is now the core course. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go? When prayer warrior now have to go to tongue-speaking school for utterances, and deliverance and healing session is now like MTH 201 to be taught and learned.

When pastor have to pause for members to clap and shout during sermon in enthusiasm, and all what we now gain from preaching is new vocabulary and word usage. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go? When the church of God is now an exhibition ground for the latest designer jackets and hats. And  new converts can no longer come to church for the fear of being inferior. When tithes and offerings in church become the yard-stick for growth, and the little donations from the faithful member have to suffer for senior pastor’s birthday. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?

When the senior Pastors retired to the vestry and asked the junior Pastors to conduct services for them while they go to sleep, where shall we go?When Pastors no longer attend Sunday school and Bible teachings but hand it over to volunteer ministers where do we go? When fund raising is now disguised and referred to as revival. When the number of souls being lost from the church is higher than gained souls.

Where shall we go is the question right; But never a rhetoric one. Where we can go is simply the feet of the old rugged cross to plead for genuine spiritual revival of the church of our Father. Someone sent this to me and I found it thought provoking.

What do you think about this?

Credit : FB/Grace

Money isn’t Barometer for Success.

When I was younger, I was involved in a small business of by buying and selling I was able to generate a profit and have money in my pocket at the end of every week.

I well remember walking around with feelings of confidence and positive self-worth as a result of the money in my pocket. I felt good about myself.

One time I spent quite a bit of money from my capital. My feelings of confidence and self-worth were damaged as the cash dwindled away. I felt worse about myself. But was I really any different than when I had the money?

As I reflect on that time in my youth, I realize that I had already bought the world’s lie that my worth as a person had something to do with the amount of cash with me. Like so many people, I didn’t know the truth about money.

Money is not my self-worth

If I believe that my self-worth is related to the money I have, then my self-worth will vacillate depending on my income and net worth.  I will tend to feel that I’m of value only if I make a certain amount of income. Such false thinking is totally contrary to what the Scripture says about who we are in Christ and the ultimate source of our income.

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