Morning Devotions

[11/30, 6:52 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-30
TOPIC: BEING DIFFERENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

SCRIPTURE:  Wherefore come out from among them,”and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you 

2 Corinthians  6″:17.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You cannot make a difference until you are different

 

To be different is to be distinct in quality and nature from the rest.

It has been confirmed that,”you cannot make a difference until you are different. And until your nature is different your future can never be different.

 

As believers in Christ we are called to be different from the rest of the people of the world. The believer is to be markedly different from the unbeliever as light is from darkness. But amazingly, it is now difficult to differentiate a believer from an unbeliever especially in conduct. 

The same way an unbeliever cheats in an example, for example, some ‘Christians’ would also cheat. I have heard that most people would prefer to do business with an unbeliever (even someone from the other religion) than to do business with some Christians. What an upside down arrangement!

One day, I was in an aircraft and a man who sat next to me was making a phone call and he said;  ‘O yes, I’m speaking to you from Lagos now’ meanwhile we were at the Abuja airport!  I was so amazed! The unfortunate thing is that Christians are doing the same thing – lying up and down. The question is, what kind of salvation did you receive that didn’t change your character when you “gave” your life to Him? 

Beloved, that it is popular does not make it proper. That the whole world is doing it does not make it right either. The standard of God remains sure.

Please be different in order to have a different destiny in this sinking world.

You shall make it, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: You cannot make a difference until you are different.

ASSIGNMENT (S):

1. Ensure that you make the word of God your standard not man.

2. Determine to be clearly different in character from unbelievers or lukewarm Christians

 

For Further Understanding,”Get This Message”: The Essence of Christianity

PRAYER: Lord,”I ask for forgiveness in any area I conformed to the world’s system or compromised the Kingdom principles in time past. I make demands for Your Grace to be clearly different from the world. Help me to come out clearly for You Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

 

DAILY READING”: Daniel 7:1 to 28,”1 John 1″:1 to10,”Psalm 119″:153 to 176,”Proverbs 28″:23 to 24

QUOTE: To flow with the crowd is to be lost in the crowd. Culled from 30 Secrets to the Top’ by Dr Paul Enenche.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The December 2019 Blessing Sunday Services tomorrow by 6:00am,”8″:00am & 9:00am at the Glory Dome. Invite your friends and loved ones. God bless you as you come

AMAZING FACT: To grow 1 centimeter nail takes 100 days (approximately) and to completely renew,”they need 4 to 6 months.

 

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: The grace to be different in order to make a difference is released upon you in Jesus’ Name. 

 

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[11/30, 6:55 AM] 919063: ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received.’ 1 Peter 4:10 NIV

Taking Responsibility And Risks (3)
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received.’ 1 Peter 4:10 NIV
Guess which big company felt like ‘choking on its own chocolate’ after it elected not to feature one of its products in the 1982 blockbuster film E.T.? If you said M&M’s, you’d be right! How did it happen? Turns out the Mars chocolate bar company executives decided nothing could be gained from allowing their M&M’s sweets to be used in what some of them considered ‘a silly movie’. Consequently, the little boy Elliott ended up luring the loveable alien E.T. with Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces. That one scene drew millions of customers worldwide into sweet shops in quest of Reese’s Pieces! Thanks to this movie mega-hit, Hershey’s sales shot up 65 per cent! It’s interesting that the Mars executives who said ‘No’ probably lived in big houses, drove big cars, and earned big salaries! Yep, doubt and fear stalk the rich as well as the poor; you’ll find naysayers at the top and bottom of the corporate ladder.
Do you recall these words from the famous poem by John Greenleaf Whittier: ‘For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been”’?
Think of all the times opportunity knocked and nobody answered. Are you standing before a door of opportunity today? Are you afraid to walk through it? Don’t be. God is with you. His Word says, ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’ When God gives you a gift He gives you the grace and grit to use it. So step out in faith, ‘commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.’ (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)
SoulFood: Josh 14–15, John 15:18–27, Ps 65, Pro 28:17–20
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