Posts from August 2023

Posts from August 2023

Lights Burning, Loins Girded – Are Your Lamps Ready? | Day 4

Day 4: Lights Burning, Loins Girded Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; Luke 12:35  (KJV) Reflection: Being prepared is a continuous process, a lifelong commitment. Having our “loins girded” means being always active in our faith, while keeping our “lights burning” suggests a life that radiates Christ’s love and wisdom. Illustration: Consider a professional athlete always in training, not just for the big games but even during the off-season. In the same way, we must continually…

The Consequences of Unpreparedness – Are Your Lamps Ready? | Day 3

Day 3: The Consequences of Unpreparedness And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Mathew 25:10-12  (KJV) Reflection: Being unprepared has eternal consequences. The foolish virgins found that out too late. We cannot afford to be…

Knowing The Bridegroom – Are Your Lamps Ready? | Day 2

Day 2: Knowing The Bridegroom While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Mathew 25:5-6  (KJV) Reflection: The bridesmaids slept, but their state of readiness determined their ultimate fate. Recognizing and knowing the Bridegroom when He comes is critical. In our walk with God, a surface-level faith won’t suffice; we need a deep, relational understanding of who Christ is to us.…

The Importance of Oil – Are Your Lamps Ready? | Day 1

Day 1: The Importance of Oil They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Mathew 25:3-4  (KJV) Reflection: Oil is the sustenance for the lamp, much like how our faith and the Holy Spirit sustain us. Without the oil, the lamp serves no purpose. Similarly, without faith and the Spirit, our lives become barren, lacking the light that guides us and others to Christ.…

Zeal for Good Works – A Life Transformed | Day 5

Day 5: Zeal for Good Works Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. James 2:18 (KJV) Reflection: Our faith isn’t just something we say; it’s something we do. It’s demonstrated through our love, our actions, our passion for good works. Genuine faith bears fruit, and this zeal is not just for ourselves but for others too. Illustration: A…

Rich and Overflowing Redemption – A Life Transformed | Day 4

Day 4: Rich and Overflowing Redemption In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7 (KJV) Reflection: Redemption is not a limited resource but a treasure that overflows to all who believe. It’s an extraordinary act of love and mercy, showing the richness of God’s grace. This redemption covers every part of our lives, making all things new. Illustration: Picture a waterfall, constantly flowing, never ending. God’s redemption…

Redemption that Transforms – A Life Transformed | Day 3

Day 3: Redemption that Transforms In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Colossians 1:14  (KJV) Reflection: Redemption is an act of profound transformation. Through Christ’s sacrifice, we are forgiven, washed clean, and made new. It’s not just a change in status but a change in being – a new creation. Illustration: Imagine a broken vase, mended and made beautiful again. That’s what Christ does with our lives. Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for redeeming…

Understanding Grace’s Reach – A Life Transformed | Day 2

Day 2: Understanding Grace’s Reach But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8  (KJV) Reflection: Even while we were lost, confused, and enmeshed in sin, Christ’s love reached out to us. This is the extent of God’s grace – it’s unconditional, unwavering, and always present. It doesn’t depend on who we are but on who He is. Illustration: Think of a rescue mission to save someone lost at…

Embracing Grace that Teaches – A Life Transformed | Day 1

Day 1: Embracing Grace that Teaches For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9  (KJV) Reflection: This grace is a divine gift, something we could never earn or achieve on our own. It is the essence of salvation, leading us and molding us into God’s desired image. We are saved not by our works but by faith in this…

Living as an Example – Holding Firm | Day 5

Day 5: Living as an Example Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12  (KJV) Reflection: Our lives are meant to be a living testimony to others, reflecting Christ in every aspect. Whether young or old, our actions, words, and attitude should set an example. Living out these virtues authentically can inspire others and honor God. Illustration: Think of…

Guided by the Light of His Word – Holding Firm | Day 4

Day 4: Guided by the Light of His Word Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105  (KJV) Reflection: God’s Word is not just information; it’s illumination. It shines a light on our path, showing us the way, revealing obstacles, and guiding us in the right direction. We must embrace it, use it, and allow it to be our daily guide. Illustration: Imagine walking through a dense forest at night with only…

Rightly Dividing – Holding Firm | Day 3

Day 3: Rightly Dividing – The Path to Clarity As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction 2 Peter 3:16  (KJV) Reflection: Scripture can be complex, and misunderstanding it can lead us astray. Studying the Word with diligence, discernment, and guidance ensures we grasp its true intent. Rightly…
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