How to Have a Great Day (Tuesday 29th March 2016)
**You Have A Role To Play**
Tuesday 29th March:
Pastor Chris PhD
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success (Joshua 1:8).
In life, people may find themselves in certain circumstances they weren't responsible for. Yes, others can create situations or circumstances—pleasant or unpleasant—for you, but ultimately, you have a role to play in determining the final outcome of your life.
The circumstances of your birth may not have been so palatable. You may have been born into a poor home; and you had nothing to do with that. That was another person's responsibility. But don't maintain the status quo, because someone else was responsible; change things! You may have been born poor, but you weren't born to be poor.
If you were attending a particular school, and for some reason the school closed up, are you going to say, "Well, there's no need for me to go to school anymore?" No, you'd go to another school, or read at home and enroll for your exams. So, always, there's something you can do for yourself. God needs your action. He needs your response. No Christian is ever disadvantaged in life. You can be a success in life.
In our opening verse, God tells us how to become a success; it's by meditating on the Word day and night. Practise this. As much as He wants you prosperous, healthy, happy, strong and vibrant, you have a vital role to play in making His dream for you come to reality. Irrespective of the circumstances or the things you've been through in life, the onus is on you to be triumphant.
As a child of God, you're not helpless. You have the Holy Spirit, and He's your unparalleled advantage. You can do anything, be as successful as you want to be, and be a great blessing to your world. Yes, you can! God is waiting for you to take the action. Take a hold of His Word, and let His glory, grace, and excellence, be expressed through you.
Dear Father, your Word is in my heart and in my mouth, even the Word of faith, which I've believed. I stand firmly on your Word, and with it, I subdue circumstances! I reign victoriously in life, expressing your glory, excellence, righteousness, and grace, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
|| James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 8:1-21, Joshua 3-4
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 4:1-10, Psalm 101
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional