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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SPIRITUAL DIGEST FOR THE DAY 06May2015

QUOTE FOR THE DAY God is on the side of those who are on His side — who know His heart and mind and do His will — not those who insist on convincing God and others that their way is right. — Julie Ackerman Link ******************* BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness” (Psalm 115:1 NIV). ******************* ACTION/PRAYER POINT FOR THE DAY Pray that you will not be wise in your own eyes but will always be on the Lord’s side all the time.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SPIRITUAL DIGEST FOR THE DAY 05May2015

QUOTE FOR THE DAY The defining moments of our lives are not determined by the evil done to us, but by our response through the grace and power of God. - David C. McCasland ******************* BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20 NIV). ******************* ACTION/PRAYER POINT FOR THE DAY Pray that you will not respond to evil done to you by your human nature, but by the grace and power of God so as to bring good out of the evil.

Monday, May 4, 2015

SPIRITUAL DIGEST FOR THE DAY 04May2015

QUOTE FOR THE DAY What do you want from God – His blessings or His curses? Claiming the blessings is not enough. You have to diligently obey His commandments as spelt out in the Scriptures to have His blessings. Obey Him and His blessings will be yours. – Bayo Afolaranmi ******************* BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NIV). ******************* ACTION/PRAYER POINT FOR THE DAY Pray for the grace to always diligently obey God so that His blessings will be yours.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

SPIRITUAL DIGEST FOR THE DAY 03May2015

SPIRITUAL DIGEST FOR THE DAY 03May2015 QUOTE FOR THE DAY Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. - Henry Francis Lyte ******************* BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them” (Luke 24:29 ASV). ******************* ACTION/PRAYER POINT FOR THE DAY Pray that the Lord will help you to allow Him in your life to abide with you so that you can experience His presence and grace both in life and in death.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

ABIDE WITH ME

Dearly Beloved, ABIDE WITH ME “And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them” (Luke 24:29 ASV). One of English favourite hymns is “ABIDE WITH ME” composed by Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), an Anglican clergyman who served nearly half his life as vicar of a church at Brixham, England. According to history, Lyte composed the hymn on the afternoon of the Sun¬day he gave his fare¬well ser¬mon in the par¬ish he served so ma¬ny years. It was as if he was prepared to die that day as he battled the deadly disease of tu¬ber¬cu¬lo¬sis. He died few weeks later. The hymn is lovely in both language and sentiment. However, it seems odd that a hymn about death could become as popular as this one. On closer reflection on the hymn, the reason seems clear because the hymn speaks to us, not only about death, but also about life. It assures us of God's presence and help in life and in death. The hymn is a hymn of hope in God who can abide with one in whatever situation even when all hope is lost and seemingly earthly helpers fail to help. The hymn is a hymn of peace and comfort. The world may be unstable and unreliable, but the hymn reassures us that the unchangeable God will abide with us. The hymn reminds us of the need for the presence and grace of God in every passing hour. These can foil the power of the devil. Because the Lord is there to abide with us and bless us, there is no need of fear of any foe, sickness or even death. In spite of his deteriorating health, Henry Francis Lyte could compose this inspiring hymn because he had put his trust in God. He was ready to die because he had surrendered his life to God and allowed Him to abide with him. The two disciples on the way to Emmaus invited Jesus Christ to abide with them, and they experienced Him more (see Luke 24:28-35). Only those who put their trust in God and invite Him to abide with them can enjoy His presence and grace both in life and in death. Such people will be able to say like Apostle Paul, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21 ASV). Lord, abide with me! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that the Lord will help you to allow Him in your life to abide with you so that you can experience His presence and grace both in life and in death.

Quote for the Day 02May2015

Because we all have faults and weaknesses, we should bear with one another and forgive each other when things go wrong. - Lawrence Darmani

Friday, May 1, 2015

Quote for the Day 01May2015

True courage is taking another small step each day toward achieving your vision. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie