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Friday, January 19, 2018

Spiritual Digest for the Day 20Jan2018

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age” (Titus 2:11-12 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Your maintenance or violation of boundaries will have major influence in your life, and in the lives of those around you. - Jerry Akinsola ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray for the grace to be able to set boundary in controlling yourself against things that can ruin you and your relationship with God and other people.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Spiritual Digest for the Day 19Jan2018

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY It is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. - Laura Ingalls Wilder ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, O Lord, to always be thankful in all situations.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spiritual Digest for the Day 18Jan2018

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them” (Acts 9:39 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pike ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, O Lord, to be able to leave good legacy behind after my death.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Spiritual Digest for the Day 17Jan2018

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. - Martin Luther King Jr. ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray for the grace to be able to live peacefully with people around you.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Spiritual Digest for the Day 16Jan2018

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion--how can God's love be in that person?” (1 John 3:17 NLT). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. - Marcus Aurelius ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to have compassion in giving out to the needy out of your resources.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spiritual Digest for the Day 14Jan2018

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “And [Jesus Christ] said to [His disciples], ‘The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called “benefactors.” But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves’” (Luke 22:25-26 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY You are not ready to lead until you are ready to serve the people that you are leading. Do not misplace your priority! - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will have the spirit of a servant-leader who is ready serve those that you are leading.

DO NOT MISPLACE YOUR PRIORITY!

Dearly Beloved, DO NOT MISPLACE YOUR PRIORITY! “And [Jesus Christ] said to [His disciples], ‘The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called “benefactors.” But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves’” (Luke 22:25-26 NKJV). The apostles of Jesus Christ were with Him for over three years. He taught them about the principles of servant-leadership. They even had the privilege of been served by Jesus Christ as He washed their feet - a practice associated with servants in a household. In spite of these, the priority of the apostles was who would be the greatest among them. It is interesting that they were arguing about this on the way to the Gethsemane hours after Jesus Christ demonstrated the true measure of a great leader to them at the upper room (see John 131-17; Luke 22:24). Earlier, two of them, James and John, through their mother, had come to request for a prominent place in Jesus’ kingdom – an act that angered the other disciples (see Matthew 20:20-28). Even, after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the priority of the disciples was still on a kingdom where they might likely have notable positions (see Acts 1:6). Unfortunately, the priority of many people today is how to be recognized as great persons or very important persons (VIP) and been served as such. No wonder, they love to acquire or be given titles and positions where people will be worshipping them. Any one who does not acknowledge these titles and/or positions must have committed an “unpardonable” offence. Most of these people have lost focus of what it really means to be in leadership position. They have misplaced their priority. Worldly leaders may lord it over the people that they lead. They may treat the led as people with less or inferior importance. However, true Christian leaders are servant-leaders who serve the people that they lead. They do not manipulate themselves into or lobby to be in leadership position. They count it a privilege, not a right, to be in leadership position. That is the real priority. What is your priority as a leader? Or what is your priority as you aspire to become a leader? Are you ready to be a servant-leader like Jesus Christ who came not be served but serve others (see Matthew 20:28)? You are not ready to lead until you are ready to serve the people that you are leading. Do not misplace your priority! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that you will have the spirit of a servant-leader who is ready serve those that you are leading.