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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 29Sep2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Now may[a] He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God” (2 Corinthians 9:10-11 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance. - Joel Osteen ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will focus more on being a blessing to others so that you also may be blessed more abundantly.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 28Sep2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Jesus Christ is the only one who can calm our restless, weary souls. - Joe Stowell ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY If you have not truly come to Jesus Christ for rest, do so today to enjoy His rest.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 27Sep2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold, I’d rather be His than have riches untold; I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands, I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hands. - Rhea F. Miller ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY If you have not truly committed your life to Jesus Christ, do so today before it is too late!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 26Sep2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY "Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance" (Psalm 42:5 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Never allow life's hardships to weigh you down. No one can avoid problems. Not even saints or sages. We get better with hardships. - Oyesoji Aremu ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, God, not to let any hardship weigh me down.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 25Sep2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12 NIV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Even in God's will, there are persecution and hardship, but God will use the persecution and hardship to glorify Himself in your life. - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY God, let me always be in your will so that even if persecution or suffering comes, it will be to your glory.

EVEN IN GOD'S WILL

Dearly Beloved, EVEN IN GOD'S WILL "During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, `Come over to Macedonia and help us.' After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them" (Acts 16:9-10 NIV). The intention of Paul and his companion during his second missionary journey was to continue their missionary activities in the region of Phrygia and Galatia, but the Holy Spirit did not allow them to. When they tried to go to another place, they were again prevented by the Holy Spirit. However, God led them to go to the region of Macedonia. They had a successful ministry in this region until an ugly thing happened - Paul and Silas were arrested, hurriedly tried, beating publicly, and unjustly imprisoned for delivering a slave girl from an evil spirit. One may wonder why Paul and his companions should have such nasty experience when they were in the right place where God wanted them to be. Why should they suffer injustice when they were doing the will of God? Nevertheless, God glorified Himself in the situation and many more souls were won for Him (see Acts 16:25-40). A similar situation occurred in Acts 18. God categorically told Paul: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no-one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city" (Acts 18:9-10 NIV). In obedience to this, Paul stayed in Corinth for one and half years. Notwithstanding this, there was a persecution. Some Jews tried to prosecute him, but God indeed rescued him from them. Are you passing through one suffering or persecution even when you are sure that you are in the will of God? Do not be discouraged! Suffering and persecution have been part and parcel of the gospel. "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12 NIV. See also Matthew 5:11, 12; Mark 10:30; Acts 14:22; Romans 5:3; 2 Timothy 2:12; James 1:2-4, 12; 5:11; 1 Peter 4:12-16). Jesus says, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33 NIV). Even in God's will, there are persecution and hardship, but God will use the persecution and hardship to glorify Himself in your life. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Requests: 1. God, let me always be in your will so that even if persecution or suffering comes, it will be to your glory. 2. Always assure me of your presence in persecution and hardship in Jesus' name.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 24Sep2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY "I only gave them this command: 'Obey me and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Do all that I command, and good things will happen to you'" (Jeremiah 7:23 ERV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Our obedience to the Lord may seem insignificant in the big picture, but it breathes freshness and life into the spiritual atmosphere of every believer. - David C. McCasland ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, Lord, to always obey You no matter what it will cost me.