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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 17Dec2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Everybody is welcome to enjoy the goodness in the Lord Jesus. He stands at the door of your heart and is knocking today. He wants you to taste and see that He is good. Will you come to Him? - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Receive Jesus Christ into your life today and enjoy His goodness if you have not done so.

EVERYBODY IS WELCOME

Dearly Beloved, EVERYBODY IS WELCOME “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV). One of the unforgettable experiences I had when I was in the United Kingdom a year ago was my involvement with the International Meeting Point (IMP) (run by Presbyterian Church Ireland) located on Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland that reaches out to migrants and asylum seekers in the city. I just relocated to that part of the city, and I was exploring the area when I saw the signpost of the centre. As curious as I was during my sojourn in the country, I entered the centre and inquired from a staff what the centre is up to. I was made to understand that it is a centre where everybody is welcome to enjoy “a wide variety of help and services [for] those who come through its doors [by] serving food and drinks in the cafe, offering legal advice, running English classes, taking people shopping, helping the unemployed find jobs and leading Bible studies.” For almost five months, I used to visit this centre to enjoy its rendered services. This centre is on a major road in the city, but not everyone in the city (especially migrants and asylum seekers) cares to visit the centre and make use of the facilities provided and services rendered in the centre. Only those who care to visit the centre are enjoying what the centre has to offer. Similarly, Jesus Christ “was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:10-13 NKJV). While many people are already enjoying the goodness that is in Jesus Christ, it is a pity that many people are still refusing to test and taste this goodness. Some of these latter people think that they are self-sufficient and do not need Jesus Christ and what He has to offer. Some of them look elsewhere to find succor where there is none. However, Jesus Christ declared: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV). This is another Christmas season when we are been reminded about the coming of Jesus Christ in human form to this world. Do not be like “His own” (the Jews) that did not receive Him. Everybody is welcome to enjoy the goodness in the Lord Jesus. He stands at the door of your heart and is knocking today. He wants you to taste and see that He is good (compare Psalm 34:8). Everybody is welcome. Will you come to Him? In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Action: Receive Jesus Christ into your life today and enjoy His goodness if you have not done so.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 16Dec2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY The richest deposits on our planet lie not many blocks from your house—in your local cemetery. Buried beneath the soil of those sacred grounds are songs that never were sung, books that never were written, paintings that never filled a canvas, ideas that never became reality. - Myles Munroe ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, O Lord, not to die with my potentials.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 14Dec2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Oh, I want to see [Jesus], look upon His face, there to sing forever of His saving grace; on the streets of glory let me lift my voice, cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice. - Rufus H. Cornelius ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to live a worthy life here on earth that will make you see Jesus when He is revealed on the last day.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 13Dec2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY The difference between success and failure, mediocrity or excellence, is character. Along with character is the importance of opportunity, but perhaps most crucial, is the grace of God. - Yemi Osinbajo ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray for the grace that makes one to exceed above every effort in life.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 11Dec2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great snares around it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that same poor man” (Ecclesiastes 9:14-15 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Your appreciation of the lives of others may very well be the very best gift you can ever give. So give it often. For it costs you little and those who receive it will be wealthy indeed. - Author Unknown ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to always appreciate people that deserve it from you.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 10Dec2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY "[Hezekiah] destroyed the pagan places of worship, broke the stone pillars, and cut down the images of the goddess Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze snake that Moses had made, which was called Nehushtan. Up to that time the people of Israel had burned incense in its honor" (2 Kings 18:4 TEV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Check your life, beliefs and practices. Anything that does not conform to the sound teachings of the word of God should be discarded no matter how popular it may be. - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to do away with anything that does not conform to the sound teachings of the word of God.