Devotion: Acknowledge the good things in you

Philemon 1:6. “That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

God’s desire is that His children must acknowledge the good things in them. There are some people who look down on themselves and wish they were someone else. Others even look at children or wife or something else belonging to a friend as better than their own. This is a wrong mentality and is not consistent with the Word. Most of self condemnation comes because of the wrong things they read, watch or listen to.

Frequent reading of a Beauty magazine made by sinners would make you lose confidence and begin seeing yourself as an ugly person. The magazine would give its own definition of beauty which is not consistent with God’s definition.

Even richness is defined differently between the world and God. A rich person is the one who has enough and is able to give to others and towards Gospel.  The world says richness is accumulation of wealth to oneself. If you are not careful you would take world definition and think that you are not rich.

All the time when you feed yourself with wrong stuff, you look down on yourself.God asked Adam who told him he was naked because he had seen that he lost confidence. God knew there was wrong information he had fed on.

Genesis3:11 “And the Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

Don’t feed on forbidden fruit of information. It will make you lose confidence in yourself and look down on yourself. You will build yourself an image different from how God looks at you. Feed on the Word.

In addition, don’t allow people to look down or define you. You are more than their definition.

1 Timothy 4:12 ” Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in your speech, conduct, love, faithfulness, and purity.” .

The one in you is greater than the devil and his system. 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

Use the Word, it is your mirror defining who you are in Christ. Look more on this mirror of the Word and never move away from it.

Jam 1:22-25″ But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.  For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror.  For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets what sort of person he was.  But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out – he will be blessed in what he does.”

Confession

I know who I am. I am what the Word says I am. I refuse to be defined by the world. I am special before God and greater is he who is in me.

I have been out attending meetings with Pastor Chris for two weeks. Will be in Malawi Saturday 28 March 2015 elevated in Knowledge and Anointing. I invite you all this Sunday to Our interdenominational Global United Believers Ministry from 230pm. Don’t miss. We meet in Teachers Development Centre (TDC) hall Limbe primary. Closer to Kanjedza Mosque.

Confirm your attendance to my whatapp number 0888326247 or Facebook inbox for seat reservation.For more information call 0888664131 and talk to. Pr Mercy

 

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