RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL ;
12TH APRIL , 2018; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
YOU’VE GOT GREAT STUFF IN YOU
(Acknowledge The Good Things In You)
TO THE BIBLE – Philemon 1:6
“That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”
Wow, I love this scripture! It shows just how to make your faith operative, and that’s by acknowledging every good thing that’s in you, in Christ Jesus. Some Christians only look for and acknowledge negative stuff in their lives. They’d say, “I’m so impatient. My life is so full of fear. I’m so frustrated; I don’t know what is happening to me….” Talking yourself down like that will make your faith defective and ineffective. Instead, look and see the perfections of Christ in you. Acknowledge every good thing in you in Christ Jesus.
Never voice your seeming inabilities, disabilities, or frustrations; rather, affirm the Word and the good things in you. There’re good things in you. If you don’t know what they are, then look into the Word to find out.
For example, Galatians 5:22 enumerates some of the good things in you: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness and faith. These are features of your recreated human spirit. Acknowledge that you’re loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, gentle, good and meek; otherwise, even though these virtues are in you, they’ll not work.
It’s not to be desired what happens to those who don’t acknowledge who they are and what they have in Christ Jesus; they walk on in darkness, living like ordinary men even though God has declared them to be gods (Psalm 82:5-7). You’re divine and Christ lives in you.
The Bible says greater is He that’s in you, than he that’s in the world. You’ve got the life of God in you. The righteousness of God is in your spirit. You’re an associate of the God-kind. You’re sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.
The excellence of the Spirit is in you. Acknowledge and affirm these and other blessings of Christ that are in you, always.
Matthew 12:35; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 1:30
Of Christ’s fullness, I’ve received grace heaped upon grace. He’s been made unto me wisdom; therefore, I’m wise, and I have extraordinary amplitude of comprehension. I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; He’s my right-wiseness. The prince of this world comes, and he has nothing in me, because I’m full of God. I’m full of love and the glory of God. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 13:1-21, Judges 12-13
Mark 1:29-39, Leviticus 12
Spend some time to acknowledge and declare the beautiful things the Lord has put in you today.