Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional ; Thursday, 6th June 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
BE HAPPY ABOUT YOU ;
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures (James 1:18).
Did you know that you’re the most beautiful of God’s creation? After God created everything from the first to the fifth day, He looked at what He had made, and it was good (Genesis 1:4-25). But on the sixth day, after He made man, the Bible says, “God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good …” (Genesis 1:31). Notice the emphasis; you’re the perfection of God’s creation; the most beautiful thing that the world ever saw.
Your life is full of beauty and excellence because you’re created in the image and likeness of God. You look like Him, and function like Him. You might say, “But my head is so big; how can you say I look like God?” You’re looking at the wrong thing. Your spirit is so beautiful; your spirit is where God lives. Your spirit has the life and nature of God, and that’s the real you.
Live from your spirit; look into your spirit and see the amazing beauty of your personality. Be glad about you. Be glad about the fact that you’ve created by God because everything He made is a masterpiece. You’re therefore a masterpiece. You may never really discover the real you, how beautiful and excellent you are, until you start looking inwards, into your spirit, and refusing to let the flesh control you. Look inwards and see the life of righteousness that He’s deposited in your spirit. Your life is a life of righteousness. You exude and manifest the righteousness of God; this is who you are. You’re loving and kind because the love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost.
You’re not the angry, unhappy, frustrated person that your mind or Satan tries to depict you to be. You’re beautiful! You may be concerned because you think you’re overweight or at the fact that you haven’t been able to put on some weight. That shouldn’t make you an unhappy person. It shouldn’t make you give up on yourself. The bottom line is discipline, and then don’t try to look like someone else. Be happy about you, and treat yourself right.
Precious Father, I thank you for making me the crown of your creation, and the best of all that you’ve made. I live with the consciousness of who I am in Christ: a pearl of great price and inestimable value, created to set forth your wonderful deeds and display your virtues and perfections to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Ephesians 2:10 AMPC
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 20:1-18 & 1 Chronicles 20-22
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: