Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; Monday, 20th May 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
GOD’S CONDUIT OF BLESSINGS ;
(Think Beyond Yourself To Others Around You) ;
TO THE BIBLE Ephesians 3:20 ;
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”
LET’S TALK Our opening verse shows that there’s a power working in us; power from within. It’s the power of the Holy Spirit. You can make that power work for you every time. The onus is on you to put it to work, for it’s in your spirit. 2 Timothy 1:6 says, “…stir up the gift of God which is in you….” We see a demonstration or release of this kind of power from the Master Himself in Matthew 14. A great multitude had thronged Him, and He was moved with compassion towards them, and He ministered to them and healed many who were sick and afflicted. However, when it was evening, His disciples suggested He dismiss the crowd: “…It is already very late, and this is a lonely place. Send the people away and let them go to the villages to buy food for themselves” (Matthew 14:15 GNB), they urged Him.
Now, something remarkable happened. Instead of sending the people away, Jesus commanded them to sit on the grass, and took five loaves of bread and two fishes, blessed them, broke them and gave them to His disciples to feed the multitude. He put the power in Him in use, to bless others. Always, you must think beyond yourself. If you’re only concerned about yourself, and all you want is to please yourself, the power in you may never work. God’s power is given to you for the Kingdom of God, for you to be a blessing to your world.
You’re the vent of God’s glory and power, His outstretched hands of blessing to your world; never forget it. You’ll discover greater treasures the Lord has deposited in you as you reach out to help others. Understand your calling as a conduit of divine blessings. This is what brings real joy and fulfillment— thinking beyond yourself to impact the lives of others positively.
Philippians 2:3-4 MSG
Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
Bearing Others’ Burdens
We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
Dear Father, I thank you for making me a conduit of divine blessings. You’ve blessed me and made me a vent for your grace, mercies, wisdom, glory, and power, to the praise of your majesty. Your light shines through me today, ever so brightly, and your power is manifest to bring succor, delight, and joy to many in my world today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 9:1-41, 2 Kings 4-5
1 Corinthians 11:1-11, Proverbs 16
Pray for your family members, friends, schoolmates, and those in your neighborhood today.