RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY, 26TH JULY. 2017
IT’S A GLORIOUS LIFE.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) (John 10:10 AMP).
The transcendent life, a life of absolute victory, success, and excellence is what Christ came to give us. In Him, we have an ever-winning, joyous life, with power over crises and dominion over circumstances. Some people don’t think it’s possible to live like this on earth, but in Christ Jesus, it’s not only possible, but normal. Our theme scripture says He came for you to have and enjoy life.
You may ask, “Does that mean if you’re a Christian, you don’t face crises or problems?” That’s not what it means! 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” You’ll have to face trials, tests and difficulties, but the Word says, “In all these things, we’re more than conquerors” (Romans 8:37); you’ll always be a champion.
2 Corinthians 2:14 says, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ….” God ALWAYS causes us to triumph in Christ, irrespective of where you are and what the problem is! The challenges and crises of life are for your promotion. The contrary winds drive your roots deeper. If you’re going to fly high, it’ll have to be against the direction of the wind. So, welcome trouble; don’t be scared or intimidated by challenges, because you’ve already overcome them in Christ (1 John 4:4).
God has given you a life greater than sickness, disease, failure and death, a life of peace, strength, health and prosperity. 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours.” Psalm 1:3 says you’re like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in his season—and whatsoever you do prospers.
The knowledge of these realities should give you a new mind-set. Imagine a life where you don’t experience lack and there’re no limitations! Imagine a life of absolute productivity, fruitfulness, significant attainments and constant progress! That’s the life you have in Christ. It’s a glorious life!
Dear Father, I thank you for the glorious life I have in Christ Jesus. I have and enjoy life to the full. No matter the difficulties and trials that come my way, they’re for my promotion and growth in life, from glory to glory. When men are cast down, I’m lifted, because I fly on eagle’s wings. I’m grateful for the triumphant life I have in Christ. Hallelujah!
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Romans 1:18-32, Psalms 35-37
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 11:14-26, Joshua 24