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Saturday, December 22 , 2018
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“SHAKE OFF THAT GRUDGE”
(Abandon Yourself To God Almighty)
TO THE BIBLE
John 3:30 AMP C
“He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]”
Some people get hurt easily, but not me. I’ve asked myself what someone can possibly do to hurt me, and I can’t think of anything. I wasn’t always that way, but I grew to this point through the Word and the Holy Spirit. Now, it’s just not possible to hurt me. Let me tell you how and why. I found out that as long as I’m in pursuit of God’s pursuits and the fulfillment of His dreams and not mine, it doesn’t matter what anybody does to me. I abandoned myself to Him a long time ago; that’s why it’s not possible to hurt me anymore.
How do you hurt one who’s dead? Like Paul, I’ve been “…crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…” (Galatians 2:20 CEV). When you let go of your “self” and become more like Jesus, you’ll be amazed at the greater life you’ll live. Then, you’ll live above all the wrong things others say or do against you.
You may remember those things sometimes, but you shouldn’t count it against them. Instead, you should remain friendly and courteous toward them. Some might think you’re naïve when you act like this, but you’re not doing it for anyone but yourself. That’s because you understand that you can’t move with the Holy Spirit while you’re carrying all the hurtful things people said or did to you. So, let go of the hurt, and you’ll see yourself flowing freely in the anointing of God’s Spirit.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me your Word today, and showing me how to live above offense and bitterness. I will not hold anything against anyone, but I’ll be quick to forgive just as Christ forgave me. And I walk in love toward everyone and move in the power of your Spirit every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Revelation 13:11-14:1-20, Daniel 7-8
Acts 2:25-36, 2 Chronicles 36
Are you holding a grudge against anyone? It’s time to let go of that baggage: forgive and walk in love towards them, no matter what they’ve done or said against you.