Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional; Thursday, 29th August 2019;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
YOU’RE A ROLE MODEL;
Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you (Philippians 3:17 AMPC).
Daniel 12:3 says, “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament….” The word translated “Shine” here in the Hebrew is “zâhar” and it means, among other things, to inspire. So, you’re called to inspire others; to give leadership. You’re a role model.
That’s what Jesus meant when He said, “Ye are the light of the world…” (Matthew 5:14), and as earlier inferred, light gives leadership. This lets you know your calling as a Christian. But the question is, how are you inspiring others?
It’s something spiritual. It’s not about how many want to dress like you or wear your kind of hairdo. If that’s all that’s inspiring about you, it’s not good enough, because those are fleshly things. Let people be motivated by the move of the Holy Spirit in your life. Let those around you be inspired by the love of God and the wisdom of God that flow out of you.
For example, it was declared concerning Daniel that “…an excellent spirit was in him…” (Daniel 6:3).
He had excellent wisdom. It should be the same about you. Let the light of God and His wisdom be seen in you, so much so that when you speak, great drops of wisdom effuse from you to bless people.
The Apostle Paul made the profound and audacious statement we read in our opening verse. Can you say the same thing to those around you? Notice he didn’t say, “Pattern your life after God,” even though that’s implied; rather, he said, “Follow my example.”
Have the same consciousness, because you’re the God-man, the Christ-man in your world today. You’re a light in a dark world; so, shine ever so brightly. Inspire your world. You’ve been empowered for it. Train and inspire others in the way of the Lord; be an example and a mentor to others. Let men see your good works and glorify the Lord.
I’m the light of the world, sent forth to illuminate my world. This is my calling in life, and I know it. I’m a role model; everywhere I go, I shine like the brightness of the heavens, inspiring men and women to righteousness. Glory to God!
1 Thessalonians 1:4-7 NIV; Matthew 5:14-16
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 13 & Proverbs 1-2
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 19:28-40 & 1 Samuel 17
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