SCRIPTURE: When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Matthew 16:13
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You are meant to be a mobile epistle by your character.
Character is the distinctive behavioral pattern of a person. It is critical to know that character speaks. Your character makes statements whether you are aware or not, and the statement of your character is louder than the utterance of your speech.
The truth is, your character determines your destiny; your nature fuels your future, your behavior facilitates your becoming; your doings determine your dignity, and your action affects your outcome in life.
From our anchor Scripture, Jesus Christ asked His disciples, ‘Whom do men say that I the Son of man am’? Jesus seemed to be saying, ‘I am aware that I am the Son of God, but from my behavior, character and dealings with men since I came to the Earth, do men still regard me as the Son of God?’ (Matthew 16:13 Paraphrased).
Today, the tragedy is, the sound of the character of many Christians repels unbelievers from God and His Church.
Beloved, you are meant to be the Bible that your neighbor, colleague or classmate who is an unbeliever does not have. They believe what you do more than what you say to them. This is why St. Francis of Assisi once said, ‘Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words’. That is, you are meant to be a mobile epistle by your character. You are meant to convict sinners of sin by the voice and statement of your Godly character.
Beloved, make up your mind to live a quality Christian life; display a character that shows people that you belong to God.
REMEMBER THIS: You are meant to be a mobile epistle by your character.
1. Determine to live a life of quality character.
2. Be conscious of the fact that others are watching you to learn from you; live right. Live well.
PRAYER: O Lord, I make demands on Your grace to maintain a quality character. I refuse to live a life that repels people from You or from Your Church, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: SEVEN-WAY LIFESTYLE TEST
QUOTE: What people think, feel or know you to be affects your future. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 19:1 to 21:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:4 to 28, Psalm 82:1 to 8, Proverbs 25:9 to 10
AMAZING FACT: Suits or clothes can be made out of coconut
TODAY IN HISTORY: 12/10/1850 First women’s medical school (Women’s Medical College of Penns), opened.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Home Church meeting tomorrow by 6:00pm at a Dunamis Home Church near you. Invite your neighbours and family. God bless you.
(FROM THE OCTOBER 2018 EDITION OF THE SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 2018