TUESDAY 28TH JAN., 2020
WORD FOCUS: PARADOX
TEXT: Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me….”
God wants you and I to disapproved to this world’s way of thinking and demonstrate His way of thinking. Actually, God has planned that we be a walking and talking paradox on this earth. The word paradox, according to the American heritage Dictionary, means ‘a statement that seems to contradict itself that is nonetheless true. That’s exactly what we become in our Christian walk.
After all, to really live, we must die because our scripture verse this morning says “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me……….” To be wise, we must become fools because 1 Corinthians 3:18 says “…………If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.”
To be exalted, we must become humble for Matthew 23:12 says “…..Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
To be first, we must be last, for Matthew 20:16 says “So the last will be first, and the first last.”
To get, we must give because Luke 6:38 says “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again”.
The truth is, when our natural abilities end, we can become the supernatural contradiction to this world that God intends for us to be. Today, in your daily journal write down ways you or others might describe you naturally and then write down how God describes you supernaturally – The Paradox you. It is a beautiful paradox that the more God’s we become, the more ourselves we become. The “self” He had in mind when He thought of long before the world began.
MEDITATION: 1 John 4: 4-6
LK 20;27-47/GEN 37/PSALM 28
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