TUESDAY 26TH JAN., 2016
TOPIC: THE HOLY SPIRIT (4)
TEXT: 2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,”
Everything Jesus did for His followers, the Holy Spirit does for you. Jesus taught; the Holy Spirit teaches us. Jesus healed; the Holy Spirit heals us. Jesus comforted; the Holy Spirit comforts us. Jesus sends us into new seasons, and He sends His Counsellor with us. You journey in the company of the Holy Spirit Who ‘…will teach you everything and remind you of everything I have told you’ (John 14:26). When change comes, embrace it, don’t resist it. Change is not only a part of life, it’s a necessary part of God’s strategy for your life. To use us to change the world, He alters our assignments – Jesus places us where He wants us to serve Him. Gideon, the farmer, became a general. Mary, the peasant girl, became the mother of Christ. Paul, the ‘terrorist’ to the believers, became a world evangelist. God changed Joseph from a baby brother into an Egyptian prince. He changed David from a shepherd to a king. Peter wanted to fish the Sea of Galilee; Christ called him to lead the first church. God gives us our assignments. However what about painful changes that are hard to understand? It’s like your time in the womb: you are being developed for a greater time outside the womb. Inside the womb you had the ultimate comfort and security, but only outside the womb could you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Your life in this world is simply to prepare you for your life in the next one. That’s why Paul wrote, ‘These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing. ‘ Eternal glory—you can hardly imagine it! Have you made mistakes in the past Yes! Now the Holy Spirit is the SEARCHER, TEACHER, and REVEALER 1 Cor 2:9-11. So with Him doing all these we can be rest assured that we are more than conqueror this present time and in eternity.
MEDITATION: Matt 5:12, 1 Peter 1:6-7
STUDY THE BIBLE
LK 19:28-48/GEN 34/PSALM 26