Friday, 2 December 2011

Today Reminder - 02 December 2011


My prayer for you for today is that you will not be held back by idols, but that you will grow in God. In Jesus Name.

Acts 17: 16 and 28-30

While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city.
For in Him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are His offspring.' And since this is true, we shouldn't think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.
"God overlooked people's ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now He commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to Him.

The world is but a vapour, but God is eternal…

The life we live and the world today has become a place of idols. It is the cars we drive, the houses we build the clothes we buy and even the friends we choose. Life itself has become a place where I put myself first and the rest must just follow. We idolize. And the best part is that we take the credit for our success and our achievements. I love how Louie Giglio explained this. You are successful at work, you use your eyes to see, you ears to hear, your mouth to talk, your arms to write and your legs to walk. You drive to work in a car that you bought because of the work you have with arms and legs. Who gave you these arms and legs? God did. You wouldn’t even be at work if it wasn’t for Him. You would not have been able to do your job if it was not for God. Yet we put God at the end of our friend and glory lists. God made you, He designed you even before you were born. He knew you will be where you are right now, because that is how He planned it. Everything and everyone is here because of Him, He chose the people you will work with and the people you will be friends with and it all part of His great master plan. So that no one will be lost but all will be saved. Today’s challenge to you is a tough one. Put God first and give Him His deserved glory for everything in your life. He made you and He made you in His image. Let those around you and even those you meet see that God is your best friend and that He is first in all that you do and all that you are. To God be all the glory…

Rain over South Africa, wow it is going to be a blessed Christmas.

Have a great day, friend of Jesus.

Cheers