Monday, 16 January 2012

Today Reminder - 16 January 2012

My prayer for you for today is that you will know you are not foolish in following the Lord but that you will stand firm in it as you show the light of Jesus to the world. In Jesus Name.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.  As the Scriptures say,

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
  and discard the intelligence of the intelligent." (Isa 29:14)

So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in His wisdom saw to it that the world would never know Him through human wisdom, He has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.

The narrow path. I think in today’s world with all the technology and constant archaeological findings with explanations of the so called “Big bang” theory and to top it off you have  television spreading a bunch of rumours and theories by clever people, it seems hard to be a Christian when your faith is constantly being attacked from all sides. The funny thing is it has been happening for many years. Paul had problems convincing the wise in his time and surely we will have trouble convincing the wise today. Paul clearly says that the good news of Christ is foolish to those headed for destruction. Following Jesus is a choice we make because the Holy Spirit has opened our eyes and our minds so that we can clearly see and feel the reality of a living God. But following Him is not a once off decision and now you are free from all temptation. The world will continue to attack you, because you have chosen correctly. The devil does not want you to succeed so he will do anything in his power to get you off your present path. He is the master of lies and he will make up as many as he can to confuse you. Why is it so much easier for people to follow a lie, than to follow the truth? I think it boils down to choice and will. You see it in our everyday lives, we have become creatures of comfort and we do not like to face difficulties. I think that is why so many followers of Christ are falling away, they will believe any nonsense just to have it easier. Following Jesus is no easy task, it is a constant and continuous spiritual training exercise. You have to spend time in prayer to make your spirit stronger and to build your bond with God. Alone you will slip, but with Jesus you will succeed. He is your life line and your saviour. Spend more time in prayer and reading the word so that you will be stronger in the continuous battle against the devil and his lies. My prayers are with you so that you will have victory in this day and every day that follows.

I am not alone in this fight against evil, I stand united with many as we bring honour to God with each new victory.
Have an awesome day, friend of Jesus.