Friday, 1 November 2013

Today Reminder - 01 November 2013 (Day 1 - A life of Change)

A reminder for today
The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in the LORD's presence. He pledged to obey the LORD by keeping all his commands, laws, and decrees with all his heart and soul. He promised to obey all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll. And he required everyone in Jerusalem and the people of Benjamin to make a similar pledge. The people of Jerusalem did so, renewing their covenant with God, the God of their ancestors. (2 Chronicles 34:31-32)

It is Friday again and the weeks just seem to fly by. We are in November and in a month’s time it is December and the end of this year. It is just amazing how quickly this year is coming to an end. I am kicking of November with a new theme – “A life of change” I want to focus this month on change within us and change around us preparing us for the month ahead. Christmas time can be quite a challenging time and I would like us to celebrate this time of year for what it truly stands for. Not for the presents that an old man in sleigh brings, but for the miracle of Jesus Christ.

Josiah was eight years old when he became king and unlike his ancestors he followed the Lord and tried to get rid of all the pagan shrines and idols that his ancestors made. He found Book of the Law of the Lord that was written by Moses and when he heard what was written in it he tore his clothes in despair and wept in repentance. He pledged to keep the commands, laws and decrees with all his heart and he required everyone to do the same. So the people renewed their covenant with the Lord.

To live a life of change we must start by changing ourselves. I believe that reading and understand God’s Word is our first step towards a life of change. It is what we take in that change us and in turn what we took in will come out affecting our lives in such a way that it will affect people around us. This is my goal, I want my life to make a difference so that other will change their ways and seek the Lord and renew their covenant. I want to live a life that will glorify the Lord and show His love in all that I do.

So today I would like us to take time in prayer with the Lord and just renew our covenant with Him so that we will start our journey towards Him in the correct direction.

Lord, come and fill our hearts and our minds with your Spirit and renew us and clean us by taking away all that hinders our progress and filling it with your presence. Lord, change our hearts and strengthen us, because the enemy will surely try to break our covenant with you at every chance they get. Help us to focus our hearts and minds on you and seek you with all that we are. Lord, humble us so that there will be nothing that stands in the way of the change that we seek and that we will commit to a life of change for your glory. 

My dear friend, a life of change awaits us and a journey that will rock our world when the Lord starts to move within our lives. I see a time of wonders and miracles that awaits us and relationship with the Lord that will take us to a new level leaving us breathless at His wonders, mercy and grace.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus