9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment
10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ
11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Today’s Inspiration: My prayer for you is that your love may may abound more and more both in knowledge and in deeper revelation so that you maybe able to discern what is best, pure and blameless until the day of Christ filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the Glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11. I like to thank God of all those in this chat group who have contributed towards the Goshen50 fund for the renovation of our new premises. Your love for the extension of His Kingdom go beyond the expression of our thanks and gratitude. May God empower you in greater measure in all that you do.
As Jesus told the centurion, He had not found anyone in Israel with great faith and for this, his request for healing for his servant was granted. Matthew 8:13. Therefore your seed that is planted by faith will reap a thousand fold increase. Deuteronomy 1:11.
He further declared that not all believers will enter the kingdom of heaven unless they work out their salvation with fear and trembling. We must be careful how we walk with the Lord on earth- our attitude, our character and the execution of His plan and will for us. Those who do not qualify will be thrown into the darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 8:10-12. Philippians 2:12. Therefore it is important always to check our attitudes towards God and man at all times, our behaviour and motives as to whether we are fulfilling God’s plans for our life.
We must get our priorities right. Abiding in His presence daily not only strengthens us physically but empowers growth spiritually that leads to our wholeness and fruitfulness.
It is good to make a commitment to the Lord to wake up early in the morning daily to read the Bible, provoke your thoughts with what you read, write a full page of devotion in your daily spiritual journal and learn to pray and seek Him until you find Him. Then write your experience with Him.
Your fruitfulness is not due to hard work but His abiding presence which carries extraordinary benefits and redefines the scope and impact of God’s work through you.
In reflection of all the years of the impact of my ministry, i found nothing not even hard work can be compared to the heavenly anointing I receive through abiding in His presence. So do not minister without first abiding in His presence. The work will be tested by fire but there is still the measurement of our fruit of character, our attitude and whether we are doing His will to claim our reward at the Judgement seat of Jesus Christ.