(Live The Authentic Christian Life)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
Some Christians have attitudes that are unbecoming of Christ. Their negative behaviour is manifested in the way they treat others badly in their neighbourhood, at school, and even at home (their parents and siblings).
Don’t ever find yourself emulating such; always let your behaviour be exemplary, one that pleases the Lord. It’s important that you renew your mind with the Word of God, and be sure that your affections, choices, thoughts and desires are in line with the Word. Be a true Christian in heart and in action. The Word of God has been given to us to check our actions, motives, thoughts, and desires.
The Scriptures have been given to you to build, train, instruct and correct you in the life of righteousness. Let it guide you. As you give yourself wholly to the Word, it’ll transform your life and help you form the right character and mindset. It’ll get rid of all the wrong stuff and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
Jesus said, “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you” (John 15:3). The Word of God will purify and sanctify you. Even now, the Word is carrying out His ministry in you, cleansing you and taking you to another level of glory. Make up your mind to live in and by the Word and express the righteousness of God. Live the true Christian life
Go Deeper: 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 1 Peter 1:14-16
Speak: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your eternal mercies and love. You’ve called me to show forth your praises and express your righteousness in the earth. Therefore, I yield myself to your Word, living out the divine life that you’ve given me, to your praise and glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Philippians 2:19-3:1-11, Isaiah 15-18
TWO YEAR John 3:22-36, 1 Kings 9
Act: From today, discontinue anything in your life that’s inconsistent with God’s Word. Shine brightly and let the world see Jesus in you