C & S MOVT. CHURCH, AYO NI O. WORLDWIDE, A Daily Bible Devotional Reading, from The Spiritual father, (Baba Aladura) Most Rev'd Dr. S.A Abidoye.
DAILY IN HIS PRESENCE
DATE: THURSDAY, 22ND MARCH 2018.
TOPIC: FAITH IN CHRIST
TEXT: JOHN 14: 6-13
Golden Verse: “Jesus answered; do not you know me Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the father, how can you say show us the father?” John 14: 9
Being a Christian is not only knowing Jesus as a historical character, nor as a philosopher or thinker, but knowing Him primarily as personal Lord and Saviour, and also as a friend. Faith in Jesus brings about a true relationship with Him and quenches our spiritual thirst. That is what made the apostle Paul exclaim, “I count all things loss for the excellences of the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord…that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his suffering” (Philippians 3:8,10)
Through such knowledge of Jesus we escape and avoid the evil in the world and are enriched by “all things that pertain to life and godliness” 2 Peter 1:3. There is direct link between this knowledge of Jesus and our daily life. The priorities of those without God, who indulge in personal interests, pride, selfishness and everything that pre-occupies you at the detriment of eternal life are futility and effortless in all endeavors.
Our whole life is brightened by the light of the presence of Christ and His love. Such a living, practical knowledge of Christ frees us from ourselves and raise our thoughts to a higher plane. It may lead us to suffer for His Name, which would not be surprising in a world that rejects and despises Him. Have a complete trust and faith in Him. This is the ticket for wonderful joy in purposeful living.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for raising me up to higher plane