Sunday, February 27, 2011

christian impression

  If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort form his love, if any fellowship with the spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.    -- Philippians 2 :1-5       THOUGHT: Many people, even Christians, live only to make a good impression on others or to please themselves. But "selfish ambition or vain conceit" brings discord. Paul therefore, stressed spiritual unity, asking the Philippians to love one another and to be one in spirit and purpose. When we work together, caring for the problems of others as if they were our problems, we demonstrate Christ's example of putting others first and we experience unity. Don't be so concerned about making a good impression on meeting your own needs that you strain relationships in God's family. Selfish ambition can ruin a church, but genuine humility can build it. Being humble involves having a true perspective about ourselves ( See Romans 12 :3). It does not mean that we should put ourselves down. Before God, we are sinners, saved only by God's kingdom. We are to lay aside selfishness and treat others with respect and common courtesy. Considering others' interests as more important than our own links us with Christ, who was the true example of humility. PRAYER:  Shepherd of my soul, thank you for the ups and downs, the joy and blessings in the month of January. We are also thanking you for this wonderful month of February, Thanks for the wonderful word that you 've sent to us in this month. You will work in us to be like-minded this month in the name of Jesus. Your thought will be our though, your pursuit will be our pursuit, you goal our goal in this month. You will help us to deal with people the way you will deal with them. We shall walk and please you in the name of Jesus. This month shall be fruitful to us in the name of Jesus. You will use us to affect others positively in Jesus mighty name of Jesus I prayed Amen.

Friday, February 25, 2011

just as you received him

VERSE:   Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.    -- Colossians 2 :6-7      
THOUGHT:   Some things you don't change, swap, or update. In an age when computer processors make major leaps every few months and software companies release new upgrades every year, we get programmed into looking for the new and improved version of everything. The simple but profound truth is that Jesus is Lord. No update needed. No rival worthy. No change necessary. In fact, if we stray from this as the basis of our life, we put all we hold dear at risk. But if we continue, if we grow, if we root ourselves in this truth and make it the undergirding reality of our lives, then our future is secure and our victory assured!
PRAYER:   Holy God, I thank you for the simple, challenging and enduring truth of Jesus' Lordship. Through you Spirit, I pray that you will conform my life to more closely reflect his lordship in my work, my family, and daily influence. In the name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


"God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'"    -- Job 37 :5-6       THOUGHT:   Isn't that a beautiful phrase! " God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding." He will do great and marvelous things in your life.Believe this. Rather than spending a lot of time talking or thinking about how marvelous God is, let's praise him in prayer. PRAYER:   Holy, Righteous, and Eternal God! You alone are truly and fully holy. I cannot but comprehend the distant outskirts of your ways, but I love you. You are so far beyond me on my best days, I can' t quite understand why you would pay such a cost to redeem someone like me. But, Dear God, I thank you and praise you from the bottom of my heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.