Friday, April 28, 2017

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Christ, Lord and God to us

Isaiah 43:10-11     

         

Beji Joseph

St. John’s MTC, NY


10 “’You are my witness,’ declares the Lord, ‘and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be on after me. I, even I, am the Lord and apart from me there is no savior”

Many times we have heard that we are to worship no other God, and that God should be our number one priority. However, how many of us can truthfully say that this is 100% true in our lives? Often times we seem to have other priorities, whether it be our school, work, families or other activities. This isn’t to say that there is anything wrong with prioritizing these factors in our lives, but have we been able to notice how these things may be consuming our lives? One minute spent doing something personal is one minute spent away from praising God. When this happens, who is God to us?

    There are countless times in the Bible where we witness the mercy, love, and grace our Father has shown to His people, ourselves included. The question now is, how can we reciprocate these qualities? The answer seems simple if we say we should pray, study the Bible, go to church, and remain faithful to God. However, there is more to it than that. There is a specific reason God has chosen us to be born, and placed in specific time period and environment. We have been called to do something with our lives. Many of us are able to say that we know who God is, but have we shown who God is to others? Verse 11 tells us that apart from God there is no other Savior. Our natural response should then be to show others to God, revealing that only He can provide us with eternal comfort.

PRAYER

Dear Lord, we thank You for the numerous blessings You have showered upon us. Forgive us for not having always made You our number one priority. We ask that You allow us to have the strength and courage to be able to show others who You are. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.” ― J.I. Packer