Daily Devotional: The Greatest Christian

Matthew 18:1-4 AMP
“AT THAT time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them, And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all]. Whoever will humble himself therefor and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
The greatest christian is one who practices what they preach, hear, and say. In the church, those that joyfully serve others with their gifts are the anointed ones. What is your perception of the ‘Christians’ around you? Is their appearance, title, position, or words mesmerizing? Do you walk in sight and not by faith? My friends, ‘size is not might’, what you see might deceive you. The Word of Jesus might surprise you!  Title and position are insignificant symbolism.
How awesome is God’s wisdom! As a father of four, I look at the qualities of my children… A child  is a product of change by agreement, from eggs to bones then flesh!  At birth, a child looks unto his/her parents (especially the mother) for all needs. In trust, a child takes with gratitude whatever that is given to him. With always a smily face, a child forgives. This same child is now 14 years old, the game is different! The parents constantly are wrong in all suggestions!! What happened? Knowledge and choices!!
When we become wise in our own eyes, God’s presence begins to diminish. This means that we are telling Him that we do not need Him as before. Pride is a terrible destroyer of most people. Like that child, when we begin to fault God, reject His instructions, bad things begin to happen. That is when we put ourselves, positions, titles, and opinions first, then consider God later. Jesus empowered His disciples against pride and division among brethren, family, and churches. What are you going to change in the way you live today? Do it so that your labour will not be in vain. Amen
Scripture of the day: If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. ~ John 15:7 (NIV)

From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI (c) Copyright Reserved, 2011


About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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