Daily Devotional | On The Same Path With Jesus?

Psalm 119:32, 35 NIV
“I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
 
 
Are you on the same path with Jesus Christ or on the path of the world? Do you know the boundaries? Do you know that “…Friendship with the world is enmity with God…”? (James 4:4). That is the reason we must walk on the same path with Christ that overcame the world.
 
Jesus Christ, while on earth was a man, filled with God, the Holy Spirit. “Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:10, 11 NIV). This voice has not changed. When you receive Christ through repentance, God calls you His child.
 
Understanding what it means to be a child of God is the misunderstanding that takes some believers away from the eternal truth. The eternal truth is that God loves you! “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:16-18 NIV).
 
The greatest weapon you have is a sound understanding of God’s promises, believing those promises, and reminding yourself when things are not looking so good. The devil will try to tell us otherwise! LIES!! Contrary to what the devil is offering, it is never as good as the appeal, free, or loving, but you must expect him (Satan) to show up. As a child of God, the only enemy you have is Satan.
 
Whenever your test increases, as a believer, this is an indication that God has spoken favorably on your behalf. In fact, it means that something bigger than your imagination is coming your way (Jeremiah 29:11). The same with Jesus. As soon as satan heard God call Jesus Son (Mark 1:11), he turned against Him, Jesus (Luke 4:1-2).
 
From a careful study of this account, there are so many lessons to learn…
 
1. The devil is against the word of God promised to you, so mounting his attack pushes you to reject it. As a believer, if you do not know that very promise or word God have given to you, it is very easy to walk away from it, and lose.
 
2. As a believer ‘pregnant’ with bigger dreams, your test, temptation and trials must come at a Wow magnitude. If you stay with the word of God, you will come out successful and unscathed.
 
3. Reminding Satan of what God said (Luke 4:4-13) not only trashes him, but also reminds him that you have the indwelling God. As a believer, you must be able to boldly profess the word of God in the time of trials, it attracts victory.
 
4. Do not be ignorant, you are not in that battle alone. The angels of God are always there to attend to you (Mark 1:13)
 
5.  When you successfully go through your test, then you are ready for your ministry. Jesus began to preach repentance and forgiveness (Mark 1:14), Jesus began to call His disciples, (Mark 1:16-20), Jesus began to perform miracles of healing, deliverance, teaching, calmed the storm, raised the dead, fed thousands with few loafs of bread and released forgiveness on sinners. What did the Bible say, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 NIV). Without the power of God, it will be impossible to win this race against evil.
 
In today’s devotional, it is important to know that we are called into fellowship with Christ. It is vital to know that every act of ignorance, disobedience or rebellion is a derailment away from destiny. It is meaningful to know that every walk with God, at His pace will only bring peace, success, prosperity and overflow of favor. Everyday, the news on our various media channels are filled with sadness, but knowing that you have a Living God, gives joy. Why? Because we have a covenant with Him.
 
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:6, 7 NIV). As the WAY, only the path walked by Jesus will take you to heaven.
 
Are you on that path yet, or still waiting for tomorrow? Friends, time is of the essence here, for many people before you that wanted to make that decision but the next day could not.
 
Ask Jesus Christ into your life today. Call Him father, spew out all your sins to Him, and ask Him to forgive you.  Ask Him to give you His Holy Spirit to guide you through this new life. He is faithful, and have abundantly forgiven your sins. “Whoever” This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 John 5:14, 15 NIV)
 
Stay blessed, and on the path with Jesus, the Christ of God.
 
Scripture of the day:  “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~John 14:6
 
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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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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