Devotional 5/18

Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Romans 12:13

We aren’t called to be like other Christians, we are called to be like Christ.

A Christian life is to be little Christs on earth: walk and talk like Christ, love like Christ. WWJD: what would Jesus do?

Christianity is not a race to the end. Christianity is not waiting on God to do everything. It is a journey of faith and transformation. We meditate on His word and spend time with Him, this is our duty. It is our duty to put God first, and build a genuine relationship with him. We get to know people by spending time with them, communicating and learning their history: in the same way we get to know God by reading His word, through prayer and spending time in His presence. It is our duty to be like Christ.

Each of our walks with God is different. We have individual relationships with God: our timetables are different. This could be your season to cultivate patience, while it could be my season to cultivate joy. We have no idea what God is doing in people’s hearts, in their minds or spirit. For instance, you may believe that your spouse needs to have a conviction about the fear of God, but God is working in other areas He deems necessary at this specific time. The issue with human beings is that they judge people in a carnal way, and use it in a spiritual context: this is not Christ like.

The calling of God over our individual lives is in His hands and according to His specific design. We should never critique others when the Spirit shakes them up. And we shouldn’t be so quick to urge people to do as we did (do). When you see a brother in Christ receiving in the Holy Ghost, receiving a prayer, a prophetic word or even dragging through: intercede for them. They need your help, and in spiritual regards, your prayers are all the support they need at the moment.

Let’s pray:

Father God, today I pray for the body of Christ. I pray you convict people of their judgement and criticism towards the life and walk of other Christians. I pray that you help people as they preach to speak edifying words, words of wisdom and exhortations. I pray your children would know and feel when they are operating im a spirit of criticism, comparison and arrogance. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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