Sunday, 19 April 2015
We Need To Die Some More.
Let me ask you a question. Please be honest as you answer it. Do you care what people think or say about you? I don't know about you but I find, if I'm being real honest with myself, that I do. Do you know what that means? It means that I'm not dead to the world. Not as I should.
As I listened to the message this morning I had to agree with Pastor Okey Onuzo. Many of us Christians are just not dead enough yet. Yours truly included. We are not living crucified lives. Something has got to give. See, there's nothing wrong in me wanting you to approve of my writing or like my Facebook comments or see me as a 'nice' person but the moment I begin to crave that, wahala is waiting at the door for me. Where will I draw the line in seeking this your approval? How far will I go to keep you liking me? For how long will we continue to crave man's approval over God's?
For as long as we are not dead to the world.
For our lives to get better, for Nigeria to prosper, we Christians really need to get our acts together. This change we are all shouting about is not going to drop from the sky. You and I need to take personal responsibility for this change. If Nigeria were a bus heading for a destination called 'Exalted Nation', we, the people are the passengers and the conductor is GMD and his team. Listen to what he is shouting:
"New Nigeria! Exalted Nation! I no get change o! Enter with your own change o! I beg o. Wole pelu changi e o! "
Yes, sounds funny but you know it's true and honestly as Christians our own 'change' can only come forth as products of holy lives. Lives dead to self, the world and the devil. All three deaths are mandatory. No options. At least not for those who truly call themselves the children of God. We must ask God to give us the grace to show forth our PapaGod's nature in all that we do from Monday to Sunday. Now more than ever, our righteousness is of monumental importance. For us as individuals seeking to make heaven and as a nation seeking rebirth.
Join me. Let's die some more. When we die, our faith is stronger and power comes down and emboldens us to stand for Christ and Him alone no matter the price or consequences!
Galatians 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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