Memorize: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19
Devotional Reading: John 14:1-14
On one of their journeys by sea, the disciples saw Jesus walking towards them on the water. They were astonished to see this wonder, Peter asked Jesus if he could join Him, Jesus bid him to come. Peter’s friends who are also disciples of Jesus watched in amazement as he walked towards Jesus on the water. If only they too had faith and courage to ask like Peter, they would have partaken of this awesome experience, but they were not courageous enough to step out. Nevertheless, that opportunity to do the impossible was not limited to them. It is still open to you and me today. May the Lord give you the grace and courage to walk upon the waters of life that is making you to fright.
In John 14:12, Jesus said, ‘’Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.’ And greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Beloved, the call to do the works of Jesus and even perform greater works than He did is a call to all of us.To be able to do this, you must be prepared to believe in Jesus Christ with all your heart, leaving no space for doubt. Do you believe in him? Why then do you still leave room for doubt? Don’t you know that Jesus has the POWER?
Furthermore, Jesus invites us to follow him. John 8:12says, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
As the light, if you follow Jesus, you will not walk in darkness, and neither will you stumble. Also, if you follow Him, He will make something great out of your life. He will make you what you never dreamt you could become. Consider a person like Peter: he would have died an unknown fisherman if he had not accepted Christ’s invitation to follow him (Matthew 4:18-19). Have you accepted that invitation to follow Jesus?
Today some people give various excuses for not following him. One of such excuses is that they do not want to be distracted from their life’s goal or ambition, failing to realise that if only they accepted the Lord’s invitation, they would have had a greater future and they would have enjoyed His backing in all their life’s endeavours.
Heed His invitation today? May the Lord help you to decide for God and re-consecrate your life to him.
My prayer for you today, is that you will discover your purpose early and pursue it with all your heart and you will not fail in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer point: Jesus, help me to do greater works and bigger exploits for you.
Key Dose: Accept Jesus today and recieve power to do greater works.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)