Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Achieving Spiritual Excellence


Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, January 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

Achieving Spiritual Excellence

Colossians 1:10 NKJV "That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God."

When we were in school, our parents would always tell us to remember the family from where we came while away from home. They were telling us to behave well, to protect the family name, to honour them in their absence and to be good ambassadors of our families. That's what it means to walk worthy of the Lord. It's like asking us to be true sons and daughters of our Father in heaven.

In this year of achievement, we must aim for spiritual excellence as we seek to achieve other things. In fact, spiritual excellence must be top priority as every other thing depends on it. Colossians 1:10 says to fully please the Lord, to be fruitful in every good work and to increase in the knowledge of God. Let's work towards achieving these things.

Every decision, action, word and thought should be to please the Lord. Whether you're getting married, acquiring a new property, doing business transactions, etc, let it be to please the Lord. Be fruitful in every good work. Do good. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says God is able to make all grace abound toward us so that we may have abundance for every good work. As God blesses you, a portion should be used to do good. And increase in the knowledge of God. Nobody knows everything about God, some just have more knowledge about Him than others. So fellowship with Him more, pray more, study the word more. Paul prayed, That I may know Him! So shall it be for us, in Jesus name.

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