November 13, 2019 LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC – PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY
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DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – World Kindness Day
TOPIC – PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY
Read: James 1:21- 25
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
MEMORISE: And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:26c).
Some years back, if ‘Christianity’ was mentioned, the people of the world trembled and gave it full respect. Today, the word is gradually losing its value in an alarming rate, judging by the way many Christians are living their lives, carelessly and aimlessly with it-does-not matter tendencies. The problem many of us have is that, we fail to know that once anyone becomes a Christian, he or she is no longer of his/her own (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Once you become a Christian, what is expected of you is to glorify God in your body, spirit and with your whole life. You have become a better being and you are being watched and read, by those around you.
By the way, what is Christianity? Christianity is beyond a title we carry about. It is that very life we live as an outcome of our cordial relationship with God, through, and in our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:26). The disciples were first called Christians in the city of Antioch after the people there had studied them for about a year, discovering that their lives were like that of Christ. The people of the world gave them the appellation, ‘Christian.’
The disciples lived out practical Christianity and were called Christians. Practical Christianity is the kind of Christianity that reflects in our actions, reactions and inactions (1 John 3:18). Above all, it is a kind of Christianity that puts the Word of God in full practice, if any so called Christian attempts to stain the name of Lord with his or her careless, unbiblical living, God will definitely honour His name at the end, but the person in question will have to face the consequences of his/her careless living. Be warned (cf. Gal. 6:7-10)!
1. I ask for uncommon grace, O Lord, to live my life beyond reproach.
2. Lord, help me to be a good representative of Yours in the world.
3. Lord, let there be a revival of Your Word as of old, in Jesus’ name
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Jeremiah. 46:13 – 48:40; Hebrews. 7:8 – 7:28
Author: CAC WORLDWIDE