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Daily Devotionals

Welcome to Dr Robert Peprah-Gyamfi’s Daily Devotionals. Please feel free to share these with loved ones. God Bless You.

8 hours ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, June 25, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Deuteronomy 28:7 we read:
The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

When I was in Year 8 in school, I accompanied some of my mates to empty the letterbox of our school. It was a time of youthful exuberance, adventure and banter! After we had collected our mail, someone suggested we tried our key in other letterboxes. One of them, probably without an owner, happened to be unlocked. The moment one of my mates inserted the key into it, it opened! Just at that very moment the postmaster, a very stern person in his forties, appeared from nowhere! He accused us of attempted theft. For reasons best known to himself, he singled me out for blame. He wouldn’t let the matter rest. He held me by the collar of my shirt and dragged me to the local police station, a stone’s throw away. Was it because the police did not want to incur the displeasure of one of the influential residents of the settlement? I cannot tell for sure, but one thing happened for sure—they decided to lock me up in one of their cells! The news of my detention spread like wildfire.
Eventually, after spending several hours behind bars, my father managed to convince them to set me free!
Dear Christina friend, do you have the impression that the devil has picked you out, yes, singled you out of the crowd for special attention?
Indeed, whereas your peers, your schoolmates, your social media friends, yes everyone seems to be progressing, you are struggling to make ends meet. You are not by any means lazy! Indeed, you have made your very best effort—to no avail. To make things even worse, you have recently been a victim of online scam, wiping away the very last savings you can boast of! I have a word for you, dear Child of God: do not fear, for “the Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
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1 day ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, June 24, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Philippians 4:13 we read:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

With the Lord on his or her side, the Christian soldier need not fear what tomorrow will bring. Wealth cannot give us that assurance, for as the saying goes, money has a way of taking wings and flying.
We might have heard or read about instances when millionaires have gone bankrupt, indeed have lost all or almost all.
A crash of the Global financial market, the likes of what was witnessed in 1998 could lead to the wiping away of our investments.
Our properties, yes real estate investment, cannot offer perfect security—the earth on which they are built can quake to send them crumbling.
Political heavyweights, those who wield authority, the likes of the President of the US, when they leave office become ordinary citizens.
Christian soldier, let us build on the Lord! Yes, let us draw close to Him, for indeed, it is He alone who can see us through our problems, however mighty they might be.
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4 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, June 21, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Daniel 6: 16 we read :
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

Do you have the impression that the principalities up against you are threatening to seize you and throw you into a spiritual ‘lions’ den’, to be devoured by the hungry lions being kept there? Do not be frightened by their threats, dear Christian soldier.
You may as well urge the Enemy to gather not only a few, but rather a multitude of fearful-looking lions and keep them in wait for you. You may as well urge your foes, yes those devolving malicious schemes against you, to go a step further and add a host of tigers, wolves, crocodiles, bears, hyenas, pythons to the fierce-looking lions already eagerly waiting for you. Even in that threatening situation, you need not fear. Instead, keep on waving the Christian banner and do not allow yourself to be intimidated.
Yes indeed, child of God, do not be scared; even though the witches, wizards, principalities—you can go on naming them—in high and low places, from the four corners of the earth, join forces against you, they will never succeed in harming you, indeed, in bringing their schemes to bear on you!
So fellow Christian, let’s keep marching fearlessly on, towards the New Jerusalem!
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5 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, June 20, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Isaiah 40:31 we read:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Let us wait on the Lord labourers of the Cross,
Let us be patient in waiting;
And never allow the circumstances to overwhelm us
as we wait on our faithful Friend.
The delay may be long and distressing;
still, let us not to grow weary
for we are waiting on no other than the Lord Jesus!

Let us wait on the Lord, servants of the cross,
Let us not lose heart waiting!
He has been tried and proven faithful under all circumstances!
Come what may, He surely will visit our home to turn our situation around.
So let us not grow weary in waiting, for He in whom we have placed our trust is faithful and will not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability to cope. Surely in his own right time He will shine on our homes to turn our nights
into day!
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6 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, June 19, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Matthew 7:12 we read:
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Once a patient of mine spoke about the agony she went through when she found out her very best friend was having an affair with her husband. It would have been painful if he had gone with a stranger, but when it involves your own best friend it is even more agonizing.
Surely, dear reader, you might also have heard something similar.
‘And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31
Of course, I do believe the Lord Jesus is the son of God. Even if we put that fact aside and followed only His teachings, how much misery would be avoided in this our wicked world!
On the human-to-human level, vices like envy, jealousy, back biting, racism, gang culture, tribalism, feuds, etc., would be a thing of the past.
On the corporate level, there will be more healthy competition among business partners; on a nation-to-nation basis, relations will be pursued on a more just and fairer basis.
Of course, my dear Christian friend, we have not got to the New Jerusalem yet—we are still in the wilderness. Indeed, we are left with nothing other than prayer, praying for the Holy Spirit to give us the needed grace to enable us to do the very little we can to let our light shine wherever we are.
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1 week ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, June 18, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In John 20: 29 we read:
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
This Bible passage may be familiar to many of us. In our day, there are those who seem to create the impression of only wanting to believe in God when they see Him! Why adopt such an attitude?
Do we switch on our radio every morning because we see the radio waves with our naked eye, or do we do so because we believe they exist?
When we dial numbers on our mobile phone in expectation of speaking to our dear ones, do we do so because we see the waves with our own eyes?
Those who, like Thomas, resort to adopting the “seeing is believing” excuse only need to cast their glance at the world around them, to behold the Hand of God at work in the Universes.
God’s creation is indeed huge. The birds of the air, the lilies of the field, the vast oceans, the huge mountains, etc., all point to the Hand of an Intelligent Designer, Almighty God, in the universe.
Dear Christian soldiers, let us remember the doubting Thomases of this world in prayer that they might come to know the truth, and that the truth will set them free.
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1 week ago

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1 week ago

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In John 3 :1- 2 we read:
LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday , June 17, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In John 3 :1- 2 we read: There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
“The same came to Jesus by night.”
The question worthy of asking is—why did he come by night and not by day?
The respected Professor that He was, he was nevertheless ashamed to be seen visiting Jesus by day. It is strange but true that the more one becomes educated in matters of this world, the more one is inclined to disbelief in God or, as in the case of Nicodemus, to confess Him openly.
Education of course is good; wisdom of course is good. The question that arises is: what is education all about? Is it not acquiring knowledge about things related to the universe—the universe created by Almighty God?!
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday , June 15, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In Ephesians 6:12 we read:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

When I got to Year 5 at primary school, I was afflicted by an ailment to my left ankle. Unable to weight-bear on the affected leg, it led me to stay away from school for two years.
Apart from taking me to hospital , my parents also consulted traditional healers in their desperate attempt to help their little son. Some of the methods applied by the traditional healers could be described as horrific, to put it mildly. Probably to ensure a more intense penetration of the mixture into the body, some pf them first inflicted several cuts on the skin of the affected joint before applying their medicine, usually in the form of a cream. Since some of the ingredients included ginger, one can imagine the burning sensation I had to endure!
In another instance, the healer we consulted prepared a concoction of herbs that he brought to the boil in a large black pot on an open fire. Next, he took hold of a small razor blade and inflicted several cuts to the skin over the sick joint. Then he called for four young men in the neighbourhood to hold me firmly down. Finally, he grasped the afflicted left leg firmly and brought it in position close to the mouth of the boiling pot! The steam coming from the boiling mixture, he explained, did not only carry healing powers but was capable of neutralizing the spell cast on my leg by evil forces. I screamed at the top of my voice as the steam burnt my skin.
“You have to bear it, my little boy; that is the only way I can help you!” he consoled me. Big drops of sweat covered my body as I screamed at the top of my voice. That did not deter him as he continued to hold on firmly to my ailing leg. Finally, after keeping me in that position for several minutes, he asked the young men to carry me back to my seat.
My dear Christian friend, do you have the impressions you are being tormented by the Devil, yes by the forces up against you?
In my case, my ‘tormentors’ meant it for my good; certainly,none of them harboured malicious intentions. They wanted to see me healed of my ailment—only the means to that end caused me severe pain.
Let us not be scared by the antics of Satan and his host of principalities, though. They will come to nought, for we have Almighty God for protection!
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday , June 14, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In James 4:13-15 we read:
Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

On Tuesday February 26, 2008, I retired to bed as usual around 10:30pm. I went to bed with high hopes as well as plans and ideas for the future.
Then it all happened…
As if in a dream, I heard the rumbling and violent shaking of the whole house. It sounded just like a jumbo jet, after a long flight, touches down on the tarmac and decelerates along the runway to a halt.
‘That was an earthquake!’ began Rita my wife.
Just then the cry of “Mama! Mama! What is going on?” emanated from the room of Jonathan, the youngest of our three children.
Moments later he ran into our room. Out of fear he refused to return to his room for the rest of the night.
Yes indeed, an earthquake had struck…
I took a look at the clock. It was exactly 01:00 hrs GMT Wednesday the 27th of February 2008.
In the course of the morning further details emerged in regard to the earthquake.
It was said to be the strongest of its kind to have hit the UK for nearly 25 years and shook homes across large parts of England.
Over the next several days I reflected on the matter. In the event, the fact that I am in transit on planet earth, and that the connecting flight, DEATH AIRLINES, might arrive at any time to take me to my final destination, came home to me even more powerfully than before.
Whereas it is legitimate for us to make plans for tomorrow, we should, fellow Christian soldiers, always be conscious of the fact that the future is not our own, but belongs to the Lord.
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday , June 13, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In Philippians 4:6 we read:
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

We are called upon to bring our prayer requests to the Lord and trust him to sort things out for us. That does not imply, however, that we should sit idly by and not undertake what is within our means to do to solve the problems that come our way. For instance, if we are unemployed, we should not hope for employment without applying for jobs and attending interviews if we are called to do so. As we put our best foot forward, we are called upon to pray for guidance and trust Him for an outcome that is in line with His will.
Cultivating a sense of dependence on Him will keep us calm and stable no matter the circumstances. Our circumstances, like the weather, may change at short notice. Well, in this regard, readers who live in a place like Ghana which enjoys a fairly stable weather regime may not grasp what I’m driving at. On the other hand, those resident in a place like the UK where the weather has the tendency to change at short notice, surely will. In the same way that the weather in the British Isles can turn from good to bad at short notice, our joyful circumstances may become sorrowful tomorrow.
Let us pray the Lord to help us bring our troubles and challenges to him in prayer, rather than keep them on our minds and be tormented by sleepless nights.
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday , June 12, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In 2 Kings 6:17 we read:
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

When I was in medical school one of our anatomy professors, his head bubbling with much knowledge of his sphere of study, lectured with all enthusiasm about how through the process of evolution, the various organs of the human body adapted themselves to assume the functions they are capable of performing now!!
As I sat listening to him, I prayed to El Shaddai, God Almighty, to heal him of his spiritual blindness, to comprehend things of the Divine. Just as in the case of Elisha’s servant, many are going about afflicted with spiritual blindness. Unable to discern things of the spiritual realm, they limit themselves to the physical, they use their physical senses to interpret things from the material point of view. Blinded in matters relating to the spiritual realm, they go about spreading the false notion that chance has created the universe including themselves.
Dear Christian friends, please join me in prayer for the lost; yes, that they, like Elisha’s servant, will have their eyes opened that they may see!
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday , June 11, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In Isaiah 45:20 we read: Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
Today’s verse brings to my mind the text of a Ghanaian gospel song I was listening to the other day. The singer, who happened to be a pastor, said in his song that he was aware of individuals who carry their gods with them, in the form of rings on their fingers. He went on to state that should such individuals happen to be away from home and all of a sudden come to the realization they had forgotten their protecting ring(s) at home, they are scared to death for fear something sinister might befall them! Deprived of their presumed source of protection, such individuals begin to panic and fear the worst.
In the little village in Ghana where my late mother was born, a form of traditional African worship is practiced. It is customary for adherents of that religion, at the beginning of each year, to pledge a lump sum of money to the gods to solicit their protection from evil in the course of that particular year. Why pledge allegiance to ordinary idols rather than to He who controls the oxygen ventilating our lungs!
Fellow Christian soldiers, let us be assured that as long as we stay true to our calling, no weapons formed against us shall proper. So let us not be fearful of the forces up in arms against us. Let us rather keep marching on and keep pushing forward with all boldness towards the New Jerusalem.
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday , June 10, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In Deuteronomy 31:6 we read:
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

The 14th of September, 2018, heralded the 40th anniversary of my decision to follow the Lord. I won’t be telling the truth if I were to declare here that my Christian journey has been a bed of roses all along. I have indeed over the period experienced my ups and downs. I would be on the mountain of joy at one moment only to stumble in my valley of despair and despondency moments later.
On not a few occasions, it felt to me as if there was no way out of my problems. I turned to the right and to the left, I looked up and then down, I stepped backwards and then forwards—no help seemed to be forthcoming. Stuck in the seemingly hopeless situation, I did not envisage, at least from the human point of view, how things could take a different turn.
Almighty God who knows the heart of men bears me witness that on some occasions I was so overwhelmed by my situation, I was tempted to heed the advice of Job’s wife and “curse God and die”. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die ( Job 2:9-10 ).
Today, looking back to those despairing moments of my Christian walk, I am indeed ashamed at myself for having been led to question the love of He who was faithful yesterday, and who is faithful today and who shall evermore remain faithful to those who call on Him.
Friend, I do not know the problems confronting you; neither am I aware of your prayer request(s) to the Lord. One thing I can assure you is that He in whom you have placed your trust is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are capable of bearing!
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In 2 Kings 6:17 we read:
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

“Lord, I pray thee open his eyes, that he may see.”
Before I made a decision to follow the Lord, I did not count myself among the atheists. I did believe in the existence of God. Still, the problems of the world was making me, if not to question His existence, to struggle to commit myself to Him.
Then came my own born-again experience, an experience “which opened my eyes” so I could see beyond the physical world.
I must say that I have experienced even more personal suffering, set-backs, more emotional anguish, distressing situations, etc., after my conversion, than prior to my conversion.
Yet the difficulties and challenges have not caused me to abandon my faith. Why not? The reason is not far-fetched: by His grace, I am now able to see beyond the now, beyond the personal challenges, the disasters, the earthquakes, the terror attacks, the heinous crimes, indeed beyond the darkness of the present time to behold the glory to come.
Our duty, fellow Christians, is not only to spread the news of salvation to the unbeliever. Like the Prophet Elisha we also have a duty to pray the Lord to open the eyes of those we witness to, that “they may see”, indeed, see beyond the mere physical world to behold the spiritual realm of our existence .
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3 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, June 7, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In 1 Corinthians 2:14 we read:
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

When we are touched by the Good shepherd and we are able, by His grace, to discern spiritual things, we are elevated to a different plane of human existence. In such a situation, we are privileged for example to understand that natural impossibilities cannot obstruct the working of the Holy One. We have no problem in believing that the Lord can walk on water, raise the dead, yes even resurrect the dead.
Some may probably call us stupid or naive, for believing what they may describe as fairy tales—but that is their problem, not ours. We do not wish to use derogating terms like stupid to describe them. We are free, however, with no offence intended, to describe them as blind, not physically, but spiritually. We cannot on our own heal their spiritual blindness. We can however pray for them; yes, in prayer we should bring them before Almighty God and plead with Him to heal them of their spiritual blindness.
Freely we have received, freely they can also be given. They have to humble themselves, though; it may otherwise happen that by virtue of being self-conceited, they miss the opportunity to jump on the salvation train.
Let’s not be weary of spreading the Hope of Salvation to a lost world, my dear Christian friends.
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3 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, June 6, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In 1 Corinthians 1:23 we read:
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness.

Some, when they get to know I am a doctor, begin to ask: “You are a doctor, and you believe in God?”
I really find the question strange. It is however not unexpected for it is an open secret that many who have passed through the walls of medical schools are among the multitude of humanity who do not believe in the existence of a Creator.
When something goes wrong with my car, I look out for the nearest garage that specialises in my vehicle brand. When I entrust my vehicle to the expert, I do not engage the fellow in conversations as to whether in his opinion the entire vehicle was designed and constructed by someone.
When I open up my computer or laptop to discover the complex manner in which it is built, I do not question how it came to be there. Indeed, I consider it to be a matter of course.
It is only when it comes to the matter of the human body that many, including doctors who have been trained to ‘repair’ and ‘fix’ it, begin to reject the fact that indeed someone was responsible for designing it, indeed creating it!
How can anyone shut his or her eyes to the fact that there is indeed an Intelligence Designer, a Creator God behind the human body—the body made up among others of multi-complex organs such as the brain, the heart, the liver, etc.?
My dear Christian soldier, please join me in prayer today for those blind to things of the spiritual realm, yes for those who are still struggling to come to grips with what can only be discerned with the eye of faith.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, June 5, 2021.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it .
In Revelation 2:4-6 we read:
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

One day as I was writing on my Laptop, I suddenly heard a peep tone. I wondered what was the matter. Soon the message, the battery is running low, flashed across the screen. I was being asked to take action, yes indeed re-charge my battery, otherwise, the device was going to switch off.
That incident led me to pause and reflect. Have I re-charged my spiritual battery not only for that day but for the several days ahead of me? Dear Christian friend we need indeed to keep our fire burning all the time, a fact which requires that we, on a regular basis, re-charge our battery from the main source of spiritual strength, the Word of God.
The reality is that in the hustle and bustle of today’s fast-moving world, it may not always be easy to find the time to do so. It is imperative upon us to strive to do so, however, for just in the same way that fire has a tendency to go dim, indeed to become extinguished without the input of fuel, in the same way, our spiritual flame has a tendency to grow dim, yes even become extinguished without regular input of spiritual fuel.
Let us, dear fellow Christian through regular prayer and Bible study keep our spiritual torch aglow, so we may be the sources of light in a dark word.
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