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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.

11 hours ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, October 2, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
In Matthew 5:13-16 we read:
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

One of my close associates at medical school was an Iranian citizen.
Because both of us lived in the same hostel, and also because both of us frequented the library situated not far from our hostel, our ways crossed on an almost daily basis.As in the case of the great majority of Iranians, he was of the Islamic faith – a mainstream Moslem; not by any means a radical.
Occasionally we engaged in conversation, not arguments, centred around our respective faiths. Like other Moslems, he held the view that Jesus was not the Son of God but, like Mohammed, one of the prophets.
One day he saw me riding a brand-new bike presented to me by a Christian friend.
“Where did you get that from?”
“It is a gift from a Christian friend.” was my reply.
“Was that individual willing to part with such an amazing sports bike without demanding any money in return?”
“Yes indeed,” I responded.
Not long after the above conversation, I showed him a well sought-after anatomy book presented to me as a gift by my pastor friend.
“You got that also for free?” he inquired, the surprise written clearly on his face
“Yes indeed!”
A short while later I showed him a letter from a German foundation granting me a scholarship for the remaining term of my studies.
“Hey Robert, come on, your Jesus is really generous to you! He is indeed showering you with one gift after the other!”
“Come and taste His goodness!” I replied. “He will not only shower you with material gifts but He will grant you eternal life!”
“No, no, I am convinced of my faith – nothing will change that!” he replied
I have not ceased from praying for him. Though I have in the meantime missed his contact, I continue to remember him in my prayers, that the Lord will open his eyes, that he may see.
Dear Fellow Christian soldier, let us through our deeds and words, be an example to the lost world, that many may come to glorify the Lord or Redeemer.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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1 day ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, October 1, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Numbers 32:23 we read:
But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

If the Word of God admonishes us to live holy lives and flee from the lusts of the flesh and other deeds unbecoming of our holy calling, we seem to think that our Heavenly father is being too bossy, placing one restriction after the other on us.
If we are to sit down to ponder things over, we shall come to the conclusion that, at the end of the day, it is in our interest to heed the advice, for at the end of the day it us ourselves, not the Great High God, who benefits from keeping the rules. Well, we may decide to disobey, but then, as today’s scripture warns us, our sins will come back to find us out.
In my work as a prison doctor I have come across several instances when “the sins of others have found them out.” To save time, I will limit myself to only one example.
It involved a gentleman who was sentenced for a rape charge. This, according to his account, was how things unfolded. He began cheating on his wife. A time came when his mistress asked him to raise a substantial loan so they could purchase a house. He refused. That led the mistress to hatch a story – accusing him of rape. As the police went about investigating the case, they went to his marital home to do a search. It was then that his shell-shocked wife learnt about his double life.
In the end he was sentenced for rape. Things did not end there – his wife divorced him and restricted his access to their two young children. At the time I met him his world had fallen apart. He told me he wished the clock of time could be turned back to the time when he had not met his mistress. “Given a second chance, I would turn away and run away from her, as far as my legs could carry me!” he stressed.
Dear Fellow soldier, we need indeed to draw close to the Lord, so we won’t fall short of our holy calling and eventually get ourselves into trouble.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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2 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, September 30, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Exodus 15:23 we read:
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Dear Christian friend, at this hour as you are reading through these lines, you, like the children of Israel on their way to the promised land, may be standing by your well of Marah. Sweating and thirsty as you journey to the New Jerusalem, you have spotted a fountain of water in the arid land you are journeying through. Hoping to quench your thirst, you have hurried to it. With the help of your folded palm you gulp the seemingly fresh water down your throat. Next moment you spit everything out of your mouth! Bitter as gall, bitter as gall! Your only hope of quenching your thirst has turned out to be as bitter as gall! Furious, you are about to curse God and die!
Be strong and courageous, child of God, for that is not the end of your story. Surely, your destiny will not be sealed at Marah! No, never! Yes, indeed, instead of giving up, I urge you to go on your knees in prayer and implore Almighty God to intervene to turn your situation around.
Surely, in His own right time , I AM WHO I AM will come your way to turn your sorrow into joy. So hold on, yes stand firm and don’t quit, my fellow Christian soldier!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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4 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, September 28, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Psalm 91: 9- 10 we read:
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

One day in November, 2018, as I listened to the radio while driving to a meeting, it was reported that the database of a renowned international hotel had been compromised, leading to the data of millions of their customers being stolen.
That led me to reflect on matters related to the spiritual realm of our existence. Every day Satan is going around, stealing and compromising the database of human beings and thereby enslaving them.
Christian soldiers need not fear the foe, however. For, because we have made the LORD our refuge, “no evil shall befall us; neither shall any plague come nigh our dwelling.”
Yes indeed, the Lord we serve has built a super virus defence system around us so we do not need to fear the clandestine attempts of the Devil to infiltrate our spiritual computer, our divine software, to damage our system and take control over us.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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5 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, September 27, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Psalm 14:1-2 we read:
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Be warned, child of God, of the so-called masters of knowledge who walk the surface of the earth: academics, experts, highly-learned, they enjoy the acclaim of the world; imbued with the spirit of secularism, they go about spreading their ideas. They are held in high-esteem by an adoring society; whatever issues out of their mouths is regarded by their teeming followers as ultimate truth.
Resist the temptation, child of God, resist the temptation to swim with the tide of time! Do not lose sight of one thing: mere mortals they are, these heroes of society. They are equipped like you and me with brain cells limited by the Almighty in dimensions! Can a brain of flesh comprehend the deep, deep secrets that belong only to the Creator God Himself? So, beware, child of God! Do not be swayed by strutting men from the Holy Truths laid out in the Word of God! Instead, I entreat you to trust in the One and only Source of wisdom, the Lord Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth: All that is seen and unseen—YAHWEH, who is all-seeing and all-powerful!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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6 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, September 26, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In 3 John 2 we read:
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Good health—how precious it is, my fellow Christian friends.
Indeed, when I sit down to consider, yes ponder over all the possible factors, causes, incidents, that could apply to one, who wakes up healthy and strong only to die on a particular day!
Indeed, if we consider that anything could happen to us at a particular moment to deprive our brain of its oxygen supply over a period of about five minutes, a situation that could lead to irreparable brain damage and our deaths, we would be singing from morning till evening about the goodness of the Lord, instead of murmuring about trivial matters.
Please permit me to list a few of the countless unexpected events that could occur without warning, that may pre-empt the state of affairs alluded to above: choking (caused perhaps by a chunk of food); heart attack; stroke; pulmonary embolism; anaphylactic shock, severe bleeding; a stray bullet, a gas explosion, a car crash—the list is endless.
If in spite of all these possible causes of death on a particular day, the Lord has increased our stay on earth by even a day, you and I should be grateful to our Maker, instead of brooding and murmuring over this and that!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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1 week ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, September 25, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In 2 Corinthians 11: 24-29 we read:














Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.
Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.
I have laboured and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.
Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? --2 Corinthians 11: 24-29

Dear Christian soldiers, I want us to ponder over the above scripture as we go about our daily activities on the battlefield of life. I am not advocating that trouble comes our way. We must indeed be happy if our day goes smoothly, devoid of troubles.
If on the other hand we are confronted with troubles, we should bear in mind that afflictions are not unique to us. Instead of moaning, yes instead of engaging in endless self-pity, we should instead pray the Lord to give us the grace to endure, for just as sure as the African sun will appear in the skies the next day (it usually does even after a day of persistent rainfall), in the same way, Heaven is sure to visit our home to put a smile on our faces. So, get up and start jumping for Jesus!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen
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1 week ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, September 23, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in
it.

In Joel 2:13 we read:
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

As I worked in prison as a prison doctor, a young man of about 20 came to prison and I engaged him in conversation. The reason for his incarceration, he told me, was that he had disobeyed a court injunction order not to approach the residence of his mother. He confessed that he was indeed a troubled person who was causing his mother with whom he lived alone a “hell of a lot of problems”.
Initially he abided by the court order. Soon, however, he began to yearn for his mother. No longer able to bear being away from her, he broke the injunction and approached her. Her mother on her part, unable to bear his presence, informed the police who came for him.
What a tragic story. I have not ceased from praying for them, that they would find a more amicable solution to their family problem.
Let us thank God that He has a big heart for the sinner, His wayward children; indeed, no matter how far away we wander astray, if we repent and return, He will accept us back into His fold.
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1 week ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, September 22, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in
it.

In Matthew 8:13 we read:
And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! The Lord speaks and healing takes place!
Strictly speaking, the Divine does not heal, does not mend or repair damaged tissue or organs. Instead, the Divine creates—not gradually, but instantaneously. He does not for example repair or mend a diseased kidney or liver but rather creates a new one to replace the old one damaged by disease. As He says, “I make all things new.” (Revelation 21:5.)
The Lord of Creation does not require surgical instruments to carry out surgical repair of a perforated appendix, a brain abscess, a liver cyst, a broken bone or whatever. He just creates new tissue or organs to replace the diseased or injured component.
The Lord of Creation does not need to mend broken bones. Without the shedding of blood, without pain to the patient, without the need to swallow painkillers to ease pain, the Divine executes His surgery to restore broken bones and diseased organs.
In the presence of the Divine, the functioning of organs does not merely improve, but regains ideal values. Blood sugar values are restored to normalcy in the diabetic, clotting values normalise in the haemophilic, sickle red blood cells are restored to normal shapes in the patient tormented by the severe form of sickle cell anaemia, and so forth.
What else do we expect? Indeed, what options do the organs and tissue have but to perform optimally in the presence of He who created them?
Are you or your loved ones afflicted with a seemingly incurable disease, just as in the case of my own son diagnosed with autism?
Let us join hands in prayer for their restoration. Yes, please remember me in your prayers just as I pray for you.
May the Great Physician of all times visit our homes at His own appointed time and bring a change—not to our glory but to the glory of His Mighty Name.
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2 weeks ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, September 21, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In 2 Corinthians 4:10 we read:
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

I am not blowing my own trumpet before the whole world. The fact is, I consider myself generally hardworking. Mother and father were both hardworking, working hard from the rising of the sun till its setting to provide for their children. Did they pass on that trait to me? I have indeed been active throughout my life.
Of late though, I have begun to realise something—as much as I would like to perform just the way I did in my twenties, thirties, even my forties, my body is simply refusing to obey my commands. Even if it does, I realise at the end of the day, that my body requires more time than it did previously to recover.
The ageing process, no doubt, has slowly but surely come into play.
One thing which I find comforting in my situation, however, is the realisation that even though I am physically weakened with the years, spiritually that is not the case.
Although exposed each day to the vicissitudes of life, the Lord by His grace gives me the spiritual strength each day to cope with my situation. I do not know what tomorrow holds in store for me, but the assurance that the same Almighty God who was my protector yesterday, who has been protecting me today and will be standing guard by my bed as I retire to sleep tonight, will surely be with me on waking up tomorrow is very comforting, to put it mildly.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, September 19, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Isaiah 54:10 we read:
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Assuring words, really assuring words! A promise of everlasting kindness! Mountains and hills rarely move; whereas earthquakes are able to cause small hills and hillocks to crumble, they are unlikely to impact on well-established mountains the likes of the Alps, Everest, Kilimanjaro, etc., however massive the force with which they strike.
The above verse declares that even should an earthquake cause a huge mountain to crumble, the love and kindness of the heavenly father will abide forever.
Child of God who may be undergoing severe mental agony; who is brooding over the misfortune that has visited your home, get up; I urge you to take comfort in the assuring words of our Heavenly Father. For sure, no matter how protracted the battle may turn out to be, be assured of Divine help, kindness and peace.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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2 weeks ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, September 19, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Isaiah 54:10 we read:
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. Assuring words, really assuring words! A promise of everlasting kindness! Mountains and hills rarely move; whereas earthquakes are able to cause small hills and hillocks to crumble, they are unlikely to impact on well-established mountains the likes of the Alps, Everest, Kilimanjaro, etc., however massive the force with which they strike.
The above verse declares that even should an earthquake cause a huge mountain to crumble, the love and kindness of the heavenly father will abide forever.
Child of God who may be undergoing severe mental agony; who is brooding over the misfortune that has visited your home, get up; I urge you to take comfort in the assuring words of our Heavenly Father. For sure, no matter how protracted the battle may turn out to be, be assured of Divine help, kindness and peace.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, September 18, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Mark 1: 30&31 we read:
But Simon's wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

We are not told how long she had been in bed—a day, a couple of days, a week, perhaps? Also, apart from stating that she was in bed with fever, the Bible does not reveal any further details as to the cause of the disease. Still, we can deduce that, whatever the underlying cause of her condition, she was generally unwell at the time of the Lord’s arrival.
It was at the very moment when the relatives were grappling with their helplessness in the face of the disease that Doctor Jesus, whose healing powers know no bounds, appeared on the scene. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
Yes, enter the Great Physician, and disease, whatever the cause, begins to shake, begins to tremble to its core. In this particular case, the Lord touched the afflicted woman. He did not need to do so though. As in various other instances, He just spoke the word and disease, whatever the cause, just took flight and vanished!
Dear Christian Soldier, whatever disease that may be afflicting you, your family or dear ones, I pray for Divine Intervention in Jesus Name!
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2 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, September 16, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Isaiah 54:17 we read:
No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.

Once on a visit to my native Ghana, I began all of a sudden to experience a hot sensation in my heart. Next it began to race as fast as one can imagine, as if it were engaged in a 100-metre race with the likes of Usain Bolt! Soon, I felt like “passing out”! Lord Jesus, have mercy, Lord Jesus, Have mercy! I prayed. A few minutes after it all began, things returned to normal without the need for me to seek medical intervention.
I thought that was the end of the matter! On my return to the UK a few days later, I was at work when I experienced a similar attack of my heart. I ended up being rushed to the Accident and Emergency, A&E. In one moment I was a doctor helping the sick, the next moment a patient at the A&E!
Over the next few days I underwent several checks on my heart, including a heart scan! In the end my heart was pronounced as “fit as a fiddle”!
Having ruled out an organic cause of my symptoms, it became clear to me that I was under attack by an evil entity. I decided therefore to charge on the enemy, not by my strength, but with the shield of faith for protection.
Yes, on stepping out of my doctor’s premises, even as I walked on the street to pick my vehicle, I declared boldly: “Hey, you demons and principalities up against me, you better beware! Yes, you Philistines of the spiritual realm, you come to me with spears; I come to you in the Mighty Name of the Lord! I command you in the Mighty Name of the Lord to depart from me and go drown in the Mighty Ocean!”
More than ten years have elapsed since I launched that onslaught on the Demons. Not only has my heart been left in peace, nothing untoward has happened to my health.
Dear Christian soldiers, the Devil is indeed real, but we have an All-conquering God, so let us fear no foe.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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4 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, September 4, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Psalm 46: 1 we read:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

The Psalmist proclaims at the top of his voice that “God is an ever-present help in time of trouble” so His children need not worry.
While a student in Germany, one of my German mates invited me to his wedding in his hometown, about one hundred kilometres from Hanover where I was resident. I planned my journey in such a manner as to arrive at my destination about an hour prior to the church service. I travelled in a rented car. The vehicle was barely six months old, so I was confident it would take me to my destination without any mechanical problems developing. Nevertheless, I was about twenty minutes’ drive from my destination when I heard a strange noise emanating from the back of the vehicle! I pulled to a stop on the relatively quiet road. I realised then to my dismay that one of the back tyres was punctured – by a sharp object on the road, perhaps.
As might be expected the almost new vehicle had on board a spare tyre as well as the tools needed to change the damaged tyre. At that moment in my life, however, I had no idea how to do that! Yet another problem I soon became aware of – there was no emergency station in sight from where I could call for help (the incident dates back to the mid-1980s – I personally had not heard of mobile phones at that time!).
Thankfully Almighty God, who provides ever-present help in times of trouble, was aware of my predicament, even before it happened and had dispatched help to my rescue.
Indeed, just as I got out of my vehicle, another vehicle coming from the direction I was heading towards arrived at the scene. On seeing my problem, the driver pulled to a stop and offered his assistance. Within a matter of minutes he was able to change the damaged tyre. “Goodbye and safe journey!” He shook my hand and returned to his vehicle. Moments later he was out of sight.
Our Loving God is indeed an ever-present help in trouble! Should you, my dear Christian friend, experience a “breakdown” as you go about your activities today, I pray Him to quickly dispatch His angels your way to render much needed assistance.
Stay blessed, my fellow Christian warrior!
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4 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, September 3, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Acts 16: 25-34 we read:
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Do you have the feeling that you have been imprisoned by the powers that be in this world? Does it feel as if you are a prisoner in chains?
Since you made a decision to follow the Lord, nothing seems to be going well in your life. On the contrary, things have gone from bad to worse and ended up being the worst you could ever imagine!
Your business is not prospering, your relations with your spouse which used to be excellent seems to have hit rock-bottom.
And your children, they are not doing better. Their school grades are getting worse.
In your desperation, you are tempted to look elsewhere; yes, you are being tempted to seek help from palm readers, spiritualists, voodoo, juju, etc.
Indeed, you seem to be in a prison; not only are you incarcerated, you are also in chains. I urge you to draw inspiration from the suffering of Paul and Silas. Even as midnight approaches, yes, as the time ticks towards your possible execution by the powers of darkness, keep on singing and praising the Lord—for indeed the hand of heaven will shake the prison gate and set you free!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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4 weeks ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, September 2, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Ephesians 5:18 we read:
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

Sometimes, when alone, I try to recall some of the things I did when I was a child. One of such childhood behaviours led me to laugh my guts out! Indeed, during those days, when I was angry with my parents, I sought to retaliate by refusing to eat for a while. Yes, the poor deluded boy went on a kind of hunger strike, thinking that by refusing to eat he would somehow be punishing his parents!
When scripture advises mankind to turn from our sins and follow the Lord, we seem to think that Almighty God is bossy, yes, trying to put this and that impediment in our way.
Today scripture urges us not to “be drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.”
Excellent advice! In this age of the internet when one can read about virtually everything, one does not necessarily have to be in the health-care profession to acquire a fairly good knowledge concerning the harm alcohol can inflict on various organs of the body—the liver, the pancreas, the brain, the heart, etc.
Apart from directly affecting the organs of the body, alcohol no doubt can ruin relationships, lead to crime, yes even to imprisonment.
The other day, I even read about a young student who drank so much alcohol within a short period of time that his body was literally poisoned by alcohol, leading to his untimely death.
Dear Christian soldier, let us cherish our freedom, and not subject ourselves again to the yoke of slavery.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, September 1, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Matthew 5:44-45 we read:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

We need to be grateful to Almighty God for the air we breathe.
Yes for sure, no matter the challenges we are confronted with, let us at least be grateful to Almighty God for the free oxygen at our disposal.
Let us for a minute pause and consider a hypothetical situation where we are required to purchase the daily supply of oxygen required to ventilate our lungs! Let us indeed assume that humanity has control over the supply of air, yes, that it is traded on the stock market—London, Tokyo, New York, you can keep on naming them! Do you think anyone would show you mercy if you had no means to purchase a supply?
There is a saying in my mother tongue that he who has no idea of death, should consider sleep. Based on current politics and market mechanisms appertaining to food and water, greedy man would have watched unconcerned as others died for lack of money to purchase the life-saving air!
Instead of Mankind worshiping Almighty God from the rising of the sun to its setting for the free air at our disposal, we, by our nature, keep on spitting in His face.
So fellow Christian soldiers, whatever the problem we are going through, let us not murmur and be angry with Almighty God. Let us instead be grateful for at least the air we are privileged to breathe free of charge!
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, August 30, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

In Psalm 121: 3-4 we read:
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

When faced with drawbacks and hurdles in our Christian walk, and our prayers seem to fall on deaf ears, we seem to think that perhaps God is overstrained, so occupied responding to the prayers of His children elsewhere on the globe, that He may not have ears for our own problems. By our attitudes we seem to create the impression that we cannot imagine how the same person could simultaneously respond to:
The prayers of a resident in New Zealand imploring Him to protect him/ her as he/she retires to bed at the end of the day;
A mighty man of God calling on Him to cast out demons and heal the sick at a big revival meeting taking place in the afternoon of the same day in Nairobi;
The little girl in Los Angeles imploring Him to guide and guard her through the same day that is about to begin there.
‘Maybe Our God is resting for a while! We better allow Him time to enjoy His deserved respite and not disturb Him.’ So we decide to seek help elsewhere – Astrology, New Age thinking, Juju, Voodoo! We consult the soothsayers, to plead with them to reveal the future to us, to tell us what lies in store for us in the future! Thus going around to let others reveal the future to us! Who controls the future in the first place!? So we read our stars everyday to know what the stars have in store for us! The stars – what are the stars when you are resting in a God who never changes – and who made the stars?!
Why do we want to know what the stars have in store for us when the Good Lord of heaven and earth, has sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in us? Are we not aware of the Divine assurance that “greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world?” (I John 4:4)
We do not indeed need to know what the stars have in store for us, for we are assured in Psalm 23:6 that goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life!
Yes for sure "he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep”, so let’s remain calm and collected and not waver in the face of the challenges of life.
May the good Lord bless whatever we set out to do today.
To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ, Amen.
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