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

22 hours ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, October 1, 2020.
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.
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2 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
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!
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3 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
In Nehemiah 8:10 we read:
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

I first came in contact with my German pastor friend, Gottfried—bless him—in October 1984. Shortly prior to our meeting he and his family had returned from a trip to Cameroon. They were there to visit a family friend, a citizen of the West African country who had returned to his country after completing his medical studies in Germany.
“I enjoyed my stay in Africa,” he told me. “I was pleasantly surprised to notice the smile, the joy on the faces of the people I met on the streets, individuals who though materially poorer than my fellow citizens in Germany, appeared, no doubt, to be happier than my countrymen I meet on our streets.”
Whereas we must do all in our power to reduce material poverty if not completely eliminate it, the fact still remains that pure happiness is not obtained through material wealth.
It is indeed true, my fellow Christian friend, that the joy of the Lord is our strength and not the things of this world.
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

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5 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, September 27, 2020.
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, Saturday, September 26, 2020.
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!
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7 days ago

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, September 25, 2020.
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.

Several years ago, I was an Asylum seeker in West Germany threatened with deportation. I was really distressed; I found no way out of my seemingly hopeless situation.
The Lord in His mercy led me to a church which was attended mainly by the American military community there. There was a Gospel concert going on. The moment I entered the hall and took my seat, the pastor got up to introduce the next song.
“Friend,” he declared, “when you come to the end of your rope, you just don’t give up. Rather tie a knot at the end and wait for the Lord to come your way. Be assured of this – He will surely come.’
The words penetrated deep into my heart. I felt God speaking to me through His servant. Though my problems did not dissipate immediately, the words gave me succour and support in time of great need. In the end I was spared deportation at the very last minute. Having been granted a student’s visa, I was able to begin my studies at the Hanover Medical School.
Does it appear as if you have come to the end of your road? Are you stranded in the arid desert of your life, with no shelter around to shield you from the scorching sun, and you are sweating, sweating, sweating? You are threatened with a slow and agonizing death – dehydration, multiple organ failure and finally cardiac arrest? You look all around you, and help seems nowhere near. The countdown to your certain demise is slowly but surely heading towards zero. Even in such a dire situation, I urge you, child of God, not to give up, but rather to tie a knot and wait for the appearance of the turnaround God. He is not known to desert His own. Yes, for sure, come your way He surely will.
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, Thursday, September 24, 2020.
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?

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!
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
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

This is the DAY

LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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, Monday, September 21, 2020.
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.
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