SPIRITUALLY MOTIVATED? – Saturday September 17th 2016
Memorise: Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37
Read: Romans 8:33-39, (KJV)
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 51, Psalms 61
Motivation is the act of providing someone with a reason to act in a certain way. Christians can motivate or encourage one another to have greater confidence in God and to be very bold in living out their faith. Spiritual motivation drives away the spirit of fear and helps to develop the boldness required for the correct application of God’s Word to life situations. No leader can achieve anything without boldness. It takes courage to follow God. It takes courage to obey God. Anyone who lacks courage will be full of fear. If you are afraid, you cannot take any progressive stride. 17 September 2016 open heavens
A hireling fears and hides when the sheep is confronted by wolves because he thinks of his safety before anything else. A shepherd on the other hand is bold and resists any wolf even at the risk of his own life. In John 10:11, Jesus says,
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Therefore, be spiritually motivated because the Spirit that God has deposited within you is of power and sound mind. Open Heavens 17 September 2016:- Spiritually Motivated?
Do you know that even great leaders suffer from fear? One outstanding leader with a great congregation in Bible times who lacked boldness was Joshua. As near perfect as he was, Joshua was afraid. He was afraid to stand in Moses’ shoes. He was afraid when he realised that he was asked to finish the assignment that his predecessor – Moses, with all the anointing to open and shut Heaven could not finish. He got scared whenever he thought of the sudden promotion he got from being a servant to a national leader with millions of followers. He was afraid when he remembered that he was called to lead an unruly congregation who were capable of revolting and stoning their leaders to death. Why are you afraid? Do not look at the nature of the assignment. Do not look at the size; do not look at the fierce looking faces. Do not focus on the situation of lack of resources. Focus on the One who has called you, He will see you through. Ask for the Spirit of boldness to manifest in every area of your life from today. The battle is already won and you are more than conqueror.
Father, please give me the boldness to face all my fears in Jesus’ name.