Run triumphantly 2 – CAC Living Water Devotional
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
DATE: Sunday, December 17, 2023
TOPIC: RUN TRIUMPHANTLY (II)
READ: Hebrews 10:32-39
But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings (Hebrews 10:32).
Yesterday, we were encouraged to run with endurance to reach the finishing line successfully and gloriously. It is believed the Holy Spirit has started pointing us to those areas where we need adjustments, and will assist us to effect the corrections without further delay. Today’s dose is sequel to yesterday’s discussion.
There is the need for a great deal of endurance before one can be triumphant in any given endeavour. Endurance is usually associated with persistence through hardship, like the mind-set of a marathon runner pushing through the pain to finish the race. The case is similar to a Christian running the race to heaven; such would face terrible hardships and suffering before reaching the goal. And to reach the goal, that is, run triumphantly, it is expedient to remain faithful and obedient to Christ through every situation. That is possible because we know our suffering is temporary and we have an inheritance waiting for us in heaven. But in the meantime, we need the right attitude. Are we to grit our teeth, mutter, and complain all the way to heaven? Certainly no!
The writer of Hebrews commended the suffering Christians for their joyful attitude. Not that they were satisfied with the pain and hardship they were going through, but they knew that all these were parts of God’s plan for their good, both presently and ultimately. Likewise, we are expected to endure hardship with joy in the Lord, Who comforts and strengthens us through it, and promises to bring us safely to glory. Because those sufferings typify dark cloud that the Blood of Jesus Christ will soon dispel.
SUGGESTED HYMN FOR TODAY:
CAC GHB 775
1. Lord, endow all that are passing through trying times the grace to endure till the end.
2. Lord, come to the aid of brethren who are on the verge of losing hope, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, let Your grace be sufficient for us all, this day.
4. Oh, Lord, in this year, 2023, let there be peace in Nigeria and all over the world. AMEN
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
1 Timothy 6;
2 Timothy 1-4
JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK VERY SOON, BE READY, BE WARNED AND BEWARE OF THE DOOM AHEAD FOR ANYONE THAT MISSES GOD’S KINGDOM