Inspired and inspiring relationships – CAC Living Water Devotional
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
DATE: Monday, December 18, 2023
TOPIC: INSPIRED AND INSPIRING RELATIONSHIPS
READ: Psalm 63:1-8
MEMORISE: Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1)
Living fully in God’s holy adventure for your life is always personal but never solitary. God wants us to experience fullness of life. As members of the body of Christ, we are called to reflect the Christ in all we do and say. We are meant to experience mind of a variety of inspired and inspiring holy relationships. We are called to let our holy and adventurous light shine upon our families, congregations, and communities for their transformation as well as our own. In Genesis 12:2, we read that Abraham was blessed to be a blessing. This is absolutely God’s principle -you are blessed to be a blessing to others. You are blessed because God is constantly present in your life, giving you guidance, insight and energy
God’s holy adventure makes a way for freedom and beauty where you might otherwise imagine only a dead end. To be blessed is to experience the great joy of God’s presence in your life, and to know the gift of a larger perspective in which your well-being and the well-being of those who come after you are united in God’s loving vision of the universe. This is the insight of the writer of the book, It’s a Wonderful Life. The chief character in the book was driven to despair by the spectre of bankruptcy. He sees his life as an exercise in futility, only to discover that by simply going about his business, his life has shaped a family, community, and nation.
Each of our actions has consequences that radiate the universe, shaping the the lives of persons we meet. Giving and receiving blessings are matters of intentionality and awareness. Often, we don’t see something if we aren’t intentionally looking for it. The moment we commit ourselves to a spiritual path, we are immediately made aware of countless opportunities to embody that path, in our everyday lives. These opportunities are always present as possibilities in our personal adventure, but our awareness allows us to participate consciously in the full circle of blessings release to us daily.
SUGGESTED HYMN FOR TODAY: CAC GHB 57
1. Abundantly creative God, inspire us to live by Your abundance.
2. O Lord, inspire us to believe more, to trust more, to love more, and to share more.
3. Help us Lord, to delight in loaves abounding and wine flowing for all your children.
4. Oh, Lord, in this year, 2023, let there be peace in Nigeria and all over the world. AMEN
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Titus 1-3; Philemon 1; Hebrews 1:1-2: 10
JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK VERY SOON, BE READY, BE WARNED AND BEWARE OF THE DOOM AHEAD FOR ANYONE THAT MISSES GOD’S KINGDOM