George Adegboye World Outreach

Strenght for Today

Saturday, 19th September 2020
2 Cor. 8:1-8
As you abound in everything—in faith, in speech…[ 2 Cor. 8:7 ]

To abound is to exist in a constant, contnuous state of abundance in every area, at all tmes, and in every season. It means limitless, something above the usual or ordinary. There are various areas in which you can abound as a Christan. The Macedonian Christans abounded in liberality in spite of their poverty. That is to say, you do not have to wait untl you are extremely rich before you can give. Giving is a thing of the heart and it is the nature of God to give. God gives us richly all things to enjoy (1 Tim. 6:17). Every dear child of His needs to imitate that atribute. Paul was giving the Corinthian Christans the opportunity to excel in this grace of giving. Giving is the essence of grace. The grace of God is sufcient for you to abound in all things. Let us examine some other areas you are expected to abound in.

* Speech. Your mouth is like the pen of a ready writer. You have to examine your words, and ensure that you are speaking life, health, victory, safety, longevity and every good thing that God has in store for you into your life consistently. Let your words agree with God’s words; He will fulfl His word. * Love. In these last days when the love of many will grow cold (Mt. 24:12), the Holy Spirit will help you to love others as Christ has loved you and show yourself as His true disciple (Jn. 13:34). You have to overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21). Love covers all sins by forgiveness and forbearance. * Faith. By faith you stand frm (1 Cor. 1:24). The just shall live by his faith. Exceeding growth in faith is a cause for thanksgiving. Let your faith keep growing. Trust God more consistently as you grow older in Christ. A growing faith indicates a growing Christan. You can’t please God without faith

Prayer: Lord, make me increase and abound in love to other believers, in faith, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in every good and perfect thing. Help me in all my endeavours today. Make me a blessing to my generaton.

Confession: I increase, excel and overflow in love for the brethren. The Lord will strengthen, confrm and establish my heart faultlessly, pure and unblameable in holiness in the sight of my God and Father. I am blessed in the city and in the feld. My offspring, my basket and my store are blessed.

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