Wisdom For The Day Devotional 19 May 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo: You Are In The League Of The Favoured Ones
TOPIC: You Are In The League Of The Favoured Ones (TREM Devotional 19 May 2023)
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Ephesians 1:6 (KJV)
As a believer that has received Jesus as Lord and Saviour, you are now in Christ. Not only are you in Christ, but you have also been accepted in the beloved. When you are accepted by the beloved, it means that you have entered the league of the favoured ones. You have entered the league of those to who God gives preferential treatment. You have entered the league of those who have been received. You now have access! You are not shut out! The same way Jesus was accepted before the Father is the way you were accepted. The same quality of acceptance! No difference! God sees us whenever we come into His presence the same way He sees Jesus.
What the devil wants you to do is to focus on your challenge or your circumstance instead of your positioning. The devil specializes in trying to make you look at your past instead of your current position, in other for you to feel bad. Your challenge could be health-related, it could be financial, mental, marital, business, or career-related. All the devil want is for you to focus on it and forget that you are now in Christ. You are now God’s beloved. No! Your positioning is more powerful than your challenge and it is constant.
You must be constantly aware of your position in Christ for you to partake of the goodness of God that grace has made available. You don’t change your positioning because of your mood swing. Your mood cannot be trusted. The circumstances you are facing cannot be trusted. You can’t take a stand based on your circumstances. Rather, you take your stand based on the word of God. And because you are taking a right standing, your circumstance will submit to it. That is how it works in God’s economy. But often we want our circumstances to change before we stand. No! God already spoke and His word is final. All He wants you to do is to believe Him without any reservation.
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – 1 Chronicles 7-9; Evening – John 6:22-44
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.