I welcome you to this awesome month! It’s the eleventh month of the year and this year has being wonderful, filled with testimonies of God’s great hand. To Him alone be all the glory forever! This year is fast coming to a close and I know there are expectations that you hope to receive before the end of the year; I decree that every hanging blessings ordained for you this year shall meet you speedily in the name of Jesus Christ! Indeed, God will grant you an eleventh hour miracle!
This month, I shall be discussing a very important topic titled: Living an Exemplary Lifestyle. Do you know that there is a category of people being watched and read today like journals? They are often used as references and most people aspire to be like them. However, just like others, these people have the same physical features that you have, as such there’s nothing different about them other than what they made of their lives.
You too can be a reference to others through your exemplary lifestyle. You can live as an overcomer and a victor in this perverse world. The Bible says concerning you: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:14,16).
But, What does it mean to live an exemplary life?
It is not just carrying your Bible around and telling people that you are a Christian; it is living a life that count; a life that speaks value. The Bible says: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19).
You need to be aware that people are waiting for you to show them the way to go. They await your ray of your light so they can be led towards the right direction. If you are a believer, filled with the Holy Spirit, then you must constantly ask yourself what people read in your life concerning Christ; the kind of example you show to them.
The impression you create in their minds is very important, and it will go a long way in determining whether or not those around you accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
Evidently, every step you take, every word you speak and everything you do is being read and stored in the memory bank of someone. This should keep you on your guard always. You must learn to constantly engage yourself in an honest and sincere self-appraisal. It is written: Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: (2 Corinthians 3:2)
The truth is, you have been manifestly declared to be an epistle of Christ. So, whether you are prepared or not, the proof of your Christianity is in what is seen in you. You must make a decision to shine your light wherever you find yourself.
Just like you and me, Apostle Paul lived here on the earth. He was confronted with challenges, trials, temptations, but in all he still maintained a good testimony. He lived an exemplary lifestyle and could boldly say: Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me (1 Corinthians 4:16).
Can you today boldly declare this of yourself? If not, it is time to awake to your responsibility as a true light and be an example to others. Be a positive witness of the gospel by your lifestyle; lay down guidelines worthy for others to follow. Live a life that speaks!
To life an exemplary life, you require divine enabling which comes through the Holy Spirit. However, He only enables those who are born again; those who have identified with Christ as Lord and Saviour of their lives.
If you have not done that or you know your lifestyle does not depict that of a true believer, you need to say this prayer in faith:
Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All- write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or, OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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