SECRET TO GREATNESS (1)
Happy New Month! I welcome you into the second month of the year. It is my prayer that all your sincere desires shall be delivered to you speedily this month; it shall be a month with loads of blessings and testimonies for you and your family, in Jesus’ name! This month, we shall be considering the topic: SECRET TO GREATNESS.
There is a seed of greatness inside of you. Even before you were formed from your mother’s womb, God knew you and set you aside for greatness. Everyone God has created has a gift inside of him/her that is ordained for greatness. However, most people do not realise it because they are not in tune with God. They do not have a personal relationship with Him.
…But the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits
To be great and relevant in life, you need God and God alone; without Him, you can do nothing. John 15:5 says: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Hence, the only way you can be great and matter to your generation is by knowing God, that is having intimacy with Him. Having intimacy with God is very paramount to your greatness and relevance in life. It is what makes the other aspects of your life meaningful and makes you stand out among your peers. To be intimate with God means to be spiritually in tune with Him at all times. It is written: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
What then is intimacy?
Intimacy is defined by Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary as “having a close friendship or relationship with someone.” Relationships are powerful, and we get involved in them at one level or another on a daily basis. The scriptural understanding of how to build and keep sound, healthy and godly relationships is very vital in the fulfilment of your great destiny in Christ.
Ways you must build intimacy with God are:
Intimacy with God as your Creator and the Author of life: God is the Author of life, and the reason you strive for greatness and relevance on earth today is because He gave you that gift of life and implanted into everyone the seed of greatness. The truth is: Only those who are alive can think of greatness. The entire existence of man depends on God. Job said: The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life (Job 33:4). Therefore, for you to live a life of greatness and relevance, you must constantly keep acknowledging God as the Creator and Sustainer of your life. For instance, if He leaves you to run the race of life on your own, you don’t stand a chance in life. How far do you think you can go without God? The Bible says: Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3).
Intimacy with God as your Father: When you give your life to Christ by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, and get born again, you begin a personal relationship and encounter with Him, and at that point, He becomes your Creator and Father. As it is written: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12).
Intimacy with God as your Lord: The highest relationship with God is when He becomes Lord over your life. He becomes your Lord when your life is sown as a seed in dedication and absolute commitment unto Him. He is only the Lord of those who have consciously, deliberately dedicated their lives unto Him, those who are ready to say: “Yes Lord” to His will, plan and purpose, those who are ready to say like Apostle Paul: For me to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). A man of God once said, “Jesus died for you and me that we may live for Him”. This is the level of relationship God desire from you and me. Your greatness in life is guaranteed by your total surrender to His Lordship.
However, accepting Jesus into your life connects you to the greatness lineage of Jesus. Until you are born again, you cannot be connected to Him. But you only get born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you have not asked Jesus to come into your life or have neglected your initial love for Him, then you should 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 and for your greatness in life. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Singles With A Difference, You are Welcome to God’s Family and Make Your Life Count.
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