22nd SEPTEMBER, 2021

Christ for Youth International

I love those who love me, and those who seek me early shall find me. [Proverbs 8:17 AFV]

What do you think it means to live a devotional life or a life of devotion? No, it’s quite different from quiet time or time set aside for having devotion in the morning. A life of devotion is more than just a day; it is a continuous seeking of God. It is spending time with Him in the mornings during your quiet time. It is muttering prayers under your breath as you go through your day. …


21st SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

“But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.” [Jeremiah 9:24 ESV]

God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. (1 Peter 4:10)

The first mention of man/woman is found in the word of God, this is just to emphasize the truth that man/woman can only flourish both here and in eternity when we abide in Christ…


20th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation [1 Peter 2:2 AMPC]

Babies feed on milk every day in order to grow, and the same applies to us as Christians. Each day, our hunger and thirst to know God must grow and as it grows, we must satisfy that hunger by reading His word and praying consistently.

The whole Christian growth depends on your attitude towards the things of God. No one is born preprogrammed with habits, they are formed and…


19th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil [Hebrews 5:14 ESV]

It is said that a habit is formed by repeatedly doing a particular action consistently for a number of days.

A lot of things do not come instantly. They have to be ingrained in us. We have to make a conscious effort to form the habits ourselves. As believers, it is imperative that we become people of prayer and of studying the word, among others, and these things require intentional discipline. No one…


18th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” [Proverbs 1:32–33 ESV]

The simple” does not mean one who isn’t exotic or glamorous and extravagant. Neither does it refer to one’s intellectual prowess. The word translated as ‘simple’ in the verse above means silly (that is, seducible); which means — to attract or lead (someone) away from proper behaviour or thinking. …


17th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. [Ephesians 6:18 NIV]

Sometimes we are unable to pray for long hours because we pray in our understanding. We do not know what we need. We always pray for what we want and not what we need. This is why the Bible keeps urging us to speak in tongues. We pray in the Spirit when we speak in tongues. It is the Spirit that leads. Look at this scenario…


16th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

His passion is to remain true to the Word of “I AM,” meditating day and night on the true revelation of light. He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God’s design, deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss, bearing fruit in every season of life. He is never dry, never fainting, ever blessed, ever prosperous [Psalm 1:2–3 TPT]

We often convince ourselves of the ease to cultivate bad habits which are contrary to the statutes of God, rather than the good habits. We have thereby invariably given power to that which is powerless to reign over…


15th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

In Christ, we have been truly blessed with every spiritual blessing and indeed all that is needed for life. 2 Peter 1:3 says; “Everything we could ever need for life and godliness has already been deposited in us by his divine power. …


14TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever into deeper sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. [Romans 6:19, NLT]

We have learned that leading ourselves begins when we willingly surrender ourselves to the Lordship of Christ. Even though we have truly been set free and are no longer in bondage, we need to know it is the bondage of sin and death…


13th SEPTEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified [1 Corinthians 9:27 CSB]

The Bible in 1 Corinthians 10:12 makes us understand that if anyone thinks [s]he is standing strong, [s]he should be careful not to fall. It is indeed possible to not practice what you preach as a leader, hence, you ask for the grace of the Father to keep you in check.

“For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these…

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