The Cross

Scripture:

Romans 1:16,” For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

We’re admonished to take the gospel to the nations of the earth by the Messiah as a parting message before he ascended into the heavens to sit at the right hand of his Majesty. However, we seldom evangelize but we want blessings from the lord in quantum proportion. We run to God like he owes us and must pay up else he’s arrested.

We’re all quilty of some of these expectations from time to time. The natural man is selfish, It takes the grace of God and renewing of the mind to be transformed into the image of the lord. What we ought to do intead of raising vain petitions as altars unto God is to seek his kingdom as our primary calling- it invariably makes him pay attention to our needs. One of the ways we can achieve this is to win souls to the kingdom of heaven to depopulate hell.

I remember an experience I had with the lord during my service year- I often ministered in diverse gatherings and in some cases commercial vehicles. However, after a while I began to get timid about the work of God, the environment was trying to choke the word. Nevertheless, I didn’t stop asking God for more grace and power: on a fateful day, the Holy Spirit spoke on my inside in very clear terms, “If you’re ashamed of my name, don’t expect to experience my power.”

I repented of my timitidy and got back to my father’s business. Put him first in everything and watch him move in your affairs, for he hasn’t called us to seek him in vain.

Good morning to you this morning.

Kunle. Olabode