Thursday 29th August – Memorial of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Reflection: Jeremiah 1:17-19


God’s word as seen in the Scriptures is full of power and addresses all situations in the life of his people. God’s word cannot be in vain. Just like the snow and the rain that come down from the sky to water the earth; God’s word would not fail to do what it is planned for, it will do everything it is sent to do. (Isaiah 55:10-11). Beloved in Christ, to appropriate God’s power in our lives is to know what God has said about you. Do I know what he has said and what he is saying?

Principalities and powers abound in our world just as is seen in our reading today. God gave Jeremiah the strength to resist all the people in the land he was sent to. The Lord said he would be like a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall. (Jer. 1:18-19). These words are for us today as we battle with sin and the devil’s tricks. Everything we need to live a victorious life has been provided by God in his word. Why battle in endless pain when you are a victor in Christ. Do we succumb to falsehood when it has become the norm of the day around us? Are we afraid to stand alone with Christ when challenges abound?

Let us get ready to search and embrace God’s word. We can never know and experience God’s power when we fail to take heed to his word. Let us be courageous to live in the words he has spoken. The world awaits our manifestation of God’s power.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I believe your word for me today, give me the courage to live in faith and trust in your word.

KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 22 How does one go about believing?

Someone who believes is seeking a personal union with God and is ready to believe God in everything that he shows (reveals) about himself.

 HIDE A TREASURE: “The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword” Hebrews 4:12 GNB

Readings for Today: Jeremiah 1:17-19; Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17; Mark 6:17-29


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