ODM Daily 18 October 2019
TOPIC: BE A CANDLE OR A MIRROR!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: JOHN 13: 21-28
It was More who said:
“You should either be like the candle that produces light or like a mirror which reflects it. Pray for love, sow love, show love and share love.”
In 251 A.D. for example, a great plague struck the Greco-Roman world. Memories were revived of a plague a century earlier in which more than a third of the population died. Fear was everywhere.
Those who could afford it fled to the countryside. Those who could not remained in the cities. When they went to the temples, they found them empty, the priests having fled. The streets were filled. The streets where filled with those who had become infected, their families left with no option but to push them out the door.
Christian communities however took an entirely different approach. They saw it as their responsibility to love the sick and dying, so they took them into their homes and nursed them. This action meant that many people recovered who otherwise would have died. ODM Daily 18 October 2019 – BE A CANDLE OR A MIRROR!
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Historians suggest that elementary nursing could have reduced the mortality rate by as much as two thirds, but it also cost a number of Christian workers their lives (culled from – “In the Early Church”, Henry Chadwick). Beloved, we can never talk about us being Christians without genuine love for other believers and people around us.
I have come to discover that one of the easiest ways to either win people to Christ or touch their lives positively is to love them. People are naturally attracted to wherever they feel loved. Jesus said (Paraphrased) – “BY THIS shall ALL men know that you are my disciples – IF YOU LOVE one another” John 13:35). ALL MEN means ALL MEN and ALL NATIONS – LOVE IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE!
ODM Daily 18 October 2019
If there is a language that every mortal man/woman understands, IT IS THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE! No wonder Nanette Matthews opined: “Ignite the fire of lovingkindness in your soul, fuel that fire with understanding and compassion for others, and start a bonefire of love worldwide.”
As 2019 ends, determine to show more kindness and love daily! See 1 Cor. 13 later before bedtime and pray about those qualities of love! Be a candle that shines out love or a mirror that reflects it! You will end 2019 with a testimony that will shock you in Jesus name. Pray now and read 1 Corinthians 13 tonight!
Next week October 23rd, 2019 is the beginning of Manna Women Interdenominational Power Conference. Theme: DANCING IN THE RAIN Venue: Ogudu Mountain, Lagos. Be there! Your Lazarus will rise again! I see 5 fruit-of- the-womb visitations as I lay hands on all women!
ODM PRAYER POINTS: Take a song of adoration to God.
1 Thank God for today’s word and pray as you are led.
2. Father, forgive me in any way in which I have not walked in love towards others.
- Father God, make me Your MIRROR and Your CANDLE! Let my life make a difference as 2019 ends in Jesus name.
ODM Daily 18 October 2019 – BE A CANDLE OR A MIRROR!
- As I love others sacrificially and show kindness, I call forth destiny helpers into every area of my life and ministry in Jesus name (Pray it seriously).
- Pray about today seriously, and any other prayer(s) as led.