Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018 – TOPIC: POPE FRANCIS: BE THE SAINT NEXT DOOR!

Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018

 TOPIC: POPE FRANCIS: BE THE SAINT NEXT DOOR!

BASIC SCRIPTURE: PHILIPPIANS 1:19-30

Monday 9th April, 2018, Pope Francis released a major document known as an Apostolic Exhortation. The 100-page booklet called “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad)) focused on how people can be holy in a modern world filled with secular distractions and materialism. In it, he said Catholics should not give “excessive importance” to certain church rules while disregarding others. In other words, he exhorted them to live a balanced life!

Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018

Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018

In the booklet, he also added that people in today’s world of evil should try to be “the saint next door” by being good and living the gospel as best as they could, keep charity (love) and mercy, rather than rigid rules at the centre of their lives. He equally said the sainthood was not only for bishops, priests and nuns or those“swooning in mystic rapture” but also for people living ordinary lives, with small gestures, patience and love. And what the Holy Ghost is saying to a user of today’s devotional is that: God has no separate standards for His people!

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A bishop and the ordinary soul on the street are treated with the same rules! HE IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS! In your own little corner where you are, you must “let your light so shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). YOU WILL GIVE ACCOUNT BEFORE GOD JUST LIKE YOUR PASTOR OR BISHOP! Every man or woman is running their separate race! Just like Apostle Paul urged Timothy, you must be “an example to the believers in word, in conversation, in charity (love), in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).

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Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018

Let your life preach the cross of Christ!The truth is your life may be the Bible someone or some people may ever read before they die! The story is told of a father who was captivated by the pastoral life of the late Archbishop Benson I dahosa. The man was said to have said, “If this is the way the life of pastors are, then I would like my son to be a pastor.”

Does your life attract people to God or it scares people away? Part of today’s scripture says,“Only let your conversation (conduct) be as it becometh the gospel of Christ” (Verse 27). Ask yourself a critical question, “Am I the saint next door?” Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018

PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of worship as led.
1. By the grace of God, I determine to be the SAINT NEXT DOOR! Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018
2. Enough is enough! My life and ministry will NEVER BRING shame to the LORD. Father in heaven, help me to please You ALWAYS in Jesus name.

3. Holy Ghost, help me! My life will bethe BIBLE the world will ever read in Jesus name.
4. Pray about today and about any other issue(s) affecting your joy. Our Daily Manna ODM For Champions 25 July 2018 – TOPIC: POPE FRANCIS: BE THE SAINT NEXT DOOR!

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