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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 TOPIC: SEPARATION FROM STRIFE AND STRESS

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1 year 7 months ago #8185 by Goodness Kap
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019

TOPIC: SEPARATION FROM STRIFE AND STRESS

READ: Genesis 13:5-12
*EXPOSITION*
In life, one has got to make certain decisions, which are capable of having far-reaching effects on one and everything around him/her, eternity inclusive. Separating oneself is a self-decision and it has obvious reason(s). Abram had unadvisedly taken Lot, his Nephew, with him when the Lord called him to leave Ur of Chaldeans (Gen. 12:4-5). No sooner had they reached Egypt than strained relationship between the duo ensued, albeit, though their workers. Abram demonstrated a rare example of magnanimity by not allowing the situation to degenerate into crises. He willingly separated himself from Lot by giving him the privilege of taking his preferred choice --- best part of the land.

Dear devout, you need peaceful atmosphere to succeed in life. Abram separated from strife that was generated in connection to Lot. Sometimes, there are people whose presence in your life generates tension. Don’t bring into your life somebody who generates strife, sedition and stress. If you have, get separated now, before you enter into needless crisis. However, you need God’s wisdom in doing this, lest you plunge into avoidable crisis in the process. Remember those sailors in the story of the runaway Jonah. They only knew the sea but didn’t know Jonah was the cause of the storm (Jon. 1:6ff). Until they separated themselves from him, they knew no peace.

If God wants to bring a unique thing out of you, He needs you to associate only with persons who will not bring your peace with Him (God) to disrepute! Many relationships, even involving Christians, have degenerated into needless brawl, litigation and sometimes, assaulting themselves due to working, friendship and journey with strife-prone people. Don’t stress up your life. Do the needful; peacefully separate from such people, and pursue peace as it befits of the saints and lies within your capacity (Rom. 12:18,19; Heb. 12:14). Stay lifted, in Jesus’ name.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, dissolve any relationship You have not approved for me.
2. Oh Lord, help me to be a man of peace to my spouse, colleagues and others I come across in the journey of life.
3. Father, help us to be fully detached from any form of idolatry in our nation.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Joshua 10:16 – 12:13; Luke 7:40 – 8:11

GOOD MORNING, AND DO HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND.

JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK VERY SOON, BE READY

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