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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019 TOPIC: BREAKING NEW GROUNDS

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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019

TOPIC: BREAKING NEW GROUNDS

READ: Acts 8:4-8
4 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.
5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.
6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7 For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
8 And there was great joy in that city.

MEMORISE:
When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes (Matthew 10:23)

EXPOSITION
Breaking requires some efforts, skill, time, and determination. A lot of believers, these days, are becoming complacent and satisfied with their little feats. There are lots of discontent in many quarters when letters of new placement arrive their tables. What such people lack in vision. New grounds, though, may be hard to break, they are fertile, and hence more productive. The Europeans who broke the grounds of Africa for the gospel did not know Africa was so fertile, until they came. New grounds are fertile land waiting for who to till them. Because they are already waiting, the job becomes easier.

The disciples of Jesus came back with testimonies when their Master sent them to break some grounds. New grounds yield good products – the case of the Sower in Jesus’ parable (Matt. 13:8). At times, you don’t want to move, if you are not moved (cf. Deut. 2:24), probably for intimidation, fear of the enemy and the unknown.

Ministers and Christians generally must be ready to move to get the world covered with the gospel (Acts 1:8). How do we normally feel, if we are transferred as ministers, or have change of positions as leaders in the church? Christians must be courageous to go into the entire world in obedience to the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19,20; Acts 1:8). Just as testimonies attended the work of the disciples (Lk. 10:17,18; Acts 8:7,8), you will also see God in action for, and in you in unprecedented ways. That is testimony galore.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, pardon my act of lukewarmness and complacency that hinder the spread of the Gospel.
2. Father, move me where I refuse to move for the advancement of the Gospel.
3. Lord, help our leaders in churches to be particularly interested and involved in mission work, all over the world.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Kings 14:19 – 16:14; John 11:32 – 11:53.

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