Apostle Grace Lubega
John 10:17-18 (KJV) 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ was not killed in the strict definition of that word. He was not murdered by men like one whose life is mercilessly taken away from Him.
History may have shown Him as a victim of the religious leaders of His time or a man of sorrows condemned to die for sins He did not commit, but He had a secret ambition, which was to give His life away.
This attitude of Christ sets a pattern of how we ought to live our lives. Your life cannot be taken from you, either by disease, accidents or at the hands of evil and scheming men.
You have the choice! Refuse to give your life to cancer, refuse to give your life to depression, refuse to give your life to failure!
Because you choose when and how to give your life, make the decision to give it to joy, give it to grace, give it to wisdom, give it to abundance!
Life and death are in the power of the tongue(Proverbs 18:21). It is your tongue that makes the choice on whether you have an early grave or reap the fruits of a long life. Your tongue decides whether you will enjoy life or live it in the corridors of misery.
You must continually declare to yourself that divine health is your portion; success is yours; increase is yours; joy and peace are yours.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 18:21, Philemon 1:6
GOLDEN NUGGET: Because you choose when and how to give your life, make the decision to give it to joy, give it to grace, give it to wisdom, give it to abundance!
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I embrace it as the reality of my life. I choose the path of peace, of increase and of abundance. My life is yielded to the great and precious promises in Your Word and everyday, I testify to their manifestation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.