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As I helped in the lifestyle centre at Uganda, making juices for patients, I noticed that some chaff coming out of the juicer fell into a corner of the juicing table. I winced at the outcome, displeased by it, but then I suddenly remembered that there were chaffs which had fallen in the same corner in the past which I had not remembered to clean up. This is typical of our Christian experience. There are times that unless we are awakened by the spirit of God to the reality of sin in our lives, we may fail to realise the necessity of a cleanup and the need for a Saviour.

 

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Learning how to swim today taught me the need for an intentional and teachable approach to our Christian experience. Attention to details, fearlessness, practice, and consistency were few of the many precious lessons that I was convinced the Christian experience needed as well. You don’t swim like a fish in a day.

 

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Like Joseph, when faced with temptations, asking ourselves the right questions is a giant step towards victory. Joseph’s question “How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” is one of the greatest questions ever to be asked by man. And this question could only stem from a heart which had a genuine personal relationship with God; which understands the beauty of holiness and the vileness of sin.

 

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We often seek men’s approval when we don’t have God’s approval. This was the experience of the nation of Israel who, knowing they did not have God’s approval in many of their endeavours, sought the approval of men, even the worst of men, by desiring to have a king like other nations around them (1 Samuel 8:6-20), who will take the rightful place of God in their lives. The experience of literal Israel is yet evident in the lives of spiritual Israel who, knowing they do not have God’s approval in many of their endeavours, settle instead for the approval of men; even the worst of men.

 

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During my stay at Uganda, I have noticed that even the poorest houses were nicely built, the resources being put to almost perfect use as evident by gorgeous homes. This reminds me of the widow’s mite and how we should endeavour to make the best of what we have.

 

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The best of men is the worst of God. Indeed, all our righteousness is as filthy rags and what profound truth it is that man needs a Saviour!

 

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Once while eating, I thought strongly about something and was almost choked by the food as some of it made its way to my trachea. I thought to myself, “This incident is typical of when one talks while eating”, yet I had only thought strongly about something. But then I realised how true the words of Christ were, “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).

 

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If there is one profound truth I have learnt this year, it is that God leads individuals with a willing heart the best they could be led to be the best they could be for Him; and this is especially true of the Christian experience and it is the secret of it.

 

***”Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).***

Friend, what were your Bible reflections this month? Kindly leave them in the comment section below.

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