Daily Devotion

MAXIMISE THE BLESSING OF CHURCH

The Kingdom of God also called the Church is one of the greatest blessings humanity has had for the past two thousand years. God has placed unlimited blessings in His Church to grow, encourage, strengthen, teach and empower His people. The many gifts of the spirit, the gifts of people, the gifting of people and the gifts of being a people are all summed up in the Church. Through the centuries and through its many activities, the church has been a source of knowledge, healing, empowerment and community transformation. Every nation, city and people has somehow been blessed through the church.

There are some who hate the church and criticise every activity and program the church is doing. With all this *church-bashing* you would forget all the awesome things the church has done. No doubt some individuals have done bad things in the name of the church and there are also institutional mistakes that have been committed through the years. The fact remains, that the church is here on a mission from God to extend His kingdom and bless all humanity.

Maximise the blessing of the Church by being an active part of it. Connect with the church on a regular basis. Get actively involved in its many activities. Be available, open hearted, open minded and open handed. Throw the isolating cloak of suspicion far from you and embrace the blessing of the church.  God is working through the church and thousands, millions of lives will continue to be blessed and transformed through it. Embrace the blessing of the Church.

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, I choose to be open minded, open hearted and available in church. I maximise the blessing of church in Jesus name amen.

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