Today, we come to the concluding part of our series titled "First day of the First month." Let's focus on the final "C"...

Crown

"...in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth:"
(Genesis 8:13)

Welcome once again to one of the soul-stirring accounts in the Scripture...Noah's Ark. Ever wondered what would have been the financial condition of good Ol' Noah when he entered the Ark finally (Genesis 7:13) after showing complete obedience to God in all matters before the Flood? Remember, he had used all of his time, treasures and talents in building the Ark. Dear Friends, we would do well to reflect that he may have entered the Ark in poverty, but when he came out of the Ark after the onset of a New Year, he was the God-ordained King of the Earth. Any competition for him? Not at all...

In 2015, be encouraged to give yourselves more to prayer, Bible reading, Church-fellowshipping and witnessing. Dwelling on witnessing, note that Jesus did not want all His followers to be preachers but all to be faithful witnesses (Acts 1:8). Witnessing is simply telling others (known ones, and sometimes even strangers during journey time) at every given opportunity (Col 4:5-TLB) with the power He supplies (Zech 4:6) what a difference Jesus has wrought in your life through life and lip to known ones (unsaved friends/relatives, office colleagues, business partners, co-students) and lip to strangers (during the journey time). One needn't go all the way to the empty tomb in Jerusalem to believe in the Resurrection power of our Lord, for they would witness the same in our zealous witnessing for Him (Acts 4:33). Dear Christian be a faithful witness for the Lord for"

"Nothing you would do for the Lord would ever be in vain." (See 1 COR 15:58)

Happy New Year of witnessing for the Lord!

Prayer: Father, how comforted we are by the fact that nothing we would attempt to do for Your glory would ever be in vain. Make us bold and loving witnesses for Your Son and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suresh Manoharan
An unprofitable servant
J and SM Ministries

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