HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carry
ing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
Thought for Today: UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONS are rare in any sport or field in life. Think about how difficult it is to compete against competitors for an entire career and be considered a winner by competitors and fans. UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONS are not perfect, in fact, they may have numerous flaws. But these champions are known for the FAITH! They are known as champions for their ability to work hard, overcome adversity, persevere through troubled times and pursue victory with diligence. This is true in numerous sports and competitions, but particularly in the sport of Boxing. When you consider all of the factors involved in preparing for and attaining victory in a Boxing match against opponents that are powerful, talented, skilful, well-prepared and well-coached it is a marvel when a person rises to a standard of undisputed excellence. To be UNDISPUTED is to be unanimously viewed as a CHAMPION! The key is this: At the end of the fight, a champion boxer wants to hear: “And the Winner and UNDISPUTED CHAMPION is…”
In this life, we face many challenges that are far beyond our natural ability to overcome. Additionally, you have a formidable opponent in the devil who hates you and is constantly devising plans and schemes to defeat you by keeping you in a state of discouragement and despair. As we experience these things, it is critical to fighting the good fight of faith by declaring God’s Word to gain victory. To become the Undisputed Champion that God has made it possible for us to be in Christ. We must know and practice the following principles Paul teaches in 2 Corinthians 4: 7-10.
- You are a vessel of clay the God has chosen to use for His purpose
- God has made a deposit of His heavenly treasure in you
- He is the sole source of Excellence of His Power in you
- In the fight of life, you will be hard-pressed on every side, but never crushed
- In the fight of life, you will be confused, but not in despair
- In the fight of life, you will be persecuted but not forsaken
- In the fight of life, you will be struck down, but not destroyed
- Always carry the death of the Lord Jesus in your heart that His life may be manifested (made known) in you and enable you to draw others to Christ.
These principles will help you and I to become and be recognized as an UNDISPUTED CHAMPION.
It’s Time to Pray: Almighty God, I ask you to fill me with the excellence of Your power from Your heavenly treasure so that I will operate in Faith to persevere and overcome every challenge that the enemy sends to defeat me…Help me to see myself as an UNDISPUTED CHAMPION for Christ . . .