02 Mar Divine Redemption
The theme for this month is ‘Divine Redemption’. A google search of the word redemption shows that it could mean ‘the act of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. Alternatively, it could also mean ‘the act of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment or clearing a debt’ (google.com 2018). God’s divine plan is to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11), but sin, error (bad judgement) or evil forces keep us in bondage and hinders us from achieving our full potentials and fulfilling our destinies. However, I call on you to ‘put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption and He himself will redeem you from all sins’ (Psalm 130:7-8). Does it feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you suffering from one form of addiction? Does it appear as if you are not making any progress in life? Are you going through issues that you cannot discuss with anyone? Be aware that God is able to redeem your situation and turn your life around for good. However, you need to put your trust in the Lord and keep reminding yourself that ‘I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand on the earth (Job 19:25). As we prepare to celebrate another Easter, remember that God out of His love for us all, gave His son as a sacrifice so as to redeem us all from the bondage of sin. ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus’ (Romans 3:23-24). I implore you to accept this divine redemption so that you can be free, because there is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain! Have a blessed month!