But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
-Apostle Paul went through diverse experiences having been transformed when he was persecuting Christians, to become a great minister of God’s word. Having been imprisoned in Rome chained to a roman guard 24/7; he did not grumble but utilised that opportunity to write letters to different churches. To Philippians he described with joy how his experiences have transformed his brethren. Through his experiences; Paul reminds us that we have been crucified with Christ for it was no longer we who live but Christ Who lives in us, and the life which we now live in the flesh we live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved us and gave Himself for us (Gal 2:20). Like Paul was in chains; we are reminded that we are slaves to God and no longer slaves to sin, having the fruit of righteousness ending in eternal life through faith (Rom 6:20-22). Each one is therefore called to believe the gospel and follow Christ through our words, actions and whole being, as we allow others to be transformed by Him.
Jesus Master You are the King of kings and Lord of lord’s, our great I AM and our great High Priest, we thank You for loving us with an everlasting love. Have mercy on us and on the whole world. Forgive us our sins Lord and grant us the grace to forgive those who offend us. Thank You for You are transforming our country into a corruption free economy; may Your justice prevail Lord. Nothing is impossible with You; we trust in You Jesus. Many are the plans in a man’s heart but Father You ordain his steps; lead us Father in all things. Guide us in our calling and give us the grace to seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness and all other things You will add unto us. Grant us firmer faith Jesus to realise that we have been chained to You as Your children that we may never depart from You; now and forever. Amen
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