Abiding TV

Latest Post
Abiding TV About Us Africa AFTV - Amazing Facts Television Agu Irukwu Alex Boch Alex Seeley Alyssa Danae Amir Tsarfati Andre Butler Andrew Wommack Andy Stanley Antoinette Staples Anton Bosch Apostle Anselm Apostle D. Smith Apostle Edison Nottage Apostle John Chi Apostle John Eckhardt Apostle Johnson Suleman Apostle Joseph Ziba Apostle Joshua Selman Apostle Kristi T Wheeler Archbishop Benson Idahosa Archbishop Duncan-Williams Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams Ayo Oritsejafor Ayo Thompson B T. Bismark Banning Liebscher Barry Bennett Benedict Joseph Benny Hinn Beth Moore Bible Quiz Biblical Case Studies Biblical Jokes Biblical Stories Bill Hamon Bill Johnson Billy Graham Billy Huffman Billye Brim Bishop Abraham Chigbundu Bishop Clive Mould Bishop D. Abioye Bishop D. Oyedepo Bishop Dale Bronner Bishop Eddie Long Bishop Emmah Isong Bishop Gary McIntosh Bishop Humphrey Erumakam Bishop Jackie McCullough Bishop James Saah Bishop John Francis Bishop Keith Butler Bishop M. Okonkwo Bishop Marvin Winans Bishop Noel Jones Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr Bishop Rudolph McKissick Bishop Thomas Aremu Bishop Wale Oke Bong Saquing Brian Barcelona Brian Houston Brian Johnson Brian Long Brian Tracy Bro Gbile Akanni Brooke Ligertwood Buddy Owens BVOVN Carl Lentz Carter Conlon Chad Hampton Chad Veach Charles Metcalf Charles Spurgeon Charlotte Gambill Chelsea Smith Chetwyn Pete Chiadi Ndu Chinedum Azuh Christian Books Christian Films Christian Homes Christian Journal Christine Caine Chuck Holtry Chuck Missler Chuck Pierce Cindy Jacobs Clarice Fluitt Clark Whitten Clothes The Poor Contributors Creflo Dolar Daily Bible Verse Daily Devotionals Dakota Duron Dan Mohler Daniel Kolenda Daniele Strickland Danny Silk Dany Gelyana Darrell Hines Dave Smith David Ham David Herzog David Ibiyeomie David Ibiyiomie David Pawson David Platt David Ravenhill David Shearin David Wilkerson David Youngren DawnCheré Wilkerson Denny Rodney Duron Derek Prince Derrick Haywood DeVon Franklin Diana Hagee Donna Schambach Donnie McClurkin Doug Batchelor Dr .David Jeremiah Dr Becky Enenche Dr Charles Stanley Dr Cindy Trimm Dr Daniel Olukoya Dr Jamal Bryant Dr Myles Munroe Dr Sony Edwin Dr Tony Evans Dr Yvonne Capehart Dr. Alex Himaya Dr. Bill Hamon Dr. Bill Street Dr. Bill Winston Dr. Caroline Leaf Dr. Charles Fowler Dr. David Jeremiah Dr. David Leavell Dr. Dharius Daniels Dr. Donald R. Hudson Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole Dr. Ed Stetzer Dr. Jack Deere Dr. Jackie McCullough Dr. James Dobson Dr. Jasmin Sculark Dr. Jerry Vines Dr. Joe Jernigan Dr. Leaf Dr. Lucy Natasha Dr. Matthew Stevenson Dr. Michael Brown Dr. Mike Moore Dr. Mike Murdock Dr. Myles Munroe Dr. Pat Hagin-Harrison Dr. Ralph Dartey Dr. Rick Shepherd Dr. Ron Charles Dr. Sandy Kulkin Dr. Uma Ukpai Dr. Wanda Frazier-Parker Dr. Yemi Osinaike Dr. Yomi Garnett Dr.Abel Damina Dr.Hugh Osgood Drama Dustin Sherry Dwight Thompson DZ Pacuno Ebenezer Quaye Ed Young Eddie James Eddie Long Edric Mendoza Edwin Louis Cole Elijah Waters Eric Gilmour Erica Erica Rose Barron Erwin McManus Erwin W. Lutzer Evang. Patrick Adebayo Evangelist Cora Jakes-Coleman Evangelist Ruby Holland Farris Long Featured Sermons features Feed The Poor Folorunsho Alakija Folu Gisanri Foreign Francis Chan Franklin Graham G E Patterson Gallery Gary Thomas George Pearsons Gloria Copeland Godman Akinlabi Gospel Music Gregory Dickow Guillermo Maldonado Havilah Cunnington Healing Videos Heather Lindsey Heidi Baker Holly Furtick Holly Wagner Intern Interns Isaac Oyedepo Isi Igenegba J.D. Greear J.D. Hawk Bolden II James Grogan James Jennings James Merritt Jane Hamon Janie DuVall Jëan Ross Jelithza Jen Toledo Jenn Johnson Jennifer Biard Jennifer Eivaz Jentezen Franklin Jeremy Foster Jeremy Pearsons Jeremy Riddle Jerriann Savelle Jerry Eze Jerry Savelle Jesse Duplantis Jim Hammond Jim Lafoon Jimmy Evans Joan Hunter Joel Osteen John Bevere John E. Thomas John Hagee John Kilpatrick John MacArthur John Maxwell John Piper John Ramirez John Turnipseed Jon Jorgenson Jona Toledo Jonathan Bernis Jonathan Bradford Jonathan Cahn Jonathan Josephs Jonathan Shuttlesworth Joseph Prince Joseph Solomon Josh Morris Josiah Silva Joyce L. Rodgers Joyce Meyer Jr Juanita Bynum Judah Smith Judy Franklin Julia Veach Julian Lowe Kat Kerr Katherine Ruonala Kathryn Kuhlman Katie Souza Kay Warren Keith Moore Kellie Copeland Kelly Lynnes Kenneth Copeland Kenneth Hagin Kerry Kirkwood Kim Walker Smith Kris Vallotton Krissy Nelson Kunle Soriyan Kyle Idleman Larry Brey Lauren Ward Lee Burns Leke Alder Leonard Ravenhill Les Brown Lisa Bevere Lisa Harper Live Love World USA Lysa TerKeurst Mac Hammond Manouchka Charles Marilyn Hickey Mark Cahill Mark Hankins Mark Hawkins Mark Moore Mark Virkler Marty Ocaya Mary Hasz Matt Chandler Max Lucado Melissa Helser Mensa Otabil Michael Jr Michael Koulianos Michael Ramsden Mike Healy Mike Thompson Mike Todd Moral Stories Morgan Dufresne Morris Cerullo Motivational Videos Mrs Margaret Idahosa Mrs Nkoyo Rapu Nancy Dufresne Nene Susan Ekuvero News News Ticker Nicole Reyes Noel Ramos Olajumoke Adenowo Olumide Emmanuel Pam Stenzel Passion Java Pastor Pastor Yemi Davids Pastor (Mrs) Koku Pastor Alex Adegboye Pastor Austin Ukaiwe Pastor Barry Stagner Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Pastor Bobby Pastor Bolaji Idowu Pastor Charles Lawson Pastor ChiChi Bismark Pastor Craig Groeschel Pastor David Ogbueli Pastor David Winston Pastor Deitrick Haddon Pastor Derek Bridges Pastor Dugrid Adderley Pastor Dustin Stradley Pastor E.A Adeboye Pastor Ed Young Pastor Emmanuel Olajita Pastor Eze John Pastor Faith Oyedepo Pastor Femi Emmanuel Pastor Funmi Johnson Pastor Gary Keessee Pastor Gene Bailey Pastor Howard-John Wesley Pastor Hyacinth Aneke Pastor I. Iluyomade Pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin Pastor J.D Farag Pastor J.F Odesola Pastor J.T Kalejaiye Pastor Jack Graham Pastor Jack Hayford Pastor James Bamidele Sturdivant Pastor James Ford Pastor Jide Kolade Pastor Jim Bakker Pastor John Pastor John Enelamah Pastor John Gray Pastor John Hannah Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr Pastor John Nixon Pastor Jonathan Michael Pastor Josh Obeng Pastor Keion Henderson Pastor Keith Battle Pastor Ken Martin Pastor Kenny Folarin Pastor Kimberly Ray Pastor Kunle Omotoso Pastor Kynan Bridges Pastor LaBryant Friend Pastor Levi Lusko Pastor Mark Driscoll Pastor Mark Jensen Pastor Mensa Otabil Pastor Micahn Carter Pastor Michael D. Moore Pastor Michael Todd Pastor Modele Fatoyinbo Pastor Mrs Rapu Pastor Nazamu Liberty Pastor P. Oyemade Pastor Paul Enenche Pastor Paula White Pastor Perry Noble Pastor Peter Alabi Pastor Peter Amenkhienan Pastor Ramona Moore Pastor Rick Brown Pastor RickyTexada Pastor Robert Breaker Pastor Robert Madu Pastor Robert Morris Pastor S. Adeyemi Pastor Sam Owusu Pastor Sheryl Brady Pastor Steve Banning Pastor Steve Gaines Pastor Steven Furtick Pastor Sunday Adelaja Pastor Sunday Olasoju Pastor Taiwo Odukoya Pastor Terry E. Mackey Pastor Tim Keller Pastor Tim Ross Pastor Tommie Murphy Pastor Tony Rapu Pastor Trevor Akindele Pastor Tunde Bakare Pastor Tunji Iyiola Pastor Van Moody Pastor Wale Olafisan Pastor Weyinmi Jemide Pastor Yemi Osinbajo Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo Paul Fadeyi Paul Idusogie Paul Sanchez Paul Tan-chi Paul Washer Paul White Perry Stone Peter Tan-chi Peter Tanchi Phil Munsey Philip Cameron Pr. Pavel Goia Prayer Points Preachers Prince Elisha Osei Priscilla Shirer Prophet Brian Carn Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa Prophet O.Oziegbe Prophet S. Adegbola Prophetess Mattie Nottage Propt.Jasmin Dareus Pst C. Oyakhilome Pst M.Ashimolowo Pst P. Adefarasin Pst W. Kumuyi Pst. Jide Kolade Pst. N. Adeyemi Rabbi Daniel Lapin Rabbi J. Cahn Rainie Howard Rajesh Mathew Randy Clark Ravi Zacharias Reinhard Bonnke Rev Christina Obeng Rev George Adegboye Rev Mark Stewart Rev Tony Samson Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Weah Rev. Funke Adetuberu Rev. Gbeminiyi Eboda Rev. Jhun Cunanan Rev. Millicent Hunter Rev. Mrs F. Adejumo Rev. Murphy Rev. Ntia Rev. Olusola Ayodele Areogun Rev. R. Udoagbomen Rev. Yinka Yusuf Rhonwyn Kendrick Rich Wikerson Rich Wilkerson Rick Renner Rick Warren Ricky Sarthou Riley Stephenson Riva Tims Robby Dawkins Robby James Robert Breaker Robert Henderson Robert Madu Rodney Howard-Browne Roland Baker Ron Jarrett Roy Fields RT Kendall Ruth Graham Ruth Heflin Ryan LeStrange Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj Sadie Robertson SaMonna Watts Samuel Rodriguez Sandeep Poonen Sarah Duron Sarah Herold Sarah Jakes Roberts Sarah Omakwu Scholarship Sermons Shane Idleman Shane Wal Shane Wall Sharon Eiland Shawn Bolz Sheryl Brady Sid Roth's Slider Special Events Stephanie Ike Stephen Dufresne Suman Jonathan Sunday Burquest Sunil Poonen Sylvia Blessings T.B Joshua Tammy Sue Bakker TCT Network TD Jakes Teri Savelle Terri Pearsons Testimonies The Now TV The Punch Lines The Team Theresa Dedmon Tim Conway Todd White Tom Holladay Tommy Reid Toni-Brooke Brown Tony Robbins Toure Roberts Touré Roberts Tracy Harris Treena Haase Trudi Blount Tye Tribbett Tyler Perry Updates Veron Ashe Vesta Mangun Victoria Osteen Vince Burke Voddie Baucham Warren Marcus Wes Dunn William Murphy Willie Robertson Zac Poonen Zack Eswine



Bishop Butler is committed to teaching the Word of God without compromise and helping believers live their faith.Bishop Butler is committed to teaching the Word of God without compromise and helping believers live their faith.




Support AbidingTV today.






"The Breakthrough Is In You" - Touré Roberts
"The Breakthrough Is In You" - Touré Roberts
"The Breakthrough Is In You" - Touré Roberts



Support AbidingTV today.





Easter is about life. This message, Christ is Risen, takes a look at just how precious that life is. For a moment, death was powerful and the grave was a hopeless pit. But then came the dawning of the third day!


Support AbidingTV today.






God never promised that life would be without troubles, but what He has promised is that He will be with you in them. In this brand new series by Dr. Tony Evans, rediscover the closeness of His comfort.

You do not walk alone. God is with you and will fully supply the encouragement, compassion and strength you need to overcome in the valleys of your life.

Support AbidingTV today.




Jesus so valued people that He was willing to give everything to secure our redemption. As we look to the cross and consider our calling to love, we're reminded that what Jesus asks of us is not more than what He has done for us.


Support AbidingTV today.



Children of The Covenant by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed (Acts 3:25).

T here’re Christians who say they have a covenant with God. They teach that since God made a covenant with Abraham, and we’re Abraham’s seed, we’re therefore automatically in covenant with God. But no; the Christian isn’t in covenant with God. You need to know who the Christian is; he’s one with Christ; he’s an associate of the God-kind. Abraham had a covenant with God, but we’re not in that covenant. Who are we? We’re children of the covenant.

We’re heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. Galatians 3:26-29 says, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

In a marriage relationship, for example, the couple sign a nuptial agreement and come into a covenant. That covenant, however, doesn’t involve their children. The children from that marriage would be the products or fruits of the covenant. Read our opening verse again, it’s clear: we’re children of the covenant that God made with Abraham and the patriarchs.

Many have written books on our covenant with God, but the danger of this misleading belief is that it places the Christian in a position below his calling and birthright. Our relationship with God is one of father and his children. Blessed thought! How wonderful to know that we’re heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. We’re children of the covenant! We own the world and we walk in divine excellence. Hallelujah!

 CONFESSION
All things are mine; I have everything that I require for life and godliness, because I’m an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ. I’m rich in all things because God has caused His grace to abound towards me to be superabundantly supplied, exceedingly fruitful and productive in every good work. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
Romans 8:16-17; 2 Peter 1:4; Acts 3:25 AMPC

 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 20:20-21:1-4 & 1 Samuel 20-22

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
 Mark 5:1-13 & Leviticus 24

Support AbidingTV today.



Open Heavens: Caring For The Shepherd by Pastor E.A Adeboye
Wednesday April 24th 2019
Memorise: If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your canal things? 1st Corinthians 9:11

Read: 1st Corinthians 9:6-14 (KJV)
6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

Bible in one year: 
Genesis 29:30,
Jeremiah 23:33-24:10,

Hymnal: 
Sing hymn 4

Message:
The word ‘Shepherd’ is commonly used by Christians to describe pastors, evangelists, missionaries and others who play leadership roles in the Body of Christ.

 God expects members of the Body of Christ to provide all that is necessary for the health and welfare of Church leaders, as they labour to see to the spiritual wellbeing of the flock of Jesus Christ. Caring for the shepherd can take the form of gifts or voluntary service from individuals or organised groups. Care can also come in the form of wages from the ministry or church through which the shepherd serves God. In this sense, wages can be defined as any form of economic compensation received in exchange for labour or services rendered. This may also include accommodation, provisions and additional benefits in cash or kind. The Holy Spirit revealed God’s mind on this matter, saying in 1st Corinthians 9:13-14:

“Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preached the gospel should live of the gospel.”

The Bible clearly teaches the right of pastors and spiritual leaders to receive care and wages in any form considering appropriate by members of the Body of Christ they are serving. Galatians 6:6 says:

“Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.”
Open Heaven 24 April 2019 Wednesday: Prayer Point
Also, in 1st Timothy 5:17-18, the Bible instructed that the elder who rules well and labours in teaching the word and doctrine should not only be appropriately compensated but should also be counted worthy of double honour. Above all, our Lord Jesus Christ repeatedly hammered on the fact that the workman in God’s vineyard deserves whatever care or wages he or she receives (Matthew 10:10, Luke 10:7).

Moreover, caring for shepherds ordained by God is a route to irreversible blessings. Some ignorantly see this as a means of making pastors rich, but the Bible and life experiences speak for themselves: the widow of Zarephath, the woman of Shunem, the words of Jesus in Mark 9:41, and testimonies too numerous to mention all serve as examples to follow in this regard.

Prayer Point
Father, grant me grace to consistently take care of Your shepherds in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

Support AbidingTV today.


Inside Out by Gloria Copeland
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:18

Have you ever thought about the fact that man is the only creature God created who has to wear clothing to cover himself? All the other creatures grow their own coverings. Some grow fur, some feathers, others scales or leathery hide. But all are clothed from the inside out!

Most people don’t realize it, but in the beginning, man was clothed that way too. He was made in the image of God. And, if you’ll look in Ezekiel 8:2, you’ll find that God is clothed in fire from the loins up and from the loins down. That fire is His glory emanating outward from His innermost being.

When man was first created, he was like that too. He was covered with the very glory of God. It radiated from his inner being outward. That’s why he had no sense of nakedness until after he sinned and the glory departed from him.

It was a tragic day when man lost that glorious covering. But I want you to know something today. It’s not lost forever. The Word of God says we can gain it back.

You see, when you put your faith in the blood of Jesus and were born again, the glory of God once again took up residence in you. It may be well-hidden right now, but believe me, it’s in there.

And the Bible says that as you gaze into the Lord’s face by studying the Word and fellowshiping with Him, as you renew your mind to understand who you are in Christ, you’ll be changed into His image on the outside as well. As you learn to hear His voice and obey it, you’ll start giving outward expression of the glory within you. Little by little, you’ll be turned inside out!

Instead of simply staring into your closet every morning, spend some time gazing at Jesus and beholding His Word. Let Him clothe you in His radiant presence. Once His glory starts shining through, anything you wear will look beautiful on you.

Scripture Reading:
Psalm 8

Support AbidingTV today.



He Is Alive! by Billy Graham
Because I live, ye shall live also.
—John 14:19

For personal Christianity, the resurrection is all-important. There is a vital interrelation to the existence of Christianity itself, as well as to the individual believer, in the message of the Gospel.

The Swiss theologian, Karl Barth, said, “Do you want to believe in the living Christ? We may believe in Him only if we believe in His corporeal resurrection.

This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free to reject it, but not to modify it, nor to pretend that the New Testament tells something else. We may accept or refuse the message, but we may not change it.” Christianity as a system of truth collapses if the resurrection is rejected. That Jesus rose from the dead is one of the foundation stones of our faith.


Prayer for the day
Lord, let me live today with the constant thought that You are alive!


Support AbidingTV today.


The Sevenfold by Deborah Waldron Fry
Heard" The devil has to return sevenfold that which he has stolen." And I saw the word GLORY written out seven times. 

And I said it aloud seven times. And I heard," The ZEAL of the Lord of Hosts shall accomplish this." And I saw the numbers 1037 and heard." Psalm 103:7"

Beloved. Fear not, Mighty Warrior. Be of good cheer. The thief has been found and soundly defeated at the Cross. You know through My Word that the devil is the thief. Therefore. Beloved, rejoice in your God. The thief must return sevenfold that which he has taken from you.

I make My Ways known to you by My Spirit. No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. I am with you as I was with Moses. And Beloved, you are My Child. I will not fail you or abandon you. You have much better promises through the Blood of Christ. My GLORY, My Spirit is in you and upon you.

In My Passion and Devotion, I have saved you. The battle has been won. My sevenfold return is My Wholeness, My Completion, My Divine Perfection in every area of your life. Be of good cheer this day, Dear One. Your victory is in the Name of Jesus, the Name above every name. SEVENFOLD shall the enemy return what was lost. MY GLORY and the ZEAL of the LORD of HOSTS shall perform this in your life for I have declared, "IT IS FINISHED".

ZEAL: Strongs 7068: ardor (from color produced in face by deep emotion) Great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective. Passion, committedness, love, fervor, fire, devotion, eagerness, keenness, gusto.
SEVEN is the number of completion, divine perfection, wholeness. Finished

...Proverbs 6:31 But if the thief be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
...John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
...Psalm 103:7 He made known His ways to Moses, His mighty deeds to the sons of Israel.
...Joshua 1:5 No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
...Psalm 66:5Come and see the works of God; how awesome are His deeds toward mankind.
...Psalm 86:10 For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.
...John 11:40 Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"
... Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Support AbidingTV today.



Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light by Rick Warren
“But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other. Then the blood of Jesus, God's Son, cleanses us from every sin. If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:7-8 NCV).

In Christian fellowship, people should experience authenticity.
Authentic fellowship is not superficial, surface-level chit-chat. It’s genuine, heart-to-heart, sometimes gut-level sharing.

It happens when people get honest about who they are and what is happening in their lives. They share their hurts, reveal their feelings, confess their failures, disclose their doubts, admit their fears, acknowledge their weaknesses, and ask for help and prayer.

Authenticity is the exact opposite of what you find in many churches. Instead of an atmosphere of honesty and humility, there is pretending, role-playing, politicking and superficial politeness, and shallow conversation.

People wear masks, keep their guards up, and act as if everything is rosy in their lives. These attitudes are the death of real friendship.

It’s only as we become open about our lives that we experience authentic fellowship. The Bible says, “If we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other . . . If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves” (1 John 1:7-8 NCV).

The world thinks intimacy occurs in the dark, but God says it happens in the light. We tend to use darkness to hide our hurts, faults, fears, failures and flaws. But in the light, we bring them all out into the open and admit who we really are.

Of course, being authentic requires both courage and humility. It means facing our fear of exposure, rejection, and being hurt again.

Why would anyone take such a risk?

Because it’s the only way to grow spiritually and be emotionally healthy. The Bible says, “Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed” (James 5:16 The Message).

Talk It Over

Which of these is most difficult for you to do with a friend: share hurts, reveal feelings, confess failures, disclose doubts, admit fears, acknowledge weaknesses, ask for help and prayer? Why do you think this is so?
Think of a time when you were able to confess your weakness to a friend. What was the effect in your life?
How can you make yourself available to your friends this week so that they can be open and vulnerable with you?

Support AbidingTV today.



Arinola O. Yinka

{facebook#https://facebook.com/arinolaOyinka} {twitter#https://twitter.com/arinolaOyinka} {google-plus#https://plus.google.com/110825592826035799107/posts/2hLKudVJW8d} {linkedin#https://ng.linkedin.com/in/arinola-olakanmi-yinka-3016ba64E} {youtube#YOUR_SOCIAL_PROFILE_URL} {instagram#YOUR_SOCIAL_PROFILE_URL

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

Powered by Blogger.
Javascript DisablePlease Enable Javascript To See All Widget