Devotional
EXTRAORDINARY

EXTRAORDINARY

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are mighty.

1 Corinthians 1:27

As a believer there is one truth that must never leave your mind, there is one fact that you must hold to heart. That fact is that you have the presence of God with you, and in you at all times. There is no moment or second of your life that the supernatural presence of God leaves you all to yourself. You are truly never alone, the bible assures us in Hebrews 5:13 of this promise it says “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” So, the truth is even when it seems you are at your worst, you are still God’s beloved bearing within you the fullness of God and having the capacity to express the fullness of God in that situation. Let me quickly show you the example of Peter.

What does it even mean to be extraordinary? In simple terms, it means being special, exceptional, unusual, unparalleled, noteworthy, and outstanding. It simply means dissolving the norms, operating at a level not custom to Man, and breaking the limits and expectations known by human standards. The Bible is full of tales of Men who in themselves were ordinary but suddenly became extraordinary. One of such men is Apostle Peter. Peter is one of the men Christ first enrolled into his school of discipleship. Ordinarily, Peter was a regular fisherman Christ took interest in and chose to be amongst his disciples. Peter followed Christ from the point of enrollment to the point he ascended to be with the Father. Peter was one of the exemplary disciples Christ had, in that he was always with Christ and followed Christ wholeheartedly. Peter was daring, courageous and always outspoken but even with all of these qualities he was ordinary, he never had an extraordinary achievement to himself. Immediately Christ left and Peter together with the disciples received the Holy Spirit things changed. Instantly, Peter was transformed and the extraordinary lifestyle began. In the first instance, Peter successfully preached the gospel of Christ and converted three thousand men in a gathering. Next, we see Peter raising a lame man by the spirit of God, a further study reveals Peter healing the sick. Ultimately, Peter became so extraordinary that his shadow healed countless men of their infirmities. So, what changed? The operating software changed. There in the upper room when the holy spirit came on them and they were soaked in the spirit, there and then did the software change.

This is our reality in Christ, we who have received the Holy Spirit of the living God, are all extraordinary beings. Though we look ordinary we share heritage with Christ Jesus, we are made up of the same component as Jesus our Lord. Though we might look weak, frail or incapacitated He that is in us is greater than the world. We belong to a greater course, to the lineage of kings and legends, we are supernatural beings even in our natural state. We are God’s chosen ones, specially created and selected to do his will and purpose. We have been designed to show forth his glory. We are the real superheroes. 

FURTHER READING: Colossians 2: 6-23

DECLARATION: I know who I am in Christ. I am conscious of the presence of the divine in me. I walk not in my human limitations but in my supernatural abilities.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING