Good Morning Here Is Your Word For Today 21 September 2023

Good Morning Here Is Your Word For Today 21 September 2023

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Good Morning Here Is Your Word For Today 21 September 2023
Good morning, dear Christians,

Today, on the 21st of September 2023, let us gather around the words of Matthew, a man called by Jesus Christ Himself, and find the inspiration we need to navigate our own journeys of faith. Our topic for today is a powerful reminder: “God Has Not Given Up On You.”

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 9, verses 9-13, we find the account of how Jesus called Matthew, a tax collector, to follow Him. At that time, tax collectors were often despised and labeled as sinners due to their unscrupulous practices. Yet, Jesus saw something more in Matthew. He saw potential, redemption, and a heart that could be transformed.

In verse 9, we read that Jesus simply said to Matthew, “Follow Me,” and Matthew, without hesitation, rose and followed Him. This single moment changed Matthew’s life forever. It’s a beautiful reminder that God’s call to us may come at unexpected times and in unexpected ways. When we hear that call, like Matthew, we should be ready to respond with unwavering faith.

The scene unfolds further as Jesus sits at a table in Matthew’s house, surrounded by tax collectors and sinners. The Pharisees, seeing this, question why Jesus, a respected teacher, would dine with such people. In response, Jesus delivers a profound message in verses 12 and 13: “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what [this] means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Here, we see the heart of Jesus’ mission on earth. He came not for the righteous but for sinners like us. He came to heal, to redeem, and to offer the gift of repentance and salvation. His message is clear: He desires mercy, not judgment.

What does this mean for us today? It means that no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace and love. Just as Matthew, despite his past, was called and transformed into an apostle, so too can we experience the transformative power of God in our lives. God will not give up on anyone.

So, dear friends, if you ever find yourself thinking that you or someone you know is “too lost” to be saved, remember this: those who were once “too lost” can become “too saved” by Jesus Christ. His call is open to all, and His love knows no bounds. As Jesus called Matthew, He calls you today. Will you leave everything and follow Him, just as Matthew did?

Let us close our reflection with a prayer:

Merciful Father, we come before you today, recognizing our own need for your grace and mercy. We thank you for the example of Matthew and how you transformed his life through your call. Lord, help us to see the potential for transformation in ourselves and in others. Give us the courage to answer your call and to seek the lost with love and compassion. We know that you have not given up on us, and for that, we are eternally grateful. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

May this message serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement as you go about your day, knowing that God has not given up on you or anyone else. Embrace His call, share His love, and be a beacon of hope to those around you.


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Joy Chinonyerem

Joy Chinonyerem is an ardent follower of Christ who believes in Living the Christian Life according to the tenets set by Christ himself. She is passionate about Walking by Faith, as commanded by the scriptures and uses her blog, Walking By Faith Blog, to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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