Hello everyone, welcome to another beautiful Sunday Morning/Afternoon/Evening depending on where you may be reading from. We bring you greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today, we would be discussing on the importance of seeking after God’s perfection. As we all understand, we serve a Holy God, and as His children, it is expected of us to be direct reflections of the Holiness and Perfection of God.
Matthew 5:48 says:
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.
It takes a loving father to give instructions and guidelines to his children. God demands absolute obedience to His instructions from all His children. There is always something to gain from God for obeying Him. This is because every instruction He gives has a promise attached to it.
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And i will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” (Genesis 17:1-2)
One thing God desires from all His children is perfection. To be perfect means a state of being in complete conformity to God’s words. It denotes a state of being faultless, blameless or spotless and a state of being excellent (Daniel 6:3)
Some people argue against perfection; they say all men are sinners and would therefore sin daily. This is not scriptural. God’s standard for everyone who is born-again is perfection. His standard of Holiness and Perfection remains the same. It was not higher under the Abrahamic covenant than it is under the New covenant. If God could help Abraham to be perfect, could He not help believers today to be the same? Are you a believer in Christ? then ask for the grace to be perfect.
Holiness is the nature of God according to 1 Peter 1:15-16. Holiness is His heartbeat, and His desire is that we be like Him in holiness. There are various steps to climb in our quest to attain the kind of righteous living and perfection God requires from us.
The first step leading towards God’s perfection is our Ability to be willing and Obedient. You must be willing and obedient to God’s word (Isaiah 1:19). The sad truth today is that society and pop-culture has done a great job in actually making us believe that it is simply impossible to live truthfully and in obedience to God’s laws and teachings, but as Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 12:2, we have to try as much as possible not to conform to the patterns and customs of this world but attain transformation by the renewing of our minds. The only way our minds can be completely renewed is by taking total heed to the Word of God.
The second step to take in our quest for God’s perfection is by walking before and with God (Genesis 17:1). The bible is filled with various Heroes of Faith, Men and Women who walked with God and trusted Him wholeheartedly. The fact that we still read about them in this age and time is enough evidence of God’s faithfulness to those who would diligently walk with Him towards their divine purpose and assignment. Be in the place where God can direct you. Be mindful to Study His word and obey it (Joshua 1:8). In addition, you must fellowship with Him and abide in His Presence always (Psalm 91:1-2)
Genuine repentance is an indispensable condition for perfection. whoever wants to be perfect must first and foremost repent from sin and be saved (John 3:17). He or she must also live a holy life by abstaining from all appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22). As you go into your day, you should seek for perfection in your walk with God and decide to obey God’s word absolutely. What God requires of you on a daily basis is perfect obedience to His will. you should therefore, stand perfect and complete in all His will.
It is our prayer that God continues to lead us through the path He had predetermined for us to take in order to achieve His righteousness. Some of you may be wandering what that path is and how you can find it. Well, we are here to let you know the path is not a “What”, but a “Who” and His name is Jesus Christ, the One and Only Son of the Living God. He is the path to God’s perfection. No human can see the face of God without being led by Jesus. and the beautiful thing about Jesus is that He is very present when you need Him. He wants to meet you, and build a relationship with you. There is no sin or mistake you may have made or currently making that is greater than His Love for you. The Question is, would you give Him a chance today? Are you bold enough to forsake your sins and accept His Love?
If you are ready to receive all God has in store for you through His son Jesus, we’d love you to say this word of prayer with all of your heart.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I need you, i am humbly calling out to you, i am tired of doing things my way, Help me to start doing things your way. I invite you into my life to be MY LORD AND SAVIOR, fill the emptiness in me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole.
Lord, help me trust you, help me love you, help me live for you. Help me understand your grace, your mercy and your peace. Thank you my Lord,
Beloved, i pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 2)