Waxing Great


by Tobi Nifesi

Everything is systemized – our universe, society, government, education, even the church. There are laws, protocols or principles that associated with every system. For us, who are members of the church – which is the body of Christ – we live according to the Word.

The Word of God governs and speaks for us. If we truly believe in the stipulations of the Word of God then we must believe that we are made in His likeness and are His heirs. 

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27

And, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. – 2 Corinthians 6:18

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith – Galatians 3:26

Now if we are children, then we are heirs -- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. – Romans 8:17

This is the Word of God – it contains the principles that governs this system that we are a part of. His Word calls us His heirs and children. Through Christ, we have a right in God’s kingdom and we must acknowledge and live by it. 

It does not matter who you are or what you do, if you believe in and live according to the Word of God, you are a child of God.

So, if your father is a great God, you - His child– can’t help but be great. Greatness is your right. Everything about you must exude greatness – your words, actions, relationships, investments, lifestyle and mindset.  Your life must reflect the greatness that God has deposited in you.

It doesn’t end there. God’s Word for you is that you wax greatly. To wax is to grow – so regardless of what level or stage of life that you are in at the moment, you will grow and grow greatly. Every new level that God takes you to will not, in any way, be comparable to the latter. The difference will be clear. 

This year, live according to the Word of God over your life. Believe, wholeheartedly, in the principles that truly governs your existence. Do not let anyone or any situation tell you otherwise. Nothing about you is meagre, you are great and that is the truth.

NextGen Worship Centre welcomes you to your #YearofGreatness

Action Point: Living according to God’s Word involves being completely obedient to it. To be great, you must obey the Word of God.  

Biblical Inspiration: Genesis 26:13