Grace -By Pastor B.Sibanda
22 February 2019
The Grace of the Lord has seen us this far as a school. We have made meaningful achievements in the past years up to now but at the same time we have gone through various challenges as a school and yet we still continue as a family. We can sum all the activities in Gaps in one word that is Character.
We as GAPS school our major business is to prepare students who will be servants of this world and be candidates of the world to come. We are not only worried about where they come from but after passing in our environment by God’s we want to mould characters that will not be bought or sold though heavens falls they shall be true to duty.
Our Devotion will come from the book of Ecclesiastics 9:10-11
Ec 9:9 Have joy with the woman of your love all the days of your foolish life which he gives you under the sun. Because that is your part in life and in your work which you do under the sun.
10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. (KJV)
10 Whatever comes to your hand to do with all your power, do it because there is no work, or thought, or knowledge, or wisdom in the place of the dead to which you are going. (BBE
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do] Examine here the WHAT the HOW, and the WHY.
I. What is necessary to be done in this life, in reference to another? 1. Turn from sin. 2. Repent. 3. Frequent the ordinances of God, and associate with the upright. 4. Read the Scriptures. 5. Pray for pardon. 6. Believe on the Lord Jesus, that thou mayest obtain it. 7. Look for the gift of the Holy Spirit. 8. Bring forth in their seasons the fruits of it-(1) Repentance, (2) Faith; and (3) The Holy Spirit. 9. Live to get good. 10. And to do good. 11. And refer every purpose and act to the eternal world.
II. How should these be done? With thy might. 1. Be fully convinced of the necessity of these things. 2. Be determined to act according to this conviction. 3. Then act with all thy strength; put forth all thy power in avoiding evil, repenting of sin,
III. Why should this be done? 1. Because thou art a dying man. 2. Thou art going into the grave. 3. When thou leavest this life, thy state of probation, with all its advantages, is eternally ended. 4. If thou die in sin, where do end up? For, 1. There is no work by which thou mayest profit; 2. No device by which thou mayest escape punishment; 3. No knowledge of any means of help; and, 4. No wisdom-restoration of the soul to the favour and image of God, in that grave whither thou goest. Therefore, work while it is called to-day
The above reveal to us that time is precious and we must make the best in it. All of us in this world we are given chances, opportunities but at the end of the day it is what you make off from the hours that God has given you. Hence at gaps we want to ensure that as we work with them in a given time we produce students with character.
What is Character in Short?
Character is the combination of integrity, unselfishness, understanding, conviction, courage, loyalty and respect.
Yes we can if all we commit in helping one and becoming a blessing to the next person by developing characters that are fit for this world and the world to come.
May God bless you all!