Topic: More Understanding of Dedication [Seeds of Destiny 14 January 2019 Devotional]
Scripture: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Thought For The Day: A dedicated person is committed to the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth.
Knowledge, especially spiritual Knowledge, is key to greatness in life. What you become in life is a product of what you know; what you show is a product of what you know. No one can show what he/she does not know.
In the same way, if dedication to God is your priority in life, you need to understand what dedication is all about. This is because the level of your dedication to God is a product of your knowledge of dedication.
Yesterday, we looked at some definitions of dedication. Today, we shall look at more definitions of dedication. Now, what is dedication?
i. Dedication is living for God
To be dedicated to God means living, moving and having your being in God; it is being alive purposely because of God (Acts 17:28).
ii. Dedication is being affectionate for God
A dedicated person is a person who is madly in love with God (Matthew 22:37).
iii. Dedication is existing on fire for God
When we say someone is dedicated to God, we mean that the person is on fire for God (Number 25:7, Romans 12:11).
iv. Dedication is being committed to God and His Kingdom
A dedicated person is committed to the advancement of God’s Kingdom on Earth; he partners with God to do God’s work on Earth (1 Cor. 3:9)
v. Dedication is being serious with God (1 Kings 17:1)
A dedicated person is serious with God while the undedicated are unserious with God.
vi. Dedication is being separated unto God
To be dedicated to God is to be separated unto Him (2 Corinthians 6:14-17).
Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind to be dedicated to God by practising the points outlined above.
Remember this: A dedicated person is committed to the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth.
Go through the message of today again.
Make up your mind to be dedicated to God by living, being affectionate, existing on fire, being committed, being serious and separated unto God and His cause on earth.
Prayer: O Lord, I ask for the grace to be committed and dedicated to You. Help me to live only for You, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION (PART 1)
Today In History – 14/01/1873: John Hyatt’s 1869 invention of ‘Celluloid’ was registered as a trademark.
Daily Reading: Genesis 30:1 to 31:16, Matthew 10:1 to 23, Psalm 12:1 to 8, Proverbs 3:13 to 15.
Amazing Fact: The Eagle is the biggest and the most majestic bird on Earth.
Quote: To exist independent of God is the first foolish thing anyone can do in life. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr. Paul Enenche.
Don’t Forget To Attend: The Healing and Deliverance service tomorrow by 9am at the Glory Dome, the Lord’s Garden, Airport Road, Abuja. Come with your friends and loved ones.
MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 May 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Gracious God
TOPIC: Gracious God (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 24-25; John 5:1-24
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:13-16
MEMORY VERSE: “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” – Romans 3:24
Many Christians interpret the grace of God as the ‘Unmerited favour’ of God (Favour that we are not qualified to have; unearned love and favour given to man through God). In actual fact, God is a gracious God and grace actually means more than the Unmerited favour of God.
Grace is the application of Christ’s righteousness to the sinner; it is virtues proceeding from divine influence such as faith, meekness, humility, patience, generosity. It is spiritual power. It is gratitude. It is final salvation i.e. eternal life. It is a kindness, to say and do what is right. It is gratitude.
Beloved, it is time to tap into all the facets of grace that God has made available to us. He is kind, forgiving and merciful God. Come unto the throne of mercy that you may receive grace and as we no longer live under the old covenant when the ‘mercy seat’ made of pure gold was approached once a year on the day of atonement, but with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the mercy seat was changed to a throne of mercy. Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice that allows us to approach the throne of mercy. Because ‘by grace you have been saved through faith’ (Ephesians 2:8).
THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY STRENGTH WHILE THE GREAT THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY GRACE.
May the grace of God abound in your life today and always.
My angel of blessing, locate me now, in the name of Jesus.
My angel of blessing will not go unless he blesses me, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, let my cries provoke angelic assistance, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, give me the name that will bless and transform my life forever, in the name of Jesus.
Let every hindrance targeted at my angel of blessing, be dissolved, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, deliver me from evil stones thrown at me by unfriendly friends, in the name of Jesus.
Every evil riot and rage against me, be disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
Giving that Honours God – Open Heaven 16 May 2019
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Giving that Honours God
Topic: Giving that Honours God (Open Heaven 16 May 2019)
Memorise: “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”- Proverbs 3:9
Read: Genesis 22:10-18 (KJV)
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Bible in One Year: Exodus 26-27, Jeremiah 36:4-19
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday MESSAGE:
Many of us desire the blessing of Abraham and this is a good thing. However, how many of us are ready to do the things Abraham did? Abraham gave gifts that honored God, so much that God swore by Himself to bless Him. After Abraham gave his very best on the altar of sacrifice, God said to him in Genesis 22:16-17:
“16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”
Our God is not a respecter of persons. If you can also honour Him with your giving, He is ready to give you a blessing that has everlasting value in return.
The most precious thing you can give to honour God is your life. Just as God demanded the son of promise as a burnt sacrifice from Abraham, so does He demand your life. He says to you today:
“My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” – Proverbs 23:26
The devil is also struggling to have your heart so that he can thwart the great plans of God for your life. When you choose to give your heart to God, you have done Him a great honour, and you will find favour in His sight and in the sight of men (Proverbs 3:4). Another form of giving which honours God is found in today’s memory verse. Giving God the first fruits of your increase is an act of faith that brings delight to His heart. There is no ambiguity as to what we stand to gain from this. In Proverbs 3:10, He clearly says:
“So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
Unfortunately, many Christians still argue against the doctrine of first fruits. Some say that it belongs to the Old Testament, and I ask them whether the Old testament is not part of God’s word to us. There are some pleasant promises of God we love which are only found in the Old Testament. We do not say we will not key into them because they are only in the Old Testament, so why ignore the doctrine of first fruit? Beloved, give God your best today. Honour Him by offering your spirit, soul and body to Him as a living sacrifice in holiness and acceptable service (Romans 12:1-2). I pray that the Lord will grant you grace to completely obey His command like Abraham the father of faith, did.
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Prayer Point:
Father, please give me a heart of flesh that is receptive to keeping Your precepts.
Avoid Excuses by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Avoid Excuses by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
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Topic: Avoid Excuses
Mark Twain said “There are thousands of excuses for failure but never a good reason”.
Luke 14:17 (KJV) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Everything is ready for you to become great in life but people limit themselves with excuses.
Luke 14:18-20 (KJV)
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
If you are looking for excuses, there are lots of excuses to make but never excuse yourself!
Romans 2:1a (KJV) Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man.
Stop procrastinating, stop shifting what you want to do for another day, do it now!
Benjamin Franklin said “I never knew a man who was good at making excuses, who was good at anything else”.
Also Read: Keys to Successful Family (Part 3) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
If you see a man of excuses, he will never be good at anything. When you want to be the best, you will always find an answer no matter the challenge. If you want to give an excuse, there is always one to give.
Tell yourself, no more excuse and get up! God has created you to be the best, do not limit yourself. It is time to sit up. You do not have any excuse and the devil is not your problem; you are your problem!
There cannot be a rise without a price; you must invest into your future. Until you forego something, you will never go up. There are certain pleasures you have to let go now to gain the treasures of tomorrow. Little things make the difference in every facet of life. To get the most out of life, give life the extra mile that makes the difference between winning and losing.
In the race of life it is only those that are willing to pay the price that get the prize!
God bless you.
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