SEED OF DESTINY DEVOTIONAL
Friday, 7 October 2016
TOPIC: DEDICATION DESPITE DISTRACTION
SCRIPTURE: And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. Luke 1:6-7
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Divine visitation is waiting for you at your duty post in God’s House.
We live in a world where many people are addicted to pleasure and allergic to inconvenience. Many times, people serve God only when there is little or no pressure.
But I have discovered that dedication to God despite distraction is the most profitable form of dedication. Throughout the Scripture, we see people who were dedicated to God despite diverse challenges confronting their lives and they were not disappointed (Luke 13:10-13, Luke 1:5-17).
Anyone can serve God at ordinary times but it is in times of trials and challenges that we know what a person really believes in.
Now, one of the products of dedication despite distraction is Divine intervention at the place of your dedication.
In Luke 1:5-17, God saw Zachariah, who was childless and stricken in age, faithful at his place of assignment so God changed his story. The angel who visited Zachariah did not look for him at home but at the temple, his duty post. Divine visitation is waiting for you at your duty post in God’s House.
Beloved, diverse distractions of life like temptation, confrontation and accusation can challenge your dedication but remain steadfast in serving God and He will intervene in your situation.
Remember this: Divine visitation is waiting for you at your duty post in God’s House.
1. If you have no duty post in God’s House, locate one and if you have one, remain steadfast.
2. Ignore every form of distraction at your place of dedication to God.
3. Be a source of encouragement to your brethren in God’s vineyard.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION DESPITE DISTRACTION (PART 3)
PRAYER: O LORD, thank You for the privilege of serving You. Give me the grace to be faithful in my service despite confrontations, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 8:8 to 9:26, Colossians 3:1 to 17, Psalm 78:32 to 55, Proverbs 24:27
QUOTE: Diligent service is a guarantee for reward. Culled from SERVICE: YOUR UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST by Dr Becky Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 7/10/1826 – The Granite Railway began operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.