Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional 17th January 2018
Topic: Going All The Way With God
SCRIPTURE: And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. Ruth 1:16-17.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you do not serve God, neither the devil nor a native doctor is an option.
MESSAGE: Dedication to God has been identified as the mark of authentic Christianity. People who are dedicated to God are distinguished in life. On the other hand, people who are not dedicated to God live average lives and are usually swallowed in the crowd.
Previously, we saw that dedication means being sold out to God; it is a state of not having a vision independent of God’s purpose for one’s life.
Another meaning of dedication is willingness to go all the way with God.
Now, what does it mean to go all the way with God?
Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional: Understanding Dedication
Going all the way with God means wholehearted commitment to God.
The willingness to go all the way with God is not a half-hearted commitment to God; it is a commitment of no-return in your relationship with God. It is having a passionate desire and decision to serve God without the possibility of reconsideration of such decision to serve God. It is serving God on an unconditional basis without the tendency to backslide when things do not go as expected. People who easily turn away from God because of perceived lack of blessing do not know God at all.
I once heard God’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo say that he told God one day that even if he discovered later that there was no heaven, he would still follow God.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego demonstrated a commitment of no- return when they accepted to be cast into the fiery furnace instead of bowing down to the image set up by King Nebuchadnezzar. They said that God would deliver them but even if God did not deliver them, they would not bow to the image.
Beloved, if you do not serve God, neither the devil nor a native doctor is an option. Therefore, make up your mind to go all the way with God.
Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional: Being Sold Out to God
REMEMBER THIS: If you do not serve God, neither the devil nor a native doctor is an option.
1. Discard your personal ambitions that are contrary to God’s Purpose for your life.
2. Make up your mind to go all the way with God.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to go all the way with you like Abraham. Help me not to miss You in the journey of life and destiny, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION.
AMAZING FACT: About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home, but they are mostly harmless and some of them are even helpful.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 17/01/1997 – Israel gave over 80% of Hebron to Palestinian rule, but held the remainder where several hundred Jewish settlers lived among 20,000 Palestinians.
DAILY READING: Genesis 35: 1 to 36: 43, Matthew 12: 1 to 21, Psalm 15: 1 to 5, Proverbs 3:21 to 26.
QUOTE: The depth of your character also determines the height of your destiny. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP Dr Paul Enenche.
Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional 17th January 2018 was written by Dr Paul Enenche, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre.