SEED OF DESTINY DEVOTIONAL
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
TOPIC: THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF DIVINITY
SCRIPTURE: And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. – 1 Kings 17:1
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayerlessness increases the distance between God and man.
The lack of the consciousness of God is the surest way of losing out in life. Many people live daily without any thought of God. This is why many are far from God (James 4:8).
One of the ways of being conscious of Divine Presence around your life is engaging in persistent prayers.
Prayerfulness impacts the consciousness of Divinity. In 1 Kings 17:1, Elijah said, ‘…before God whom I stand, there shall be no rain or dew….’ He was a man of prayer, so he had a stand with God. Prayerfulness makes a person to live in the consciousness of the nearness of God. When you are conscious that God is near, it impacts caution to the way you live your life.
On the other hand, prayerlessness makes a man to be far from God. Prayerlessness is a confirmation of breakdown in communication. When the consciousness of God is lacking, there is recklessness in operation.
To maintain a consciousness of God through prayer, one needs to maintain a clear conscience that is devoid of offence before God and man (James 5:16).
Beloved, determine to stay away from every form of impurity so as to attract God to yourself.
Remember this: Prayerlessness increases the distance between God and man.
1. Make prayer a lifestyle.
2. Do everything you can to avoid sin.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: THE NECESSITY OF PRAYER – PT 1
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask for the grace to live right. Draw me to Your Presence, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: When prayer becomes an attitude instead of an incidence, His presence becomes your atmosphere. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: A human body has 500,000 touch detectors.
TODAY IN HISTORY – 12/09/1788: The Constitutional Convention decided that the first federal election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day, George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national capital.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 12:1 to 14: 32, 2 Corinthians 13:1 to 13, Psalms 57:1 to 11, Proverbs 23:9 to 11.