Topic: The Commitment of No Return [Seeds of Destiny 17 January 2019 Devotional]
Scripture: O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Daniel 3:16-18.
Thought For The Day: Being committed to God to the point of no return is refusing to serve the devil even if God seems not to meet your needs temporarily.
We live in a world where satan sets different things before God’s children as distractions in their lives in order to make them turn back from following God like Lot’s wife (Genesis 19:26). The intention of God for His children is for them to serve Him to the end.
It was God’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo, who once told God, ‘God, when we arrive eternity and I realize that there is no heaven, anywhere You go, I will follow You.’ This is a practical example of a commitment of no return. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were committed to God in this way. When they were confronted with the choice of bowing down before the graven image of king Nebuchadnezzar or face the danger of being thrown into the fiery furnace, they made up their minds that even if God would not deliver them, they would not bow before the image of the king (Daniel 3:16-18). This is what God expects from the life of every Child of His.
Beloved, being committed to God to the point of no return is refusing to serve the devil even if God seems not to meet your needs temporarily; it is refusing to serve the devil as an option to serving God in the face of the trials and challenges of life (Job 1:18-22). Being committed to God to the point of no return is the refusal to look back no matter what happens (Luke 9:62). A person who is committed to God to a point of no return does not have the phone number of a former sinful partner.
My counsel is, make up your mind never to look back from following God.
Remember this: Being committed to God to the point of no return is refusing to serve the devil even if God seems not to meet your needs temporarily.
- Read the full account of the story of Lot’s wife and make up your mind never to turn back from following God (Genesis 19:1-26).
- Make up your mind to follow God even in times of challenges, trials or temptations (Daniel 3:16-18).
Prayer: O Lord, I receive the grace for be fully committed to You. Help me Lord, to follow You at all seasons of my life in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION (PART 2).
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Daily Reading: Genesis 35:1 to 36:43, Matthew 12:1 to 21, Psalm 15:1 to 5, Proverbs 3:21 to 26.
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Quote: When a man is disconnected from his root, he is disconnected from the grace that flows from his root. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
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