TREM Devotional 13 September 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Don’t Settle For The Minimum

Click HERE for Previous MESSAGES by Bishop Mike Okonkwo

TOPIC: Don’t Settle For The Minimum (TREM Devotional 13 September 2021)

“If we have found favour with you, please let us have this land as our property instead of giving us land across the Jordan River.” Numbers 32:5 NLT

The Lord said to the children of Israel, “I am taking you to a land that is flowing with milk and honey.” That is an indication of abundant life and overflow.

On their way to the Promised Land, the tribe of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh said they did not want to cross Jordan into the Promised Land. This was because they saw green grass which they believed was good enough for their cattle. They just saw the mere introduction, the dress rehearsal and they said to Moses: “we are not crossing.” In other words, their zeal died. Their intensity and their commitment was no more. They were satisfied with the minimum.

Do you know that some believers are like that? Why should you be satisfied with the minimum? The truth is that, it is an insult to the finished work of Christ to settle for the minimum. You can start with minimum but you shouldn’t remain there. The path of the just is like a shining light, that shines brighter and brighter unto a perfect day (Proverbs 4:18). I declare that in this journey of faith, you will never stop half way. You will not settle for the minimum.

Moses reminded them that they were supposed to join their brethren to the land flowing with milk and honey which is where they were told to go. He also reminded them that God had said that all of them should fight so they wouldn’t stay here until they conquered the land. They said, “we will cross and will fight with our people but we will still come back here.” That was what they did. Their zeal was gone. When you study those two and half tribes, you will discover that nothing great happened with them. Kings did not come out of them because they didn’t follow through. Don’t stop half way! Follow through into you destiny!

Further Reading:
Numbers 32:1-33, Isaiah 62:1-12

Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Proverbs 16-18
Evening – 2 Corinthians 6

Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

Flatimes’ Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to, Phone: +234 1 773 8584