Topic: Use Your Gift To Glorify God, Not The Devil
Never use your God-given gift to the glory of the devil or for ordinary entertainment without impacting lives positively. Ensure you can defend how you use your potential before God.
SCRIPTURE: For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep… Acts 13:36a
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ensure that you glorify God in everything you do.
In those days, there was a man called Elvis Presley, ‘the king of rock’ as he was called. He was raised in church. I once listened to his recorded performance of the Christian hymns: Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art with his deep baritone voice combined with amazing vocal effects; it was awesome and impactful. But afterwards, he drifted and handed himself to the devil; he started singing songs that glorified the devil. Consequently, he died on drugs; Elvis Presley faded away in shame because he decided to glorify the devil with his potential.
Michael Jackson also grew in church, sang in church, but after a while, he was lured into the world. He began to glorify the devil with his potential and he died miserably.
There are many people today who are glorifying the devil with what was graciously given to them by God. How could a person use the voice that Jehovah gave him for the worship of His Name, to sing immoral songs glorifying the devil? Why would God give you voice, wisdom, graces, etc., and you use it to celebrate His enemy, satan, the devil? How would you stand before God in Judgment?
There are people who have the gift of making people laugh but they are making unclean jokes. Some of the jokes are full of lies. You do not need to tell lies to make jokes; there are clean, healthy humours that can make a heart merry and do good like medicine.
Beloved, ensure that you glorify God in everything you do. Never use your God-given gift to the glory of the devil or for ordinary entertainment without impacting lives positively. Ensure you can defend how you use your potential before God.
REMEMBER THIS: Ensure that you glorify God in everything you do.
Ask for mercy if you have ever used your potential to glorify the devil or promote the kingdom of darkness.
Channel your gifts and potentials towards making positive impact on earth and glorifying God.
Refuse to bow to the pressure of glorifying the devil with your potentials no matter the money, fame or promises involved.
PRAYER: Lord, my life, resources and potentials are all Yours. Use me for Your glory, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Joshua 1-4