Topic: The Purpose Of Dedication To God
Man’s creation was not man’s design; so, man’s existence must not follow man’s design.
SCRIPTURE: And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:29-30
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The best of man comes out in the Presence of God.
It has been confirmed that dedication to God is a non-negotiable duty of the child of God. Dedication to God is a non-transferrable obligation, a non-delegable obligation of man to God. As children of God, we are duty-bound to be dedicated to God.
Now, what is the purpose of dedication?
I will give you three:
1 Man was created by God and for God.
Revelation 4:11 says, “Thou art worthy o Lord to receive glory and honour and power: for thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created”. Man was created by God and for His (God’s) pleasure. So, dedication is a non-negotiable duty of man.
2 Man’s creation was not man’s design; so, man’s existence must not follow man’s design.
Isaiah 43:21 says, “This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” This means, we did not decide to be born, so we can’t decide how to live. You did not decide to be created, so you can’t decide how to function. The God who created us has already decided for us how to live. We were not created to live for ourselves; we were created to live for God. This is why we must be dedicated to God.
3 Man’s greatest potential comes out of his unity with and commitment to God.
Acts 4:13 says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
The best of man comes out in the Presence of God. The best of man comes out of his unity and commitment to God. This is why we are duty-bound to be dedicated to God. Just as fishes cannot function without water; birds cannot do well without the sky; and plants cannot do well without the earth; man cannot do well without God.
Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind never to exist without God.
Remember this: The best of man comes out in the Presence of God.
Go through today’s message again.
Understand the reasons why you must be dedicated to God.
Make up your mind to live a life of brutal dedication to God.
PRAYER: O Lord, thank You for Your Word to me today. I ask for the grace to be brutally dedicated to You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: If you carry the Holy Ghost atmosphere, people are compelled to look at you with dignity and respect. Culled from THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY BIBLE READING: Job 22-24
AMAZING FACT: Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Fresh passion for God is released upon you in this season in Jesus’ Name.