Topic – Going All The Way With God; The Temptation
The best of God is reserved for those who go all the way with Him. Seriousness with God is the way of gloriousness in life.
SCRIPTURE: And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. Exodus 7:16
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him.
It is true that the two key proofs of dedication to God are worship and service. That is to worship and serve Him.
Service is a major proof of our dedication to God. Profitable service equals productive living.When we serve God profitably, we live productively. The devil is aware that there are profits in serving God, so, he does everything to fight your dedication to God and the dividends of that dedication. He wants you to be lukewarm, lethargic and complacent because he knows that fervent service in God produces fire-full results.
Now, there are temptations that hinder effective service and we are dealing with one of them today, and that is, the temptation not to go far with God in service to Him.
That was the first temptation that Pharaoh confronted the children of Israel with in Exodus 8:27. Pharaoh seemed to be saying; “You can do anything you want to do with God for as long as you do not do it too much.”
Not being too serious with God is a temptation that the devil always presents. Some people may tell you: “Don’t be a fanatic, don’t carry church on your head. Don’t kill yourself. Do anything you want to do with God but take it easy, God understands.” These are evil counsels sponsored by the devil to discourage you from going all the way with God.
But beloved, the best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him. The best of God is reserved for those who go all the way with Him. Seriousness with God is the way of gloriousness in life.
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REMEMBER THIS: The best of God is reserved for those who go far with Him.
Be faithful in your service to God, not for eye-service or man-pleasing.
Do not be discouraged in serving God; go with God all the way.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to escape the temptations that hinder effective service. Today I overcome and rise above every mockery targeted at my life, hindering my service to You, Lord in the Name of Jesus.
QUOTE: When His Presence becomes your residence, your strength becomes unbeatable. Culled from GO IN THIS THY MIGHT by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 67-69
AMAZING FACT: Kiwis are sometimes called “Honorary Mammals.