SCRIPTURE: But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Acts 6:4.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A stand with God in the place of prayer and the Word is a confirmation of brutal dedication to God.
Dedication to God has been confirmed to be a major key to destiny fulfilment. Men who are sold out totally to God are men who stand out in life.
Today, we shall look at godly examples of people who were dedicated to God through the practice of prayer and the Word so we can follow their footsteps.
i. The Apostles
The Apostles of Jesus Christ made up their minds to give themselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4). There were things that wanted to distract them from their commitment to prayer and the Word but they took a firm decision to devote themselves wholly to prayer and God’s Word. This is because there is no better way to be dedicated to God if prayer and the Word are omitted. Beloved, to be dedicated to God is to give yourself to prayer and the ministry of the Word of God.
Abraham also operated in the ministry of prayer and the Word. He always got up early in the morning to stand before God at the place of prayer as a mark of his devotion and dedication to God (Genesis 19:27). He was a man who had a stand with God at the place of prayer. He negotiated with God at the place of prayer for the freedom of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:23-25). This was Abraham at the place of prayer.
Beloved, a stand with God at the place of prayer and the Word is a confirmation of brutal dedication to God.
REMEMBER THIS: A stand with God in the place of prayer and the Word is a confirmation of brutal dedication to God.
1. Make up your mind to dedicate and devote your life to God in fellowship and in service.
2. Follow the steps of dedicated people by praying and studying the Word consistently.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to be dedicated to You through prayer and the study of the Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD OF GOD.
QUOTE: The God-first mentality is what I call an incurable addiction to God; a brutal dedication to God. It is a situation in your life where God is first and last and everything else is in-between. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ruth 4-1 Samuel 3.
REFLECTION: The place you give to God in your life determines the place He gives to you in your world. To have a strong stand with God is to have a strong stand in life. What place will you give to God?
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The Lord pull you closer into a deeper realm of prayer and the Word in Jesus’ Name.