SCRIPTURE: This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. Isaiah 43:21.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Living to serve God is living to fulfil the purposes of God; it is living for His pleasure.
It has been established that one way to make the most of life is living to worship and serve God.
Living to serve God means living to spend and be spent for God; it is making God the reason and purpose for your existence (Isaiah 43:21).
One of the things that God helped me to do on time was the definition of my purpose for living.
When I got admission to study in the university, I stepped into the university with a purpose and a mission. I knew that I was not on that campus to graduate and be a medical doctor alone; I knew I was on the campus for Ministry. I also recognized that I needed a course, Medicine, to do the Ministry in the university.
Having this in mind, I went to the campus as a fulltime preacher. To me, it looked like I was a full time preacher and a part time student of Medicine. I was very serious with the preaching of the Gospel. I would wake up early in the morning for Morning cries. I preached in buses. I embarked on fasting and prayer programs, travelled across the nation of Nigeria from one campus to another to preach the Gospel as President of the Medical Students’ Fellowship of Nigeria, known then as NCCMDS (Nigerian Conference of Christian Medical and Dental Students).
Despite all these, I did not fail any course. I was not permitted to fail. Otherwise, I would not have a voice to preach to people.
You know, if one fails and continues to preach, people would say, “What is this failure talking about?” I never had one re-sit in any of my courses. That is how to live.
Beloved, make up your mind to live for God; live to serve God and His Purposes on earth.
REMEMBER THIS: Living to serve God is living to fulfil the purposes of God; it is living for His pleasure.
- Make up your mind to live for the pleasure and purpose of God on earth.
- Ask God to tell you what to do; and do what He tells you to do.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to live for Your pleasure and purpose on earth. Deliver me from every form of selfish and earth-centred living, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE (PART 1).
QUOTE: Without focus there can be no fire. The man who needs fire and passion for whatsoever he has found himself doing needs focus, brutal focus. Culled from the book, “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Daniel 1-3.
AMAZING FACT: The heart of the blue whale, the largest animal on earth, is five feet long and weighs 400 pounds. The whale in total weighs 40,000 pounds.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord give you a Baptism of the sense of purpose in this season in Jesus’ Name.