SCRIPTURE: Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; Acts 17:26.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Always thank God for the privilege of life and be determined to please Him with your life.

Life is a privilege. No one is alive today just because of their talent, power or wisdom. Everyone is alive by God’s special privilege. Life is a privilege, and one way of handling the privilege of life is to appreciate God who gave it.

Some time ago, a professor of medicine had a diagnosis. He was a renowned professor of medicine in a teaching hospital. He trained consultants, resident doctors and undergraduates. Whenever he moved in the teaching hospital, consultants, resident doctors and other doctors in training usually followed him. He was so influential that he commanded the followership of other doctors.

One day, he had a slight abdominal condition, and decided to do an ultrasound on himself. From the result, he realised that it was hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Then, he told the doctors around him, “This is the diagnosis. This is the result of the scan. I bid all of you farewell.” (Paraphrased).

He bid them farewell because he had been a professor of medicine for many years and had not seen anyone who survived the condition he was just diagnosed of. So, he bade them farewell and bowed to death. Despite his medical knowledge, he couldn’t save himself.

Beloved, you must understand that life is a privilege because even doctors who treat others die too.

I did my housemanship in a teaching hospital. A senior doctor who was in the same teaching hospital fell sick of fever. He had intestinal perforation occasioned by typhoid, and before you knew it, he gave up the ghost right in the teaching hospital. He died under the supervision of consultants, top ranking medical professionals and specialists. He died despite being a medical professional himself.

This is why we must never see life as a right, but as a privilege. Always thank God for the privilege of life and be determined to please Him with your life. Be dedicated to God and to the cause of His His Kingdom on the earth.

Remember this: Always thank God for the privilege of life, and be determined to please Him with your life.


  1. Appreciate God always for the privilege of life.
  2. Make up your mind to please God, who gave you the privilege of living, with your life.

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for the privilege of life. I receive the grace to please You with my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: If you want to move from level to level, you must move by gratitude; by appreciation. Culled from the book. “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Psalm 112-114.

AMAZING FACT: The sun emits a constant stream of particles called the solar wind. When the solar wind collides with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen from the Earth’s atmosphere, it can cause beautiful flashes of colourful light in the night sky, known as auroras.

PROPHETIC WORD (DECLARATION): As you appreciate God for the gift of life, may He prolong your life to fulfil your days, in Jesus’ Name.

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