SCRIPTURE: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 1:18.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Understanding is a major channel of faith, and faith is the secret of results in life.
In our previous study, we saw understanding as a critical requirement for outstanding existence in life. How far you can go is a function of what you know; how high you can fly in life is also a product of your understanding.
Now, what are the benefits of understanding?
i. Understanding is a major channel of faith, and faith is the secret of results in life.
Understanding is a channel of faith and faith brings results. Things don’t just happen. We don’t see results just because we do things; we see results because we understand what should be the outcome of our action.
For example, you don’t just experience open heavens just because you tithed; rather, you experience open heavens because you understand that your tithe will produce result. There are people in villages or rural areas who have been tithing for many years, but still lack the understanding of what the tithe is all about. Though they tithe faithfully, they still struggle with poverty because they don’t have the understanding or revelation behind tithing. So, it is very important for us not just to do things but do them with the right understanding.
iv. Understanding is the birth place of commitment.
Anywhere there is commitment, there is also a depth of understanding. One reason why many people are lethargic in their commitment to God and His service is that they are deficient in the understanding of the covenant benefits of Kingdom service. If you know that it pays to serve God passionately in soul winning, no one would beg you to win souls. You should always understand that there is nothing a man gives to God that is a loss, whether it is his time, resources, or energy. There is nothing a man does for God that is without rewards (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Remember this: Understanding is a major channel of faith, and faith is the secret of results in life.
1. Make up your mind and go for understanding. Go for knowledge, especially the knowledge of the Word of God.
2. Make up your mind to break free from every spell of ignorance.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You open my eyes of understanding. Help me to behold wondrous things out of Your Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO GOD IN SOUL WINNING
QUOTE: You cannot succeed without a revelation. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ecclesiastes 3-5
AMAZING FACT: Only six minutes after being born, zebra foals are able to stand. After 20 minutes, they can walk, and within forty minutes, they’re able to run.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The Lord grant you the depth of understanding that will produce quality results in your life in Jesus’ Name.