MONDAY 25TH APRIL,2016
TOPIC; YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS (1)
TEXT: Psalms 119:38 “Establish Your word to Your servant,Who is devoted to fearing You..”
The word ‘devotion’ implies total commitment to someone—giving them your time and attention, enjoying their company, seeking to please them, and making them a priority in your life. That should be the goal of your daily devotions.
Here are pitfalls to look out for and avoid:
1) ‘Me-it is’. God has promised to bless you, but when you seek His blessing instead of pursuing a relationship with Him, you become me-centered rather than Christ-centered. The truth is you can pray until you’re blue in the face but God won’t give you certain things, if you’re not mature enough to handle them. More than anything in life, Abraham wanted a son and God gave him one. Yet when God asked him to offer his son as a sacrifice,he didn’t hesitate. Abraham proved there was nothing he loved more than God, therefore God promised to bless him and multiply all that he possessed (Gen. 22:17). Abraham became one of the most successful men of his generation, but his real claim to fame Was that God referred to him as a friend’ (Isa. 41:8).
2) Being too busy. One of the dangers in working for God is that you can fail to spend time worshipping Him. The Psalmist said, ‘Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name… (Psa.29:2). The word ‘due’ means deserving of’. When John saw the multitudes in heaven praising God,they were singing, ” You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive Glory and honor and power….”. So start your daily devotion in Praise by singing: ‘Lord. I’m here because You deserve to be worshipped and adore.
MEDITATION: Rev. 4:11
STUDY THE BIBLE
ACTS 11:1-18 /JOSHUA 11&12/JOB 26