SCRIPTURE: Watch out! Don’t let my sudden coming catch you unawares; don’t let me find you living in careless ease, carousing and drinking, and occupied with the problems of this life, like all the rest of the world. Keep a constant watch. And pray that if possible you may arrive in my presence without having to experience these horrors. Luke 21:34-36 (NLT).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Whatever you would do if you had to live, do it now.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that one of the signs of the end time is careless living. We live in a generation of ease where people give less priority to the major things of life and give great priority to the minor things. For example, many people prepare massively for a wedding which would last for few hours in church but never care to prepare for a marriage that would last for a lifetime; people usually prepare diligently for academic examinations but never care to prepare for eternity with God. This is inversion of priority.
Now, in order to set our priorities right, I would like to ask you a question: what would you do if you had only twenty four hours to live on earth? It is important to ponder on this question because one day, you will surely be left with only twenty four hours to live on Earth.
Beloved, if you had only twenty four hours to live on Earth, would you go about making the latest hairstyle? Would you go after a man or woman to commit immorality with? Would you embark on the pursuit of money? Would you put on that seductive clothes or seduce other people’s husbands? Would you be embittered against someone; would you go about smoking or drinking alcohol?
I believe that if you had only twenty four hours to live, the consciousness of eternity would dawn on you; you would begin to make amends in your relationship with God in order to make heaven; you would not sleep with unconfessed sins in your heart; you would let go of every form of bitterness and offence; you would not retaliate or reply anyone when you are insulted; you would pray or preach to others and impact their lives positively. You would do everything possible to make it right with God in preparation for eternity in heaven.
Beloved, my counsel is, whatever you would do if you had only twenty four hours to live, do it now.
Remember this: Whatever you would do if you had to live, do it now.
1. Act with a sense of urgency in anything you ought to do.
2. Avoid procrastination in all areas of your life.
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask for the grace to approach life and destiny with a sense of urgency, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: WHAT WILL YOU DO?
AMAZING FACT: Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day
TODAY IN HISTORY: 18th September, 1709 – The creator of the first Dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England
DAILY READING: Isaiah 23:14 to 30:11, Galatians 3:23 to 4: 31, Psalm 62:1 to 12, Proverbs 23:19 to 21.
QUOTE: Investment – whether it is that of money, time, resources and attention to spiritual things – is the secret of achievement. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The two power-packed communion services tomorrow by 4:45 pm & 6:30 pm; come with your loved ones.
(FROM THE SEPTEMBER 2018 EDITION OF THE SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)
TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2018