Topic: Outlook – A Product Of Inward-Look – (DIGC) Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche “Dunamis International Gospel Centre” Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018.
SCRIPTURE: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil:.. Luke 6:45
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The outward manifestation of a person reveals the content of his/her heart.
Sometime ago, a Christian lady was traveling in a commercial vehicle from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria. Right in the bus, she strongly felt led to preach the gospel but she noticed that her dressing was not decent, so she decided not to preach. What a heart-touching lesson!
Beloved, any dressing or lifestyle that can hinder you from representing God in the public is not correct. Most people backup their indecency by saying that what they wear does not matter because God looks at the heart. That is not true!
Now imagine this; would you be excited if you see a pastor preaching on the altar with a ring on his ear, another one on his nose, his trousers sagging and dreadlocks on his head? Most members will leave the church and never return.
The truth is, you know a mad man not just by checking the state of his mind but by the crazy things you see him manifest outwardly. In the same manner, when you see a person seductively, suggestively or provocatively dressed, that person could be morally loose, have high tendencies for immorality or nursing immoral thoughts in his/her heart regardless of the title or position he/she occupies in church. Such a person can never be taken seriously by unbelievers.
Thus, the outward manifestation of a person reveals the content of his/her heart.
Beloved, make up your mind to be decent in character, dressing and lifestyle.
REMEMBER THIS: The outward manifestation of a person reveals the content of his/her heart.
1. Whatever is not your intention must not command your attention; don’t be taken for what you don’t want to be known for. Never let your appearance misrepresent you.
2. Refuse to appear in such a way that would lead other people to hell fire.
PRAYER: O Lord, I thank You for Your Word to me today. I make demands on Your grace to maintain a decent lifestyle in dressing. I refuse to be a source of temptation to people around me, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Who you look at determines what you look like; if you look at Christ, you must look like Christ. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 22:1 to 23:20, 2 Thessalonians1:1 to 12, Psalm 83:1 ton 18, Proverbs 25:11 to 14
AMAZING FACT: There are about 6,263 species of lizards in the world. Only two are venomous but the venom is not powerful enough to kill human beings
TODAY IN HISTORY: 13/10/1987 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias won the Nobel Peace Prize.