Topic: Proofs Of True Surrender – from Seed of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018.
SCRIPTURE: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God deserves the best out of you.
We live in a world where the majority of people claim to have surrendered their lives to Christ, yet their conducts still question their profession. You have not really given your life to Christ if your actions are not in consonance with your confession.
Previously, we noted that if a person has given his life to Christ, it will be reflected in the way he manages his time, relates with people and conducts his life.
Today, we want to look at other areas of life that Christ must control if we have really surrendered our life to Him as our Lord:
God must be the Owner of your energy if you have truly given your life to Christ. When God owns your energy, you deploy it to the work of God both in church and at your workplace. You do everything with the mentality that you are serving God to glorify Him. You give your best to any task.
ii) Your Ability
God must be the Owner of your wisdom, talent, capacity or capability if you really belong to Him. Deploy your skills like Bezaleel who used his craftsmanship to advance the kingdom of God (Exodus 31:2). Let your training, wisdom, expertise be used to God’s glory.
iii) Your Resources
God must have full control of your money if you have really given your life to Him. What you have is not yours but the Lords; therefore, use the money you have to serve God. Let God dictate the use of your resources.
Beloved, when you can confirm to God that He owns your energy, ability and resources, then you have truly surrendered your life to Christ.
Remember this: God deserves the best out of you.
- Deploy your energy, skills and resources in the service of God.
- Hold nothing back from God.
- Give God the best of your talent; be the best at what you do.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to deploy my energy, skills and resources to worship and serve You in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Joshua 15: 1 to 63, Luke 18: 18 to 43, Psalm 86: 1 to 17, Proverbs 13:9 to 10.
AMAZING FACT: The only part of your body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It gets its oxygen directly from air.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 17/04/1810 – Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton.
QUOTE: Deficiency and shortage in life is a product of existing independent of God. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.