RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 19 February 2013
GIVE YOUR LIFE
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.” Proverbs 21:25
Read: Proverbs 21:25-26
Bible in one year: Joshua 19-21
Key point: With God, there is no cheating. If there is a harvest, good or bad, you can almost always trace it to a seed somewhere along the past
Most people on earth believe in something but many do not hive living faith. Your inability to back up your faith with commensurate work kills your faith and turns it into dead faith. Today, many people are perishing with their faith. You desire to have a good job and you have faith that God can give you one; where are the works to back up your faith to transform your expectations into reality? You are trusting God for a good job that will pay you so well and yet you have refused to further your education and acquire a good degree or post graduate degree? You expect to take up a job as a top management officer in a blue chip organisation with your secondary school certificate, OND or NCE? You may wait for a long time! You want God to give you a near-perfect spouse but you have not invested time and money in books, messages and counselling on how you can be a perfect wife or husband? Or do you want to succeed and come out in flying colours in your examination, yet you have not invested in attending all classes, ensuring you understand all you were taught, copying or developing your notes, studying both note books and text books, seeking answers or clarification of areas of doubts; how then will you fly?
“The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.”
Lazy people may be lazy but they have desires: this implies they could also have some measure of faith. The problem with the lazy is that they lack works so their faith dies. You want to be a king in Heaven, yet you make excuses for not serving God or winning souls to Him: such fellow will end up as an ordinary citizen if he ever makes it to Heaven. You want to be a great leader, where are the works of service, love and humility done to your subordinates? You desire God to open doors for you to earn in dollars and pounds, where are the seeds you have sown in Gods house ¡n dollars and pounds? lways back up your desires, expectations and faith with the right kind of works.