Seeds of Destiny 1st May 2019 – Prayer And The Word: Tool In The Hands Of The Dedicated written by Pastor Paul Enenche
TOPIC: PRAYER AND THE WORD: TOOLS IN THE HANDS OF THE DEDICATED
SCRIPTURE: But we will give ourselves continually to prayer,”and to the ministry of the word. Acts 6:4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dedication to God is a pathway to distinction in life; devotion is the pathway to destiny.
Dedication according to Cambridge English Dictionary is the willingness to give a lot of time and energy to something because it is important. Dedication to God means entrusting all of one’s life,”time, energy and resources to God. Seeds of Destiny 1st May 2019
It has been confirmed that Dedication to God is a pathway to distinction in life; devotion is the pathway to destiny.
A major proof of dedication is a lifestyle of addiction to prayer and the study of the Word. The ministry of prayer and the Word to a child of God is likened to the two legs of a person. Just as a person must stand on his two legs in the physical to maintain a balanced posture, it takes a stand on prayer on one leg and the Word on the other leg to have a balanced destiny.
Seeds of Destiny 1st May 2019
Now, let me give you few examples of dedicated people in the scripture and their commitment to prayer and the Word”:
i) The Apostles: The apostles proved their dedication to God by giving themselves to prayer and the Word (Acts 6:4). No wonder they turned their world upside down for God (Acts 17:6) and did incredible exploits for the Kingdom of God,”hence, we have ‘The Acts of the Apostles’ as a Book of the Bible. The apostles employed the tools of prayer and the Word in their journey of dedication to God.
Seeds of Destiny 1st May 2019
ii. Abraham”: Abraham was also a man of prayer and the Word. He got up early in the morning to commune with God (Genesis 19:27). He was also a man who knew the Word of God and so he had possession of the Ways of God (Genesis 18:17-19). He also employed the tools of prayer and the Word in His walk with God.
iii. Jesus Our Master: Our Master Jesus was a Man of prayer and the Word. In Luke 6:12,”He went up to a mountain to pray to God all night, and in Luke 4″:16,”He read the Word, even though He was the Word of God personified.
Beloved, if Jesus, who had no need for anything could pray all night and also read the Word, then we are expected to do much more. I commend you to a lifestyle of consistent prayer and the study of the Word of God.
REMEMBER THIS: Dedication to God is a pathway to distinction in life; devotion is the pathway to destiny.
ASSIGNMENTS: Seeds of Destiny 1st May 2019
1. Make the reading and studying of the Bible a habitual practice in your life.
2. You can use the ‘Daily Reading Plan’ in the Seeds of Destiny devotional as a guide.
PRAYER: O Lord,”I ask that You open my eyes to see insights and revelations from Your Word as I study. Give me the grace to pray without ceasing, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD.
QUOTE: True spiritual growth is defined by increasing capacity to love what God loves and hate what God hates. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: Judges 13:1 to 14:28,“John 1″:29 to 51,”Psalm 102″:1 to 28,”Proverbs 14”:15 to 16
AMAZING FACT: Billy Graham was often referred to as the ‘Pentecostal Pope’ because he attracted large crowds no matter where he preached. In a career that spanned over six decades from 1947 until his retirement in 2005,”the preacher held more than 400 crusades and preached to more than 251 million people in more than 185 countries and territories across six continents.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: I prophesy a fresh hunger for prayer and the word on your life this season, in Jesus’ Name.
Thanks for reading Seeds of Destiny 1st May 2019 by Pastor Paul Enemies.