EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY MARCH 01, 2023
TEXT: JOSHUA 1: 7, 8
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Key Verse: Songs of Solomon 1:6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Our scriptural text today has opened our eyes to the fact that our success in ministry is connected to our devotional life with God.
Our progress in ministry is attached to our adherence to the commandments of God. As a leader, are you committed to studying the Bible always? Or do you preach much to others whereas your personal time and relationship with God is suffering? This is the peril of many ministers today. As a minister in the vineyard of God, know that as you get busier in His service, that your devotional life will become more difficult. If this is not overcome, personal relationship with God will cease.
You may flow well in service and pulpit ministration but that is only a gift.
You do not go to heaven because you have a gift but because you live and practice the truth. Your devotional life might be taken away from you by Satan if you are not careful. Satan can give you more opportunity to serve and keep you busy in leadership position, then remove heaven from you. To avoid this tragedy, check-up well. Are you too busy, in activities for God without personal relationship with Him? Are you so occupied in business hunting for money to the detriment of your soul? Our key verse today has addressed this. Can you see that the speaker was regretting he was made busy in others' vineyards at the expense of his. When your devotional life with God is no more, it means no more time all through the day to relate with God. Is it your situation? Paul said, “I will never be a cast away after people have seen me worked among them, preached on the streets, known me as a pastor, invited to several places because of the gospel and afterward I missed heaven, will that not be woe to me? He said, “Never! I will not allow that.”
Thought for the day:
Your devotional life is your relationship with God.
Song for the day:
I will go with Jesus every day, no matter the …
Bible reading for the day:
Numbers 26-27; Mark 8:22-38
PASTOR PAUL RIKA