EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SATURDAY DECEMBER 21, 2019
TEXT: 1 Kings 19: 15-21
Key Verse:Proverb 11:14 “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
QUESTION: If you are sensing the call of God in your life and you want to respond, but the circumstances around you seem to be beyond your control, how do you go about it Sir?
For instance, if you are the breadwinner of your family and you know it will be very difficult for you to get someone to sponsor you in this call of yours. But you still decided to heed the call, not minding whether your family is comfortable with it or not.
Your family might feel neglected because there is nobody to provide for them in the period of probably one or two years you were not around. So my question now is as a Father what am I suppose to do to remedy the situation?
If you are sensing the call of God in your life, go to your senior ministers to advise, check
and direct you. You and your family will have safety by doing that. But if you move on your own, you will fall, and it will affect you and your family, that is not the way of God.
God's will is that your family should not suffer because He said if you cannot feed your family you are worse than an unbeliever. Take enough counsel so that you know exactly how to do it. God has a way. Note that there is need to pray very well to discern the voice of God calling you, and know exactly what He is calling you to do for Him.
Most of the people coming up with testimonies that God called them were never called by God of heaven to ministry. Some heard the call of the devil due to inordinate ambition, self-will and pride. Some called themselves into ministry just because they went through Bible school for some months.
What have you known about holiness, righteousness and truth before you go about parading yourself as an apostle? Some due to unemployment in the country see ministry as a means of providing employment. Yet others go into ministry for profit making to make a name for themselves! For such, their god is their belly.
Thought for the day: Note that there is need to pray very well to discern the voice of God calling you.
Song for the day: When He calls me, I will answer….
Bible reading for the day: Micah 6-7; Revelation 12
PASTOR PAUL RIKA