EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8, 2020
PSALM 127:1, 2
KEY VERSE: Ecclesiastes 9:11
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Don't just think you have strength, knowledge and ability to handle issues of life independent of God. Our self-confidence and self-doubt are deceitful. You may be thinking your strength will make a way for you. Your mentality may deceive you that, your knowledge and wisdom will chart the way forward for you. Your wisdom cannot handle that matter. The race is not for the swift.
As smart and fast as you are, with your ability and resources, you may have life accident. If you remove God from the equation of life, those qualities on their own are not enough to guarantee your speedy advancement in life. Always remember that the race is not to the swift. Making it in life is not tied to how fast you are capable of running or your intellectual capacity.
Yes, everyone around you knows that you have a very good certificate and you are proudly making a show of it. You have full confidence in yourself that you will surely make a headway in life. In fact, the course you studied and graduated on is widely acknowledged to be one of the most marketable and sought-after. But I want you to realize that the horse may be prepared for the battle, safety is of the Lord.
Be informed that there are many that graduated with better highly rated degrees better than yours, yet they are stranded in life. Remove that confidence in your degree and turn to your God. Trust in Him, not your degree or profession..
Smartness and strength are deceptive. Believe in God. Only God knows how to make a way out. Are you strong? Surrender that strength to God. Are you talented, full of resources and ability? Surrender all to God. Surrender that ministry to God. Only God can help you to be successful, not those things on their own.
Except the progress you are witnessing now has a root in Christ, it will soon vanish. You will take one step forward and meet with a force that will drag you two steps backward. Except your ways are completely committed unto the Lord to take care of and sustain the success you are recording, your success story is temporal.
Thought for the day:
Commit every area of your life into the safe hands of God and it shall be well.
Song for the day:
Unto Thee O Lord, do I lift up my soul
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 20-22; Matthew 7.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA