Topic: Living For God [Seeds of Destiny 30 April 2019 Devotional]
Until you live for God, you can never end with God; you cannot live for yourself and find yourself with God accidentally in eternity.
SCRIPTURE: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5:15
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Until you live for God, you can never end with God; you cannot live for yourself and find yourself with God accidentally in eternity.
God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins so we can live for Him (John 3:15; 2 Corinthians 5:15). Life is not worth living if it is not lived for Christ (Philippians 1:21).
Unfortunately, many people have deviated from this original plan of God for His children by living for themselves. They live for many other things on Earth instead of living for God.
Now, let me give you the categories of things people live for:
i. Money (1Timothy 6:10).
There are people who live for money. The quest for money is the centre of their existence. They can hurt, maim, kill, lose sleep, avoid going to church, etc. because of money. The most important thing in their lives is money.
ii. Pleasure (1 Timothy 5:6).
There are people who live for pleasure. These are people whose lives revolve around the transient fantasies of life.
iii. The world (1 John 2:15-17).
There are people who live just for this world. The world dictates and directs the lives of these people. They cannot take a stand for God because of what the world would say. They value the opinion of the world above the counsel of the Word of God.
Now, what does it mean to live for God?
i. Making God your most important reason for living: When you come to the point where your ultimate reason for existence is God, you are living for God.
ii. Making God your priority in the expenditure of your time: When you value your time with God more than any other thing, you are living for God.
iii. Giving God the glory in the management of your resources by touching lives and making impact for God.
iv. Making God the focus of your life’s pursuits: That is making passion for God the driving force behind all your endeavours in life.
v. Existence as a visible representative of the invisible God: That is living your life as a worthy ambassador of God and His Kingdom on earth.
Beloved, until you live for God, you can never end with God. You cannot live for yourself and find yourself with God accidentally in eternity.
REMEMBER THIS: Until you live for God, you can never end with God. You cannot live for yourself and find yourself with God accidentally in eternity.
- Always consider the feelings of God before taking any decision of your life.
- Be a representative of God. Let your life glorify God.
PRAYER: O Lord, You are the reason for my existence. I lay my all before You. Let my life give You glory at all times, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIVING FOR GOD
QUOTE: You cannot do ordinary things and expect extraordinary results. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: Judges 9:22 to 10:18, Luke 24:13 to 53, Psalm 100:1 to 5, Proverbs 14:11 to 12
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities