Hebrews 12:28 (KJV) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Morris was going through a dry season in his life and this started to bother him seriously. It appeared that the heavens were locked against him as he found it really difficult to pray and commune with the Lord. He saw that because of this, his faith was waning and he could not exercise spiritual authority the way he used to. The effect of this was evident in his business, finances, and marital relationship.
Some things happened in the office and Morris was fed up with the spiritual dryness in his soul. He thus decided to go on a personal retreat to entreat the Lord to reveal to him what was wrong because he was sure that what was happening to him was not the result of the manipulation of the devil. As Morris sought the Lord in prayer and fasting, the Lord caused him to read today’s Bible verse. The Lord reminded him of the kingdom responsibilities he had and how he had been handling them with unseriousness. His job was handled with more seriousness than the assignments he knew the Lord had given him as an agent of the kingdom. The Holy Spirit asked him that: if you were working for the governor of your state, would you handle his job the way you are handling the work you are doing for the king of kings?
As sons of God who have received the Holy Spirit, one of the very crucial things the Holy Spirit does to us is that he reveals to us the assignments that God has given us. He reveals them to us and ensures that we understand them. If you are a child of God and you don’t know God’s vision for your life, ask God to reveal it to you by His Spirit. If you are not yet baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, that may be the reason why.
We all have a kingdom purpose and assignment predestined for us even before we were born (see Ephesians 2:10). But knowing this is not enough. In order for us to serve God acceptably, we need to receive His grace. Grace is received when we have come to the end of ourselves and acknowledge that we cannot do it without God’s help – God gives grace to the humble(James 4:6).
Go into today remembering that because you are receiving God’s eternal kingdom, it is important for you to serve God. Promotion in the kingdom is a function of faithful service(see Luke 16:10). Those who refuse to serve will suffer loss. Remember the Parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 19:11-27).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me never forget that I am to serve you. Please give me the grace to serve you acceptably. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Yearly Plan: Proverbs 26-27 (In Today’s Audio)
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