RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional 26 October 2023
TOPIC: No Room For Laziness (II)
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
READ: Hebrews 4:8-11
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterwards have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional 26 October 2023 MESSAGE
Many years ago, I was in my uncle’s house on a visit from school. One day, there were masquerades outside the house, and everyone watched and cheered them while I was studying inside. He came to me and said, “Won’t you go and see the masquerades?” I responded with a Yoruba proverb translated, “The person who will be watched does not go around watching people”.
My uncle reminded me of that day recently because now, I am being watched. If you want to be great, you cannot spend countless hours watching videos on social media. Get out there and work. Some people only pray and fast and then complain when things don’t get better for them. Praying and fasting are not the keys to success; they can only enhance your efforts.
If you put in no effort, then what will it enhance? One million multiplied by zero is equal to zero. One of my sons says that you must pray like you will not work and work like you will not pray. As prayerful as I am, even at my age, I wake up before the sun is up every morning to work.
I don’t say because I prayed for six hours last night, then I should sleep all morning today; that is not how I got to where I am now. Believe me honestly, if you are lazy, God will not use you. He needs diligent people; that is why Hebrews 11:6 says He only rewards those who diligently seek Him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 11-12
HYMN 19 Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me