TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION
SCRIPTURE: Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. Exodus 32:26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dedication is keeping the company of God.
It has been confirmed that understanding is key to outstanding existence; a person must have understanding in order to stand out in life. This means, understanding is key to distinction in life. People do not apprehend what they cannot comprehend; people cannot become what they do not understand. So, the understanding of dedication is necessary in order to see the products of dedication.
Now, the question is, what does it mean to be dedicated to God?
i. Being sold out to God (Genesis 12:1-5)
Being sold out to God is a mark of dedication to Him.
ii. The willingness to go all the way with God (Genesis 12:1-5)
Pressure or prosperity will not make a dedicated person stop on the way in following God.
iii. Walking with God (Genesis 5:24)
Dedication to God is keeping the company of God; it is moving in the same direction with Him.
iv. Deadly commitment to God (Malachi 3:17-18, Exodus 23:25)
This is a situation where a person is literally dead to the things of the world in his commitment to God.
v. Taking sides with God (Exodus 32:26).
While everyone is on the opposite side, a dedicated person is on the same side with God like the Levities.
vi. Living in the reverential fear of God (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
A dedicated person is someone who lives in the reverential fear of God.
Beloved, the decision to be sold out to God, going all the way with God, walking with God, taking sides with God and living in the reverential fear of God is a decision to be dedicated to God.
Remember this: Dedication is keeping the company of God.
1. Make up your mind to walk with God continually.
2. Decide to be addicted to God, His Presence and His purpose on the earth.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to walk with You always. Help me Lord, to be addicted to Your Presence, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION (PART 1).
TODAY IN HISTORY: 13/01/1928- Ernst F. W. Alexanderson gave the first public demonstration of television.
DAILY READING: Genesis 28:1 to 29:35, Matthew 9:18 to 38, Psalm 11:1 to 7, Proverbs 3:11 to 12.
AMAZING FACT: Female eagles are larger and stronger than male ones.
QUOTE: Any step taken outside God is a step into disaster. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr. Paul Enenche.