GRACE IS NOT A LICENSE FOR LAZINESS
(#1 Daily Devotional Tract by Dr. Isaiah & Lianna Wealth)
📆 Wednesday, 19th July, 2017.
📜 SCRIPTURAL TEXT:
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
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There is the general misconception that since God can do all things then you really do not need to do anything other than to wait. This ‘God will do it’ mentality is however not consistent with the Word of God. In fact, it contradicts the word of God as we see throughout scriptures that God’s promises only come to pass when the recipient plays his part in obedience to what God instructs.
Apostle Paul in our scriptural text today talks about how much he laboured in ministry, attributing his success to the grace of God. He noticed that God had given him grace to accomplish a thing, then he put in all his time, energy and resources into making it happen. God’s Grace is given to us so we might labour, as grace is like the grease that reduces friction in work, thereby making work easy and multiplying output thereby. Glory to God!
It is therefore important that you develop a strong work culture or ethic that matches the level of grace or responsibility that God has given you. Go to work today ready to labour by grace and go to bed every day convinced that you have given your best to your job. The Grace of God is not a license for laziness; instead it multiplies the output from your labour. Glory to God!
🎙 PST LIANNA PROPHESIES
(Say Amen to these):
🔸Receive strength to maximally utilize the grace of God upon your life in Jesus name.
🔸As you step out today, may laughter fill your mouth in Jesus name.
🎯DO THIS: Refuse laziness but rather use the grace of God to multiply your output.
🎯SAY: I decree and I declare that it is well with me.
📚 STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 CHRONICLES 4&5,REVELATION 19, PSALMS 30
🌏 CHRISTIAN MISSION FOCUS
Let’s pray for Pakistan 🇵🇰…
Christians are only about 2% in this nation. Majority are Muslims. Fundamentalist Islam, driven by the Taliban, is upheld by a minority, but impacts the whole nation. The escalated violence against religious minorities, shattered social cohesion and divided the country. It also disables economic development and keeps millions in poverty through the disruption it causes.
🙏🏼We are praying that religious freedom might be maintained, both in law and in practice.
🔹 START-UP PRAYER:
Dear Lord, thank you for your grace upon me, help me to fully put to use all you have blessed me with in Jesus name.
🔹 PRAYER OF REDEDICATION
I thank you for your great love towards me, and the privilege to be called your son. I declare my love for you today and surrender to your will. Bring me into the fullness of your grace this day even as I fellowship with your Son through the Word and your Spirit. I consecrate my whole body, soul and spirit to you right now. Let your will be done in my life today in Jesus Name. Amen.
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GOD BLESS YOU!