DAILY DEVOTIONAL: DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD.
Memorise: But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:2 KJV
Read: Psalm 1:1-6 1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish
Your best vocation can only be your devotion to the Almighty God. You cannot choose wrongly while choosing to follow God especially in doing His will. If your heart is after God, He makes all other things readily and richly available for you to enjoy on the earth. That’s why Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. You can’t miss your blessings while following God. He also promised to give you more than enough as you obey and put your trust in Him.
If your treasure is God, you will delight yourself in Him, you will love to serve him like no other and your heart will follow after his rules. You know where your heart is. You understand your interests on the earth and things you will readily do without motivation. But beloved, if God is not the primary focus in your heart, you have missed it because you chose to ignore your Root and the Source of all earthly and eternal blessings. If you will be like a tree planted by the river side and will like to be productive round the clock then, God must be your treasure and you must be willing to follow Him while rejecting every other God and worldly options. If you choose any other treasure outside God, you are only rejecting the blessings of the Most High without knowing. Give your life to Jesus, choose to follow in His steps, run away from the way of sinners. Beginning from today, delight yourself in God, His words, His services and your destiny will shine out of obscurity into limelight.
Reflections: You know where your treasure is but if you must shine, let God be your daily delight and ensure you love Him above all other options.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
R.C.C.G New Glory Assembly