Daily Devotional: TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
Memorise: And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17 KJV
Read: Colossians 3:11-17 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye. 14 And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
The owner of all the glory is the Lord. You must not allow anything or anyone to push you to sharing in His awesome glory. Whenever God is interested in using a man, he does that from within Him so the world could see and return the glory to Him. It’s therefore dangerous for such a man to ascribe the glory and honor in any of the achievements to himself. God will never spare such a man. Therefore, be careful with those who praise you as though you have done anything by your own power and might. The praise of men could lead to the anger of the Lord. I pray you won’t take the glory that belongs to God in Jesus mighty name.
Be thankful to God at all levels and let your actions and words showcase the beauty of the gracious Lord. Without a grateful heart, you will be living perpetually in pride and arrogance thinking and bragging about what is not necessarily yours. There’s nothing you have possessed which were not given by God. God permitted your success, victory and promotions otherwise you would have ended a failure without any form of impedance. Therefore, humble yourself under his mighty arms and let His name be glorified in your success stories. This singular act of gratitude will qualify you for more victory and peaceful living. Be ruled and guided by the word of the Lord and your destiny will remain the envy of nations. If your steps and plans will not bring glory to the name of the Lord, please stop and pray for divine direction. May you not embark on a journey of no return in Jesus’ mighty name.
Pray with me: Heavenly Father, my life is in your hands. Don’t allow me to operate without you. Take all the glory over my life, success and achievements in Jesus’ mighty name.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
R.C.C.G New Glory Assembly
Twitter : @ayosimeon