DAILY DEVOTIONAL: NO BETTER SERVICE
TOPIC : NO BETTER SERVICE THAN YOUR SERVICE TO GOD
Memorise: And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. Exodus 23:25 KJV
Read: Exodus 23: 24-33 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. 25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. 27 I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. 28 And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. 29 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. 30 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. 31 And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. 32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.
The only service that comes with eternal benefits and unlimited provisions is your service to the Almighty God. There’s not going to be a better being to serve and be devoted to like the Creator of heaven and earth. Your life therefore should be centered around God’s counsel and if you must be successful on the earth, you will have to learn how to surrender your years to Him and be committed to His business. This is the whole duty of any man as captured in Ecclesiastes 12:13. Don’t let any employer deceive you into slavery but remember how they can never give you eternal blessings but termination of appointment if you transgressed beyond normal. I’m happy to let you know that your God will gracefully pardon when you transgressed in the course of your duty before Him. He will never cast you away for ever for He loves you dearly.
There’s no total assurance of future profits while serving man or devoting your lifetime to seeking material possessions. All those things are ephemeral and will soon pass away. The only virtue that will uphold you to the end is your life in the hands of God. Choose to serve God and be committed to His course on the earth. You can’t afford to be an ordinary bench warmer in a time like this. Consider Exodus 23:25-26 where God is promising to service you if you will serve Him. He will take away sickness and pains and from your system and and make you fruitful in all ways. Work with God to enjoy divine blessings which no man can give. Have you considered your gifts and talents? Put them to use before God and you will never be a waste on earth. Go and serve Jesus from today and He will bless you beyond control.
Pray with me: Father, use me for your own glory. Deliver me from every earthly assignment which is separating me from living as you have commanded.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
R.C.C.G New Glory Assembly
Twitter : @ayosimeon