SEEDS OF DESTINY 8 MARCH 2019 DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PAUL ENENCHE
TOPIC: THE DEVOTION OF DANIEL
SCRIPTURE: Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed,”he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Daniel 6″:10.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To study the Scripture superficially in order to fulfil all righteousness is not a mark of dedication to God.
Daniel was one personality in Scriptures who cannot be easily ignored as far as devotion and dedication to God is concerned. His devotion to God made him to purpose in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s food. (Daniel 1:8). You see,”dedication to God keeps people from the defilements of life.
Now, how do we know Daniel was devoted to God? The Bible says that it was his custom to pray three times a day (Daniel 6″:10). Beloved,”a person naturally gives time and attention to anything he is devoted to. Daniel gave time to God at the place of prayer; he prayed three times a day as a mark of unbending devotion and dedication to God.
Yesterday, we saw that David had a rigid schedule of praying three times a day, and today, we also see Daniel with the same schedule of praying three times a day. This is a confirmation of the fact that to be truly dedicated to God, a person must have a solid and steadfast prayer schedule.
Seeds of Destiny 8 March 2019 – The Devotion of Daniel
Apart from the rigid schedule of prayer, Daniel was also a man of the Word. Daniel was deeply acquainted with Scriptures; he ransacked the Book of Jeremiah to a point where he found out the time when the captivity of his people in Babylon was to end (Daniel 9″:2,”Jeremiah 25″:11,”12; 29″:10). Beloved,”dedicated people have voracious appetite for God’s Word; they study scriptures to the point of seeing and discovering what no one had ever seen in the Scriptures.
Beloved, to study the Scripture superficially in order to fulfil all righteousness is not a mark of dedication to God. Dedicated People study Scriptures in order to discover God and fresh light in deeper dimensions.
Remember this: To study the Scripture superficially in order to fulfil all righteousness is not a mark of dedication to God.
1. Develop and draft a daily schedule of prayer and the study of God’s Word.
2. Make up your mind to follow your schedule rigidly whether it is convenient or not.
PRAYER: O Lord,”I ask for the grace to develop and follow a schedule of prayer and the study of Your Word consistently, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD.
DAILY READING: Numbers 10:1 to 11: 23,”Mark 14″:1 to 21,”Psalm 51″:1 to 19,”Proverbs 10″:31 to 32.
QUOTE: Revelation Word is the food of faith. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.
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