CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: SUNDAY, 19th JULY 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: IF YOU DO NOT MOVE YOU SHALL BE MOVED OUT.
TOPIC: STANDING STILL IS RETROGRESSION.
TEXT: Deuteronomy 2:3 ” you have made your way around this hill country long enough; now town north.
Do you desire progress? Are you tired of your present level? Do you want to be greater than you are now? Do you believe your dreams are realizable? Are you convinced that you are destined for the top? If your answer to the above questions are yes, then you have got to move forward; take a bold steps towards achieving your goals, even if it crawls.
Nothing is as painful as desiring to go height in life and you are still tied down. In my years of ministry work, I have heard of tears free stories. I have hugged complete strangers as they have sobbed in my arms. I always whisper same thing to them ; look for the gain in your pain; if you do, you will find it but if you do not, it is easy to be enslaved with misery. Many yielded to my advice and today they are living evidence of the goodness of God.
Getting to ones destination requires movement. The sign of living is moving. Success is dynamic,while progress is progressive. Anyone alive that desire progress must move, only the dead that do not move. Wishing to be in a place is not enough, there must be a corresponding actions and drastic measures put in place. If you do not move nothing moves. take practical steps on the issue. Do something towards achieving that goal, start somewhere, even if you are going slowly, do not just stand still. Standing still is retrogression, those coming behind will catch up with you and leave you behind, so be on the move, keep moving, until you are there. No matter the bitter experiences you might have heard some time ago, Never get discouraged, brace up and move on.
Many at times, bad things that happen to man is to put him on the right path, so that best things can happen to him.
Do not be a stagnant pond; never allow garbage settle on you. Never allow the bacteria’s of life settle on you, be strong enough to move on. God hates stagnation, He detest redundancy, anything contrary to His purpose for your life hurts Him, hence He reckons only with those on motion because He is a moving God, always on the move to achieving greater things through and in the life of His creature. When you decide to do nothing you have simply denied yourself the opportunity of progressing. Simon and Andrew were by the sea of Galilee casting their nets into the sea when Jesus called them( Mark 1:6). So keep doing something, keep moving, try new things, do not be static. It is only in doing that you can be made. Receive strength to work your way to stardom. God bless you.
# HEAVENLY FARTHER GRANT ME THE ENABLING GRACE TO ME, IJN.
# HEAVENLY FATHER, CROW MY EFFORT WITH GOOD SUCCESS, IJN.
# HEAVENLY FATHER OPEN TO ME STREAMS OF OPPORTUNITIES.
# I RECEIVE OIL FOR LIGHT, SUCCESS AND PROGRESS, IJN. AMEN
Pastor Donatus Chibueze Alexander