Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise. Our God dressed in Majesty, Power and Glory for-ever and ever. In heaven, You are God, on earth You are God. There is none to be glorified but You, we bow before You, Lord!
Beloved, I hope you responded to the divine call nudging you return to Your creator, the Mighty God of Israel yesterday through prayer. What a priceless moment to cherished (Ps 27:8).
Pray without ceasing we were told in the bible, we dare not fail in that regard. The devil will do everything to fight the alter of prayer than any other alter set by man or circumstance, therefore guide your prayer alter jealously and do not give room for the destroyer to have access to your life, family and calling. There is a price to be won at the end
It’s so priceless and valuable that nothing worth more than it. The price at stake is not perishable but everlasting. So you are encourage to run to obtain the “The Imperishable Crown” that will bestowed on you at the end:
Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.—1 Corinthians 9:24–25
Athletes are willing to push themselves harder and longer and farther than anyone else. They strive to bring their bodies and minds completely under control so that they excel and receive a prize. Others go home to relax, but athletes continue to train. While most people protect themselves from any form of discomfort, athletes push themselves to the limits of their endurance. While some remain satisfied with mediocre performance, athletes pay any price for excellence. Paul said that despite their most valiant efforts, the athletes’ successes and prizes are eventually forgotten. Even the greatest athletic achievements have not affected eternity.
If an athlete can be motivated to make incredible sacrifices for a perishable reward, how much more ought Christians to strive for an imperishable one? If an athlete will labor day after day in order to receive glory from others, how much harder ought Christians to work for the “well done” of their Master? Are you striving to bring your body into subjection for the glory of God? Are you training your mind to think the thoughts of God rather than thoughts of the world?
Are you disciplining your life in prayer? When others are sleeping, are you interceding? Have you studied God’s word so diligently that you are prepared to find answers to the challenges you face? Have you equipped yourself in evangelism so that you are ready to share your faith? Have you prepared yourself as a Christian in order to qualify for the imperishable crown that awaits you?
This is only achievable via the Word, the Word of God. Is ever green and true. Righteous living can only be achievable through mediating on the Word, it does not only guide you but shape your daily living.
Beloved, let us endeavour to have a “Word feast sometime not just food feast all the way, it is very necessary to enrich our inner being; our spirit man. Do not neglect it; pay great attention to it:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matt. 4:4
If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by it alone can we be kept in being, for he sustaineth all things by the Word of His power.
Bread is a second cause; the Lord Himself is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to the invisible God. We have heard believers say that in deep poverty, when bread ran short, their appetites became short too; and to others, when common supplies failed, the Lord has sent in unexpected help. But we must have the Word of the Lord. With this alone we can withstand the devil.
Take this from us, and our enemy will have us in his power, for we shall soon faint. Our souls need food, and there is none for them outside of the Word of the Lord. All the books and all the preachers in the world cannot furnish us a single meal: it is only the Word from the mouth of God that can fill the mouth of a believer.
Lord, evermore give us this bread. We prize it above royal dainties in Jesus Name we pray Thee.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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