22 JAnuary 2020
Topic: Being Found Where God Is Found
Walking with God implies being found where God is found and being absent from where God is absent.
SCRIPTURE: And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. – 1 Kings 17:1
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Walking with God implies being found where God is found and being absent from where God is absent.
Sometime ago, I went for a meeting in a hotel and then met a man who needed my counsel over an issue. He suggested that two of us should sit at the bar section of the hotel and talk. Then I told him that I would not follow him to the bar and sit down with half-naked girls who swim at the swimming pool and also with people drinking alcohol. I cannot be found there; we can talk anywhere but that kind of place is abominable for me. This is because that is an ungodly environment. And doing that would not portray a godly image of a leader to his members. If the people I lead see me in that kind of place, they would ask, ‘What is pastor doing here?’ I did that because I am not supposed to be found where God is not found. A dedicated person is only found where God is found and absent from where God is absent.
Beloved, to be a dedicated person is to be found where God can be found and be absent from where God is absent. Elijah told Ahab, ‘…before God whom I stand…’ (1 kings 17:1). This means, walking with God implies being found where God is found and being absent from where God is absent.
Beloved, make up your mind not to be found in a place where God is absent; do not engage in an activity that drives God away from your life. Do not follow people to an environment where the presence or activity of the devil is perpetrated.
Remember this: Walking with God implies being found where God is found and being absent from where God is absent.
- Disengage yourself from any ungodly association you are in.
- Make up your mind to be found only where God’s presence is felt and noticed.
- Do not neglect the assembling of brethren together(Hebrew 10:25).
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask and receive the grace to cultivate and maintain Your Presence. Help me LORD, to be found only where You are found, in Jesus’ Name.
For further understanding, get this message: Understanding Dedication.
Daily Reading: Leviticus 15-19
QUOTE: Association with the Almighty at the place of prayer is assimilating His Might and Power. Culled from ‘Principles and Power of Prayer’ by Dr Paul Enenche.
Prophetic declaration: Receive the grace to be dedicated to God in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche, the general overseer of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria,