Thursday, 13 February 2014

GOD FIRST

Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, February 13
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

GOD FIRST

Haggai 1:9-11 NKJV “You looked for much, but indeed it  came  to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

God is jealous and He demands attention. But He deserves everything He seeks because He is our God, because He is loving, because of all He's done for us and because He is great.

Some people think that witches and wizards from their villages are behind their problems in life. What if you are the one responsible for everything that's happening to you because of your attitude to God and things relating to Him?

What you do with your money says a lot about you. Apart from the 100 or 200 Naira offerings you give to God every Sunday, what else have you done, or do you do for God? And the same you spends 1000, 2000 or more at fast foods almost every day! Some will give a million to a man in order to secure a contract or to show appreciation, but the same people will give God little or nothing! Who exactly made it possible? And you seriously expect God to increase you? Especially when there's a need to be met in the Kingdom of God. Put God first. Place more value on the things of God. Ascribe greater honour to our God! If I can give man a thousand then my God deserves ten thousand! If I can afford to spend 10,000 on myself then God certainly deserves much more because He is the One who keeps me alive and blesses me. Hallelujah!

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