Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, March 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Surest Way Up
Deuteronomy 28:1 NKJV “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth."
We all want to succeed, rise to the top and do well. We attend seminars, buy CDs of inspirational and successful men, we read books and get more education in order to prosper, get promoted and excel. Doing those things are good, but "this is what the LORD, your protector, says, the Holy One of Israel: 'I am the LORD your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you in the way you should go.'" (Isaiah 48:17)
God can give you everything that you want; God can make you whatever you dream to be; God has the ability to take you from where you are right now to any height you want to attain in life. In fact, God is the One you really need, every other thing isn't that important: Psalms 75:6-7 says, "For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another."
2 Chronicles 26:5 reveals to us that as long as Uzziah sought the Lord, God made him prosper. That's all the man needed to do in order to prosper! Looks like the shortest route to success and prosperity to me! Brothers and sisters, let's not get carried away, confused and distracted by the ways of the world; if we can follow God wholeheartedly and do His word diligently He will take us to unimaginable heights than we could ever dream of. You will succeed and prosper in Jesus name.