A WORD TO THE LAZY

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2016
THEME: A WORD TO THE LAZY
Memorise:
For even when we were with you,
this we commanded you, that if any
would not work, neither should he
eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10
Read: Proverbs 6:4-11
4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor
slumber to thine eyelids.
5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the
hand of the hunter, and as a bird
from the hand of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise:
7 Which having no guide, overseer,
or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the
harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O
sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of
thy sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11 So shall thy poverty come as one
that travelleth, and thy want as an
armed man.
Message
The third month is almost gone in
the “New Year”. What have you done
with these first three months? As we
prepare for the forth month, make
sure you do something tangible to
prove to God and man that you are
worthy to be alive. Some people are
merely existing and not living. God
wants you to live life to the fullest by
impacting your immediate
environment. There are still people
who have so many excuses to give as
reasons for doing nothing tangible
since the beginning of this year. Time
waits for no one, get something
doing. It may be small, but God will
breathe on it and make it great. Stop
waiting for that loan from the bank
before you starts the business.
Challenge yourself to launch out into
the deep through the instruction of
the Almighty God, and you will be
surprised that there is life on the
other side. Even if you don’t have
your own business, you can get busy
volunteering your services for others,
you never can tell how God will meet
you. In Exodus 3:1-4, Moses had an
encounter with God while tending to
his father-in-law’sflock. Gideon was
busy threshing wheat when an angel
came visiting. Your breakthrough and
blessing can locate you anywhere.
There are many people who are
unemployed because they are waiting
for appointments from oil
companies. It is not the job you do
that will determine your prosperity; it
is how you do what you do. You can
be selling recharge cards today and
become a dealer tomorrow if you
don’t give in to laziness.
If you are a lazy believer, it doesn’t
matter how many days you spend in
church and how many prayer
meetings you attend, nobody will
commit great things into your hand.
There are some people who have the
habit of always deferring the work
they are supposed to do today till
tomorrow. This is procrastination,
and it renders one ineffective where
results are expected, because you
will never be able to deliver. There
are some people who are always
sleeping on duty; some even spend
the whole day moving from one
office to the other talking away the
day. By the time such people come
to their senses, the year is almost
ending and they have nothing
substantial to show for the time
gone. This is also very important in
spiritual matters; if you are not ready
to work hard you cannot be a vessel
unto honour in God’s hand. Those
that God used in the Bible were
already busy in their various
businesses before God called them. It
is on record that Peter toiled all
night. Lazy people sleep all night and
they want to wake up and begin to
command wonders. Don’t be a
sluggard. The sluggard has so many
untouched files on his table, yet he
is gallivanting around. The sluggard
will fold his hands and invite God to
take control of all his assignments,
yet he will be the one to complain if
his wages are delayed for a moment.
Key Point:
For God to use you, you must be
productively engaged.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua
10:29-13:7 and Job 36:5-16

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