STEEMCHURCH: SELF-SUFFICIENCY IS SUICIDAL

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CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE 📚
(THE LIVING WATER)

DATE: Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

TOPIC: SELF-SUFFICIENCY IS SUICIDAL

📖 READ: Psalm 27:7-14

MEMORISE: Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! (Psalm 27:14)

EXPOSITION:
It is always best to follow God’s timing. But if we run ahead of God or lag behind Him, that decision will often be costly. Self-sufficiency moves us outside of the Lord’s will. The fright thing done at the wrong time may leave us vulnerable to Satan’s schemes and can delay or even derail blessings God has planned for us. Acting on our own timetable can also bring confusion to us and others, as situations are likely to turn out differently from how we envisioned them. Then we may be facing not only unanticipated results but also unsolvable problems.

Be assured that refusing to wait on God, will cause you unnecessary grief. For example, if we use credit cards to purchase unneeded clothes, electronic devices, and other indulgences, debt could pile up beyond our ability to pay. Then our credit rating would plummet, with little financial relief in sight. But when we manage money in accordance with biblical principles, our lifestyles will be less ostentatious, but we will have freedom and peace of mind.

And here’s another example: Quitting a job before the Lord has released us from it can short-circuit what He planned to teach us through it. We might subsequently discover that, had we held on a while longer, God might have changed either our circumstances or our attitude about the situation.

Certain character qualities are necessary if we are to develop a lifestyle of awaiting on the Lord. We need patience to endure our present situation, steadfastness to carry out current responsibilities, and courage to trust the Lord as we await His solutions in the midst of our discomfort. How good are you at waiting?

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Lord, deliver me from complacency, self-sufficiency and self-righteousness.

  2. Lord, give me the grace to patiently endure my present situation, so that I can get to where You want me.

  3. Pray for ministers of the gospel who are gradually drifting away from their first love for Christ and the covenants they had made with God.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1 Samuel 2 - 3 & Acts 26

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE

Good morning Sir/Ma., have a great day and do remain richly blessed in the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour!

#GodBlessNigeria

Shalom.

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