ACHIEVE GREATNESS WITH YEMI AND BIMBO DAVIDS
Day 27 December 2019
Moment of wisdom – Obedience and sacrifice
Scripture Reference: “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams”. – 1 Samuel 15:22
There will be times that we may feel the need to give up something – maybe to give up one job so as to spend more time with your family or to pursue a higher calling and purpose. It may look risky and painful but obeying God’s leading at those moments will usher us into greater blessings.
It may also mean letting go of certain relationships at certain seasons, just like Ruth had to do. Those relationships may not be particularly sinful but may not be helpful in God’s plan for you.
When God wanted to make Abraham great, He told him to leave his comfortable life and family to an unknown and probably challenging like. But Abraham obeyed and became our yardstick for greatness.
I know how painful and difficult it is to let go of something that is dear to us or that gives us some form of pleasure but when we sense God’s leading, it is better to obey.
Daily digest: It is clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
Prayer: It is my time to do the right thing in all relationships, at all times, and in every season. Thank you, Lord.