THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.
TEXT: Genesis 19: 17 & 26
THEME: DON’T LOOK BACK
MEMORISE: Remember Lot’s wife. (Luke 17:32)
When we first give our lives to Christ we are naturally very eager to do His will and lead a new life that will please God. However the devil and his agents will not sit back and watch you go just like that. They will litter your way with various obstacles that are designed to bring discouragement and ultimately aimed at making you to backslide. An example of such obstacles is the opposition from family and friends who are uncomfortable with your new lifestyle and daily mock, discourage or persecute you for being a committed Christian. Many faced with this kind of opposition readily give up and turn back to their former ways. Another effective strategy the devil uses to cause people to backslide is by using the love of vain things of this life to lure you back. Money, worldly possessions, entertainment, alcohol, fashion, houses etc are all examples of the things that the devil uses to trap people.
In our reading today, we see Lot’s wife turn into a pillar of salt because she looked back despite being warned not to do so. The allure of Sodom was too much for her. She longed for her old life and didn’t want to leave it behind. She must have remembered the ‘good life’, the food, the luxury and so called enjoyment she was being forced to forget. She valued these vain things more than life itself and she looked back to savour them one last time. Unfortunately that one last time lead to her end.
Brethren, never be tempted to look back or return to your former lifestyle. There is nothing that you left behind that is worth missing heaven for. In addition your attempt to enjoy one last pleasure may have disastrous consequences. You may not make it back alive. Remember Lot’s wife.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. I render null and void every plan of the devil and his agents to bring me down and make miss my way in Jesus’ name
2. I bind every sprit of distraction and discouragement assigned to make me backslide and cast them into the abyss in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord give me the grace to be heavenly focused and not lose sight of the eternal in Jesus’ name.
4. I thank you for the grace upon the life of my GO and Mummy in the Lord and pray that you will increase it day by day in Jesus’ name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA