TOPIC: Cost – A Key To Profitable Service
SCRIPTURE: And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 2 Samuel 24:24.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A Costless service is a profitless service.
Cost or sacrifice is key to acceptable and profitable service in the Kingdom. There are people who are not willing to serve God sacrificially. They are married to convenience and ease. They are not willing to pay any price for the sake of God. Beloved, it is a temptation when people make you serve God without any cost.
A costless service is a profitless service. It doesn’t matter how many times you come to church or what you do in church, if your service to God does not touch your treasures, your harvest is not in view.
Exodus 10:9 says: And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the Lord.
And you must understand that whatever does not have your treasure cannot have your heart.
Matthew 6:21 confirms this: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Your money will always go where your heart is. For example, whenever a man’s heart leaves his wife and goes after a strange woman, his money flows in that direction. His wife and children may be starving at home, but he is servicing another woman who has captured his heart.
Beloved, determine never to serve God without a cost. Overcome that temptation because a costless service is a profitless service.
REMEMBER THIS: A costless service is a profitless service.
- Go through today’s message once again.
- Refuse to serve God without a cost.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the temptation of serving You without a cost. Help me to serve you sacrificially Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE:TEMPTATIONS THAT HINDER EFFECTIVE SERVICE
QUOTE: Living in His service is living to serve Him; it is a secret of preservation. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Hosea 7-9
REFLECTION: Our sacrifices determine our satisfaction in God, our commitment determines our fulfilment both in time and in eternity. Will you move up your commitment to God?
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive fresh fire and passion for commitment in Jesus’ NameAdvertisements
Seeds of Destiny 16 September 2021 Thursday Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors