SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 16, 2023(YOUR CONTRIBUTION AFFECTS YOUR DESTINATION)
TOPIC : YOUR CONTRIBUTION AFFECTS YOUR DESTINATION
Scripture: Acts 13:36
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
Thought for The Day: The number of people who benefit from your existence determines how long you will last or how well you will live on earth.
To understand this better, ask yourself, “What is the meaning of my life to those who live around me? What is the meaning of my life to the men and women who know me? What is the benefit of my existence to the world around me?”
The answer you give to the questions above determines how far you can go in life. The benefit of your life to those around you affects how far you can go. Who you touch determines where you can reach. The number of people your life is touching positively will determine how far your life can reach on earth.
In Acts 9, a young woman called Dorcas, was full of good works and alms deeds. She died and Peter was called to intervene in prayers for her restoration to life. The widows showed Peter the good deeds of Dorcas to them.
It appears to me as if one of the widows told Peter, “Dorcas bought us food for the Easter celebration when we didn’t have food”. Another widow may have said, “Dorcas bought Christmas clothes for my children and me”. Then they began to weep before Peter. This greatly moved Peter to a point where he could have said something like: “This woman is too useful to leave the earth just like this.” Then he prayed and Dorcas came back to life.
The truth is, the number of people who benefit from your existence determines how long you will last or how well you will live on earth. So, don’t let the devil render you useless because of personal problems or challenges. It is possible that you have a challenge but there are people who have more challenges than you. If you can reach out to such people, God will reach out to you.
REMEMBER THIS: The number of people who benefit from your existence determines how long you will last or how well you will live on earth.
1. Make up your mind to live beyond yourself.
2. Make positive impact in the lives of people around you.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I ask for the grace to make positive impact in the lives of people around me, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TWENTY DESTINY CAPSULES
QUOTE: It is confirmed by research and in Scripture that when a man knows how to get money and opportunities, and also knows how to manage them well, through savings, investments and generational impact, resources will flow in his direction. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Exodus 26-30.
AMAZING FACT: The bald eagle is noted for having flown with the heaviest load verified to be carried by any flying bird, since one eagle flew with a 6.8 kilograms (15 pounds) mule deer fawn.