Pastor Segun Obadje

The Power Of Sacrifices (VI)

John 12:24

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”

John 17:19

“And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”

It takes sacrifice for anything of worth to happen and it is important that people in this generation wake up to this fact. Whether in physical or spiritual things, the principle is the same; nothing of worth comes without sacrifice. Even in business, you must commit to the business for it to work. If your business is not working as you desire, you need to give yourself to it until it works. There are many Christians involved in business who are simply lazying around, and still expect things to work out well. It does not work that way.

People read for many hours just to pass exams, yet when they are told to spend just thirty minutes daily in prayer, they complain. Someone else on the other hand commits to praying in tongues consistently for hours, and then stands before people, and supernatural things happen. Then someone says “Lord, why not use me too?” The Lord’s response to such a person will be “It’s available to all; if you want it, come up hither”. It doesn’t come by convenience; it comes by yieldedness to God. And yieldedness to God is not by just saying it; there are things you must do to show that you are yielded to Him. You must give yourself to God for Him to be able to use you.

Beloved, greatness in life is good trouble; if you don’t want it, leave it alone. But if you want it, then go for it. The higher you go, the busier you become; meaning that you will be stretched. Greatness creates and demands stretching beyond your comfort zone.

 

Further Meditation: Proverbs 22:29; Proverbs 12:24

My Solid Front (Confession): I declare in the Name of Jesus, that I am a diligent person. Things work in my life because I commit to making them work. Amen.