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Sunday, November 4 , 2018
MEET A NEED!
(Rise To The Challenges Of Life)
TO THE BIBLE
1 Samuel 17:50-51 RSV
“…David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine, and killed him; there was no sword in the hand of David. Then David ran and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.”
Your nation’s building, progress, and development is not a task for the leaders of your country alone, but everyone’s collective responsibility. You’ll always have opportunities to make your impact felt in your sphere of contact, be it in your home, school, city or nation at large; what you do is to look out for a human need, and reach out to meet that need.
Imagine if David had stayed with his brothers and King Saul’s soldiers to merely lament and muse over the terror unleashed on the Israelites by Goliath the giant. Rather, he rose to the challenge! He saw the need to defeat Goliath and reached out to do it. He wasn’t even in the army—being a teenager—yet he was moved by the plight of his people and chose to make an impact. He recognised he could do something that could change the destiny of his people.
Moses became the deliverer of the children of Israel from the severe oppression mounted by Pharaoh and his taskmasters. He didn’t stay in the backside of the desert to merely criticise Pharaoh for his wickedness. Rather, God spurred him to action by the desire to liberate Israel from the whiplash of Egypt. These two and others stood up for the salvation of others and made tremendous impact in the world of their time. Their individual victory brought overall victory to the nation; it’s your turn to do the same.
Make an impact in your world today: Have a personal commitment to serve, as several opportunities for service abound around us. Let there be a strong motivation, an inner drive, and a powerful propensity to see to it that the lives of those around you are improved through your actions. Be challenged and motivated by the desire to impact your world and give back to society.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for opening doors of opportunities for me to be a blessing to my world today. By your Spirit, and through your wisdom, I identify and carry out those things you’ve ordained me to do that’ll better my world and bring glory to your Name, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Hebrews 4:1-13, Jeremiah 5-6
John 9:28-41, 1 Chronicles 4
Today, look out for someone who needs some assistance and offer to render help or service to that person the best way you can.