Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (11th August, 2015)

Posted: August 11, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Inspirational, Leadership, Motivational, Quiet Time, Religion, Training, Words Of Wisdom

August 11, 2015

KINGDOM BUSINESS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Timothy 4:12-16

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33

God wants the first part of everyone’s life. The first part of our lives is the season of productivity. It is the period in which people abound in faith, hope, love and fertility. Seek the Kingdom of God before you seek your personal kingdom of wealth, comfort and security.

One reason why the Kingdom of God must be sought in the first part of your life, is that the Kingdom of God requires an early start. It also requires a lot of time and attention. It takes many years for something substantial to be accomplished in ministry. Jesus Himself began His preparation for ministry as a child. Samuel the prophet was brought to the temple as a child. The preparation takes many years. This is why Levites became priests by the age of thirty (Numbers 4:3).

As a student, I did many exciting things for the Lord. Allnight prayer meetings, dawn broadcasts, twelve-hour prayer meetings, seven-hour prayer meetings etc. Although I basically do the same things now, there are obvious changes in the intensity and the style. I really cherish the more youthful years in Christ. In those years I memorized entire chapters of the Bible. It is the verses I learnt in those days that form the basis of my scriptural knowledge today.

Perhaps you want to give God the leftovers when you are weak and trembling. The first part is the best part. It is the time when you are strong, energetic and zealous.

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