Memorise: A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Proverbs 28:20
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
Bible in one year: Matthew 26-28
God loves dedicated people. To be dedicated is to continue to give time to a particular assignment until it is completed. The dedicated works for as long as it takes, and continues to work even when others are tired or retired. When others have eaten and left the plates after a programme, it is the dedicated ones that wash the dishes. When others are falling by the wayside, the dedicated ones are still standing. Are you dedicated?
According to 1 Thessalonians 5:17, the dedicated ones find time and reason to pray. While some people pray and stop at a point with the excuse that they do not know what to pray for, the dedicated ones continue to see prayer needs of members, the church leaders, families, neighbours, colleagues at work or school, the community, state, nation, etc.
Today, the only time some workers or ministers remember to serve God is only on Sundays. The dedicated ones are not 'Sunday-Sunday’ church goers or church workers but they serve Cod on week days in church and outside church. Their lives are devoted to serving the living God. Although they may have excuses to stop work or slow down the pace of work, they refuse to accept any reason for failure. Dedicated people just continue to press on like Paul (Philippians 3:13-14). However, it takes a lot of discipline to be dedicated. The reason many people fall short of the level of dedication expected of them is because they are not prepared to pay the price. It is not easy to fast, yet the dedicated will go through a long fast. They will pray all night long when others are sleeping. How dedicated are you? As people rise in status or financial power, they begin to look down on certain task in the house of God. It is because they are not dedicated. They now leave "menial" tasks such as washing plates, toilets, mowing the lawn, etc. to house helps and subordinates. By so doing, they are losing some anointing because the anointing to heal is given to those who are ready to do manual labour for the Master. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. Why are ministers expecting others to serve them instead of leading in serving others?
Key Point: The path to heavenly greatness is service. The more the menial tasks you do, the further and faster your progress an greatness