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David Joshua Egbochuo 6th July, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 6TH/JUNE/2021* *REDISCOVERING THE WAY* (III) _Key Bible Text:_ *"I appeal to you to be shepherds of the flock that God gave you and to take care of it willingly, as God wants you to, and not unwillingly. Do your work, not for mere pay, but from a real desire to serve."* (1 Peter 5:2 (GNB)) _Bible Insight:_ Sometime in 2005, we invited a preacher to minister in our local church. He was highly recommended and so my Dad reached out to him. He spelled out what he wanted as honorarium. That was strange because up until that time, my Dad accepted invitations to preach without even thinking about honorarium. However, he agreed to his terms and made excuses for him. On the last day of the meeting, the guest minister suddenly veered off the plan of the meeting and started raising funds. In his words, 'God led him to do that'. When the meeting was over, he was entertained and handed his honorarium which he earlier demanded. Guess what? He wasn't happy. Later that week, the person who recommended him called my Dad and told him that the minister complained bitterly. He said he raised money for the ministry and expected something extra as honorarium. Ah! My naive Dad, who thought he was really being led by the Spirit to raise support for the church, was so shocked. A few years after, I got to find out that some ministers deliberately raise money in meetings they've been called to preach in just to have a share in the offering. What kind of motive is this? You even lie on the Holy Ghost just because of money?! While some are serving the Lord Jesus, others are only serving their belly. While some are in the ministry, others are simply in business. May we not be led astray by worldy appetites. Ministry is about impacting lives with the gospel. So simple! And there are those who say they will never go to preach in places where the honorarium isn't juicy and fat. To those ones we say, ANATHEMA (away from us!). *MEDITATION:* *It is necessary to stop their talk, because they are upsetting whole families by teaching what they should not, and all for the shameful purpose of making money.* Titus 1:1 (GNB)) *#Adebowale_Ibukun_Tosin* *#Wednesday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Daily_Dew_Devotional* *#Undeniable_lifting* *#GuestMessage* *#Hello_July* ❤ Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/07/rediscovering-way-iii.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you...
David Joshua Egbochuo 25th June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 25TH/JUNE/2021* *REDISCOVERING THE WAY* (II) _Key Bible Text:_ *"Rid yourselves, then, of all evil; no more lying or hypocrisy or jealousy or insulting language."* (1 Peter 2:1 (GNB)) _Bible Insight:_ I joined a local church in 2012, and in my usual way, I watched things for the first few weeks before deciding to settle in. Finally, I took the decision to join them and to serve; enrolled in the foundation class and began my journey there. What really thrilled me was their passion for evangelism. This was a local church where a major thing people consider before getting into courtship is passion for ministry. I loved it. Later, I joined the choir department and I began to play drums alongside another brother. I have some little pro training from classes I took in the past, understand a few rudiments, and so my playing was good enough. I'm rusty now though. Pastoring has stolen that from me. Haha. Now, unknown to me, as I was just busy doing my thing, enjoying the sessions, playing my best, the other drummer was growing envious and jealous. I had no idea! A brother called my attention to it and asked me to be careful but I just didn't see it. But one day, this guy literally dragged with me and got angry and refused to get up from the drum when it was my turn to play. I left him and engaged in the singing sessions. So easy. Me that even while playing drums, you'd catch me singing. It was never about drumming. After the meeting, I walked up to him to ask why he did that, and he gave some flimsy excuses. Well, it was already clear to me that he was jealous. So, I asked him to let us spend time together in prayer and study, because I know that would heal his mind deeply. I also offered to train him in my own little way because I was obviously playing better. In my exact words to him: 'I won't be here for long, but you will be here, so be sure I'm not trying to take your place'. He agreed but never was available and so the envying continued. He never learnt anything till I left! Guess what? After my departure from there, another drummer joined the church and perpetually benched him because he was still the amateur player that he was. A competitive mindset is the reason why you'll find yourself envying those you are meant to learn from. There are people who have been placed in your life to help you become a better version of yourself, but you can choose to resent them, get intimidated, or simply yield to learn. Even in the business world, where competition is a thing, people study the models of their competitors! Even in the business world... I've seen much envy and jealousy play out among believers. There are singers in church who just detest other singers because they seem to possess more skill. There are preachers who detest other preachers because they have a better grasp of scriptures. Some detest those who seem to know how to disciple men. Some even detest others for being prayerful! Someone might think, even in the house of God???? Yes, Galatians 5:19-21 was written to the church - the works of the flesh can be seen among the saints if they do not renew their minds. It takes humility to learn from those who are better and more experienced. *MEDITATION:* *Learn this: Don't miss the light in a bid to always be under the spotlight.* *#Adebowale_Ibukun_Tosin* *#Friday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Generational_Impact* *#GuestMessage* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/rediscovering-way-i.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9..
David Joshua Egbochuo 24th June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 24TH/JUNE/2021* *REDISCOVERING THE WAY* _Key Bible Text:_ *"For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it. God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do."* (Ephesians 2:8-10 (GNB)) _Bible Insight:_ Don't put the cart before the horse (even though both are important). Your conduct in Christ should be driven by a revelation and consciousness of what He has done for you in redemption. If your conduct is driven by anything else other than this, at best, you'll frustrate yourself. Worse, even if you manage to succeed at it, you'll have wasted your time because the presentation of our bodies to God must be inspired by a desire to respond to His mercy. Romans 12:1 (NIV), states, *"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, IN VIEW OF GOD'S MERCY, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."* God's mercy, in this context, refers to all Apostle Paul wrote in the chapters before (Romans 1-11) - how he emphasized that our righteousness (justification) in Christ came by faith; not works. We don't do good works to keep scores with God. We do good works in response to God's goodness to us. It's the same way God wants men to respond to His goodness (clearly demonstrated in salvation) by believing in the gospel. Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4 (NIV)) You can read up more references about responding to God's goodness by living a holy life, I mean, a life pleasing to Him. *MEDITATION:* *Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.* (Titus 2:13-14 (KJV)) *For further study refer to 2 Corinthians 5:14; Titus 3: 1-8; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Corinthians 1:9-10; 2 Peter 1:9-11* *#Prince_James* *#Thursday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Generational_Impact* *#GuestMessage* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/rediscovering-way.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..
David Joshua Egbochuo 23rd June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 23RD/JUNE/2021* *YOU HOLD THE KEY- STIR IT UP* _Key Bible Text:_ *"Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."* (2 Timothy 1:6-7 (KJV)) _Bible Insight:_ I made a cup of tea with some honey added to it. When I tasted it, I couldn't realize or relish the taste of the things added to the tea. Then, I had to stir the tea for a while. Thereafter, the glory of the taste of the tea became apparent. In that moment, the above scripture pulled out from a corner of my spirit. The meaning of the scripture became crystal clear. Until you stir up the gifts of God in your life, you will never taste the glory of the power of God. Until you stir up the grace that God had imputed in your life and calling, you will remain small and uneventful. Your life will be tasteless as far as your spiritual growth and greatness is concerned if you don't stir up the gifts of God in your life. Stir up the gift of God in your life. The moment you were born again, God implanted certain gifts into your life with or without laying of hands. Some persons, have more gifting than others. However having the gift is not as important as stirring up the gift. A lot of believers achieve far below their God given capacity because they fail to stir up. You stir up the gifts of God, by "shaking" yourself. To shake yourself is to apply yourself. You apply yourself to spiritual disciplines and practices as a matter of habit. When you don't habitually exercise your gifts, you will never maximize nor realize their purposes. Remember the servant with the one talent who buried it and never used it. He paid dearly for his negligence and laziness at the end. *MEDITATION:* *Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began* (2 Timothy 1:8-9 (KJV)) *#David_Joshua_Egbochuo* *#Wednesday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Generational_Impact* *#GuestMessage* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/you-hold-key-stir-it-up.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..
David Joshua Egbochuo 22nd June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 22ND/JUNE/2021* *TIMES, TRENDS & FAITH* _Key Bible Text:_ *"And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"* (Luke 18:7-8 (KJV)) _Bible Insight:_ One reason why it seems that majority of Christians on social media by virtue of what they believe, are unserious is that many many serious, stable and balanced believers are NOT on social media. They simply don't have the time or tendency or interest to facebook or tweet or gram etc regularly. I know there are some of you who will read the above and think - Why don't they??? That's what we are talking about!!! Believers need to take over territories!! Any believer who is not on social media is unserious!!! Then they have no right to complain about the wrong influence of the media on......" You'd better not even go there. Some of you who say these things cannot remember the last time you read your Bible or had daily fellowship with God everyday for one week. You don't even know Philemon is a book in the Bible. You cannot remember the last time you heard God....but you are always on social media. You should keep quiet. Even you cannot influence anything the kingdom way. You are probably being influenced and you don't know it These people I'm talking about may not be on Twitter but everyone is the office knows that they fear God. They have several people who have come to know God through them. Some of them have won hundreds of souls to Christ this year, both in the villages and in cities like Lagos. They are always in the place of intercession. Between the office and home, they are praying for one widow or one drug addict they are planning to visit at the weekend. These are Jesus lovers who come online to look for prayer points. They read and receive burdens and not just have a good time. And off they go to groan, for individuals, for God's servants, for the church, for the nation. They simply have no time for tiktok. You may be far more online than them but their impact in Heaven and on earth will outweigh yours by far. It was Elijah who thought he was the last godfearing man standing, and it was God who told him He had seven thousand others. These believers are many. Several of them are on social media, some active and some passive; but there are so many of them who are hardly, if ever on social media, at all - but who are full of grace and understanding and standing for God. *MEDITATION:* *Apart from exclusive groups, social media is the public. It is a public space. It is like walking on the streets. It is not even the church. Apart from crusades and evangelism campaigns, believers don't meet on the streets. For that you have to walk or drive in and enter the meeting place. Likewise, there is a lot of solid Christianity and faith outside of what you see generally on facebook and twitter.* *Just so you know.* *#Ebele_UzoPeters* *#Tuesday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Generational_Impact* *#GuestMessage* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/times-trends-faith.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..