DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 11TH AUGUST, 2021 — DESIRED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œTEXT: 1 SAMUEL 9:15-21๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ

[15] Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
[16] To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
[17] And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.
[18] Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer’s house is.
[19] And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.
[20] And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father’s house?
[21] And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?

๐Ÿ“– MEMORY VERSE: “And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy fatherโ€™s house?” (1 SAMUEL 9:20).

Alfred Nobel was a chemist, an engineer and an inventor with almost 355 inventions. Dynamite was said to be the most famous of all from which he amassed a fortune during his lifetime.

In 1888, Nobel was astonished to read his own obituary titled “The Merchant Of Death Is Dead” published in a French newspaper. It was Nobel’s brother Ludvig who had died.

The article threw Nobel off balance and he became concerned about how he would be remembered after his death. This inspired him to change his will before his death.

Nobel specified that his fortune should be used to create a series of prizes for those who confer the “greatest benefit on mankind” to establish the five Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. Today, Nobel is being remembered as someone who bequeathed the most coveted prize sought after worldwide.

You must desire to make the world a better place by preaching the life transforming gospel through the Holy Spirit’s leading. You are endowed with potentials to make a positive impact in the world.

๐Ÿ’ญ QUOTE: Make the world a better place.

๐Ÿ”ฎ CHALLENGE: Only remembered by what we have done.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ PRAYER: Lord, I want my life to count.

GOSPEL REALM: STEPS TO SALVATION
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)