DCLM Higher Everyday 26 November 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Submission, Not Striving
TITLE: SUBMISSION, NOT STRIVING
BIBLE TEXT: ISAIAH 45:9-13
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
MEMORY VERSE: “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” (ISAIAH 45:9).
God is the Creator of all things, and we owe Him reverence for whom He is without any reservation. An old adage says, “What an old man sees sitting, a young man, even on top of the tallest tree, cannot see.” This statement underpins the fact that even in the human realm, experience comes with age. If this is unarguably true of mortals who are but dust, then the Ancient of Days who created man, infinitely knows more than anyone. This revelation should create genuine reverence for God and His will in your heart. Youths who are rebellious against the Holy Bible are striving with their Maker. Be sure not to be among them!
Submission is an important pathway to climb the ladder of success. Our submission to God should be total in all matters. We should not strive with our parents, pastors, teachers and school fellowship leaders because they are a body of experience to guide us to greatness. Submission creates pathways to fulfilment of destiny. Make up your mind to delete striving from your life.
QUOTE: Submission to God should be total.
CHALLENGE: Submitting our lives to God will pay off later.
PRAYER: Lord, today I totally submit and subject my life to You.