“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

John 13:17 

John 13:17, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” Have you ever noticed either yourself or someone else’s inability to remain spiritual when doing certain activities? For example, we can be all spiritual in a prayer meeting, but what about when we are driving our car home from that very same prayer meeting? We can be spiritual in a fellowship of Christians, but what about when we are in a group of movie goers? Spiritual activities naturally and supernaturally lend themselves to maintaining one’s personal spirituality at that time, but when we’re confronted by a very common, boring, or repetitive activity like driving, or waiting for the bus our spirituality tends to slip down and away from us a few notches.

How can I be effective in my spiritual life? Do I let God control the amount of time I put into ministries, discipline, fellowship, reading the Bible, praising and worshiping Him, watching TV, relaxing, traveling, working, talking, text messaging, playing games, and so on?

When you invest for your spiritual future, you are allowing God, right now, to minister in and through you, which, at a later point, maybe ten seconds from now, or ten years from now, will be put to an efficient and effective use for the kingdom of God in service and as an example for and before others.

What are we looking at? What are we allowing our eyes to see day after day? Are we cautious, or, are we open to anything this world has to offer. Let us remember the word of Jesus that says even entertaining the thoughts of doing questionable activities are the same as doing them.

Garment of Praise

Monthly Insights for Spiritual Growth, Encouragement and Personal Victory.

Oluyemisi Onanuga

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