Open Heaven 18 May 2019 Saturday – IT PAYS TO SERVE THE LORD
Open Heaven 18 May 2019 Memorise: And everyone that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Matthew 19:29
Read: Luke 5:1-7 Open Heaven 18 May 2019
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
Open Heaven 18 May 2019
Bible in one year: Exodus 29-30, Jeremiah 37
Hymnal: Sing hymn 10
Message: – Open Heaven 18 May 2019 Saturday Daily Devotional
How great our joy will be when we realise the blessings that
come from serving the Lord God our Maker! The fact remains, God created man in
order to bless him. Only few parents, if any at all, would want to have
children so that those children can feed them. As a matter of fact, good
parents prepare treasures for their children to inherit. If earthly parents can
do this, how much more would the Almighty God prepares treasures for His
children? We see this character of God in Genesis chapter 1, where He created
all the good things of life before creating man. In addition, God created
mankind in order to walk in partnership with him. He created Adam and gave him
a garden to dress. This garden served as a place where they fellowshipped
together as partners.
In the encounter between Jesus Christ and Peter recorded in
today’s Bible reading, God further demonstrates His desire for partnership.
Jesus engaged Peter’s services as He preached to the multitude at the lake of
Gennesaret, and when He was done, He rewarded him with an unprecedented catch
Open Heaven 18 May 2019 Saturday
This is what our Lord can do for whoever chooses to serve Him. When the Lord called me into His service on full-time basis, little did I know how much He would bless me for answering His call. Today, if anyone asks me how I feel about working for God, I will simply tell the fellow, “It pays to serve the Lord.” Beloved, are you in doubt as to whether or not you should serve God? Perhaps you don’t even know how to serve Him. To serve the Lord, you must first believe in Jesus Christ (John 6:28-29). Those who choose to serve God must come to Jesus by answering the call He made to all mankind in Matthew 11:28-30, and begin to learn of Him. You cannot render service to God anyhow because He has an acceptable way of serving Him. His word says in Romans 12:1:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
Jesus served God acceptably when He was here on earth, and
that is why you should learn of Him. When you follow the example of His
service, you can be sure you are serving God acceptably. In today’s memory
verse, the Lord gives a mouth-watering assurance of our reward when we serve
Him diligently. This reward cuts across both the temporal and the eternal. It
is indeed rewarding to serve the Lord. I am a living testimony of this, and you
can be also.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 18 May 2019
Father, Please help me to serve you acceptably, and help me not to miss my reward here on hereafter.
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