SATURDAY 7TH JULY, 2018
THEME: DELIVER YOURSELF!
TEXT: PROVERBS 6:1-5
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 6:5 “Save yourself like a gazelle from the
hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.”
We often do things without weighing the options as well as the results that would come from them. Many times we have committed ourselves into some bondage in which we become entangled either by a contract or by a relationship. Whichever way it turns, we must try as much as possible to retrace our steps if what we have done is wrong. The prodigal son decided to correct the error he made earlier. An adage says it may not be your fault to fall down, but it is your fault when you decide to remain in a fallen state.
Many of us have made various mistakes in life, but that should not be the end of the road. What you said that was wrong could be apologized for and retracted. Mistakes of the past should not tie us down in bondage. There was a young lady who got pregnant at school. She passed through a traumatic time and at a point, she wanted to take her life. However, she met a Minister of God who encouraged her to move on with life. Today, instead of being a drop out and a single mother with no future, she is now a successful computer engineer with a big outfit.
Joyce Meyer told of the harrowing experience of being violated by her own father while young. She had every reason to hate life, but she got up again and became renowned today. I watched on the internet a young lady with no arms that played the piano and sang powerfully that everyone was in tears. She did not pity herself. There is also a blind man who is now a legal practitioner in Lagos. He handles serious cases in Lagos High courts! He lives in his own house.
Rise up from your down-trodden position; lift up your hands which have hung down; bring out ability from disability. Release yourself from your bondage.
If life knocks you down, don’t stay down; rather, deliver yourself from a life of oppression and depression.
HYMN: EMHB 77 – WHAT SHALL I DO MY GOD TO LOVE
PRAYER: Merciful and gracious Father, remove me from the dust and make me a star in Jesus’ name. Amen