MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER, 2017 READ – DAY: John 13; Night: Jer 7-8
THEME: TOMORROW IS NOT IN YOUR HANDS
TEXT: JAMES 4:13-17
HYMN: EMHB 504 – Leave God to order all thy ways
Often, we live our lives as if we are accountable to no one. We think we own our lives. We leave our homes without telling God, our keeper. We often forget that our very existence is not our doing and what would happen in the future is not controlled by us but by God Almighty.
Yes, you might be the richest in your community or society; you might even be the greatest philosopher that has ever lived, yet you cannot predict accurately what your future will be. Only God has the authority and final say on what the future of a man will be without making a single mistake.
If this is the case, why live your life as if you own it? Why make decisions without consulting God? Why plan your future without involving God? Proverbs 27:1 warns “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Give your tomorrow to God and He will direct and lead you safely. Do not rely on your own understanding or wisdom. Let God be your Master Planner. He knows the way; let Him lead you.
Always remember, dear brothers and sisters, that your tomorrow is not in your hands. Can you, for instance, predict what will happen this evening or tomorrow morning? Do you know when and where you will die? Therefore involve God in every decision of your life.
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”
PRAYER: The All-knowing God, teach me to acknowledge Your Lordship in every area of my life in Jesus’ name.