Topic: Ready or Not!!
Bible Reading: Genesis 31
Memory Verse: Genesis 31:11
The angel of God said to me in the dream, “Jacob.” I answered, “Here I am.”
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? Its yet another day to share God’s word with you! Today’s message would require each and every one of you to reflect on your lives and make a decision to change or not to change. I am excited to know what is available in today’s dose of biblical medicine. Are you?
Well, let us take a look at our memory verse for today! It is pretty straight-forward. Here, we see that Jacob was ready to answer and respond to the angel from God. He was ready to heed to God’s time. The question now is, “Are you ready?”
As Christians, we must be ready to answer God’s call no matter the situation. There is no timeline to preparing or getting ready for God’s call. From the first day you gave your life to Christ, God can call you. The thing is your heart. Is your heart willing to serve God?
Many Christians believe that as Christians, you just live your life the way want but acknowledging God’s presence. This is not the case! Every Christian has an assignment from God to achieve the mission- which is to get as many people following Christ. We see a lot of Christians live their lives with no significant difference from the people of the world. They do not pray nor read the Bible. These Christians show up at church every Sunday; thinking that their lives are whole. Are you such a Christian?
Just like Jacob, anytime we are called by God, we must immediately answer, “Here I am!” Ready, prepared and willing to serve God whole-heartedly. To be able to respond, you must first recognize and listen to God’s voice. Can you recognize your Father’s voice? Do you listen to Him? This is another level of Christians. Those who are willing to answer God but cannot recognize God’s voice.
Now it comes to a very critical time! Do you want to make that decision to be ready when God calls? In my opinion, it is one of the most fulfilling things to do- heeding to God’s call. God rewards all His children who selflessly serve Him and do His will.
God’s call most of the time is to carry out an assignment for the benefit of His Kingdom. However, at times, God calls us to help us out of situations and give us strategies to tackle a particular issue. So do not close your mind to answering God’s call due to the large amount of work you must put to achieve some results.
To Christians who are not willing to answer God’s call; there is a solution for you (that is if you want to change your stance). You have to work on your understanding of God and your level of faith. This can be achieved through consistent study of God’s word and joining Bible study groups or fellowship groups. Through these mechanisms you will be able to understand Christianity some more!
For those who are willing but cannot recognize God’s voice to listen to Him, you must learn to wait upon God with a clear and peaceful mind. This is sometimes difficult to do as we have very busy minds. However, God left us a helper- The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is there to teach you how to be at peace; you just have to ask Him.
My fellow brother and sister, Are you ready to answer God?
Below is a prayer for everyone who wants to be part of a family that is very loving. Are you tired of living a life that is empty? Well make the decision and say this short prayer.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board. You can now be exempted from the wrath of the enemy and of God. Not only do you experience this, but your whole family as well. Wow! Isn’t the God you serve so cool? He is. Not only do you enjoy this, but you enjoy other blessings God has in store for His children.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out. Hallelujah!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
This is the end of the hundred and eighth Part of the Genesis Story. How did you find it? Please give us feedback on how this message (and previous messages) have spoken to you. Don’t forget to subscribe to get notifications once we post.
Always remember to show love to everyone, as this is one of the most important commandments God left for us – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In every situation, before you take a decision, remember WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). Shalom.
Please spend some time praying for Sammie’s Daily Dose to continue to be the platform for the sharing of The Gospel. Amen.