Apostle Grace Lubega
Deuteronomy 28:13(KJV); And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
Years ago, the Lord opened my eyes to an interesting aspect of this Christian life.
He started with the smallest details like personal belongings. I was opened to the realisation that for some Christians, whatever they receive is someone else’s cast-offs.
If it is a phone, it is only given to you after it has been used by another to the point where a button or so is no longer working. If not, then after its screen has cracked and the owner does not see it fit for him anymore and you are a more befitting candidate to own it.
If it is clothes, they have previously been won by others and passed on to you like a hand out.
He told me that is not how a child of God ought to live.
I learnt in that time that God wants you to be the first in everything and He wants the first things for you.
There is nothing unspiritual about wearing clothes that are not another’s cast-offs.
There is nothing unspiritual about having the latest gadgets. There is nothing wrong with having a brand new car. It is called the blessing of the Lord and it is what it means to be the head.
You are royalty, a child of the king. It is not in your story for you to own things only after they have been on the market for years yet newer versions of them have been manufactured.
Why not have the latest? You are the head and God wants the best for you.
Get rid of the mentality that second hand is what you deserve.
The best that life has to offer is yours.
Embrace this understanding and walk in the liberty of one who understands that the best things are yours.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 3:21, 2 Peter 1:3
God wants you to be the first in everything and He wants the first things for you.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for this truth. I know that you have favoured me greatly and set me apart. The best of all things is my portion and today I walk in that liberty of mind. I stand out among many because I am the head; good things follow me because I am a child of the King. In Jesus’ name. Amen.