Apostle Grace Lubega
Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain and bring the wood and build the house and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord (Haggai 1:5-8)
Sometimes Christians do not increase simply because they have neglected the things of the kingdom. Some are selfish; everything is about what they need: their marriage, their children, their business and their jobs.
But what about the house of God? Have you ever taken time to ask God what you ought to do for the sake of the kingdom? Have you identified a need in the house of God without being asked to do so but because you felt prompted by the spirit of God? How many souls have you won to the kingdom since the year began?
This is the very reason some people are stuck. They have been at the same job for ten years with no promotion. They cannot produce fruit in their work places. Their businesses are struggling.
Our theme scripture says, consider your ways. The Lord told Moses to tell Pharaoh: ‘Let my people go, that they may serve me.’ (Exodus 7:16). It means that we are freed to serve. If you are doing nothing for the kingdom, you feel no inclination to serve God or to bring souls into the kingdom, then that is the highest form of bondage.
Your eyes might be set on the sowing that brings in little; the eating and not having enough; the drinking and not getting filled or the wages that fall through a bag with holes. But, that is not the issue, where is your zeal for the father’s house?
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 12:15, Galatians 6:9
We are freed to serve. If you are doing nothing for the kingdom, you feel no inclination to serve God or to bring souls into the kingdom, then that is the highest form of bondage.
PRAYER: Lord, I am sold out to you and to the purposes of the kingdom. I am consumed by zeal for my father’s house. I choose to spend and be spent for the sake of the kingdom. I am free to serve. I walk in this liberty every day to do great and mighty things to the glory of your name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.