Daily Devotion: I shall not labour in vain: Jan. 23-’23

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Declaration for January: Father God, this month of January 2023 is my month to partake in the Blessings of Abraham. I will not fumble or stumble. Therefore, by my commitment and engagement with this commission, the dream of greatness shall resurrect in my life and my new beginning has already started in Jesus name. Amen.

Weekly Partners Declaration: I Prophesy, this week, the voice of God shall thunder in the camp of my enemies. Heaven shall bless me with good health, financial prosperity and with ever increasing favour. As I partner with this commission, my mockers shall find reasons to celebrate me in grand style in Jesus name! Amen.


Bible Study: I shall not labour in vain

Concluding Prayer

Worship song for Today: What do You believe in?

Prayer School

1 John 2:27, Ecc 10:4, Ruth 1:2-18, Mark 14:72, Matthew 6:33, Ruth 3:9, Luke 5:18-26, Heb 12:5-11, 1 John 1:9, Psalm 32:1-2, 1 Corinthians 7:20

Men and brethren, nothing great is ever accomplished without persistence and patience because, in order to be successful, your dreams must translate into work. The people who succeed in life are the people who are willing to do what they don’t feel like doing; it is people who are Persistent in Connection that commands Gods persistence presence. You shall not labour in vain. If you must get where God wants you to be, you must be patient and persistence because the more important your goal is, the longer it’s going to take; the more significant it is, the more discipline it’s going to require. Pastor Rick gave seven steps:

Step #1 – Determine your present position
Step #2 – Be specific about what you want
Step #3 – Look for God’s promise
Step #4 — Ask God to help you
Step #5 — Identify the barriers
Step #6 — Create a step-by-step plan
Step # 7 — Be patient and persistent

Let us look in detail to those who are patient and persistent and what you must not do. Hear me, it is the will of God to maintain Your Divine Connection with God and that you stay in your duty post of Persistence Connection, loving your neighbour and demonstrating your love for God by participating in kingdom advancement endeavours. Don’t join others who use God without Loving Him Willingly. They come when things are not working well for prayers and after they never return to say thank you. It shows they don’t love God.  Hear this, the troubles in our world demand that we remain steadfast with God. Men may have promised change but instead hardship has increased. It is a confirmation and affirmation that no man born of a woman has the solution to humanity. It also calls for men to return back to the creator, the Awesomely Awesome God. The truth is that when you are called into the fellowship of Christ, you gain a new set of radically Christ-centered priorities – The priorities to stay in your duty post and await further instructions from God (1 John 2:27). You must make a Decision to Live All Out for God, live all out in your calling, live all out in your marriage. You shall not labour in vain.

Why are you holding back demonstrating love for God? What is stopping you from living the life you’ve imagined for yourself? What’s the worst thing that could happen if you decided to wholeheartedly commit yourself to achieving your goals? What is stopping you to truly put your mind in loving again? Are you bitter about your past relationships that you feel going into a new one will jeopardise your peace? Are you tormented by past guilt? Or are you making plans to live your family due to the pressures of Life? Let me quickly say that, today’s sorrows depending on how you handle it are the seeds that will secure tomorrows success. People often forget that it is not what you know in terms of information; but it’s the spirit of your flow that makes the difference. Sometime people have information but they are so obnoxious that they can’t enjoy the blessing. You need to be in touch with the peculiar concentrated presence of God daily to gain access to your next phase of life. To communicate in the spirit, you must adorn yourself with humility in such a way that it has become the usual.

Someone here may be feeling the pain of past hurt, the pain of lost ones, and the pain of losing someone again and again. Sometimes, the emotional burden of an injury is often heavier than the actual injury and takes longer to heal. For instance, when a person forgives another, it feels as though pressure is released from one’s shoulders. Forgiveness has less stress and more joy, regardless of the pain in their life. I know the subject of offering forgiveness causes some to shy away. It feels like a risk too big to take. When you forgive, it feels you are inviting further injury because sometimes forgiveness can be abused. But forgiveness is you demonstrating your love for God and love for man.

Right where you are, God is calling you to stay in your duty post of love because Persistence Connection Commands Gods Persistence Presence. Live rightly with God. Understand that sin always turns fruitfulness into famine and our song into sorrow. It brings nothing but barrenness and emptiness. Indeed, in Ruth 1:21 Naomi confessed “I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty”. She left her duty post in search of pleasures of life and got pressures of Life. Peter following the Lord afar off, we read in Mark 14:72 “he wept” when he realises he had left his duty post. Jonah doing that which was right in his own eyes we are told that “he paid the fare thereof”. There is a price to pay for backsliding and for quitting. It will cost you your fruitfulness and it will turn your prosperity into poverty and your gladness into grief. Let me tell you, that way you are about to take outside the will of God may seem better than God’s way but never forget there will be a price to pay later. Don’t leave your duty Post.

The scripture gave us the analysis of what happened to the man called Elimelech, rather than looking away to the Lord he looked towards the land of Moab, the land of the heathen, and these things happened to him because they left their duty post:-

Number One: He failed To Fulfill His Profession: Being of godly stock we read in Ruth 1:2 “And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi”. In Bible times names were deeply significant. Elimelech means “my God is king”. God is not looking for reputation but reality; a living up to our profession. We are called servants but are you serving the Lord? We are called sheep but are you following the Lord? We are called ambassadors but are you speaking for the Lord? We are called disciples but are you a sitting at the Lord’s feet? We are called saints but are you holy? Are you living up to your name? Is he your king? This is where backsliding begins.

Number Two: He Failed To Face His Problems: Failing to trust the Lord to provide for his wife and family and instead of repenting and living up to his name Elimelech; he now decided to emigrate to Moab. What was he doing? He was trying to run away from his problems. But rather than escaping he only ran into far greater problems; problems of sickness and death. While running away from your problems may seem the only solution, but it is no solution. It will only multiply them. Jonah 1:3, Jonah ran away from his problems and he ran straight into a storm.

You will never find yourself by running away from yourself. You can change your job and your location and even your church but you will never escape your problems. It has been rightly said “a change in geography will never overcome a flaw in your character”. While you can run away from your responsibilities you cannot run away from your heart. Rather than trying to run away from your problems run to the Lord and sort those things out. Otherwise things will only get worse.

Number Three: He Failed To Fight His Passions: Putting his and his family’s physical welfare before their spiritual welfare he went astray. That which is material must never take precedence over that which is spiritual. The needs of the soul must always come before those of the body. Matthew 6:33. Let me give you a good hint to loving God with your whole heart, learn to sow even when it is very tight for you. Anytime the devil shows his ugly head around in lack, I personally go all out to demonstrate my full love for God by sowing a seed and bringing him into my daily supply. Give God all and he is in better position to have it and to double it for you.

Number Four: It Cost Him His Home: He went and to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Setting his heart upon Moab he did not travel alone. He brought his wife and his family with him. Dwelling in Moab his sons going even a step further married out of the will of God. The consequences of backsliding are contagious. They infect those around us. Paul reminds us in Romans 14:7 “ For none of us liveth to himself”. When you backslide you do not backslide alone. You cause others to backslide with you.

Number Five: It Cost Him His Harvest: Naomi said Ruth 1:21 “I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?” They had gone out of Bethlehem full but now returning Naomi confessed all was gone. As well as losing their goods she lost her sons. That which they put before God was now gone. The Lord our God is a jealous God. He will not tolerate idols in our lives. An idol is anything you love more, fear more or serve more than God. That which you put before him he will eventually smite down.

Number Six: It Cost Him His Health: Ruth 1:2 “the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah”. His sons were called Mahlon and Chilion. While the first name means sickly the second means pining or wasting away. Surely in his sons God was giving him a message. He was saying if you do not turn back you will waste away. Refusing to listen we find him dying in the following verse. But if you have the courage today to take a step into the unknown God has the power to perform the impossible. If you keep offering people the stuff that they don’t want to take, it is not them that is in the wrong place but you.

Naomi decided to do what was needed. Go back to her duty post. “Then she (Naomi) arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread. Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah” Ruth 1:6-7. While Orpah had kissed her mother in law and left back to land that was curse by God; Ruth had a strategy “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee” Ruth 1:16-18. Therefore, in order to shed light on your dark circumstances you need divine strategies: creative tactics for spiritual warfare. You need divine insight on how to solve the situation; the strategy is not going to prove a point or impress but that the enemy might be depressed and hell might be defeated. God has open up the door of repentance, he gave us the grace to check things, and he put us around the right people to influence us and gave us an ear to hear what we used to make fun of because he chose us. Get intimately connected in a world that is strange to you. You came into the new world; it is time to let the new world come into you.

Men and brethren, remorse over sin, daily confession, and a continual attitude of repentance are marks of a healthy Christian life. Your trespasses need forgiveness and cleansing by the blood of the Lamb. What’s the benefit? The bible says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”1 John 1:9. Forgiveness and cleansing-those promises are as refreshing to the sinner as a cold drink of water to a thirsty man.

David testified to the power of confession “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” Psalm 32:4-5. The guilt of David’s sin affected him physically-he found relief only through full confession.

In a very practical sense, God’s righteous anger over your daily sins demonstrates His love for you. That’s the thought of Hebrews 12:5-11 where some form of the word discipline is used seven times. Divine displeasure over your sin brings discipline, reproof, and scourging. That’s a good thing, not only because it helps rid your life of sin, but it also shows His love for you and confirms your relationship to Him-“those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives” (v. 6). Christ died for all our sins past present and future but this does not negate us from asking forgiveness and being cleansed by the blood. In fact the bible states that for us to walk in the light we MUST confess sins to be cleansed (1 Jn.1:6-9). God says, No confession- no cleansing. Confession means agreeing with God that something was sin. Of course one cannot confess everything they think or do wrong but they can what they do know, and God expects this from mature spiritually minded saints. If we confess what we know, He is faithful .. and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. He cleanses all of them, even the ones we don’t know. It’s about having an attitude of wanting to be cleansed and right with others. It has been said, the quicker one confesses the more mature they are

You are sheltered by the shepherd when you remain at your duty post because Persistence Connection Commands Gods Persistence Presence. The Psalmist declared ‘Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence” Psalm 91:3 God did not stop the fowler and he did not stop the snare. What God says he will do is that he will not prosper it. God is saying to someone here, I will get you out when you think you cant. Let me say that a snare is a trap and a fowler is a trapper who specialises in setting a trap so that he can apprehend most of the birds that were flying in the air. It is to bring you down from the height of your potential down to the reach of your enemy or within the reach of your enemy. There is a trap to bring you down but God says, don’t worry about it because I am going to deliver you from the snare of fowler.

The Bible promises the following benefits of God’s forgiveness and if we stay in our duty post of demonstrating our Loving God Willingly:

Number One: Happiness. When we know God’s forgiveness, we are blessed Psalm 32:1-2

Number Two: God chooses not to hold our sins against us. Another result of forgiveness is that God doesn’t keep a record of our sins; He does not hold them against us. Because the blood of Christ covered our sins, God chooses to put them out of His mind. Isaiah 43:25

Number Three: God removes our sin from us. Psalm 103:12

Number Four: We can forgive ourselves. When we are forgiven, we can forgive ourselves and go on with our lives. Philippians 3:13-14

Number Five: Forgiveness of sin can bring suspended miracles back to you. Luke 5:18-26

Number Six: Forgiveness is your key to action and freedom; it is the evidence that your miracle will come in your due season. The journey of your life when you are not carrying your past is much easier because God has forgiven you.

Finally, you must connect to what you have been visiting. Now is the time for you to embrace your dream. It may seem strange to you, you may not have previous contact with it. What makes life exciting is that every time you get to the top, and you desire to start a new level, you have to go start from the corner. Ruth 2:7. I challenge you today that whatever you want to become; start going to bed with your dreams. Stop rehearsing what you had already accomplished. Stop listening to what you have already consumed. And start getting something that is fresh and new, something that makes you nervous again and something that put butterfly in your stomach. Go to bed with your dreams, surround yourself with all the materials and start going to where you can learn a new thing: and if you keep making yourself available to opportunity, opportunity will cover you with his skirt Ruth 3:9. Opportunity cannot cover you if you are not there. You must make yourself available to the next level of living; which means you have to make yourself invisible to where you came from because you cannot be available to both sides simultaneously. This is your grace season, therefore, don’t die in Moab. Go back to your duty post of your first love for God and heaven shall grant you supernatural commanding victory and restore all that you have lost. Life is short. Give something (or everything) your all. Be steadfast in Loving God Willingly because Persistence Connection Commands Gods Persistence Presence. You shall not labour in vain.

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Testimony Time

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Concluding Prayer of I shall not labour in vain: My Dearest Awesomely awesome God, I thank you for the winning grace of Persistence Connection that Commands Your Persistence Presence. Lord, I desire that you make me like a tree planted by the rivers of water as I draw upon heavenly resources to demonstrate my love for you. Transform my talents into means of bringing joy to myself, family and others. I shall not labour in vain. I shall walk every day in victory and liberty of the Spirit. I receive the mouth and the wisdom which my adversaries are not able to resist in Jesus’ powerful name I pray, Amen.

Prayer School

Awesomely Awesome God, thank You for bringing me to a new decade, new month and a new Season of Glorification. This month of January 2023 is my month to partake in the Blessings of Abraham. Whatever is preventing my breakthrough shall not escape the visitation of Heaven this month. I declare, no more losses, no more stagnation in the name of Jesus. I shall be enthroned and celebrated everywhere I go and experience a consistent growth, supernatural break forth and multiples of favour in all areas of life. It shall be stagnation, sickness free and crisis free month, poverty shall miss my dwelling and all my mockers shall dance and sing for me during my testimony time in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Lord, I declare that I am a favoured child of my Father God, therefore I shall not fail in life in Jesus’ name. No witch or wizard will truncate my destiny. Father God, my desire this January 2023 shall come to pass as I draw closer to You for my empowerment. Bless my vow. Teach me how to have a relationship with You in the presence of the Holy Spirit to do business with You in the atmosphere of business as my Prince of Peace. Make me a change maker, result-oriented believer, business maker and career maker in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Father, release Your anointing in all the places this commission shall be ministering. Grant us wisdom and financial increase to make things happen. Father, through the spoken word continually heal the sick, save the lost and release the Power to raise the dead in Jesus’ name.

Father Bless Daddy Uma Ukpai with wisdom and increase his anointing. Bless the wife and the children. Bless DrCI and anoint him as he plans and host another One-Million-Man crusade, Uyo Miracle Convention 2023, and grant them both the grace to complete the project/assignment/ministry You committed into their hands. Bless all the staff of the Comfortzone and UUEA.

Father, I stand to pray for my nation, Nigeria (Pray for your nation). Lord, visit this nation once again and restore unto us the wasted years. Father, Heal our land. grant us caring leaders, leaders with vision and those who know what to do by Your wisdom in Jesus’ name. Awesomely Awesome God, I declare that I am blessed and fruitful. I shall experience spiritual stability, marital stability, and financial stability; whatever I shall lay hands to do this January 2023 shall prosper in Jesus’ name.

Father, I am trusting You to whisper words of wisdom to my heart or put the resources in my path to help my family get back on track. For what You bring together no man can put asunder, I declare this in the deepest depths of my heart and am trusting Your guidance. My marriage shall see opens door and favour this season. My marriage shall be heaven on earth without stagnation. Therefore, release uncommon marital favour upon my marriage and career this January 2023, in Jesus’ mighty name.

Lord, let Your mighty hand of favour uphold me in all my endeavours. You made a promise that if I pay my tithes and my first fruits, You will take away sickness and calamity and poverty from me and bless me beyond measures. Lord, as I give this month of January 2023 to support Your work, I will not die like chicken, my family members will not die like cows. As I key into this revelation of financial wonder to be a consistent payer and giver especially this January 2023, let my blessings be manifested in grand style in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Lord, restore to me everything the enemy had taken from me in the past years, restore my peace, my praise life, my dream, my motivation, my promised life of favour and distinction in Jesus’ name. The evil that happened in the country will not happen again in Jesus’ name

Father, You know the areas in my life where I need breakthrough. Help me to have patience amidst the highs and lows and the discernment to hear Your voice regarding the steps I need to take. Help me to draw closer to You on this journey and to trust that You will release my breakthrough in Your perfect timing. Therefore, Lord, turn my curses to blessing. Give me a notable and visible miracle this January 2023. I Break the curse of stagnation and let my place of abode turn into a blessing in Jesus’ name.

Father, enlarge my coast. Enlarge my opportunity to utilize my ability and enlarge me with more useful friends, customers, and associates as destiny helpers in Jesus’ name.

Father, Anoint me and announce me with divine presence daily this January 2023, and give me daily result in my entire endeavour. Renew Your covenant of life with me. Keep and preserve me from all manner of evil invention and powers, in Jesus’ name. Father, make me a giver and show me Your glory this January 2023, the way You showed King Solomon as I support this commission in hosting UYO miracle Convention 2023 to win souls for Your kingdom and to heal our land. Grant me a residence in the place of vision and actualization. Make me a partaker in the place of intercession and promote me in a new way today. Let the Heavens be open continually on my demand and let the eagle in me come alive today and begin to fly in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Father God, my declaration today and all through this January 2023 is covered by the blood of  Jesus and in partnership with your servants, I have overcome the devil, my Red Sea, my problems by your blood and by my declaration in Jesus name I pray. Amen and Amen.

Written by DrCI

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