The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne. If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.”

Psalms 132:11-12 NIV

God indeed is no debtor to anyone. He rewards everyone faithfully according to our deeds. He does not forget the sacrifice and the labour of love of His faithful disciples.

Just as God measures back to the slothful and the wicked according to their slothfulness and wickedness, God will likewise recompense all those who have left ALL and have put their lives in jeopardy in order to please Him and honour His name.

If you too desire a lasting dynasty like David, learn to make God your only priority in life. If you desire a netbreaking miracle like Peter, be ready to take Him just at His word. If you desire to receive the crown of righteousness like Paul at the end of your race on earth, be bold to fight the good fight of faith and dare to suffer the loss of all things that are precious to you in life only to gain Christ alone and be found in Him always. If you desire to enter into eternal rest like Daniel, be courageous to make the rare choice to live only for Jesus and His purposes not minding the consequences.

Nothing good comes so cheaply, there’s always a price to pay for every prize. If Christ is worth living for and you are convinced that in Him is the true, real and authentic life then, you need not to shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with many things including earthly glory that will last only for a short time.

Fix your eyes only on Jesus and live your life only for His purposes. At the end, you will have no regret leaving ALL behind to follow and serve Him. May the Lord grant you the grace to truly renounce SELF, take up your CROSS and FOLLOW in His steps daily without wavering. Good morning and do a have a fruitful week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola