Lord , remember David and all his self-denial. He swore an oath to the Lord , he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: “I will not enter my house or go to my bed, I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the Lord , a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Psalms 132:1-5 NIV

Many followers of Christ desire to have a rich experience with Him and to enjoy His blessings to the maximum. But only a very few realized that dynamic experience with God comes at a price.

Deep intimacy with God is a function of your abandoned devotion and wholehearted commitment to Him and His purposes. You can only grow deeper in the knowledge of God and enjoy unusual, overwhelming and rich communion with Him which invariably results in inexhaustible blessings only when you are consumed in your love for Him.

You cannot be lackadaisical when God’s activity is all around you and expect God to grant you unusual revelation of Himself, His purposes and His ways. You also cannot experience uncommon fellowship with God and receive His enduring blessings when you have stopped walking with Him just because your own goals have been met but His kingdom is yet to come in its fullness.

God’s blessings, favour and honour are given only to those who loved Him supremely, obeyed Him fully, walked with Him intimately and served Him faithfully. May the Lord help you to give your best to Him who first demonstrated His own love for you by offering His ONLY begotten Son as ransom for your soul thereby given you hope both now on earth and hereafter in eternity. Good morning and happy Lord’s Day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola