Lord, remember David And all his afflictions; How he swore to the Lord And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: “Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, Or go up to the comfort of my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” Psalms 132:1‭-‬5 NKJV

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

Just as God measures back to the coward, the slothful, and the unfaithful according to their cowardice, slothfulness, and unfaithfulness. Likewise, God will not fail to recompense those who have left ALL and put their lives in jeopardy to please Him and advance His Kingdom on earth.

If you desire to be compensated by our Faithful and Just God like Peter was blessed with a net-breaking miracle, learn to take Him at His Word. If you also want to receive the Crown of righteousness like Paul, don’t give up in fighting the good fight of faith, and do not hesitate to suffer the loss of all earthly things that are gained to you now so that you might gain just only Christ and be found in Him.

In the same manner, if you desire the lasting blessings of Obed-Edom, don’t refuse the Ark of God to stay in your house with the great responsibility for its service and high demand for holiness before it. If you want God to bless your posterity and give you a lasting dynasty like David, resolve to make Jesus your only priority and serve Him with unreserved devotion.

If you want to be highly placed and earn a name that is distinguished on earth and in heaven like Jesus Christ, our Master, be determined to honor God with your life even if it means losing it in death. May the Lord give you the grace to follow Him wholeheartedly and serve Him faithfully for the rest of your life. Good morning.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola