Pastor Odunayo Ketiku
I welcome my readers to this week’s edition. We shall be starting a series tagged 7 pillars of Wisdom- A work produced by my husband. I just have this assurance in me that as we journey together for the next few weeks, we shall enjoy divine inspiration. Our souls shall be lifted and our lives shall never remain the same in Jesus name. Bon-a-petit
Pillar 1: Acknowledge Him
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”
God has not created a world He would not be needed in. Success begins in life with knowing God. The knowledge of God you have determines your degree of success in life. To know Him is “to have a revelation of the person of God, to know His resources and to know His might and power.
“Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness,” Jeremiah 9:23-24.
God is producing a master piece, His Church. You must be part of His plan. Don’t live your life without the great I AM. Without God everything is empty.
Seek to know him first and other things shall be added unto you. Here are facts about acknowledging God;
(1) It guarantees your success.
“Remember the LORD in all you do and He will Give you success”- Proverbs 3:6
(2) It leads to the discovery of the mighty man in you. “but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits”. Daniel 11:32b
“The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valour” Judges 6:12
God is with you in a personal way when you acknowledge Him. Take your place in the Lord and you will be a star.
(3) It leads to recognition
“Then their offspring will be known among the nations, And their descendants in the midst of the people: all that See them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed”. Isaiah 61:9
Until you recognize Him, you are not recognised.
When the glory of the Lord comes upon a man, you leave the level of the ordinary, the common and the level of nobody to the level of somebody.You become a model and a pace setter
(4) Gives Access to true riches:
When you acknowledge the mystery of God, the Father, and of Christ, you have access to true riches. You are heaven’s representative here on earth. You can make it anywhere. You now have what it takes to enter into all that God has for you.
(5) Gives Access to Divine Wisdom
“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding: He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly” Proverbs 2.5-7.
(6) Provides escape from the snare of the devil.
“For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” Psalms 61:3
The devil will hold you captive for as long as you refuse to acknowledge God. You cannot escape from the snare of the devil until you acknowledge Him in all your ways. Only a thorough knowledge of Him can deliver from the traps of the devil.
“But whose hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:33
When you make up your mind to acknowledge Him in all your ways, you can escape every trap of the devil. Some Christians today are in trouble in their marriages because they refused to acknowledge God in their marriages. Some in their business endeavor because they thought God does not understand business
(7) You Enjoy Divine Direction
When you acknowledge God, divine direction becomes absolutely assured. Divine direction leads you quickly and easily to your goal in life. It makes your journey sweat-less.
Peradventure you have not given your life to Christ, i will counsel you my beloved to go ahead and do it straightaway. Time is of essence here because it waits for no one. After giving your life to Christ, you need to grow in the Faith. You are advised to therefore make friends with your bible. Start reading from the gospels. Read with an open heart. Expect God to minister to you. You would also need to join a bible believing Church where you can fellowship and grow together with other believers.
Till we meet on this page again, use the pillar above and grow in Wisdom. Shalom