“A Christian who prays 30 minutes daily would be stronger in spirit than one who only prays for 6 hours at a stretch, just once a week”. This is one truth that I have tried to pass across to people over the years; the strength of your Christianity lies in its daily practise.

“And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolate” (Daniel 11:31). There is something about servicing the spiritual side of your life on a daily basis. The devil’s goal is to take away your daily sacrifice.

So, what is your daily sacrifice? It is what you do daily to service the spiritual side of your life. While you are waiting to have a work-free day so you can have personal retreat or vigil, the devil would say, “that one is too far, let me see how I can destroy each of your day.” The devil’s operation is daily so why wait a week or for some special time to engage God?

In Leviticus, the instruction to the priests was that the fire on the altar must not go out (Leviticus 6:12). The priest must burn wood on the altar every morning. Every priest must be diligent; he must not be a lazy man. Before God can enlist somebody as a priest, he must have attested to the person’s diligence and discipline.

As New Testament priests, we must be disciplined enough to engage in daily spiritual sacrifices; we must burn fresh wood of prayers, worship and the word on our altars daily (1 Peter 2:9, 2:5, Revelation 1:6). We must wake up early to hear what God has to say, daily (Psalms 19:2). Like Jesus, God wants to waken you up morning by morning (Isaiah 50:4).

Daily investments into our walk with the Lord is what provides an atmosphere for the supernatural in our lives. Something must leave you to God daily if the blessings that God has ordained for each day would not elude you. This is why you must not allow the devil to take away your daily sacrifice. You need to leverage God’s grace daily to live a life of discipline and spiritual fervency (Daniel 11:31, Romans 12:11).

PS: Today’s devotional is an excerpt from my e-copy; “Mastering your Life and Assignment”. You can download the book for free via this link: bit.ly/PstDBdayGift

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria