The other day, my older daughter was leading prayers in the family. I kept hearing her younger sister saying, “Yes, Lord!” in response to the prayers. It was touching for me to know that she has caught the spirit of participation in prayers, despite how young she is. She knows the response is, “Yes, Lord!”, aside “Amen”.

Friend, what have you learnt in the faith community that God has placed you in? The truth is, there is always a rub off in every relationship you find yourself so you must pay attention to what is rubbing off on you (Proverbs 13:20, 1 Corinthians 15:33). If the negatives that are rubbing off on you out there far outweigh the positives you have in the Kingdom, then all is not well.

“And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15). Timothy, the highly celebrated protégé of the renowned Apostle Paul, was a privileged beneficiary of a rich Christian heritage (Acts 16:1-2, 2 Timothy 1:5, 3:15). You also need to leverage your heritage of Faith if you would fulfil destiny.

Parents need to be conscious of what they are passing to their children. People don’t become spiritual by osmosis; there must be a sincere and conscious transfer. We don’t just hope that our children (biological and spiritual) we know and serve our God, we must intentionally introduce them to Christ and help them grow in the faith (2 Timothy 1:5)

On a flip note, understand that your response to God must always be, “Yes, Lord!” You cannot claim that someone is your Lord while you keep saying, “No, Lord!” When He is your Lord, then it means that His wish is your command. You go where He leads, you do what He says, even if it does not seem to make sense or convenient for you. Until you are willing and obedient, you cannot get God’s best (Isaiah 1:19).

What is that area of your life that you are still struggling with God? It is not enough to have Jesus as your Saviour, you need to accept Him as your Lord. You need to handover the steering wheel of your life to Him. You need to do whatever He tells you to do (John 2:5). God is either Lord of all or He is not Lord at all. You don’t give Him a part of your life; all must be given to Him. Amen!

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