LIVING WORD DEVOTIONAL
By Pastor Mensa Otabil
Friday 14th January 2022
YOU SHALL EAT YOUR FRUITS
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 65
They shall build houses and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; They shall not plant and another eat. Isaiah 65:21-22
Have you had the experience of working so hard for something and losing the fruits of your labour to someone else? That is very, very painful. When we work hard for something, we expect not only to see the results but also to benefit from the results.
God promises us that when we serve Him, part of the blessings He extends to us is to make us enjoy the fruit of our labour.
There is always a period of uncertainty in our lives and the projects we work on. This uncertainty can be in relation to our own lives, or children, or education, or business or a project. We start, work hard and then wonder whether we will see results or be around to share in the joys of our hard work. If unchecked, this uncertainty can lead to fear and panic on our part.
In answer to our uncertainty, God has given us a promise. This promise is available for us to claim. Our hard work, effort, toils and sweat are not going to be vain. God promises to make the things we plant or invest our energies in, to yield results. He also promises that the things we take time to build will come to fullness and completion. Our labour shall yield results.
• You shall build. The Lord will help each of us to build something of value to His glory.
• You shall inhabit. The Lord will enable us to possess and benefit from the things that we will build.
• You shall plant. The Lord will give us the grace to start a process. We will plant to His glory.
*• You shall eat.* The Lord will bless us with the fruit of our labour.
If the enemy threatens that you will not enjoy the fruits of your labour, don’t allow his words to go unchallenged. Stand on the authority of this promise and boldly lay claim to all that the Lord has made available to you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your word is my rock. In this year, I will build on your word and inhabit your promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen.