Today, I have an interesting light from the word of God to share with you. I believe that you would be blessed by what you are about to read. Share your thoughts and opinion by commenting on the post.

While we were yet sinners, Christ came and died for us. The powerful words from scripture express the depth of God’s love for us. In the face of open rejection by us, Jesus came and died for us. The bible says Jesus is the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world. In expressing the profundity of God’s love for mankind, Jesus offered himself as a sacrificial Lamb. Can we pay him for what he has done for us? No!

There is nothing you can give that can be an adequate satisfaction for the love that God has shown us. We can’t pay him. Not even the American dollar or British pound or even the Euros can be used to pay God. God has re-echoed it in scripture that silver and gold are his. How do we show our appreciation for the depth of God’s love? Every time the thought of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us strikes my mind, I tell God that I owe him a debt of gratitude.

Unconditional Obedience

It is easier said than done. A popular saying goes. But for a believer, it is easier done than said. This is because it is God that gives the grace for us to do and act according to his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

If you are asked do you love God? What would your response be? You would probably say yes, I do. But for us to ascertain your love for God, we will check your obedience graph. Stunted? Tall? The bible says if you love me, you will keep my commandment. In other words, if you love me, you will obey my instructions. You will be happy to do whatever I say, despite your reservations.

Your love for God is directly related to the level of your obedience to his will. Some of us love God for everything that he is in our lives, but when it comes to obeying his instructions, we say not this Lord. It is not only carrying out God’s instruction that matters. But the attitude we employed in obeying his counsel. Is it an attitude of complaining? Do we struggle a lot before complying with God’s instruction? Or do we obey him outrightly? John 2 verse 5 says anything God says you should do, do it.

John 2:5

His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

If you want to show God that you love him for what he has done for you, one way to do so is by demonstrating unconditional obedience to his will.


The amount of time we spend with God daily is an expression of our appreciation of what God has done for us. Jesus practiced this when he was on earth. In the book of John 8:29 he said the father was, always with him because he made pleasing the father a top priority. You can’t please someone without spending time with them.

When we have learned the fact that spending quality and quantity time with God is the noblest pursuit of man, our attitude towards his presence will change. When I refer to quality time, I mean, time with God where you have shut out every form of distraction and your whole focus and attention centres on him. Yet how many times have we been able to achieve that? We may be in the presence of God while our heart and mind will wander off towards the cares of this world.

The lord had to rebuke me concerning this one day. While spending time with God, I was lost in thought, going from place to place, then I heard this scripture rumbling in my spirit, these people draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from me (Isaiah 29:13). You can be physically close to God’s presence, yet your heart is far away from him. Beyond quality time, God needs our quantity time too. We can go and watch our favourite sports team play for several hours, yet we can’t dedicate one hour of worship to God. I am not against sports, but when they begin to contest with God’s affection in our lives, it is no longer sports but idolatry!

One Sunday afternoon, when the sun was shining with all its agility, I boasted in my heart.

“Lord, I have given up several things for you”.

“Yes,” he replied. Then went on, “but there is one thing you have not given up.”

“What lord?” I asked in curiosity.

“Football.” He replied.

As his answer simmered down through my spiritual ears, I became sorrowful like the rich young man who couldn’t follow Jesus because of his wealth. But I bless God because he has fully delivered me from the celebrity status, which football had held in my heart. A true lover of God will appreciate God for his love by spending quality and quantity time with him.

Reaching out to the Lost

There are some of us who are Christians, yet our coworkers are not aware. Nobody knows even our family members. The perishing and the dying mean nothing to us. Sadly, many of us are not aware that we have been saved to save others. God would have no business, keeping you here on earth if it was not for the purpose of saving the lost. Nothing brings joy to God’s heart like when we decide to make soul-winning our objective. The bible says whenever one sinner repents, there is joy in heaven. And if we can spend our time giving joy to God, we will always live in joy. The bible says in Proverbs 11 verse 30 that he who wins a soul unto the Lord is a wise man. Want to thank God for the love that he has shown you, have a drive for soul winning.

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