Jan 23, 2019 Last Updated 10:59 AM, Jan 21, 2019


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The Monday DEVOTION: The Power of Consistency

Friends, greetings in Jesus Name! Today, I will be sharing with you on what I title, “The Power of Consistency”. Having studied abroad and returned back to Nigeria, it was quite exciting to be enlisted into the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to serve my country. While at the camp, I still remember then that it does not matter the weather condition – rain or sun – we must be out in the parade ground for early morning parade and exercise. No Corps Member had any good reason not to be at the parade ground when the early beagle is blown. That was the first baptism of fire I got when I returned back to Nigeria. It was a gruesome 21 days, and I learnt valuable lessons from that experience. Now as a child of God, you do not have an excuse not to pray, read your bible, resist the devil, and stand firm on God’s word concerning every situation in your life. Being an “off-on” Christian is the most dangerous place to be. In other words, you are neither here nor there. As Jesus rightly said, “Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth” (Rev. 3:16). This is one major reason why there are many casualties in the body of Christ. No serious soldier goes to war without being armed. Unfortunately, many believers go about without their armour. You and I are meant to be hot for God. And being hot for God lies in the power of consistency. What is consistency? It means “The quality of always being the same, doing things in the same way, having the same standards, and not dropping the ball.” Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law (Bible) shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night.” Meaning, consistent reading and meditation of the word. There is a saying that little drops of water makes a mighty ocean. Just observe anywhere in the house where there is a leakage of water dropping. Place an empty bucket there. Visit there after a while, and you will be shock to see that the bucket is full to overflowing. Why? Those little drops of water may seem insignificant, but it makes a huge difference. The power lies in the consistency of the drops without break in transmission. You see, there is a revelation of God that comes from being consistent that inconsistent people will never see. According to Kenneth Copeland, “Don’t try to base today on yesterday’s Bible study. Base today on today’s Bible study. Start with the Word today, stay on the Word all day, and end the day with the Word. Then tomorrow get up and do it all again.” And Jesus said to the Jews which believed on him, “If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). The key here is to “continue”. Remember, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6). This walk is a continuous, consistent walk – not a haphazard walk. Have a blessed week. With love, Elvis!