April 18, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME, AND RIGHT ACTION
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Saturday, April 18, 2020. – International Day for Monuments and Sites
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME, AND RIGHT ACTION
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:11-18
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
MEMORISE: Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6)
Success, most of the time, is decided by being in the right place, and at the right time. Your location determines your allocation. Your physical and spiritual allocation depend on location, time and attitude, or approach to issues. God wants us to come [place] and listen [action] to Him when [time] He could be found.
The Victory of the Israelites over Goliath depended on the time David arrived at the camp and his attitude towards the challenge of Goliath. God moved his father, Jesse, to send him to the battle field to meet the need of his brothers for food, at the right time. Thank God he didn’t disobey. An indictment on children who disobey their parents in the Lord at will. God brought him to the field at the right time, more so, he was ready and available, in the right place, to do the right assignment. He acted at the right time, using the right tools (1 Sam. 17:26-37). Our right tool to any issue of life, today, is the name of Jesus.
David got the life-saving information from the abandoned dying warrior of the Amalekites. He provided for the need of the dying soldier, who in turn, gave him the best and most important information needed at that crucial moment of his life, when he was facing devastation from the attack of the enemies (1 Sam.30:11-16).
Lot coveted the fertile land, yet Abraham succeeded more in the supposed less fertile one. Why? It was the right place for Abraham. Allow God to place you where He has ordained for you. He knows where He designs for on. Your right location is wherever He has placed the right tools or you to succeed. Cooperate with Him to be there, and utilise those tools He has made ready for you-the right action. Eschew slothfulness and be duty-bound today, and always.
1. God, rightly position me for the manifestation of Your glory in my life.
2. I know there is a place for me to carry out the assignment You have given unto me; help me, Lord, to locate it and do accordingly, in Jesus name.
3. Pray that God should help the Church to have the right attitude towards His work.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Judges 13-15 & Acts 21