Topic: Function – The Cure For Affliction
Scripture: “By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through” Ecclesiastics 10:18.
Thought For The Day: A life that is dynamic is a life that is energetic. A life not fully engaged rapidly degenerates and dilapidates.
Function in this context simply means, a task, and to function is to be in action; to carry on a function or to be actively engaged in doing something.
It is important to know that the building referred to in our anchor Scripture represents our body. This is confirmed in 1 Corinthians 6:19 that says ‘know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost…’ By implication, when the body lacks a function or work to do, it is prone to affliction.
Our body was designed to be active and not to be idle. It was designed by God to be functional and not for fashion. That is to say you do not exist for fashion, but you exist to function. Therefore, any life that is not dynamic becomes problematic’
Dynamism is necessary for the vitality of life.
A life that is dynamic is a life that is energetic. And a life not fully engaged rapidly degenerates and dilapidates.
This is why when some people retire from active service in government, after a short while; they begin to look older than their ages.
Others begin to complain of all manner of sicknesses, ranging from hypertension to stroke because their physical bodies have not been actively engaged for some time.
Beloved, anything that expels you from function has exposed you to affliction. Never be comfortable with idleness because idleness attracts affliction to the body.
But that shall not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
Remember This: A life that is dynamic is a life that is energetic. And a life not fully engaged rapidly degenerates and dilapidates.
1. Keep off from anything or anybody that wants to keep you from function
2. Determine to be fully and actively engaged.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE PART 4
Prayer: LORD, deliver me from every spirit of laziness, weakness and lethargy. I connect to Your strength and energy, O LORD, in Jesus’ Name.
Quote: It is not possible for your mind to be functionless and your life is useful. Culled from CAREER AND WORKPLACE WISDOM by Dr Paul Enenche
Daily Reading: Ezekiel 29:1 to 30:26, Hebrews 11:32 to 12:13, Psalm 112:1 to 10, Proverbs 27:17
Amazing Fact: You use 72 different muscles while speaking
Today In History: 1904/11/14, King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.