TOPIC: PAY THE PRICE: “KOSOFE”
Few years ago, there was a popular TV daily advert by one of the leading soft drink manufacturers! It said: “life goes on at the right price.” That was the anchor of their massive daily propaganda and it produced results. And truly, life that is good and worthy, goes on at the right price. Many want a crown without a cross or roses without thorns or the glory without the story of waiting in pain.
Jesus paid for our lives (our souls) at the right price (His own life and death). It’s better in anything you do, to cry now and cruise later, to pay now (hard work, prayers, fasting, daily Bible studies and devotion, tears, sleepless nights, vigil prayers, giving, forgiving, e.t.c.) and play later. There is nothing like success without a sacrifice, gain without a pain. I once lived in a local council area of Lagos, Nigeria called “KOSOFE” – meaning, “Nothing is free.” Listen: If you succeed without paying the price, it means somebody has paid it before you, but nothing good is free. Success in life, family, academics, ministry, or business, entails paying the price: sometimes, in years of toiling, praying, fasting and waiting.
But at the end your price, your labour shall not be in vain. Life and success goes on truly at the right price. Are you prepared to pay the price? Jesus did! Paul did (2 Timothy 4: 7-8)! Esther did! When will you pay yours? Why are you so depressed and murmuring? Jerome Johnson once said, “What is written without effort is read without pleasure.” Oh! I can write volumes of books on that! Sometimes, for the past 25 years, I had to write this devotional even when I was in distress or pain of caring for others!
At the initial stages of this devotional, there were times I wrote in bushes and even on the floor because I could not afford a hotel when my home was crowded/noisy! Pay the price and I hope to see you at the top by His GRACE because the principle of life is: “KOSOFE.” Amen and amen! (ODM is the best gift item for every event! Give it out and use it regularly)! Help someone to do the upcoming annual 14-day fasting programme (Sunday July 10th to Saturday 23rd 2022). THEME: “OH! FINGER OF GOD; ARISE FOR ME!” TURN TO PAGE 108 of “War Against Haman – 17” booklet and pray: Prayers before any fasting programme. TONIGHT 8PM, LAGOS TIME – OPERATION-SETTLE-YOUR-WEEK WITH GOD! Via FACEBOOK LIVE: “ourdailymannaworldwide” & Youtube: Manna TV
PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of worship as led.
1. Pray on today’s devotional as it has touched you!
2. LORD, give me the grace to pay the necessary price – (praying, fasting, meditating on the Word,waiting on You, hard work, forgiveness, holiness, e.t.c) for my breakthrough. Pray about today seriously now!
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