We must see ourselves in resurrected life with Christ. We are seeds and we should allow ourselves be dead to the things that God wants us to be dead to, and alive to Christ.
Look up! Don’t look down. Christ is not in the grave, so we must look up, because He is alive and risen.
What are the qualities of a seed?
When you put a seed into the ground, you trust that after a certain time, it should germinate and sprout, but many times we start to worry when we don’t see these expected milestones in our lives. We say, “By this time, I should have this or I should have achieved this.”
We’re too fixated by what we see, but we should not be moved by what we see rather it should be by what and who we know. It’s time to say, “Lord, I am going all the way with you”. When we know God, we are better and stronger.
…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
~ Daniel 11:32b (NKJV)
We must not be moved by the dark, our business is to shine, if we feel that the seeds that we planted have not germinated, we must believe that the seed is growing.
The enemy is not quiet about his ministry, why are you quiet about yours? Don’t let the darkness overcome you.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
~ John 10:10 (NKJV)
You must illuminate wherever you go, don’t say “there is so much in my life that is not okay, how can I shine?” The word works wonders at Daystar and in your heart, you may not see it but it is working.
We must stay sensitive to God so that we hear Him and He directs us and tells us what to do. Good always comes out of pain and beauty comes out of ashes. You will go through the fire you will not be burn, you will go through water and you will not drown.
Look up! The enemy wants you to bow down and moan and complain, but we must leave the school of lamentation and complaints, we are shining bright and we are moving ahead at the speed of light.
You may ask, “Why is this happening to me?” It’s because you are loaded, there is something special you are carrying, thieves don’t rob empty vaults.
When you have situations and circumstances happen to you, sometimes it’s just because you are loaded, the enemy wants to put out the light that you are. There may be delay in your seed germinating, but you are going to burst forth!
Sermon excerpt from Sunday sermon by Pastor Nike Adeyemi – Sunday 2, April, 2023
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