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CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide

CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER {Jan. – June, 2022}
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

TOPIC: DARE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE (I)

Read Daniel 1:1-21

MEMORISE: But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself (Daniel 1:8)

EXPOSITION
For anyone to be regarded as being successful in life, he must have discovered the purpose of his creation, and be pursuing it to logical conclusion. Daniel, a young captive in Babylon, was truly successful, but a lot had happened in the background before he could achieve his successes. He crossed so many hurdles, taking some major, difficult, godly, unpopular decisions and he stood by them, notwithstanding the persecutions.
The major ingredient for Daniel’s record success in captivity was his commitment to Yahweh. Show me a truly successful man, then I will show you a man who has cordial relationship with his Maker – God. Of course, only those ‘who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits’ (Daniel 11:32). Daniel’s devotion to Yahweh fetched him extraordinary knowledge, understanding and wisdom. How else can one describe his ability to interpret visions and dreams, than to say it is the manifestation of divine wisdom. Only when we are in, and for Christ Jesus, can we truly succeed in life (Jn. 15:4-8). The fact that Daniel knew Yahweh and was in the best of relationship with Him helped him to do exploits for, and in Him. Learn from him.
What are your God-given gifts? They are to glorify God and bless others. Daniel’s gifts glorified God – revealed His wisdom and power to the gentile world of Babylon. His gifts also blessed people in unmistakable ways. Very challenging is the fact that Daniel courageously stood alone for Yahweh, not succumbing to pressures. How do you react when you are faced with godless pressures surround you? In addition, Daniel had godly friends who flowed with him in fulfilling his purpose. Who are your friends? What impact do they have on your success?

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Lord, help me to recognise, appreciate, and accordingly deploy those potentials and gifts You have deposited in me.
  2. Pray that God will grant you the grace and willingness to put Him first in all you do in life.
  3. Pray for CAC Medayese Region, our father in the Lord, the Superintendent, and its officers at the various levels, as led by the Spirit of God.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Exodus 2 – 4

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