CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Monday, February 21, 2022
International Mother Language Day
TOPIC: MAJOR IN THE MAJOR
Read Mark 10:23-31
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33)
It is very natural and normal for clicks to always gather around wherever the mother hen is, either relaxing quietly somewhere, or walking around. Since the hen naturally has no breast milk to give to her young ones, she caters for them through other means, such as killing insects for them to eat, leading them to waste bins, feeding them with worms, etc. The hen here can be likened to “The way to the Kingdom of God,” while the chicks can be likened to “Christians.” The safety, feeding mechanism, provision, shelter, etc. of the chicks are the responsibilities of the hen. Therefore, the chick feeds well, is protected, lives healthy, prospers and flourishes just by being close and subject to the mother hen. It is not out of place to discuss this on this day which commemorates International Mother Language Day.
Psalms 1:3 confirms that the tree planted by the rivers always prospers and flourishes well, because it is well connected to the source of life and nutrient. Water, in the realm of the Spirit, symbolises life, the Word of God, the Gospel. The gospel gives man needs, but man must seek to fulfil and satisfy the gospel first. There are two things one can run after in life: (1) making impact; (2) making money. Those who desire making impact in life are those money, materials and other valuables run after. However, those who pursue making money, seldom get the money satisfactorily, because of their desperation that makes them needlessly steps on toes of the people they are meant to positively impact.
It is a fallacy to say or believe that those who are seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness must be financially and materially poor. This is because God’s kingdom is not drenched in poverty but in Christ’s riches and wealth. Therefore, those who seek to have and live in this kingdom are blessed with all good things in return. A man of God once said, “Poverty is not purity.” Brethren, stop chasing the worms and insects (riches, materials, etc.) by yourself. Pursue the Hen (the way to the kingdom of God), and all other things you seek will become bonuses. A word, they say, is enough for the wise. Shalom!
- Lord, help me to prioritise You and Your Kingdom aright, in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, deliver me from ungodly pursuit of the ephemeral things of this world.
- Father, help our religious and political leaders to focus on the major factors, and to be heaven minded, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Numbers 22 – 24
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE