June 6, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - SWEAT WITHOUT SWEET

June 6, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE :  TOPIC - SWEAT WITHOUT SWEET


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LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Thursday, June 6, 2019

SWEAT WITHOUT SWEET

READ: Deuteronomy 28:38-41

[38]Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.[39]Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.[40]Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.[41]Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.


MEMORISE: You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes (Haggai 1:6).

EXPOSITION
Have you ever worked on the farm or engaged in a sport, and sweat profusely? If yes, was it bitter or sweet? Definitely, sweat is sweet. It has a salty taste such that when it drops into your mouth, you are not disturbed because it is somehow sweet.

Sweating comes from hard work. Farmers plant during summer to reap in winter. Why then would people work and sweat, yet experience bitterness and poverty? There are supernatural ‘fans’ that blow the sweat off, before they drop in the worker’s mouth, making the sweat dry off.

We experience waste, disasters, burglary, and unfruitfulness because we have left God, the Source of fruitfulness and joy in our labour. We fail to plan with God who knows the best season for every seed. We fail most times to listen to, and obey God’s command for our lives, and so experience failures, instead of successes, productivity, healing, etc.
Let us return to God, His Word and Work (Hag. 1:6), to enjoy bountiful harvest. Believers must make sure that our labours and those of our heroes past are no longer in vain. You will no longer experience bitter sweat, in Jesus’ name.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Oh Lord, do not allow me to work in vain anymore.
2. Father, add fruitfulness to my labour, both in the secular and the vineyard.
3. Lord, give our leaders the grace to administer the Church and the nation in accordance with Your will, so that our labours would not be lost, or become bitter.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Kings 16:15 – 18:16; John 11:54 – 12:18.
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