By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward." Deuteronomy 2: 3 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 1: 17, Psalms 126: 1-4, Genesis 22, 2 Timothy 4, Matthew 13: 4-5, Isaiah 45: 13, Ezra 1: 2-3, Exodus 23: 25-27, Psalms 100: 2, Psalms 22: 30, Isaiah 45: 1-3.
Many at times, people feel like when God does a 360 degree turn for you, it means you are coming back to where you started from but God is saying no. There have been certain destinies that have been locked and for God to open it, he has to turn things around.
When God decides to turn things around he wants you to soar, to achieve greatness. There has to be certain covenant you have to do for things to turn around in your life. Until you do certain things yourself, nothing will turn around.
⁃ Prompt obedience: you must be willing to obey. On whose terms do you serve God? Half obedience is not obedience. Don’t ever think you can outsmart God; he is your creator. Enjoy good things but not at the expense of God’s things. obey God’s words, his voice, his precepts, his principles. “To obey is better than sacrifice”. Disobedience is equivalent to witchcraft. Anything God asks you to do will align with his word. Nothing God will say will contradict his word.
⁃ Kingdom service: be focused on kingdom service. Engage in it. Don’t just show up in church and sit down; show up and be a vessel. Once you begin to serve the lord, God will begin to fight for you. Serve God truthfully and not men. Serve with gladness. Serve him with soul winning.