An effective car is one that you can use to move between two points quickly, comfortably and reliably. It will need to have seats, a roof, a windscreen and air conditioning for your comfort. It needs tires, a steering wheel and an engine for speed. Any car that lack these essentials would not be an effective one. In the same way, there are some basic things that make one an effective Christian. The absence of such things would leave you a Christian in name only but not effective in purpose.
Devotion to God is the starting point with the Christian walk. It begins with you dedicating your life to the Lord and being devoted to Him throughout the many seasons of life. God takes centre stage in your heart and every decision you make goes through that fact. Dedicate yourself to walking with the Lord and give Him your life as His Child. Be loyal, faithful and devoted to God as your Lord. Reject the other things that will attempt to take centre stage and become small gods. Let your devotion to God be the thumping of your heartbeat. You are now ready be effective in life.
SCRIPTURE READING: Mathew 16:25-28 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly father, as I dedicate my life to you may I fully understand my purpose on this earth. Teach me to be devoted unto you at all times in Jesus’ name. Amen