Our Daily Manna 29 March 2020
TOPIC: LESSONS FROM THE SAND DUNES: SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
BASIC SCRIPTURES: PSALM 90: 1-12; COLOSSIANS 3:1-2
Many years ago in the subject of Geography, we studied many things about nature and the world at large. In one of our Geography lessons, we were taught about sand dunes. A dune is a hill of sand that is built by either wind or water flow. The sand that results in the formation of sand dunes is eroded from rocks by physical and chemical processes such as wind and water. The erosion leads to accumulation of sand. Strong winds pick up the sand and transport it to another location. Dunes are formed this way from millions of finely divided sand particles that are blown by wind and are deposited against some obstacle such as a piece of wood that has drifted, bush or rock. Sand dunes are said to be one of the most amazing and scintillating landforms on earth. Traditionally, sand dunes are formed in the deserts. However, they are not exclusive to deserts only but can form in any landscape on the surface of the earth provided the conditions are right, hence they have been found in eroded and abandoned farmlands in semi-arid regions of Northwest India and parts of Southwestern United States.
Our Daily Manna 29 March 2020
As beautiful and interesting as sand dunes are, there is something that characterizes them: they are very short-lived! They last for a markedly brief time! The ephemeral (BRIEF) nature of sand dunes fits into the description of the life we live on this planet earth. The scriptures tell us categorically that man’s life is also very brief! we are here but for a short period. Today’s scripture puts it this way, The days of our years are threescore years and ten and if by reason of strength they be four score years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow for it is soon cut off, and we fly away (Psalm 90:10) Wow! Stop living as if you will not die! All of us owe the debt of death which we must pay one day, willingly or otherwise. Our Daily Manna 29 March 2020 – LESSONS FROM THE SAND DUNES: SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
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Job of old said it this way, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). Every position in life is temporary, nobody retains the position of the leadership of a nation, state, organization forever. We have seen people who have held on to power for years, especially in Africa and yet they die to be forgotten. Sometimes it looked as if those positions were their birthright and would last forever! In addition, whatever you own is also for a period of time; hence the Word of God says and asks rhetorically in one verse, For riches are not for ever and doth the Crown endure to every generation?” (Proverbs 27:24). King Solomon the wise man, understood the temporal nature of life hence he referred to life’s activities as vanity of vanities” in his writings in the book of Ecclesiastes.
When you have an understanding of life’s “VANIIY” nature, you will learn to shift focus! Colossians 3:2 admonishes us thus, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” The word, “SET means SHIFT. That scripture is saying, SHIFT YOUR FOCUS TO THlNGS ABOVE! In all you do this year, always ask, HOW DOES THIS ACTON OF MINE AFFECT MY ETERNITY? IS IT REALLY WORTH IT?” Yes! ETERNITY IS ALL THAT MATTERS AT LAST! Life, like the sand dunes, is short and temporary! Become more heavenly conscious! You and I are here for only short time. Drop anything that acts as a distraction to your heavenly vision. Shift your focus now.
This year’s BATTLE AXE INTL MINISTERS’/WORKERS CONFERENCE ends today. Impartation service is 8am! Venue is Manna Mountain OGUDU orioke, Lagos! Our Daily Manna 29 March 2020 – LESSONS FROM THE SAND DUNES: SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 3: Blessed assurance… – CLICK HERE
1. Pray on today’s word as led now.
2. Oh Lord, help me to be more heavenly conscious.
3. Holy Spirit of God, purge me trom every filthiness of the flesh! “I LOOSE WHATEVER WAS SENT FOR 2020!” – CLICK HERE AND PRAY