Women’s Devotion | January 2020
Food for the Day
What is life? For a while now I have been thinking about life–my life in particular. I feel like there is so much more we can do with this precious gift God has given us. I realize God says in His Word that we are to occupy until He comes, but what does that mean? I feel like it means more than just going through the daily routine of work and home life. I believe He wants us to live life with purpose.
So you ask, “What is life?”
1. Growth-It involves growing in a spiritual relationship with our heavenly Father. It is spending time in prayer, study and solitude with God. In Colossians 2:6 -7 NKJV it says, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith…” Hebrews 5:12-14 tells us as babes we drank the milk and we were unskilled, but we cannot stay on the milk. We must receive the meat of the Word in order to mature and discern good from evil.
2. Contribution-It requires taking up our cross and bearing our part in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mathew 6:33 NKJV, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” This gives us a good starting point so we can be able to do as Mark 16:15 NKJV says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Also in Matthew 10:8 NKJV we are told to, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
3. Connection-This will bring life into the situation. Connection will result in reproduction. We are to connect with our heavenly Father through prayer, fasting and study. John 15:5 tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches and as long as we stay connected to Him, we will be sustained and bear fruit to sustain others.
4. Creativity-This happens when we create an environment around us in fellowship with our heavenly Father. Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together in the manner as some do. When we come together we create a bond for growth in ourselves and each other. Proverbs 27:17 NKJV says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” We are to create an environment that will strengthen, encourage and sustain our life and the lives of others through Jesus Christ.
From this day forward I choose to purposely declare my faith and the Word of Life to every person with whom I come in contact. In this new year, What are you doing with your gift of life?
Paula Wommack serves with her husband, Gilbert, as lead pastors of Oasis Church of God in Lyons, Georgia. They have pastored there since planting the church in November of 2000. They serve as Vidalia District Overseers as well. The Wommacks have been married for 38 years and have 3 adult children and 8 beautiful grandchildren. They feel blessed to be able to have their children working with them in the ministry of Oasis. Paula serves as Women’s Ministry President and teaches the “Fierce Women Warriors” Bible study. It is her desire to equip ladies to be strong women of God, to support their husbands and to be Godly examples to their children. Paula enjoys doing arts and crafts but her greatest joy comes from being Nana to their grandchildren.