Open Heaven Devotion

  • 26 Jun 2020

You Must Be Significantly Relevant

Hymn 4: Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine

1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.


2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels, descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


3. Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.



Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. – 2 Timothy 4:11

Read: Acts 13:1-3 (KJV)

1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Bible in One Year: 1 Kings 17-19


Everyone from the beginning of creation has openly or secretly desired to be significantly relevant within their family or society. The serpent’s offer to eve had the undertone of increased relevance, King Saul sought to kill David because the women sang that the young boy’s victory was greater than his.

To be significantly relevant is highly desirable; indeed, it is our God-given right. However, the pursuit for relevance has pushed many – Christians inclusive, into sinful, criminal and even diabolical acts. Psalm 75:6-7 says:

“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”

In my opinion, the Church is not in short supply of Christian workers but rather, has a dearth of faithful labourers. I have always told my children in the ministry that “When you do the work of God in the way it should be done, what you will eat will not be a prayer point.” This God is committed to the business of those who are in turn committed to His. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). If you want to be significantly relevant in life, ministry or both, just make up your mind to serve Him faithfully, and your promotion will come sooner than you can imagine.

As a faithful steward in the vineyard, you have to be focused on your own mandate and never use another man’s parameter to evaluate your life or service to God. To be focused is to have a target and to work towards actualizing it. The business of God requires urgency. John 9:4 says “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” The Lord will reward your labour of love in His vineyard, make you significantly relevant in this world and also compensate you handsomely in eternity.

Prayer Point:

Father, please help me serve You faithfully for the rest of my life, in the mighty name of Jesus.