“Go To The Ant”- Antidotes For Spiritual Laziness
Indiscipline and spiritual laziness account for the vast impoverishment being experienced by many Christians today. It makes our service an unsavory sacrifice before God. No matter how expensive a broken cistern cost, it can never fetch or hold water. So is a lazy Christian, no matter how much resources are available for his liberation and spiritual progress, he remains destitute and lacking in true spiritual depth and revelation.
We need to learn discipline and consistency to become true soldiers of the cross. Our allegiance becomes questionable and unfruitful when we are inconsistent in the place of our primary duty- Mark 3:14. To become great for God, we must completely overcome the barriers of laziness and indiscipline, we must keep new habits of daily and robust fellowship with God. The outworking of our spiritual and physical lives will show forth the evidence of our consistency with Him- Acts 4:13.
AFFIRMATION: I have gone to the ants, and I have learned from them, and I am now wise. I cease to be lazy and someone being chased for my responsibilities. I will steadfastly pray when in great need, and even when all my needs are provided for, I will still pray. I cease from long unnecessary sleep. A little prayer, Bible study, and meditation on God’s word daily is how I live now. Therefore, my spirit man comes into great spiritual fruitfulness and I am blessed.
Author Bro A. Faola
1 To the work! to the work! we are servants of God,
Let us follow the path that our Master has trod;
With the balm of His counsel our strength to renew,
Let us do with our might what our hands find to do.
Toiling on, toiling on,
Toiling on, toiling on:
Let us hope, let us watch,
And labor till the Master comes.
2 To the work! to the work! let the hungry be fed;
To the fountain of life let the weary be led;
In the cross and its banner our glory shall be,
While we herald the tidings, “Salvation is free!” [Refrain]
3 To the work! to the work! there is labor for all;
For the kingdom of darkness and error shall fall;
And the name of Jehovah exalted shall be,
In the loud-swelling chorus, “Salvation is free!” [Refrain]
4 To the work! to the work! in the strength of the Lord,
And a robe and a crown shall our labor reward;
When the home of the faithful our dwelling shall be,
And we shout with the ransomed, “Salvation is free!” [Refrain