This piece has been so strong in my spirit for a long time.
Simply, a manual is a book giving instructions or information. A typical scenario, I was handed a new phone device to work upon. The next thing to do generally is to charge the phone battery for effective usage. The device of course came packed with its accessories.
Ohhh! I thought to myself all phone devices are the same, I don’t need the manual packed with the device. Moreover, I’ve used something more superior. So, I picked the charger and plugged it to the power source. At exactly an hour or more I picked up the device, tried to turn it on hopefully it’s half way charged.
Alas!! No power in it. Made a call to the person who sent it, she asked a few questions over the call. Just to discover the phone battery was carefully packed somewhere in the phone case. The wise me thought every phone has an in-built battery not a detachable one. I DID NOT READ THE MANUAL.
[KJV 14:12] There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Thus the questions;
How many times have we assumed things should work for us because, it worked for our close friends, best friend, neighbor, colleagues, siblings without confirming what the word of God says or asking God our maker?
How many times have we made some hasty decisions without first consulting our manufacturer – which is God?
How often do we consult our manual which is God’s word to know how things should be done in accordance to His will?
How many times has pride made us feel we are self sufficient, have all knowledge, know how things can be done all by ourselves based on experience without knowing the mind of our manufacturer, who has the power to know the end of a thing from its beginning?
In conclusion, God’s word is alive and active. The only truth we can completely rely upon. God’s word, which is our guide as Christians needs to be the center of our lives, thoughts, actions and most importantly our daily manual where we receive instructions from our maker [God the Father].
Written by Patrick Oluwafisayomi