TODAY’S DEVOTIONS WITH REV. KEN ESEKHAIGBE
MARCH 17TH 2017
TOPIC: AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT
“Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.” Daniel 6:3
One of the attributes every believer is expected to portray is excellence. This is because the Spirit we have received as children of God is the spirit of excellence and so it is important you know this and choose to walk accordingly. While it is true that the anointing upon the life of a Christian could make things happen for him, it is also important to know that the anointing only manifests in those who have chosen to walk, talk, act and behave in the spirit of excellence.
In our opening verse, the scripture talked about a man named Daniel in whom the king could see the workings of excellence. He wasn’t just preferred above others because there was an anointing upon him, the bible also clearly indicated that he functioned with the mindset of excellence and so the king could see this in the way he handled things. In verse 2 of same Daniel 6 the bible says “And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.” We can see that the king wanted those who could handle the job without damage and so Daniel was set above others because he functioned so excellently that the king believed whatever is placed in his hands would never suffer any damage.
There are many in the body of Christ today who fast and pray for promotions in their place of work or at some other areas of life and this is very okay. However, God would never place a man who is slack in the way he handles things over others no matter how long he fasts and pray. So how well do you handle what is placed in your hands? Can excellence be seen in your life? God expects us to walk with this consciousness of excellence because it is one thing to receive the spirit of excellence and another thing to walk in that spirit.
As a child of God, the bible says we have received a Spirit of sound mind and this should be evident in whatever we do. It is a mindset and a consciousness that you must choose to function with else it won’t reflect. Where excellence is in place, the anointing finds better expression causing you to be more preferred, causing you to be more favored, and bringing you before greatness. The bible says in Proverbs 22:29 “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”
Always be conscious of the Spirit within you and choose to function accordingly. Excellence is in different areas. For some people, they are excellent in appearance but not in communication, some are excellent at their jobs but not in attitude, some are excellent at one area of life and not at other areas but for a child of God, the Spirit of excellence working in you causes you to be excellent in every area as you function in it. Have a great day.
SCRIPTURAL REF: PROVERBS 12:26, DANIEL 6:2-3
Thank you heavenly father for the spirit of excellence that functions mightily within me. I walk in the light of who I am, handling whatever is placed in my hands with excellence and standing out in all I do.