We live in a technological era in which information is easily accessible. I have made it my business to take advantage of technology to remind friends, family, acquaintances, etc. of their calling in Jesus Christ by sending weekly devotionals via email. Some have not received Christ yet and my prayer and hope is that through these weekly devotionals they’ll also accept Jesus in their lives.
Many have subscribed to daily devotionals from different websites, which is a good thing. I have also subscribed to a few. And even though some are not able to read these devotionals on daily basis, they make time to read them as much as they can.
When a sower goes out to sow a seed, he doesn’t know which will germinate and which will not. The truth of the matter is that I don’t know if everyone who receives my inspirational mails read them, but I am encouraged with responses I receive from some friends and family about the content and how some of the devotionals came at the right time in their lives. But my ultimate motive is to inspire.
I consider it my responsibility to inspire my friends and family to live godly hence the weekly devotionals. I do not send these devotionals because they don’t know. But rather, due to the human nature in us, we tend to forget sometimes; and everyone needs reminding including myself. In fact, some of the recipients of my weekly devotional mails are pastors and doctors in various fields and some even have PhD in theology and biblical studies. So, the devotionals are not about my knowledge of Scripture, but rather about inspiring you and putting you in remembrance of your calling as a child of God.
Apostle Peter in his second epistle said, “I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the present truth”, (2 Peter 1:12). Peter, who was my favourite of the disciples, considered it a duty to remind his audience even though he knew that they might know those things he was writing them about. I consider it my duty to do the same. It is the same reason that leads us to church, so that we can get reminded about our calling in Jesus.
So the next time you get an email from me, kindly know that it was sent to inspire you and don’t delete it and don’t spam it. I do not write with any individual in mind. On many occasions in the past, I send inspirational mails from known authors, pastors and evangelists and this shall continue whiles on some occasions such as this, I will continue to write my own. So as long as I am alive, I will do my best to be sending these weekly emails.
Finally, the next time a friend or family member other than me send you a devotional or an inspirational message, kindly know that they are doing it out of love and don’t delete them. Spend few minutes and read them – they will benefit you.
By: Seth Gogo Egoeh