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Monday, 29 May 2017

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional May 30, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche - SUBDUING THE FLESH – KEY TO DESTINY FULFILMENT

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional May 30, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche - SUBDUING THE FLESH – KEY TO DESTINY FULFILMENT

SUBDUING THE FLESH – KEY TO DESTINY FULFILMENT


SCRIPTURE: Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To surrender your life to the dictates of your flesh is to forfeit your destiny.

The flesh is the greatest enemy of destiny. There are many people who followed the dictates of their flesh and lost their destiny. This was the tragedy of Esau. He followed the craving of his flesh and lost his birthright to Jacob.

Therefore, to surrender your life to the dictates of your flesh is to forfeit your destiny. This is because what your flesh wants is contrary to your spiritual life and destiny. To follow the flesh is to end up as a failure. The flesh should be the vehicle for your life and spirit and not the driver of your destiny.

When a driver loses control of the vehicle, disaster is inevitable. In the same manner, if you are unable to maintain a firm grip on your flesh, both spiritual and destiny disasters are inevitable.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. The willingness of the spirit must translate into the obedience of the flesh for a solid spiritual life to be developed. Always ensure that your flesh obeys the promptings of your spirit. Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation!

Remember this: To surrender your life to the dictates of your flesh is to forfeit your destiny.

ASSIGNMENT (S):
1. Put the cravings of the flesh under control by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Always maintain the atmosphere of prayer, asking God to grant you grace and victory over the flesh.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PRODUCT OF DEATH TO FLESH.

PRAYER: Help me LORD, to subdue the flesh and its activities in my life. Deliver me from the works of the flesh, LORD in Jesus’ Name.

AMAZING FACT: Approximately, one person in every three people has ‘A positive’ blood.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 30/5/2013 – Nigeria passed a law banning same-sex marriage.

DAILY READING: 2 Samuel 15:23 to 16:23, John 18:25 to 19:22, Psalm 119:113 to 128, Proverbs 16:10 to 11.

QUOTE: To conquer anything in this world, you must first conquer yourself. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional May 30, 2017-  TELL THE GOOD NEWS

Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional May 30, 2017- TELL THE GOOD NEWS

TELL THE GOOD NEWS


God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:19

Very few unsaved people today have ever really heard the “good news.” Why? Because too many Christians are busy telling the world God is mad at them. And telling them that they’re terrible and wrong. Some call that “good news,” but it’s not, and it’s not what God has commissioned us to share.

He’s given us the “word of reconciliation”!

He’s sent us to tell the news that God has restored harmony and fellowship between Himself and men. All men. Not just believers. Not just the people in your church, but everyone!

That’s right. The worst old reprobate sinner in the world is every bit as reconciled to God as you are. Look at Romans 5:10 and you’ll see what I mean. It says that “when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.”

Reconciled. That word is past tense. God has already restored fellowship between Himself and the world. He did it when there was not one person on earth except Jesus who believed in the new birth. He did it when the entire world was lying in sin.

Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God has cleansed and forgiven and restored to Himself every man, woman and child on the face of this earth. All any of us have to do now is receive it.

That’s the good word God has given us. That’s the word we need to share with those who are lost. If we’ll do it, I can almost guarantee you, they won’t stay lost very long.

Scripture Reading:
2 Corinthians 5:10-21
Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion May 30th 2017- Praying Boldly

Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion May 30th 2017- Praying Boldly

TOPIC- Praying Boldly


Read the Scripture: 1 John 5:14-17

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 John 5:14).



When I was a boy in Montana, about the only reading matter we had in the long winter months was a Sears and Roebuck catalog. It had its limits as reading material, but what a tremendous number of things were included! It took us weeks to go through only one section of it. We could order anything we had the money to pay for, but it would have been utterly futile to have sent in an order for something that was not in the catalog. And so it is with prayer. Within the will of God there are tremendous things, vast numbers of gifts, that He has provided for His own. The will of God includes all that we need. All that we really want is available to us and to our loved ones and friends within the will of God. There is nothing we need to pray for outside of it. Outside are only things that harm, injure, and destroy us.


Perhaps we do not know exactly whether a request is the will of God for us, and the examples of Scripture make clear that it is not wrong to ask even for these things. But we must then always add, as Jesus Himself added in the Garden of Gethsemane, yet not my will, but yours be done (Luke 22:42), for prayer is designed only to obtain that which is within the will of God. Thus, John says, when you know that what you are asking for is within the will of God because you have found a promise of God in Scripture or because as you have sought the mind of God you have experienced a deep and settled conviction in your heart from the Holy Spirit, you know that He hears. God always hears every prayer that is voiced within the boundaries of His will. Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion
Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion May 30th 2017- Praying Boldly

Jesus could say, I thank you that you have heard me (John 11:41), because everything He did lay within the boundaries of the will of God. That brings us then to the certainty of prayer, the certainty of having: If we know that He hears us, John says, then we know that we have obtained the request that we made of Him. Think of that! If we know it is according to His will, then we know it is heard, and if we know it is heard, we know that we have it. God has already granted the request. In other words, God never says no, except to that which lies outside His will. Do you dare to believe that?

God plays no favorites. He has intimates, but anyone who moves along the program He has outlined and desires to be His intimate, can be. Anyone can who will, but the secret of prayer is to believe that God has granted everything we ask within His will. The secret is to take. You have it, John says. We know that we have obtained the request made of Him. He is not trying to kid himself or to pretend that God has given him something. What he is saying is that when we pray, and the request is made in the will of God, then the answer is absolutely sure, and it is only a question of God's timing as to when it appears. We can take from Him and thank Him for that which has been given, expecting it to appear in God's time.


Father, thank You for Your Word. Grant that I may be obedient to it and obey it not only in praying for others but also for myself
Life Application: Prayer is designed only to obtain that which is within the will of God. After we pray, are we left in the worry that perhaps prompted us or do we have confidence? Why?

Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion

We hope you were blessed by this daily devotion.

DCLM Daily Manna May 29, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi –  AVENGE NOT YOURSELF

DCLM Daily Manna May 29, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – AVENGE NOT YOURSELF

AVENGE NOT YOURSELF

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KEY VERSE:PROVERBS 25:16-28
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink" (Proverbs 25:21).


The story is told about Jane, a persecuted but non-vindictive and non-retaliatory Christian young lady somewhere in Africa.

 She sometimes left her clothes on the washing line at the back of their residence. Whenever she went for fellowship or evangelism, her hostile neighbours would never help her pack them inside, perchance there was rain. They never saw anything good in Jane. They maligned, slandered and vilified her whenever she was not at home. It happened, however that one day, Jane was at home reading her Bible when rain started threatening and some of her neighbours left their clothes outside. 

When she looked outside through the window and saw the clothes, she quickly ran to help pack them inside. When they came back and saw what she had done for them, they were humiliated by shame because, they had never helped her to pack her clothes away from rain. It was Jane’s turn to take her own pound of flesh, but she refused to go on a mission of vendetta. There and then, these her neighbours told her that the next day they would go to her church, should she invite them.

 The precept to love everyone including our enemies is an Old Testament commandment, sanctioned by our Lord Jesus Christ. He has shown His own example by praying for His enemies on the cross. Believers are commanded to overcome evil with good, rather than allowing evil to overcome them. We are to literally "lavish" our enemies and persecutors with kindness.

 Seek no vengeance. Commit your cause into God’s hand, however hurt you may be, just as Jane had done to her hostile neighbours. Do not allow a retaliatory spirit to have a place in your life. Our Lord and Saviour exhorts us not to resist evil, but "whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also". We are enjoined not to rejoice when our enemy falls and we should not let our hearts be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord sees it and it displeases Him.

Thought for the day: "Wisdom is overcoming evil with good deeds."
Bible Reading in one Year: LAMENTATIONS 4-5
Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi, MAY 29, 2017---  APPOINTMENT TO KEEP

Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi, MAY 29, 2017--- APPOINTMENT TO KEEP

APPOINTMENT TO KEEP


BIBLE TEXT:HEBREWS 9:27
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).


A paraphrase of a poetic verse reads "Only one life, and will soon pass away, only what's done for Christ will last, lets labour faithfully while there is time." This shows that we have only one life that will soon end. We have many things to do, but it is only what we do for Christ that will last. We should therefore be wise in our day to day decisions so that, we are not caught unawares. Death is an appointment that everyman must keep, if Jesus tarries in coming.

 Everything that has a beginning must have an end, including your life. Are you ready for this appointment? If it happens now are you ready? Have you surrendered your life to Christ? If not, do so now. The end is certain and near.

Challenge: You have only one life.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to number my days.
Quote: Death is an appointment.
Bible Reading in one Year: Ecclesiastes 3:1-17
Joyce Meyer's daily devotional May 29, 2017 – COME AS A LITTLE CHILD

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional May 29, 2017 – COME AS A LITTLE CHILD

COME AS A LITTLE CHILD


 May 29, 2017

And He called a little child to Himself and put himself in the midst of them, and said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven...
—Matthew 18:2-3

One thing children are not is complicated. Children have no trouble letting you know what they want, running into your arms when they are afraid, or giving you a big generous kiss, sometimes for no apparent reason. They are not sophisticated enough to hide their hearts or feelings very well, and as a result, communicating with them can be easy and refreshing.

That's the way God wants us to be when we talk to Him. We need to approach God with childlike simplicity and faith. Just as children are naturally inclined to trust their parents completely, we also need to be guileless, pure, and free from doubt as we trust God. Then we can experience God's miracle-working power and see things change.

We do not want to be childish in our relationships with God; we want to be childlike. The Lord is not looking for complicated relationships. He is looking for sincere hearts and childlike faith. He wants us to approach Him as little children approach people they love. He wants us to let Him know what we want (see Philippians 4:6) and to run to Him when we feel threatened or afraid (Psalm 91:1-7). He wants us to show our affection for Him, sometimes for no apparent reason (see Psalm 34:1) and to share our hearts openly with Him (see Psalm 62:8).

Love God Today: “Lord, help me to have a pure, simple, childlike faith and love for You.”
Joel Osteen Ministries Devotional May 29, 2017- ANOTHER VICTORY IS ON THE WAY

Joel Osteen Ministries Devotional May 29, 2017- ANOTHER VICTORY IS ON THE WAY

ANOTHER VICTORY IS ON THE WAY


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE:
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 2:14, ESV

TODAY'S WORD:
Are you facing challenges or difficulties today? Maybe something has happened that could easily discourage you and cause you to give up on your dreams. I want to remind you today that where you are is not where you are going to stay. God has a good plan in store for your future. When you stay in step with Him, you’ll walk right into victory. 

Scripture tells us that God wants to take us from glory to glory, from victory to victory. Even if you are between victories right now, keep your passion. Keep your enthusiasm. Focus on the fact that God has another level for you—another level of glory, another level of increase, another level of His favor. 

Today I encourage you, go out with a smile on your face. Give Him your best. When you thank God for what He has done, you are sowing a seed that He will use in your future. Keep praying, keep believing, keep hoping and stand strong because another victory is coming your way!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father God, right now I choose to focus my mind and heart completely on You. I choose to step out of discouragement, step out of complacency, step out of worry, and step in to Your glory. You alone are worthy, and I thank You for the victory You have in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotional May 29, 2017 _--- THE STAGES OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotional May 29, 2017 _--- THE STAGES OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE

THE STAGES OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE


MAY 29, 2017

Philippians 1:5-7
Each Christian’s journey is unique. Yet certain stages of growth should be common to all of God’s children. For example:

• The Lord wants to teach new followers basic principles as a foundation on which to build. He expresses these truths through other believers, His Word, and life circumstances.

• God allows us to serve Him. We were created to do good works, and this becomes evident as Christians glorify Jesus (Eph. 2:10).

• The Lord lets us experience “frustrated inadequacy.” Pride and self-confidence are threats to spiritual growth. Therefore, our Father brings us to the place where we realize we can achieve nothing of value without divine guidance and power.

• To make freedom a reality, the Father brings His children face to face with whatever holds them captive. We often carry hurts, fears, or other baggage and on our own have no idea how to gain victory. God allows us to struggle through such issues with His help. As we surrender to Him and seek His perspective, He works to liberate us.

• The Lord teaches us how to live the “exchanged life” (Gal. 2:20). Our sinful nature has been crucified with Christ, and the Savior’s life is expressed through us as we surrender to the Holy Spirit’s influence.

Do you recognize these stages as you look back over your walk with Christ? Perhaps you can identify an area where God still needs to work in your life. Is there anything standing in the way of allowing Him to live fully through you? Surrender to the Holy Spirit, asking Him to help you become more like Jesus.

Bible in One Year: Nehemiah 11-13
Joseph Prince Devotional May 29, 2017 --- Jesus Has You Covered

Joseph Prince Devotional May 29, 2017 --- Jesus Has You Covered

Jesus Has You Covered


May 29, 2017

Leviticus 1:4
Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Topics
Righteousness

Keywords
Righteous(ness) , Burnt Offering(s) , Perfection , Sacrifice , Atonement

Scripture Reference
Leviticus

Imagine the perfection of Jesus covering you from head to toe in the sight of God every moment of the day. Does that sound like a dream? My friend, that is your reality today because Jesus became your burnt offering at the cross.

In the case of the burnt offering, when the offerer lays his hand on the animal sacrifice (Leviticus 1:3–4), the perfection and beauty of the unblemished sacrifice is transferred to him, and God sees and accepts him in the perfection of the animal.

In Hebrew, the word “accepted” implies being treated with favor, delight and acceptance. This means that you, for whom Jesus became a burnt offering, are treated by God with favor, delight and acceptance because the beauty and perfection of Jesus have been transferred to you. As your burnt offering, Jesus has made atonement for you on your behalf.

Jesus is your atonement or covering for sin. How precious Jesus is to the Father is how precious you are to the Father because when the Father sees you, He sees Jesus, your atonement, your covering.

So every day, take Jesus as your burnt offering. Come to God and say, “Father, I thank You that Jesus is my burnt offering. He covers me from head to toe with His righteousness. I thank you Father, that You see me without spot or wrinkle. You see me covered in all the value and perfection of the work of Your Son. What He is to You, I am. Who He is to You, I am. As He is now, so am I. I am in Him!” (1 John 4:17)

Jesus has you covered. You don’t appear before the Father with all your faults and shortcomings. Jesus proclaims to you what is right with you in spite of what is wrong with you because He has covered you with His perfection. Today, hear Him telling you, “Go, girl! I have you covered. There is nothing for you to worry about!” Hear Him saying to you, “Go for it, son! I am covering you. There is nothing for you to fear!”

Thought For The Day
You are treated by God with favor, delight and acceptance because the beauty and perfection of Jesus have been transferred to you.
Dunamis’ Daily Devotional May 29, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche - THE MENTALITY FOR ENDURING GREATNESS

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional May 29, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche - THE MENTALITY FOR ENDURING GREATNESS

THE MENTALITY FOR ENDURING GREATNESS


SCRIPTURE: ‘For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…’ Proverbs 23:7.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To arrive too soon is to arrive too small.

Sometime ago, I travelled with my wife, Dr Becky Enenche to China. While in China, I learnt many things. One of the lessons I learnt was about China as a country.
Few years ago, China and her citizens were struggling as a third world nation; they were far behind America and Japan in terms of development.

Today, going by every available record, I do not know how many cities in the world can be compared to the cities in China in terms of development. The American economy at global level is being threatened by the rapid growth of China’s economy.

The amazing thing is that despite their developmental strides, the President of China told the Chinese that they should still see China as a third world nation. That is to say they should not allow the arrival mentality to have a grip on their minds.

What a mentality! No wonder they are where they are today in terms of development. This is the mentality for enduring greatness.

Beloved, to arrive too soon is to arrive too small. When you reach the peak, you are set for the pit. The reason for the abortion of several destinies is the decision to conform to premature contentment.

Remember this: To arrive too soon is to arrive too small.

ASSIGNMENT (s):
1. Refuse to conform to premature contentment.
2. Always let God know that you cannot achieve anything without Him.

PRAYER: Enlarge my heart O LORD to see the possibilities of achieving greater things in life and give me the grace to achieve them. Deliver me, from the arrival mentality, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: POTENTIAL IS NOT ENOUGH.

DAILY READING: 2 Samuel 12:1 to 31, John 16:1 to 33, Psalm 119:65 to 80, Proverbs 16:4 to 5.

QUOTE: You cannot rub minds with the Almighty God and be a dull person. Culled from 10 PRINCIPAL SECRETS OF PRINCIPAL PEOPLE by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car and its blood vessel is so broad, that a person could swim through it.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 29/5/ 1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo took office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Billy Graham Daily Devotional May 29 2017- KEEP MOVING FORWARD

Billy Graham Daily Devotional May 29 2017- KEEP MOVING FORWARD

KEEP MOVING FORWARD


For in him we live and move and are!
—Acts 17:28 (TLB)

When I was seven years old, my father bought me my first bicycle. I had never ridden one. Patiently, my family and friends tried to teach me the art of cycling. 

I soon found out there was one thing I must do if I was to stay on the bicycle—keep moving forward. If I ceased to go forward, I would fall and hurt myself. So it is in the Christian life. 

We can never live this life on the highest plane unless we are continually growing and moving forward. You should be closer to God today in heart, soul, and body, than at any other time so far in your life.

Prayer for the day
Lord, I have progressed far too slowly in my pilgrim walk with You. Might I be drawn closer to the light of Your love and grace.
OUR Daily Bread Devotional   May 29, 2017- Let Honor Meet Honor

OUR Daily Bread Devotional May 29, 2017- Let Honor Meet Honor

TOPIC- Let Honor Meet Honor


Read: Matthew 6:1–6 

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1



I’ve always been impressed by the solemn, magnificent simplicity of the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The carefully choreographed event is a moving tribute to soldiers whose names—and sacrifice—are “known but to God.” Equally moving are the private moments of steady pacing when the crowds are gone: back and forth, hour after hour, day by day, in even the worst weather.

In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel was bearing down on Washington, DC, and the guards were told they could seek shelter during the worst of the storm. Surprising almost no one, the guards refused! They unselfishly stood their post to honor their fallen comrades even in the face of a hurricane.

Let Honor Meet Honor

The more we serve Christ, the less we will serve self.
Underlying Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 6:1–6, I believe, is His desire for us to live with an unrelenting, selfless devotion to Him. The Bible calls us to good deeds and holy living, but these are to be acts of worship and obedience (vv. 4–6), not orchestrated acts for self-glorification (v. 2). The apostle Paul endorses this whole-life faithfulness when he pleads with us to make our bodies “a living sacrifice” (Rom. 12:1).

May our private and public moments speak of our devotion and wholehearted commitment to You, Lord.

Grant me the strength this day, O Lord, to persevere, to return honor to Your name where I am serving. My desire is to give myself in selfless devotion because of Your love for me.

OUR Daily Bread Devotional   May 29, 2017


The more we serve Christ, the less we will serve self.

INSIGHT:

In the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5–7), Jesus issues a warning about showcased religiosity and hypocrisy (6:1–8). After His strong caution against it, He gives us the proper motivation. Our reason to share with open hands, to raise our hands in prayer, and to fold them before an empty plate is both stated and implied. When we do these things, we do them out of love for the Father, the source of all good things, knowing He will bless our efforts. The approval of the Father is better than any praise we may receive from friends and neighbors. It is the reward from Him that we should truly and deeply desire. 

| Bible in a Year: 2 Chronicles 7–9; John 11:1–29

Devotional   May 29, 2017- Let Honor Meet Honor
Andrew Wommack’s daily devotional May 29, 2017 - GOD'S WILL ABOVE OURS

Andrew Wommack’s daily devotional May 29, 2017 - GOD'S WILL ABOVE OURS

GOD'S WILL ABOVE OURS


 - May 29

Luke 9:23, "And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."

MATTHEW 16:16-26; MARK 8:30-37; LUKE 9:21-27
Self-denial is an important part of the Christian life. Jesus sacrificed His life for us and He demands that we die to ourselves that we might experience the new life He has provided. We do this first by recognizing that we can't save ourselves by our own effort and, second, by trusting God - not self - for salvation. Then daily, we need to deny our own wisdom and seek God's wisdom and direction for our lives.

Self-denial is only good when we are denying ourselves for the singular purpose of exalting Jesus and His will for us in some area of our life. Some have made a religion out of self-denial and find pleasure in their denial - not in Jesus'lordship. This leads to legalism and bondage, which Paul condemned as will worship (Col. 2:23). We are told not only to deny ourselves, but to "deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus."

The cross is what Jesus died on. There are circumstances in our lives which, like the cross of Jesus, give us the opportunity to die to ourselves each day. These are not things like sickness, poverty, etc., for which Jesus' atonement provided redemption, but rather things like persecution (which we are not redeemed from) and the constant battle between our flesh and our born again spirit. The cross that we must bear is to take God's Word (which is His will) and exalt it above our own will in each situation every day.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional May 29, 2017-  DON'T HESITATE

Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional May 29, 2017- DON'T HESITATE

DON'T HESITATE


He that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:6-8

What happens when you hesitate to do something God has told you to do? Your adversary takes the first step. The devil gets the jump on you.

If you want to live by faith, hesitation is one of the most hazardous habits you could ever have. It comes from being indecisive. The Bible says a man like that is “unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything he thinks, feels, decides” (The Amplified Bible).

If you are double-minded, the decisions you make are split. You try to live by faith and protect your fear at the same time. You make faith statements like “I believe God is going to heal me.” Then your fear whispers, “But I wouldn’t want to say I’m well just yet.” You’re so busy going back and forth between faith and fear, you can’t make any progress at all.

Kick the habit of hesitation today. Make a solid decision to trust in and act on the Word of God. Settle it forever. Resolve never to entertain doubts again. When doubt comes to your mind, cast it out quickly.

When God speaks, don’t waste a moment. Step right out in faith. That way, you can always keep the devil a step behind you!

Scripture Reading:
James 1:1-8
Open Heavens 29 May 2017: daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – BREAD OR CRUMBS?

Open Heavens 29 May 2017: daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – BREAD OR CRUMBS?

BREAD OR CRUMBS?


 – Monday May 29th 2017

Memorise; Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me. Proverbs 30:8

Read: Proverbs 30:7-9 (King James Version)

7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.


Bible in one year: Acts 16-17, Jeremiah 38:1-13, Hymn: Sing hymn 10

MESSAGE:
What you get from God depends on how contented or dissatisfied you are. While some people ask nothing from the Almighty God who has all things and who can do all things, some others ask for crumbs. Your desire and request go a long way in determining what you get in life. In Matthew 15:21-28, when the woman whose daughter was tormented by demons met the Lord, all she asked for was crumbs:

“And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”


Matthew 15:27
Even today, after Jesus had said that the children of the Kingdom are meant to eat at God’s table, many of these children still prefer the crumbs that fall from the Master’s table (Luke 12:32, Matthew 15:26). Where is your focus: the table or the crumbs?

Similarly, there is a correlation between your desire and your trust in God. If you really have faith in God, you will be able to ask big. The Bible says those who know their God shall do exploits (Daniel 11:32).

 In other words, when you know little or nothing about God, when asked to make a request, you will be afraid of asking for too much, and so you will be confined to asking for so little. Monday 29 May 2017 Open Heavens Daily Reflection 2017:-Bread or Crumbs?  However, when you know how inexhaustible the resources of God are, it will stir up courage in your heart to ask for big, great and impossible things. Open Heavens Reflection 29 May 2017.

 Therefore, if you are asking for a used car, a tiny rented apartment or a job that can barely take you away from starvation, it is very possible that you do not know or trust God enough. In today’s Bible reading, Agur made a very humble request. He asked for neither poverty nor wealth. He feared poverty, lest he might be tempted to steal; and he also feared wealth, lest he deny God. Just enough was that he asked for. Using the children of Israel as a model of God’s plan for your life, you will observe that God took them from the wilderness, where they had Manna that was just enough for each day, to a land flowing with milk and honey, where they had more than enough (Exodus 16:15-19, Deuteronomy 6:10-11, Joshua 5:12).

 Just enough might mean not having reserves to take care of emergencies. That means, in an emergency, you may be forced to go cap in hand borrowing. Are you asking but asking for too little? How can your joy be full if all you have is little? Are you asking for little in consideration of others who are also asking God for the same things? You can never exhaust God’s resources. Ask big and stop limiting yourself!

Action Point
Ask God for something really big that only He can do for you.