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    Monday, 7 August 2017

    Our Daily Manna August 7, 2017: ODM devotional – The Teacup Lesson: Problems Are Messages!

    Topic — The Teacup Lesson: Problems Are Messages!


    [Monday 7 August, 2017]
    Our Daily Manna August 7

    Our Daily Manna August 7



    In this second half of the year, no matter what you have passed through, or are passing through, or will pass through, never forget that God has a strong purpose for allowing that circumstance.
    (Isaiah 64:8-9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13)
    There is this fable of a beautiful teacup on the shelf of a big supermarket.. As buyers were admiring the teacup on the shelf, it suddenly spoke: “You don’t understand” it said, “I haven’t always been a teacup. There was a time when I was red and clay. My master took me and rolled me over and over and I cried out ‘Let me alone’, but he only smiled, “Not yet.” Then I was placed on a spinning wheel and spinned round and round and round. “Stop it. I’m getting dizzy’ I cried, but my master only nodded and said, “Not yet.” The he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. It was a terrible heat. I screamed and wanted to jump out. But he nodded his head and said, “Not yet.” He opened the oven door and put me on the shelf to cool a little. Then he brushed and painted me all over and suddenly put me back into the oven again.

    This time, it was twice hot. I begged and screamed, but all he said was: “Not yet.” I was ready to give up (crack), but the door opened suddenly and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later, he handed me a mirror and I couldn’t believe it was me. I looked beautiful. Then my master said, “Now you are finished product. You are what I had in mind when I firstbegan with you; you needed to pass the fire, the spinning, the rolling, and the brushing.” Oh, what a great parallel to God’s dealings with us! Some of the trials and harsh difficulties/ crosses you carry are because God is taking you to your appointed destiny.


    Mother Theresa once said: “ I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wished that He didn’t trust me so much.” Shakti Gawain also penned: “Problems are messages.” In this second half of the year, no matter what you have passed through, or are passing through, or will pass through, never forget that God has a strong purpose for allowing that circumstance. Soon, you will know why? Problems are messages! That is why you are the clay and He is the Potter ( Today’s first scripture verse 8). Remember the teacup! Hold on! Hold out and look up!

    Prayer Points: Take any song of worship as led.

    1. Thank God for today’s word and pray as you are led!

    2. O POTTER of my soul; turn my woundsto wisdom and problems to messages for my generationin Jesus Christ name.

    3. Every evil pattern of infirmity in my life, family and ministry, be destroyed now in Jesus Christ name.

    4. Pray the NEW 2017 morning, affernoo and evening devotional prayers on page 7 of this booklet daily.

    5. Pray for Dr. Chris against blackmailing syndicate that is determined to pull down this vision if I don’t give them money and a house. The battle is the Lord’s!

    6. Pray any other prayer(s) as led.

    CHECK PAGE 72 ( GEMS FOR SUCCESS) AND PAGE 88 ( BUSINESS SECRETS) TODAY!

    By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
    Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

    Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
    Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.

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