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    Saturday, 23 September 2017

    Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye – The Important Factor

    Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye – The Important Factor

    Topic: The Important Factor — Sunday 24, September 2017.


    Memories:

    18 He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the [a]church; and He is the beginning, [b]the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything. Colossians 1:18Amplified Bible (AMP)

    Read:
    Matthew 6:31-34Amplified Bible (AMP)


    31 Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ 32 For the [pagan] Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; [but do not worry,] for your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.

    34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye

    Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye


    MESSAGE:

    First thing first, so the saying goes. As a believer in Christ, when you come before God’s presence, the most important person is not you but Him. Also, unlike most of us believe, at God’s Throne of Grace, the most important thing is not your request, but rather the worship you offer to Him. If you fail to get this right, and you fail to adjust your approach and attitude to reflect this truth, you will always have issues with God. Do you know that every time you approach God’s presence, it is like facing a test? Believe it or not, when you come before God, there are two crucial people at the meeting: God and you. One of these two must take pre-eminence. Similarly, God has a need and you also have a need; one of these two needs must be more important.Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye

    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33

        Coming up next: Open Heavens 25 September 2017: Monday daily devotional by Pastor Adeboye – No Skipping Details

    This scripture tells us about a divine order that must be followed. It also talks about God’s need and man’s need. It tells us that God has already provided for all man’s needs. In other words, God already has all you would need at any time in your life. For you to receive them, all that He requires from you is to simply meet His needs. Give Him what He wants. Put Him first and your needs last. Give Him quality thanks, praise and worship. When you follow Heaven’s protocol, you will easily receive a favorable answer to your requests. God expects you to come before His presence with thanksgiving, praise and worship, leaving your request as the last thing. Do you know that one way to know how important something really is to you is to measure the amount of time you give to it? When you pray for one hour and you use 50 minutes of the time presenting your request, you are telling God that you and your request are more important than Him and His desires. How do you think this makes God feel? In any case, He has already expressed His thoughts about this in 1 Samuel 2:30d, where He said:

    “for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”

    Also, what you focus on becomes magnified. If you focus on your problems, they will be enlarged. But if you focus on God and what He wants, He will be magnified to the extent that your problems will fade into insignificance. By the time you eventually remember them, you would discover that they have been swallowed up by His Almightiness, leaving you with the answer to your prayers.Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye

    Key Point: If you make God your priority, He will make you His priority.

    Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

    iOpenHeavens is the electronic version of the Hard Copy. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

    Open Heavens 24 September 2017: l by Pastor Adeboye

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