Open Heaven 2 September 2022 MEMORISE: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12
READ: Proverbs 3:5-8 Open Heaven 2 September 2022
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Open Heaven 2 September 2022
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 34:1-22, Jeremiah 35:1-19, Jeremiah 36:1-32
MESSAGE: – Open Heaven 2 September 2022 Friday Daily Devotional
Many people have lost the purpose of God for their lives. They are living below God’s standard and expectations for their lives. There is a method by which God operates, but as long as people keep choosing to do things in a worldly manner, they will never achieve the purpose of God for their lives.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. – (Isaiah 55:8)
God does not think like man does. In fact, the Bible says His foolishness is wiser than men (1 Corinthians 1:25). You cannot achieve His purpose by trying to do things with worldly wisdom; you will end up missing it. Don’t try to copy others, copy the One who called you. Jesus achieved His purpose for coming to earth because He said;
… Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do; for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. – (John 5:19)
For young ministers of the gospel, don’t try to do things the way you’ve seen other popular ministers do things; your calling is not the same as theirs. When I was younger in ministry, there were people whose sermons were very mesmerizing. As interesting as their sermons were, I stayed put to the way God had taught me to preach; by His grace, people’s lives were transformed and the Church grew. For those who were teaching deep theology, at the end of the sermon, when you ask the people what they learnt, they would just say, “Oh, Pastor was on fire today”; there was no real change in the lives of people. My beloved, don’t follow the crowd. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith….”.
I see some music ministers; they start very well, singing great spiritual songs that attract the Spirit of God, but then they move on to those that will move the crowd and if you notice, their ministries begin to go down from there on. Be wise; if you want to have a long-lasting impact and eventually fulfil your destiny, do everything God’s way and not the way the world does it.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 2 September 2022
Father, give me the grace to never follow the world’s wisdom but Your way always, in Jesus’ name.
Open Heaven 2 September 2022 Friday
HYMN: Now Thank We All Our God
1 Now thank we all our God,
With hearts, and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things hath done,
In Whom His world rejoices;
Who, from our mother’s arms,
Hath bless’d us on our way
With countless gifts to love
And still is ours to-day.
2 O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever-joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us in His grace
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.
3 All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in the highest heaven
The One, Eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.