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FRIDAY 01 JULY, 2022
Daily Devotional by Dr Pastor Paul Enenche

*TOPIC: THE NECESSITY OF DIVINE DIRECTION*
Welcome to July 2022!

SCRIPTURE: I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. Habakkuk 2:1.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Divine Direction is a vital necessity, not only for the Christian life, but also for existence as a whole.

You are welcome to the Month of July 2022, our Year of Overflowing Grace and Glory. We thank God for His Faithfulness in the first half of the year. As the second half of the year begins today, I decree that you shall experience overflowing grace and glory in greater dimensions in your life, in Jesus’ Name.

It has been made abundantly clear that Divine Direction is a vital necessity, not only for the Christian life, but also for existence as a whole. Divine Direction, that is, God leading or guiding a person is necessary for life and destiny fulfilment.

Now, the question is: why is Divine Direction such a vital necessity of life?
1. Life itself is at the mercy of Direction from God.
Your life is at the mercy of Divine Direction.
This is because people can die before their time for failing to hear or missing what God was trying to tell them.

2. People can be victims of wrong and disastrous relationships for lack of Divine Direction.
People can become victims of wrong and even disastrous relationships for lack of direction from God. People can be victims of wrong friendship relationships, business relationships, or marital relationships because there was something God was trying to tell them that they could not hear.

For instance, God may be trying to tell them, “This person you call friend is not really a friend.” “This young man you are in a relationship with cannot be your husband.” “This young lady you are courting cannot be your wife.”

But they never heard what God was trying to tell them and so they became victims of wrong relationships. But that will not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this: Divine Direction is a vital necessity, not only for the Christian life, but also for existence as a whole.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Make up your mind never to live without God’s Direction and Guidance.
2. Inquire from God at the place of prayer which way to go in life.

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your willingness to guide and lead me always. I ask for the grace to always seek Your Guidance Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: POSTURE (POSITIONING) FOR DIVINE DIRECTION (PART 1)

QUOTE: It is not possible for you to direct your life if your heart has lost direction from you. Guard your heart! An unstable heart is an unstable life, and a stable heart equals a stable life. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Proverbs 10-12

AMAZING FACT: A hair follicle will replace a new strand of hair about 20 times in a lifetime.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Divine Help to access Divine Direction be your portion in Jesus’ Name.

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*DATE: FRIDAY JULY 1ST 2022*

*THEME: SLEEPING IN TRAINING*?

*MEMORISE*:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:1 Peter 5:8

*READ: Acts 20:7 -12*
7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

*MESSAGE*
Apostle Paul was preaching while a young man named Eutychus was sleeping. Our attention however is not on Paul but on Eutychus. Here was a greatly anointed man of God preaching and he was sleeping. It may look like something to judge him for, but there are many like Eutychus in the Church today. Many people go to the Church today and sleep throughout the service. They may not be closing their physical eyes, but their spiritual eyes are closed. Some workers are sleeping spiritually while the anointing is flowing. John 7:38-39 says:

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

The rivers referred to in the Scripture above is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit flows like a river. When He is moving, if you are not conscious of His presence and paying attention, He will flow past you and you would miss your miracle. Anyone who saw Eutychus and the others leaving the service the next morning would have thought that they were blessed and fully charged spiritually, not knowing that some of them like Eutychus slept off during the meeting and were leaving just the same way that they came. This is why many people keep attending powerful crusades and life changing services but their lives have remained the same.

Sometimes, the organizers of these services are the ones who actually make it easy for people to sleep when they should be fellowshipping. When you decorate the Church and it look like art gallery, people would be appreciating the art rather than connecting with the Lord. The Church is a place of intimate fellowship with God so let the environment foster that more than anything else. That is why we decorate our Church auditoriums in The Redeemed Christian Church pf God with Scriptures. Everywhere you turn, there is a Bible verse that will catch your attention because we want you to be focused on God and nothing else.

*KEY POINT*
Church services play a major role in equipping you for all-round success; don’t sleep in training.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 79-82*

*AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE*

*HYMN 16: O GOD OUR HELP IN AGES PAST*

1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:

2. Beneath the shadow of thy throne,
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4: A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

6. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guide while troubles last,
And our eternal home!

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