[12/15, 5:02 AM] faithemm2015: True understanding
Tuesday 15th December 2020
‘Your commandments give me understanding.’ Psalm 119:104 NLT
True understanding comes from God. That’s why Solomon asked God for understanding instead of relying on his own wisdom. And God will bestow understanding on you through his Word. ‘For the Lord gives wisdom: from his mouth come knowledge and understanding’ (Proverbs 2:6 NKJV). David said, ‘Through your precepts I get understanding’ (Psalm 119:104 NKJV).
The Bible was written for us to understand and interpret life the way God does. Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, told Timothy, ‘Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things’ (2 Timothy 2:7 NKJV). As you immerse yourself in Scripture, God speaks to you. In essence he says, ‘This is how I see it, and this is how I want you to see it.’ He gives you his insight into the situation. In the Bible you will discover how to become truly successful. You will find the answer to your financial troubles, how to cure worry, and how to solve relationship problems. It will direct you in your family relationships – the chain of authority in the home, including the position of the husband, the wife and the children. It contains the cure for nervousness and depression. It’s even a purging tool for removing sin from your mind and life. ‘How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your word’ (Psalm 119:9 NKJV).
In short, your Bible is the greatest success manual in the world! The psalmist said, ‘The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple’ (Psalm 119:130 NKJV). So if you want true understanding, meditate on the Scriptures today.
[12/15, 5:02 AM] faithemm2015: WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Tuesday, 15th December, 2020
THE POWER TO BECOME
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” John 1:12 (KJV)
It is always important to know the Word of God so that you can always align yourself with it. Some believers are struggling because they are running on tangent with the scriptures.
The more I study the scripture, the more I find out that it was never God’s intention for His children to be struggling. He can’t call you and say I want you to struggle. Struggle is not part of your salvation package.
In John 15:1 the Bible declares: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman” (KJV) Therefore, every branch in Him is expected to bring forth fruits. Verse 5 goes on to say: “I am the vine and you are the branches. He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing”(NKJV)
What does the branch have to do in order to produce fruit? Nothing at all! Just to connect with the vine. When you connect what happens? Fruit will come from there and it will come to the glory of the tree.
Can you imagine that even when God had endorsed Jesus and called him His only begotten son, the Bible said he met the world and the world did not know him. He also came to his own and they didn’t see him as the man sent by God. Then the bible says: “…. as many as received him to them gave him power to become the sons of God”
As many as were blind that received him, he gave power to receive their sight. As many as were lame that received him, he gave power to walk away from their crutches. As many as were poor that received him, he gave power to become rich.
When you receive Him and you receive His Word, the power to become is given to you. You don’t need to struggle! All you need to do is receive.
Further Reading: John 1:1- 17
Bible Reading: Morning- Amos 1-3; Evening- Revelation 6
Spread the Word, Share!
POWERED BY: TREM
[12/15, 5:02 AM] faithemm2015: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
Tuesday 15th December, 2020
*THE EAGLE LIFE 2*
*Text: “Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high… From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.” Job 39:27, 29*
The eagle has the most powerful sight among the birds. It can see from afar off. Eagles have a strong vision. This quality singles them out among the birds. It often sees some small animal on the ground and flies down to catch it. Having a strong vision is a major requirement of making a success of our lives. The vision of a man determines how far he can go and what he can accomplish in life. We are not just talking about the physical sight; we are talking of an inward vision. If all you can see in your life is your immediate environment then your life will be limited by what you are seeing. But for you to grow beyond where you are you must see beyond where you are. The greatest tragedy in life is not physical blindness but internal blindness.
The eyes that are looking are much but the eyes that see are few. It’s a major prayer that we should pray in life that the eyes of our understanding may be open to see. Seeing clearly into the plans and purpose of God for our lives.
One major aspect of vision is seeing possibilities where others see problems. Seeing a way out where others see a barrier. If all you can see is what everybody is seeing then your life will be limited to what everybody is doing and becoming. The uniqueness of your vision is what differentiates you in the sea of humanity.
God had to teach us the power of seeing afar off from the life of Abraham. God brought him out to look northward, southward, eastward and westward. God told him as far as his eyes could see shall be given to him. How far can you see? How much do you see yourself accomplishing in life. Like an eagle, allow the Spirit of God to open your eyes to see afar off.
My eye of understanding is enlightened. I can see clearly and afar off into God’s plans for me.
*LEARN MORE:* Gen 13:14-17, Eph 1:16-19
*PRAYER REQUEST: Lord we declare fresh help over Inspiration in 2021.*
[12/15, 6:09 AM] faithemm2015: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: TUESDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2020.
THEME: DO YOU REALLY LOVE GOD?
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 John 5:3
READ: John 14:21-24
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
God our Father, the creator of the world, always knows what is best for us. He knows how we should conduct ourselves and live a perfect life. In the beginning (after the fall of man in the garden of Eden), man became a free moral agent, doing whatever pleased him. However, because man is a spirit, he began to experience a deep spiritual yearning for his creator whom he lost connection with, due to the fall. The Bible says in Genesis 4:26 that “……..then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.” However, due to man’s sinful nature, they could not call upon God effectively on their own terms. To bridge this gap and help man do it right, God gave the ten commandments using the Israelites as the initial recipients. These commandments help us to know the general will of God for us daily. Jesus gave the basic summary of the commandments in Matthew 22:37-40:
“………Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
According to our memory verse, the commandments of God are not grievous. However, the fallen nature of Man prompts people to do everything against God’s will now and again. Jesus said in John 14:21
“ He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
The Bible verse above is a great litmus test. Do you really love God?
You cannot claim to love God if you do not have His commandments in your heart (Psalm 119:11).
You cannot claim to love God if you do not obey His commandments (John 14:15).
If we love God indeed, it will show in our obedience to His commandments which are not grievous, especially when compared to the weight and consequences of sin.
Lord, help me access the grace to obey Your commandments, in the mighty name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ephesians 1-6
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 30: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD.
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.