[10/30, 5:48 AM] 919063: It’s the way God planned it
Wednesday 30th October 2019
‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother.’ Matthew 19:5 NIV
Parents, read this letter. ‘Dear Dad: Thanks for all the times you held me on your lap so I could see the football match, and times you took me to the funfair and bought me hot dogs. I’ll always remember the day you carried me through the snow because I was so cold. You’ve been a great dad and I’ll never forget you. Suzie and I were talking the other day and wondering how you’re doing. Since we moved away we don’t get to see much of you. But one of these days we’re going to come and surprise you. Take care. I love you, your son.’ Nice letter, eh? Nice, if you’ve prepared yourself for the time when you’re no longer needed to do what you’re doing today. If not, you can grow resentful towards those you sacrificed so much for and feel like you’re no longer important to them.
God gave you your children on a lease, with an expiration date. Poet Kahlil Gibran said, ‘They come through you but not from you…you are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth’ (see Psalm 127:4). Parenthood isn’t about ownership, it’s about stewardship. Your first assignment is to providelove to make them secure, laws to make them wise, light to walk in and a lifestyle to follow. Your next assignment is to prepare them to go out into the world and put into practice the things you’ve taught them.
So release them, celebrate the investment you’ve made, pray for them and ask God, ‘What’s next?’ It’s the way God planned it
[10/30, 5:48 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-10-30
TOPIC: TAKE HEED TO YOURSELF
SCRIPTURE: Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Never be too anointed to be corrected; if you cannot be corrected you cannot be assisted
Many years ago,”while I was in the medical school, there was a young man whom God was helping me to bring up in the Lord. I was like a spiritual mentor to him. But after a while I couldn’t understand his operations and moves anymore. At a point, he decided to follow up a sister but the follow-up looked somehow. Both of them would lock themselves up in the same room praying together for three to four hours. So, I met him and asked, brother, what is happening? And he said to me, ‘you see, when eagles are operating, vultures cannot understand them.’ That is, I, the same person who was bringing him up spiritually was now a vulture and he had become an eagle overnight? Unbelievable!
So, I kept my cool, and the ‘eagles’ continued to manifest. Gradually, the girl’s body started changing; she became fairer in complexion. I asked her, ‘Sister, what is happening?’ and she said, ‘It is the glory of the Lord.’
It continued until one day when she complained that she had stomach upset and the father took her to the hospital. After the doctor examined her, he looked at her father and said, ‘Where are the baby things’ thinking that the father was her husband. The daughter was pregnant for nine months from the ‘eagle’ manifestation yet nobody was aware; how they covered it remains a mystery. The pregnancy was the outcome of such an ‘eagle’ manifestation.
Beloved, never forget your root in life; to forget your root is to forfeit your fruit. Never be too anointed to be corrected; if you cannot be corrected you cannot be assisted. Don’t be too big to be mentored.
But you shall not fail, in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: Never be too anointed to be corrected; if you cannot be corrected you cannot be assisted
1. Never be over confident as regards temptation; flee every appearance of evil.
2. Ensure you have a spiritual cover over your life,”someone who speaks into your life and corrects you when necessary.
3. Never resist the person God used to assist you in time past.
PRAYER”: Lord,”I make demands on Your grace to flee from every appearance of evil. Help me to place high value on the spiritual cover You have placed over my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE”: Nothing suffocates a man’s destiny like pride. To be without a father is to be without a future. If you cannot be instructed,”you cannot be assisted. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche
AMAZING FACT”: Swell shark is a species of shark that can bark like a dog.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 30/10/1834 – Slavery was abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 came into force.
DAILY READING: Lamentations 3:1-66,”Hebrews 1″:1-14,”Psalms 102″:1-28,”Proverbs 26″:21-22
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to remain rooted and planted in God is released upon you now in Jesus’ Name.
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[10/30, 5:48 AM] 919063: *Above Only Devotional*
Wednesday, October 30
*God’s Highest Definition of Good*
_Romans 8:28-29 (NLT), Ephesians 4: 13 (GNB)_
_And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. *… we shall all come… to that oneness in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God; we shall become mature people, reaching to the very height of Christ’s full stature._
God loves us so much and He wants us to have a good life. God wants you and me to prosper and be in health as our soul prospers, 3 John 1:2. His plans for you are plans of good and not evil to bring you to an expected end, Jer.29:11. The Bible tells us in James 1:17 that, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. In 1 Timothy 6:17, Apostle Paul said God richly gives us all things to enjoy. Having known all of this, it is important that you know what God’s highest definition of good is. God’s highest definition of good is for your life to conform to the image of Christ.
It will be a great loss for any man or woman to gain all the goodness and the pleasures of this earth and still lose his or her soul, Mark 8:36. By your faith in Christ, God has made you like Christ in your spirit (1 Cor.6:17, 1 John 4:17) but you have to put on Christ in your soul, James 1:21. In Romans 13:14 the Bible says, but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. God does not want you to be conformed to this world. He wants you to be transformed into Christ by the renewing of your mind, Rom.12:2. God wants to transform you by His Spirit from glory to glory into the very image of Christ, 2 Cor.3:18. The major way all things work together for our good is that even the challenges we face are helping us to become more like Christ, 2 Cor. 4:17, Rom. 8:18.
Dear Father, I desire your ultimate good for my life to become more like Christ. I yield myself to you Dear Lord.