[11/6, 4:35 AM]: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-06
TOPIC: DIVINE LIFTING BY DIVINE GIFTING
SCRIPTURE: A man’s gift maketh room for him,”and bringeth him before great men.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your gift is key to your lift; your potential is your access to your possibilities.
From the above passage,”we can see that a man’s gift is his launching pad and propeller to his greatness in life. That is to say, your gift does not only make room for you; it also has the capacity to catapult you from nothingness to prominence in life.
This means, your gift is key to your lift; your gift is your vehicle to your destiny; and your potential is your access to your possibilities.
Now, our talents or gifts are not at equal level. So, do not allow anyone’s feeling of intimidation and insecurity thwart your capacity to manifest your gifts.
The truth is, by the time you arrive eternity, God will ask you, “The potentials that I bypassed several people to endow you with, how did you use them? Did you leave them redundant? Did you use them to gain popularity for yourself? Or you used the gifts to expand the Kingdom of God and impact humanity?”
Beloved, you cannot hoard your gifts and reach your destiny; you cannot hoard what you can do and become what you are meant to become in life. Impossible!
I prophesy to you, as you determine to maximally deploy your gift(s), you shall experience a lift to another level in life and destiny in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: Your gift is key to your lift; your potential is your access to your possibilities.
1. If you have not yet discovered your gifting or potentials,”go to God at the place of prayer to discover yourself and to know the problems you have been wired to solve on earth.
2. Deploy your gifts/talents to the glory of God, for the advancement of His Kingdom and for the benefit of humanity.
For Further Understanding, Get This Message”: Secrets of Generational Impact
PRAYER: Lord,”I refuse to end as a liability or a burden. Help me not to die loaded but to die empty, having downloaded all that You uploaded into me for my generation, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING”: Ezekiel 14:12 to 16:41,”Hebrews 7″:18 to 28,”Psalm 106″:1 to 12,”Proverbs 27″:4 to 6.
QUOTE: You are the method God wants to use to solve the challenges of your country. Culled from Go in this thy Might by Dr Paul Enenche
TODAY IN HISTORY: 6/11/1860. Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th American President
AMAZING FACT: Christianity is the only religion you can find in every part of the earth. There is no part of the world you go that you cannot find at least a Christian
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: By this instruction, you shall not live a wasted life. The grace to fully deploy all potentials is released for you in Jesus’ Name
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[11/6, 4:38 AM]Look for teaching moments
Wednesday 6th November 2019
‘What do these stones mean?’ Joshua 4:21 NIV
One of the most effective ways to teach is through ‘teaching moments’. Jesus did that. When a fig tree didn’t produce fruit, he cursed it and it immediately withered up. That got the disciples’ attention (see Matthew 21:18-22 NKJV). Then he explained that unless you stay filled with God’s Spirit, you won’t be fruitful in his service. He could have taught this same lesson in the synagogue. But then his listeners would’ve had to imagine a fig tree, and the message would have been diluted depending on the ability of the hearer.
When three drunken high-school students crashed their car into a tree, the wreck sat in front of their school for several days. Every day the students had to look at it. That’s called a ‘high-impact teaching moment’. They say timing is everything. That’s certainly true when it comes to learning the important lessons in life, so don’t miss them! If you’re a parent, it’s futile to constantly ‘preach’ at your kids. If you’re a leader, it’s a mistake to keep ‘lecturing’ the people who are answerable to you. Let the experience speak! Then ask for their thoughts, and listen without interjecting! People learn more through discovery than dialogue.
That’s why God instructed Joshua to build a monument of twelve stones on the other side of Jordan after he miraculously parted its waters so they could cross over (see Joshua 4:1-9). What he was really saying was, ‘When your children ask what this monument is all about, use it as a teaching moment about my love and faithfulness.’ So look for the teaching moments in life – and use them.
[11/6, 5:15 AM] : OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2019
THEME: PEACE AMIDST THE STORM.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
READ: Mark 4:35-41
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
The life of our Lord Jesus Christ on earth shows us that we can have peace amidst the storms of life. In today’s Bible reading, He demonstrated that He is indeed the Prince of Peace, as written of Him, in Isaiah 9:6. While traveling in a boat with His disciples, having just finished a long session of preaching and counseling for only God knows how many hours, there arose a great storm bellowing against the boat in which they were. The disciples were sore afraid that they would die at sea, because it seemed as if their boat would capsize. Meanwhile, Jesus Christ was fast asleep in the inner chamber of the boat. It is amazing that He could sleep even in the midst of a storm! The disciples woke Him up, accusing Him of being unmindful of their predicament. Jesus was surprised that His disciples could ever imagine that the boat carrying the Author of life would capsize! Howbeit, He arose and rebuked the wind behind the raging storm, and there was a great calm.
The series of events that occurred in the story shows us that the devil and his cohorts can launch an attack against us after a successful outreach programmes. Nevertheless, the good news is that God will always take charge and curtail such attacks. We also need to recognize from this story that the devil has no respect for the personality of the anointed. He can attack anybody, even when he knows that failure is inevitable, or how do we explain his attempt to capsize the boat of the one who created him? We must therefore be careful not to rest on our oars as we fight the good fight of faith. Nevertheless, in spite of the devil’s antics, we must not be afraid, because the Stiller of Storms is with us. You will be very wise to always have Jesus in the boat of your life, for He will always rise to any challenge you are confronted with when He is the captain of your life’s boat. A person’s true character is revealed when he or she is confronted with difficult situations. The raging storm revealed that the disciples did not really know Jesus as they ought to know Him. If they did, they would not have accused Him of not being concerned with their plight. As a matter of fact, their show of surprise at Him stilling the storm shows that they had little understanding of Him being God among men. In light of their example, we must never assume that we have fully known the Lord until we see Him in glory (1 Corinthians 13:12). We must continually desire and pray to know Him the more, just like Paul did all the days of his life (Philippians 3:10). The more of Him we know, the more of His peace we will have in our hearts. I pray that His peace will continually fill your heart, even in the midst of the storms of life, in Jesus’ Name.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverb 17:22).
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 12-13
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 7: MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name
On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand
When darkness hides His lovely face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay
When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne
[11/6, 5:16 AM]
WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019
ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU THE WAY
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)
How can we, a covenant people of a covenant-keeping God with so much divine investments and resources, be living in abject poverty? Each time I sit back to think about it, my heart bleeds. Some of the best qualities of diamond in the entire world are in Sierra Leone, but they are dying of starvation. Look at Congo, look at South Africa, look all over Africa. Africa is highly endowed, but because the Church is sleeping, others would come, take our resources and develop their own nations. Then we will go without it because we are not ready to think. For too long African nations have become so irresponsible and this irresponsibility has reduced all, even making its dignitaries become a liability.
We fail to reflect. We fail to ask questions such as “What do I do”? We have reduced coming to church to a religious exercise. Do you think that we are here just to prepare you for heaven? If that is the only reason, as soon as you receive Jesus, you should die and get out of the way. However, there is a more noble reason why God has kept you alive after you became a Christian. It is for you to make life better for somebody. Do you ever wake up in the morning and ask what can I do? How is my life going to benefit somebody today? Lord, show me how my life would be able to put a smile on somebody’s face.’ Any gift that you have that is not blessing somebody is not a gift.
If the Church of Jesus can start thinking; you do not have to wait until it becomes big, you can do the impossible with the available. And that is the way God loves it; ‘For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many noble are called. God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise and prudent.’ It is time to start thinking so that you can fulfill destiny.
Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 26-31, Ecclesiastes 1: 13-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 37-39; Evening- Hebrews 3
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