[11/18, 4:58 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-18
TOPIC: DISCIPLINE A LADDER TO THE TOP
SCRIPTURE: He who ignores discipline despises himself,”but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. Proverbs 15″:32
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The degree of your discipline determines the quality of your destiny; to reach where you desire,”you must do what is required.
Discipline can be defined as the suppression of base desires. It is the ability to have self-control over the immediate in order to achieve the ultimate. Discipline says, ‘pay now so you can play later.’
The tragedy is, many people ate their today yesterday and some are eating their tomorrow today for bankruptcy of discipline.
Beloved, the degree of your discipline determines the quality of your destiny. To reach where you desire, you must do what is required.
The truth is, there is no future for the lazy; there is no destiny for the lethargic. To follow feelings at times is to end in failure. The meaning is, that point where you wake up on Monday morning and say, ‘I do not feel like going to work today or it is about to rain, I will just remain on my bed’; your feelings has just laid the foundation for your sacking.
But that shall not be your portion, for you shall not be lazy in Jesus’ Name.
Your discipline is vital for your success, lifting and stability in life. It takes discipline to go up and it takes much more discipline to stay up.
Today, I prophesy on you the impartation of the spirit of discipline that will guarantee your destiny fulfillment, in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: The degree of your discipline determines the quality of your destiny; to reach where you desire you must do what is required
1. Be determined to be disciplined in every area of your life – be it finance,”career, time management, spiritual life, etc.
2. Shun every lifestyle of laziness and indolence.
For Further Understanding, Get This Message”: Hindrances to a purposeful life part 3
PRAYER: O Lord,”deliver me from the life of indiscipline. I make demands on the impartation of the spirit of discipline, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING”: Ezekiel 37:1 to 38:23,”James 1″:19 to 2:17,”Psalm 117″:1 to 2,”Proverbs 28″:1
QUOTE: Wealth without wisdom will waste. Wealth without work will also waste. Culled from 21 uncommon keys to financial overflow by Dr Paul Enenche.
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DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND”: The Healing and Deliverance Service tomorrow by 9:00am at the Glory Dome. Invite someone. God bless you as you do so.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the grace for discipline today in Jesus Name; the spell of indiscipline is broken in Jesus’ Name.
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[11/18, 6:11 AM] 919063: MILLIONAIRE EMBRACE: Monday November 18, 2019 Korede & Esther Komaiya
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life that both you and your descendants may live.”
Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)
The power to determine our end is in our choice; this, God will never assume for us since He has given us the liberty to make choices, yes! You are at liberty to choose whatever you want in life and at liberty to bear the consequences of your choices. Our choices determine our successes or failures, however, you have no choice if you have no decision and you have no decision if there is no action; action is what validates decision.
Today’s scripture reveals that every time we are given options, we are actually given opportunities to choose, and that calls for decision making. You never made a mistake being where you are, your decisions took you there; you may not like where you are today, but your decisions brought you where you are. Both wealth and poverty, acceptance and rejection, love and hate, bitterness and forgiveness, healing and sickness are product of your decisions. You have today to make tomorrow right or wrong – DECIDE, because your indecision is decisions!
Be smart in your choices for informed decisions.
KEEP IN MIND
You never made a mistake being where you are, your decisions took you there.
I celebrate you
[11/18, 6:11 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2019
THEME: HOPE AGAINST HOPELESSNESS.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? Romans 8:24
READ: Mark 5:25-34
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
What can anyone do without hope? Absolutely nothing! Every human being lives in the anticipation of a better tomorrow. It is the hope of a better government that makes the electorate troop out to the polling booth to vote out a bad government. The absence of hope leads to despair, and that is not the state a child of God should live in. the Christian life is built around hope, which is the anchor of our faith. The heroes of faith who have gone ahead of us all lived in hope and were comforted by it. Hebrews 11:13 says:
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
The hope of living in the Kingdom of God in heaven produced a strong faith in them, which drove them to live blessed lives as strangers and pilgrims on earth.
Today’s Bible reading narrates how hope worked for the good of a woman with an issue of blood. Even when she had no reason to hope anymore, she kept hope alive that she would overcome her problem someday. When she heard about Jesus, hope produced a great sense of purpose in her heart and persuaded her to come out of her hiding place. As she left her hoem and struggled through the crowd around Jesus in hope, she kept on saying these words of Mark 5:28 to herself:
“……..If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”
The forward-looking tone of her statement confirms the hope in her. Hope precedes faith, and without it there is no foundation for faith to stand on. This is the reason why we need to keep hope alive in ourselves as we live our daily lives in faith. Hope is so essential that an adage says, “if there is life, there is hope.” In other words, as long as you are still alive, there should be hope in you for a better tomorrow. Speaking along this same line, Ecclesiastes 9:4 says:
“For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.”
Indeed, hope is an essential part of human life.
Are you living in a state of hopelessness today? Please don’t contemplate suicide. No matter how things are for you, your condition is still better than that of someone else. Please keep your hope alive in God. Having Christ in you is the surest source of hope. He gives the hope of a glorious tomorrow to those who have allowed Him into their hearts (Colossians 1:27). Let Him come into your heart today and He will turn that hopeless situation around for good. It is well with your soul.
Father, let my hope come alive, and teach me to trust You for a better tomorrow.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 33- 35 and Amos 5:1-17
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