Morning. Devotions

[1/9, 6:18 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY 2020

THEME: CONTROL THAT ADDICTION

MEMORISE:
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Proverbs 25:28

READ: Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

MESSAGE

When we talk about addiction, it is not only a matter of hard drugs. Anger is also something that many people find difficult to control in their lives. The Bible says those who don’t have control over their anger are in the same category as those who say there is no God; they are all fools.

“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.”
Ecclesiastes 7:9

Another seemingly subtle addiction that needs to be controlled is lust. For some men, a lady cannot pass by without them feasting on her body with their eyes. Lust is dangerous as it is equal to adultery and Proverbs 6:26 says adultery will reduce the value of any man to a piece of bread.

Yet another one that needs to be controlled is inordinate ambition. It is good to be ambitious, but having so much ambition that it takes over your mind and your walk with God is dangerous. If you want a promotion so badly that you are willing to commit sin to get it, you need to put your ambition in check. Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-20 that treasures stored on earth will be destroyed or stolen but if you store up your treasures in heaven, if your ambitions are heaven-related, then you are on the right track. Your spending also needs to be controlled. Many people cannot keep money for a long time. As they get, they spend it. This attitude tends to poverty and must be controlled. Proverbs 21:20 says:

“There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.”

Many cannot control how much time they spend on social media. Whenever they pick up their phone, they can be on social media for the next one hour even when they have very important things to do. When they wake up in the morning, instead of praying, the first thing they pick up is their phone. Whatever you cannot control in your life is controlling you. Keep your body under subjection (1 Corinthians 9:27).

PRAYER POINT:
Father, give me grace to put everything that should be controlled in my life under control.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Job 21-23

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 13: I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS

1. I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

2. Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow;
Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow;
Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow
No turning back, no turning back.

3. My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

4. The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
No turning back, no turning back.

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[1/9, 6:27 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2020-01-09
TOPIC: EXCELLING BY EXCELLENCE

SCRIPTURE: Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes,”because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 

Daniel 6″:3

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Whatever will not be done excellently must be left totally; what you inject into life determines what you can eject out of life.

 

To excel is to surpass someone or something. It is to be much better than others. To excel is also to exceed or go beyond expected limits in positive performance or outcome,”while excellence is the quality of being outstanding and remarkable in performance or outcome. 

Excellence is key to eminence. Excellence is doorway to prominence. To avoid mediocrity is to embrace excellence. Your passion for excellence determines your portion in destiny. Mediocrity on the other hand is the doorway to obscurity. You cannot do things shabbily and expect to make any meaningful mark in your generation.

Excellence defies sentiments and prejudices. It conquers all forms of discrimination and segregation. For instance, even though Daniel was not a Babylonian, he rose to the top in Babylon on the wings of excellence (Daniel 6″:3).

Whatever you do,”ensure that you give it your best. A particular thing may be good enough but I have realized that “good enough” is never enough. It is being better than the best that is good enough. Make up your mind to do things with excellence.

Beloved, whatever will not be done excellently must be left totally. Average input can never produce an excellent outcome. It is Input that determines outcome; what you inject into life determines what you can eject out of life.

Please understand that the world has zero tolerance for mediocrity; average existence has minimal or no voice. The voice of a failure is not heard; the voice of a poor man is scarcely heard. You are not qualified to coach in a field you have not mastered. To excel in life and destiny, you must exhibit excellence in all that you do.

You shall get there, in Jesus’ Name.

 

REMEMBER THIS”: Whatever will not be done excellently must be left totally; what you inject into life determines what you can eject out of life

ASSIGNMENT (S):

 

1. Make up your mind to be an excellent person and to be known for excellence. 

2. Look for books or materials relevant to your field that can enhance your mentality for excellent delivery,”and study them. If you need to take an extra course or academic study on what you do to be better, go ahead. 

 

 

PRAYER”: Lord,”I repent of any area I may have displayed mediocrity in time past. Deliver me from every trace of mediocrity or average existence Lord. I receive the impartation of the spirit of excellence to excel in life and destiny O Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

 

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: Secret of Generational Impact.

 

DAILY READING: Genesis 41 -45

QUOTE: Being busy doesn’t necessarily make things easy,”it is being excellent that releases ease to life. Culled from ‘365 Wisdom Capsules’ by Dr Paul Enenche

 

AMAZING FACT”: The foot is one of the most ticklish parts of the body.

 

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: I decree the release of the spirit of excellence upon you in this season in the Name of Jesus Christ. 
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[1/9, 6:35 AM] 919063: Posted on January 9, 2020
MILLIONAIRE EMBRACE: Thursday January 9, 2020 | Korede & Esther Komaiya

ADDED THINGS

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

In a world where materialism seems to be the measure of success, with not too stable economies around the world, the drive on what to eat, what to drink, clothe to wear and shelter to dwell is taking great toll on humanity, lots of Christians not exempted. God wills for us to live an hyper-successful life; a life not driven by survival, but on purpose, backed by kingdom sense.

Jesus was explicit in today’s scripture, revealing the pathway to cheaply achieving what the world struggles and fight for. If your drive in life is for material possessions, then, you don’t understand the God-Path to great possessions. Too many believers seek first ‘All these things…’ instead of the kingdom of God that delivers ‘All these things.’ You do yourself no benefit seeking first the additions of the kingdom of God. Today, let your focus be on the Kingdom of God, let what concern God concern you; paramount among them is SOUL WINNING. When you seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, every other thing becomes bonus to you.

ACTION STEP

Make God first in your life.

KEEP IN MIND

If your drive in life is for material possessions, then, you don’t understand the God-Path to great possessions.

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