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[1/23, 6:11 AM] 919063: Stand on God’s Word (3)

Thursday 23rd January 2020

‘Exercises self-control in all things.’ 1 Corinthians 9:25 ESV

When you are eating too much. Studies confirm that today over half the population of the western world is eating too much. If you are one of the many people battling a problem of overeating, here’s the good news: God can help you win the battle! Often it’s not about what youare eating, it’s about what’s eating you. We overeat to find comfort and relief from stress and anxiety, but it’s a short-term fix and it doesn’t work.

The psalmist went directly to the root of his problem: ‘Search me…and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life’ (Psalm 139:23-24 NLT). God can relieve the ‘anxious thoughts’ within you. The Holy Spirit is the greatest therapist in the world. When you surrender and ask him to take up residence within you, you discover that ‘the fruit of the spirit is…self-control’ (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV). He can give you the power to control your appetite, and start living by the Scripture: ‘Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God’ (1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT).

So make this your prayer today: ‘O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone’ (Jeremiah 17:14 NLT). The word for you today is – with God’s help you can avoid eating too much.

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[1/23, 6:11 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: THURSDAY 23RD JANUARY 2020.

THEME: SALT OF THE EARTH.

MEMORISE:

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13

READ: Luke 14:34

Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

MESSAGE

The statement “You are the salt of the earth” means that without you, the earth cannot be sweet. Hence, the sweetness of this world depends on you.

One of the ways by which you can be like salt in your world is through the words of your mouth. Colossians 4:6 says:

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Always speak soothing words to the downtrodden, never use harsh and abusive words and ensure your words are healing rather than killing those who hear them.

Another way to be the salt of the earth is to show kindness to others. Your little act of kindness is a great factor in making the world a sweet place for some other person(s) to live in. in Matthew 25:34-46, there is a list of people to whom you are expected to always show kindness. These include the hungry, the prisoners, the sick, those who have no clothes and so on.

If you don’t do these things, then you have lost your savor and Jesus said in Matthew 5:13 that salt that has lost its savor is good for nothing but should be cast out and trodden under the foot of men. You may say: But this world is a very wicked place, how can I use nice words and perform kind acts in such a place? Well, that is exactly the point. When you cook a cup of rice, you don’t add a cup of salt to it. The salt is always little compared to the rice. You should not expect the whole world to be salt too; it is your duty to influence others with your savor and bring out the sweetness in them. You cannot afford to become bitter just because others around you are.
Remain the salt of the earth. Don’t be weary in doing good. Your reward will surely come if you don’t give up (Galatians 6:9).

PRAYER POINT:
Lord, please have mercy on me for all the times that I lost my savor. I promise from now to remain as salt even in this wicked world.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 32-34

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 22: OH LORD MY GOD!

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art.

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And lead me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow with humble adoration
And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

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[1/23, 6:52 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2020-01-23
TOPIC: THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD

SCRIPTURE:There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD,”that shall stand. Proverbs 19″:21

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What God said about you is heavier than what any witch or wizard has said.

The counsel of the Lord refers to the purpose,”design, intent or plan of God. 

Our anchor Scripture above confirms that we live in a generation where the hearts of men are filled with wicked devices, evil imaginations and demonic orchestrations against their fellow human beings. 

The scripture also makes us understand that despite the evil intents or devices of men, it is the counsel of the Lord that shall stand. It does not matter how wicked the orchestrations, calculations or permutations of the enemy against your life is, it is the counsel of the Lord that shall stand in your life.

The truth is, what God said about you is heavier than what any witch or wizard has said. The Word of God is more potent than any weapon of war – be it physical or spiritual (Isaiah 54″:17).

Today,”by the apostolic mantle of God on my life, I cancel every negative agenda of the enemy against your life. Every handwriting of evil against your destiny is blotted out now. Concerning your marriage, the counsel of the Lord shall stand; concerning your finance, career, family and destiny, it is the counsel of the Lord that shall stand, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”:What God said about you is heavier than what any witch or wizard has said.

ASSIGNMENT:

1.Locate the counsel of the Lord concerning your life by studying the Word of God. 

2. Constantly confess and declare the counsel of the Lord for your life.

3. Trash anything anybody has said concerning you that is contrary to the Word of God. 

PRAYER: Lord,”I need to hear Your voice above the noise of the world. Frustrate every voice of the enemy against my life, family and destiny. Let Your counsel stand in my life O Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, get the message”: The Counsel of The Lord Shall Stand.

QUOTE: The Mantle Tackles the Battles of your life. It is the mantle that shuts the voice of hell against your calling. Culled from Thou Art my Battle Axe and Weapons of War by Dr. Paul Enenche  

DAILY READING:Leviticus 20-24

AMAZING FACT: When wet,”a healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% of its original length.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION”: The orchestrations of hell against your life in this season are brought into frustration in Jesus’ Name. 

 

 

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