Morning Devotions

[8/13, 7:30 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-08-13
TOPIC: THE PASSWORD TO GOD AND HIS KINGDOM

SCRIPTURE: And said,”Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18″:1

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Humility is a major mark of childhood.

Childhood is a world of innocence and openness. It is a world of great delight,”beauty and excitement. Such a captivating world captures the very nature and ambience of the Kingdom of God. No wonder, the Master admonishes us to become like little children in order to enter the Kingdom of heaven. 

Previously, we looked at the openness of a child. Today, we shall look at other characters of a child”:

i. A child has no enemy. A child has no capacity to make enemies or live in bitterness. If you offend a child now,”he would return and play with you the next moment. The complication of bitterness, unforgiveness and offence deny people access to God and His kingdom.

ii. A child has nothing to worry about. A child lives in the realm of anxiety freedom; his life and future are literally in the Hands of God.

iii. A child has no doubt. A child believes everything absolutely; that is why we hear children say things like, ‘My father is going to buy me an aircraft.’ They believe it is possible even when the father is not financially buoyant.

Beloved, as a child of God, you need to believe God’s promises, and also believe His judgment (The reality of heaven and hell) and let that shape your life. Do not hear one thing in Church and do the opposite. You must come to the point where the Word of God for you is not negotiable.

iv. A child cannot walk in pride. Humility is a major mark of childhood. A child does not have any personality to defend. 

Beloved, you need to purge yourself of the monster called pride every single day of your life in order to have a place with God.

Remember this”: Humility is a major mark of childhood

ASSIGNMENT(S):

1. Go through today’s reading again.

2. If you have been doubting God’s Word,”repent.

3. Do not negotiate your total surrender to God; live with the consciousness of eternity.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: BE CONVERTED AS A CHILD

PRAYER: Lord,”breathe upon me today. Cause my heart to be tender and separate me from things that keep me from You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”: Nehemiah  5:14 to 7:73a,”1 Corinthians 8″:1 to 13,”Psalm 33″:1 to 11,”Proverbs 21″:8 to 10

QUOTE: To conquer anything in this world,”you must first conquer yourself. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: Receive the grace to function with the mind-set and character of the child in Jesus’ Name.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: A Power-packed Communion Service tomorrow with friends and loved ones for the preservation of your life and destiny by 5:30pm. God bless you as you come.

 

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SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH:

SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

MARDI,”LE 13 AOÛT 2019

THEME”: LE MOT DE PASSE QUI PERMET D’ACCEDER A DIEU ET A  SON ROYAUME

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: En ce moment,”les disciples s’approchèrent de Jésus, et dirent”: Qui donc est le plus grand dans le royaume des cieux? Matthieu 18: 1.

PENSEE DU JOUR: L’humilité est une marque majeure de l’enfance.

L’enfance est un monde d’innocence et d’ouverture. C’est un monde de grande joie,”de beauté et d’enthousiasme. Un tel monde attractif capture la nature même et l’ambiance du Royaume de Dieu. Ce n’est pas étonnant que le Maître nous exhorte à devenir comme de petits enfants pour entrer dans le Royaume des cieux.

Dernièrement, nous avons examiné le fait qu’un enfant est réel, ouvert, il n’a rien à cacher.

Aujourd’hui, nous allons examiner d’autres caractères d’un enfant”:

i. Un enfant n’a pas d’ennemi. Un enfant n’a pas la capacité de se faire des ennemis ou de vivre dans l’amertume. Si vou

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[8/13, 7:30 AM] 919063: Always be honest

Tuesday 13th August 2019

‘Don’t lie to each other.’ Colossians 3:9 NLT

Try to answer the following questions honestly. Would you lie in order to get yourself out of a jam? Impress someone? Avoid dealing with the consequences of your actions? Well, how did you do? In a major survey in the USA people were asked, ‘What would you be willing to do for $10 million?’ (Are you sitting down?) Twenty-five per cent said they’d be willing to abandon their families. Twenty-three per cent said they’d be willing to become a prostitute for a week. And seven per cent said they’d be willing to murder a stranger. Are you shocked?

Maybe you’re thinking that you’d never do that. Well, don’t be so quick – the survey showed that Christians were ‘almost as likely as non-Christians’ to falsify their tax returns, call in sick when they weren’t, cheat on their mates, and tear down someone else’s character to make themselves look better. Think about it – haveyou done any of those things lately? If you have, read these words carefully and prayerfully: ‘Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him’ (Colossians 3:9-10 NLT).

Pay particular attention to the words ‘put on your new nature’. Honesty is a garment you have to put on every day. So start modelling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God. Think the truth. Face the truth. Love the truth. Pursue the truth. Walk in the truth. From today on make up your mind that you’ll always be honest.

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