[8/15, 6:33 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-08-15
TOPIC: ALONENESS WITH GOD A PATHWAY TO DESTINY
SCRIPTURE: And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. Genesis 32:24
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Activity can be the enemy of intimacy with God.
We live in a world where so many people are experiencing a life of struggle and wrong identity like Jacob. They are being confronted with situations that make the future appear uncertain and the past seems to be haunting them. Some of them have great potentials and great destinies but they are helplessly groping in the dark in utter confusion looking for direction.
Now,”what should a person do if he finds himself in situations like these? What are the keys to destiny opening? Today, we shall look at one of those keys”:
Aloneness with God
In Genesis 32:24,”the Bible says, And Jacob was left alone.
Anyone who is interested in the fulfilment of his destiny on earth must have time to be with God alone. This is living a life that is not overcrowded with people or overrun with activities. Over-activity can be the enemy of intimacy with God.
I would like you to take note of three key thoughts concerning aloneness with God.
a. Separation unto God is key to visitation from God. If you need a visitation from God you must produce separation.
b. Separation unto God is key to the transformation of life.
Change of life happens when you are alone with God.
c. Times of separation are times of reflection, and times of reflection are times of revival. When alone with God, you experience personal revival.
Beloved, you have to give yourself a break from anything that is making you too busy for God. Maybe you need to give yourself a break from your phone for some time. The truth is, God does not do serious things with a person when his life is crowded. So, you must make up your mind to separate yourself from the crowd and be alone with God as often as possible.
Remember this”: Activity can be the enemy of intimacy with God.
1. Have a schedule that marks a stipulated time when you have to meet with God alone.
2. Refuse to be comfortable with the crowd all the time.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING,”GET THIS MESSAGE”: PATHWAY TO DESTINY
PRAYER: Lord,”You are all I need. Draw me closer to You and cause me to be deeply addicted to Your Presence, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING”: Nehemiah 9:22 to 10: 39,”1 Corinthians 9″:19 to 10:13,”Psalm 34″:1 to 10,”Proverbs 21″:13
QUOTE: Riding the storm is the exclusive preserve of those who are addicted to the company of the Almighty. Culled from RIDING THE STORM OF LIFE by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Your heart beats over 100,”000 times a day.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: As you take the time to be alone with God,”you shall experience Divine visitation like never before, in Jesus’ Name.
SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH”:
SEMENCE DE DESTINEE
JEUDI,”LE 15 AOUT 2019
THEME”: LA SOLITUDE AVEC DIEU – UNE VOIE VERS LA REALISATION DU DESTIN
LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Jacob demeura seul. Alors un homme lutta avec lui jusqu’au lever de l’aurore. Genèse 32:24.
PENSEE DU JOUR: L’activité peut être l’ennemi de l’intimité avec Dieu.
Nous vivons dans un monde où tant de gens ont une fausse identité comme Jacob et vivent une vie remplie de luttes. Ils sont confrontés à des situations qui font que le passé les hante très souvent et l’avenir semble incertain. Certains d’entre eux ont de grands potentiels et de grands destins mais ils tâtonnent dans l’obscurité,”dans la confusion, à la recherche d’une direction.
Alors, que doit faire une personne si elle se trouve dans de telles situations? Quelles sont les clés de l’ouverture du destin?
Aujourd’hui, nous allons examiner l’une de ces clés”: La Solitude avec Dieu.
Dans Genèse 32:24,”la Bible dit”: « Jacob demeura seul…» Quiconque s’intéresse
[8/15, 6:33 AM] 919063: How to solve problems (1)
Thursday 15th August 2019
‘The people became very discouraged on the way.’ Numbers 21:4 NKJV
To reach the Promised Land the Israelites had to ‘go around the land of Edom’ (Numbers 21:4 NKJV). The journey was longer, and ‘the people became very discouraged’. There’s a lesson here. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. Between you and your ‘promised land’ you’ll face issues that have to be resolved. Recognising obstacles for what they are – temporary tests of your resolve, ability and faith in God – won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to handle them.
So let’s discuss problem solving. First, recognise that you’ll always have problems. A university student sent this email to his mum: ‘Dropped out of uni, coming home tomorrow. Prepare Dad.’ The email he got back said, ‘Dad prepared. Prepare yourself!’ Al Davis, who owned the Oakland Raiders American football team, said: ‘A great leader doesn’t treat problems as special. He treats them as normal. If you’re working, expect problems. If you’re dealing with family, expect problems. If you’re just minding your own business and trying to relax, expect problems. If everything goes according to plan, then be pleasantly surprised. If it doesn’t, and you’ve planned accordingly, you won’t get so frustrated. A problem not anticipated is a problem. A problem anticipated is an opportunity.’
Paul said, ‘To him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…be glory…forever’ (Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV). The problem you’re facing today is just an opportunity for God to do for you or through you what you can’t do by yourself.
[8/15, 6:33 AM] 919063: WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Thursday, 15th August, 2019
NO POWER WILL BE ABLE TO STOP YOU
“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
Colossians 3:4 KJV
God did not raise you up for the uncircumcised of the world and unbelievers to step on you. He did not raise you up for you to be a misfit in the society. He did not raise you up for you to be frustrated, discouraged, condemned, and disparaged by the world. The Bible says you are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. The key is, as you have received Him, walk in Him, enter into Him until you are totally submerged, swallowed, immersed in Him and no one sees you but Jesus.
The Bible says from Colossians 3:1, ‘if you’re risen in Christ, seek those things that are above, set your affections on things that are above.’ Verse 3 says “For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God” What does that mean? Your life is hid inside Christ. Therefore, you that is hid inside Christ, and Christ are now together hid inside God. No one sees you! They only see Christ. Why? The Bible says in verse 4: “So that when Christ, who is your life, will appear you shall also appear in glory with Him!
Appear when? Appear in the times of trials! Appear in the times of austerity! Appear in the time when your husband tells you you’re going to be divorced. Appear in the time when there’s no money in your bank account and when the bank wants to take your property. Appear when witches and wizards say you would not survive. Appear when your lecturer says if you don’t go with him to bed, you would not graduate. Appear when you don’t have a godfather in that business transaction.
Beloved, when Christ walked on this earth, nothing could stop Him. There is no power that will be able to stop you. Do you want to walk in dominion? Disappear. Enter into Him. Enter into Christ. So that you shall appear with Him in glory.
Further reading: Colossians 3:1-11.
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 91-93; Evening- Romans 15:1-13
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[8/15, 6:33 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
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_DATE: THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST 2019_
*THEME: HE IS AT THE DOOR!*
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
*Bible Reading: Song of Solomon 5:2-7*
2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
We often use the text of today’s memory verse to reach out to those who are not saved, but we often forget that our Lord pronounced those words in His letter to His Church! We as Christians need to be conscious that it is possible for us to lock the Lover of our souls out from our hearts. Therefore, it should not surprise you that the Holy spirit’s message to us today is that Jesus is standing outside and knocking on the door of our hearts, not as a homeless person seeking for help or begging for shelter, but as Master of the house. The Lord expects an immediate response and a red-carpet reception, and He promises to have an intimate, personal relationship with anyone who would respond with a friendly welcome. On the other hand, the consequences of a delayed response or not responding at all is clear in today’s Bible reading. The Lord would withdraw Himself, as He does not force Himself on anyone. When He withdraws, at the time you seek Him, and that time will surely come, you will not find Him. This has unpleasant ramifications. Songs of Solomon 5:6 says:
“I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.”
May this not be your testimony in Jesus’ Name. is the Lord not knocking on the door of your heart today? Are you asleep spiritually and can barely Him call out your name? Has He not been knocking on that part of your heart that you have refused to yield to Him after giving your life to Him? Is He not calling out to you concerning that secret sin you have entangled yourself in? how about the assignment He gave you which you have abandoned? The Lord is knocking on the door of your heart concerning these and much more. Will you leave Him in the cold or welcome Him to the warmth of the fire of zeal in your heart? Answer Him today by opening up your heart and submitting to His will.
Whenever God comes visiting, you can be sure you are in for pleasant surprises, because He never visits an individual empty-handed. Revelation 3:21 affirms this, promising great blessings of eternal value to someone who opens the door of his or her heart unto Jesus. Such a fellow will be granted the authority to sit with Christ on His throne. This means that those who gladly received delegated power and authority to reign with Him in His Kingdom here on earth and in heaven. As you open the door of your heart to Jesus today, receive power to reign with Him in Jesus’ Name.
Examine your life to see any areas you have shut Jesus out from and make amendments.
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
1 Samuel 17
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
*HYMN 4: TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE*
1.Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise,
Let them flow in endless praise.
2.Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
3.Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose,
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.