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[6:08 AM, 10/6/2019] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-10-06
TOPIC: WHEELED INTO HIS WILL

 

SCRIPTURE: Saying,”Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me”: nevertheless not my will,”but thine, be done. 

Luke 22″:42

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you follow His Will,”you win; if you neglect His Will, you waste.

It has been confirmed that nothing is comparable to doing God’s will for one’s life. Will, in this context connotes plan, agenda or purpose. From our anchor Scripture above, what Jesus meant by, ‘Nevertheless not my will, but thine be done’ was, ‘Father, I abandon my will for Your Will in my life; I relinquish my will for Yours; it is not what I want for me but what You want for me.’

The truth is, to be wheeled into God’s Will for your life is to be wheeled into winning in life. If you follow His Will, you win; if you neglect His Will, you waste.

Beloved, there is nothing more fulfilling than being in the will of God for your life. The best place to be is not in Aso Rock (presidential) Villa of Nigeria; it is not in Paris, it is not the White House in the USA; the best place to be is in the centre of God’s Will for your life and destiny.

Concerning your career, what is God’s purpose for you? Concerning your marital destiny, what is His will for you? Concerning your business, concerning that journey or that step you are about to take, what is God’s Will for you? The greatest asset of anyone is knowing and doing what God wants him or her to do in life. 

Today, I decree that the last time you missed it shall be the last, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: If you follow His Will,”you win; if you neglect His will, you waste.

ASSIGNMENT(S)

1. Determine to know the Will of God on every matter that concerns your life and destiny.

2. Ensure to follow the Will of God no matter how it appears.

3. Fight and resist whatever or whoever stands on your path to fulfilling the Will of God for your life. 

 

PRAYER”: O Lord,”I ask that You continue to wheel me into Your Will for my life. Deliver me from every wrong step I might have taken contrary to Your Will for me. Help me to do Your Will Lord, in Jesus’ Name. 

QUOTE”: It is direction from God that ends both the stagnation and frustration of man. Culled from 365 Wisdom Capsule by Dr Paul Enenche

AMAZING FACT: A hive of bees will fly 90,”000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.

DAILY READING”: Jer. 6: 16 to 8:7,”Col. 2″: 8 to 23,”Ps. 78″: 1 to 31 Prov. 24: 26

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: The Demand of Excellence and Authority

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to walk in His will is released upon your life in this season in Jesus’ Name.

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[6:08 AM, 10/6/2019] 919063: Are you a ‘me first’ person?

Sunday 6th October 2019

‘In humility value others above yourselves.’ Philippians 2:3 NIV

If you’re a ‘me first’ person, here are some verses of Scripture designed to keep you on your toes, and your knees! ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but…to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 2:3-5 NIV). That’s how Jesus treated people, and you have been called to do likewise. Is doing this easy or convenient? No, it runs contrary to everything in our self-centred natures. And because you were gracious yesterday is no guarantee you’ll treat people the same way today.

Grace is like a garment; you have to put it on each morning and wear it all day. ‘How can I live like that?’ you ask. By drawing daily on God’s grace, and deciding to put others first. By looking for ways to support and encourage them. Everybody you meet is fighting a battle of some kind, and you may be the one person that crosses their path who is able to speak a word of encouragement to them (see Proverbs 16:24 NLT). Don’t let them down.

Humility is an attitude that determines ahead of time: ‘I care about the people around me. I don’t always have to be first. I’m going to help somebody else win for a change.’ Humility prays, ‘Lord, teach me to curb my competitive nature and turn that energy into loving and lifting others. Show me how you did it, and help me to do it too.

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[6:08 AM, 10/6/2019] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2019

THEME: OVERFLOWING LOVE

MEMORISE:
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10

READ: Luke 6:27-36

6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

MESSAGE

When you consider the reason why God overthrew the world by the flood, you will realise that it is His overflowing love that has preserved our world till now. If God were to apply to our world the same standard He applied to Sodom and Gomorrah, it would have been totally destroyed by now. Instead of judging the world, God’s overflowing love has provided a means of escape from His judgement to all those who are willing to accept it. John 3:16 says:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

This is the kind of love that God expects us to manifest towards other human beings, most especially those in the household of faith (1 John 3:15-16).

In today’s Bible reading, God commands us to show overflowing love not only to our loved ones but even to our enemies (Luke 6:27-28). According to Romans 13:10, love is the fulfilling of the law. Our Lord Himself established this truth when a young lawyer came to cross-examine Him on which commandment of the law is the greatest (Matthew 22:35-40). Jesus answered him by simply summarising the whole of the law this way: love for God and love for our neighbours. In Matthew 22:40, He emphatically said:

“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Beloved, are you really godly? Remember that only the godly will make it to heaven. The character of those who are godly is love: God’s own type of love which overflows. For our love to overflow like His, we must love even those who despitefully use us. In Matthew 5:45, our Lord says:

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

This appropriately describes what God’s overflowing love looks like. For our preaching to be effective to sinners who don’t know the real meaning of love, we must convey our message practically through a life of overflowing love. Let us give heed to the Holy Spirit’s message to us in 1 John 3:18, which says:

“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”

Are you demonstrating love in deed and in truth?

ACTION POINT:
Where is the love of God in you when your brother is in need and you close your eyes of compassion to him? Think about this and repent.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 13-15, Revelation 2:1-17

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 12: DEEPER, DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS

1 Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

Chorus:
O deeper yet, I pray,
And higher ev’ry day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.

2 Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.

3 Deeper, deeper! tho’ it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

4 Deeper, higher, ev’ry day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

5 Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.

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