Open Heaven 30 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God still chooses for His Own
Topic: God still chooses for His Own (Open Heaven 30 May 2019)
Memorise: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”- Proverbs 3:5
Read: Proverbs 3:1-8 (KJV)
1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Bible in One Year: Leviticus 14, Jeremiah 46:1-19
Open Heaven 30 May 2019 Thursday MESSAGE:
In these perilous times, we must always keep in mind that God is still in the business of choosing and directing the manner of life His children should live. If God is trying to lead your life on a certain path, I rejoice with you because this shows that He has special interest in you. When God shows special interest in a person’s life, it is because He wants to show His awesomeness to the world through that person. God will make you a sign-post to the world on the awesomeness of His power in Jesus’ Name. Jesus said in Matthew 22:14:
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Who are the few? The few are those who allow God to chart the course of their lives and allow Him to rule over their affairs. The level to which you allow God to have His way in your life shows how much you trust Him. Moses was a leader who would not do anything unless God approved of it. In his conversation with the Almighty, he emphatically told God in Exodus 33:15,
“…If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.”
How pleasant our lives would be if we make God the captain of our ship. David is another man who trusted God’s judgment and sought God’s direction when he was faced with difficult situations. When his camp at Ziglag was raided and his wives and children, as well as those of the soldiers, were all carried away as captives, one would have expected David, as the commander of a formidable army, to immediately ride out and pursue the raiders.
On the contrary, he did not move until he got clearance from God (1 Samuel 30:8). Imagine the strength and confidence with which David pursued the marauding raiders once he got divine backing from the Lord of Host Himself. When we allow God to chart the course of our lives, we can never suffer failure or defeat. Children of God who gamble with their lives when taking critical decisions should blame themselves and not God when they fail or are defeated.
Today’s bible reading is full of divine wisdom and loaded with several benefits. It encourages us to keep God’s law in our hearts and allows it rule our lives. The result is that we will live a long and peaceful life. When we live within the framework of God’s precepts. He will favor us and cause men to favor us as well. Whenever you are where God wants you to be, you cannot expect anything less than His favor because you are in His will. Earlier in my life, my ambition was to be the youngest professor in a chosen discipline. However, the Lord commanded me to carry my cross and continue from where my father in the Lord stopped.
I am enjoying my life today because I answered “Yes Lord.” No other answer could have turned out better for me. Beloved, let God choose for you! Don’t be among those who think they can use and dump God for their selfish interest. In your career, marriage, where you settle in life and so on, acknowledge the supremacy of God’s judgment and align yourself with His purpose. You will not regret you did.
Open Heaven 30 May 2019 Thursday Action Point:
Yield to the Lord in every area where you have been battling with His choice for you.
Open Heaven 30 May 2019 Thursday Hymn 3: Trust And Obey
1 When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2 Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3 Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4 But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5 Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Open Heaven 30 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 30 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional.