Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he encountered and the courage he maintained in his struggle against opposition. Determine never to give up!
Topic: Turning Scars To Star – 1 [Friday, November 24, 2017]
Basic Scriptures: Genesis 50:14-2; Matthew 24:13
A Christian Jeremy lost his wife of five months to cancer and he asked God the question “WHY? WHY, GOD?” But he was shocked when the answer came back to him: “Son, I don’t want you to know why. I want you to walk by faith. Just keep trusting me as I turn that scar to a star in your story.” Oh, what a God! Truth is, as a child of God, you walk by faith and faith alone. If you knew exactly why God does what He does, then your faith would be useless and you would be walking with Him only by sight and never by faith.
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- Our Daily Manna October 21, 2017: ODM devotional – If God Slows You Down…
Dear child of God, God’s plan is to turn every SCAR in your life into a STAR ( a testimony your world can relate to)! He wants to turn every HURT into HALO ( a group of stars or an aura of glory). He wants to turn that problem or past setback to stepping stones! Problems (SCARS) are as normal to life as the air you breathe. Truth is, without them, you are abnormal! It is in the process of solving problems that your real gifts, talents and calling are revealed.
All of us have SCARS, memories from our unhappy past. SCARS are ugly, and they stick on year after year. Some refuse to go away even after some major ‘plastic surgery.’ Our SCARS tell how strong we are, for having to wade through those horrible times that may not be meant for someone else. You may cover scars on your face or body, but that is no way to cover the SCARS in your heart. These scars either make you or break you! Let the SCARS be your experience.
Let them be our guiding stars! One retired teacher, blind in one eye, offered to donate his healthy eye for research. Can you beat that? Oh, I remember Stella Joyce of Stella Studios now: “When life hands you a box of negatives, develop them.” The fact that you have problems show that you are dangerous to the devil. He reads your star and once he can guess that your destiny is great, he keeps attacking! But to his shame, God will turn what was meant for bad, to your good (Gen. 50:20)!
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he encountered and the courage he maintained in his struggle against opposition. Determine never to give up! Refuse to turn that SCAR to a SORE ( self-pity/depression)! Stop scratching the scar! For example, instead of crying, start a children’s club if you don’t have children yet. Femi Kuti today, is an international anti-AIDS campaigner because his father, Fela Anikulapko Kuti, died of AIDS!
As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, do a study of any area of your life where you messed up in the past or where you are experiencing pain/delay presently and help your generation to win over it! Success is going from failure to failure till you win! Turn that scar to a shining star for all! (Part 2 is in the upcoming 2018 January edition)!
Prayer Points: Take any song of worship as led.
1. Lord, turn every SHAME to FAME, every SCAR to STARS! Pray about any issue(s) depressing you!
2. Pray about today now! Lord, use my life as Your GLORY LAND!
By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And
Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.