Saturday, March 19, 2011

ENGAGE THE HANDS OF FAITH Sunday 20 March

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

READ: Luke 1:34-38

When the time of favour comes, God may absolve you of any action. In other words, God may do everything possible to grant your expectations. But in most cases, at such a time, God still expects you to do certain things. If such steps are not forthcoming from you, that time of favour may just come and go without delivering its blessing. Many people have lost great blessings during their time of favour by folding their hands. May your day of favour not pass you by.

What steps do you need to take to key into the blessings during your time of favour? You can simply believe God. Although in the time of your favour, God may not need your faith to do what He would, yet, sometimes it is required to possess your blessing. Picture it like this: the blessing is being offered by God and you need the hands of faith to receive it. Let us take Mary’s case as an example. In Luke 1:34-38, after being told she would conceive in her virginity. Mary found herself in a tight corner. Like anyone else, she knew no virgin has ever conceived without meeting a man. This new idea defied logic, science and all the knowledge ever acquired. Yet, she chose to give it a try. She chose to believe God for such an impossible task to be done. As she voiced out the words: ‘Let it be to me according to your word ’, she keyed into that prophetic utterance, and Gods Word was fulfilled in her life. Today, God may be waiting for you to believe His Word and He will do the rest. Are you able to believe Him today?

Sometimes, God’s Word will come directly from His Spirit but at other times, it will come through His servant. In each scenario, it is expected that you believe it for you to get connected. Until you believe in God’s Word and His genuine prophet, the prophecy that comes through that vessel may be unconnected to you. It freely flows without any attachment until it sees faith in a believer. When the prophecy sees the hands of faith, it attaches itself to them and its power begins to work in the life of the recipient. How often do you engage the hands of faith? Without faith, you cannot receive God’s blessings and promises.

KEY POINT:
Faith is the spiritual hand for receiving your blessings. If they are short you may not get much.

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