Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col. 2:9)
READ: John 14:8-9
Everyone has a worthy destiny, but not everyone attains that destiny. Although most individuals have set their personal goals, God has a better destiny for each one. Arriving at your personal goal is good but getting to your divinely set destiny is far better. May you not miss Heaven’s destination for your life in Jesus name. Destiny has a link with time. It also has a link with light. When light comes on an individual’s destiny, the fellow’s potential will come to the limelight.
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Tim. 1:17). Just as we need light to reveal our destiny, so also does God embrace light in order to be seen. God is the Almighty who is good, kind, rich, generous, yet, invisible. In spite of His invisibility, He wants to be seen. Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”. Though invisible, God reveals Himself through the works of His hands. It is in this course, that the Word became flesh (John 1:1 and 14). The Word is invisible but because God wanted to be seen, He wrapped the Word in flesh so that we can behold His glory. No wonder Colossians 1:15 calls Jesus ‘the image of the Invisible God’.
One way of appreciating this fact is by looking at the rich. Do you know that rich people who want to express their financial status often face frustration? How? It is not possible to write on their foreheads: ‘Here comes rich man’. So, when he gets to a place, there may really be nothing to differentiate him from the poor. Hence, he invests in expensive wears, shoes, wristwatches, cars, etc. It is not uncommon for the one who is full of goodness to show off a little. When I told someone I would be coming to his house for lunch on a particular day, he begged me to defer it till the following month. It simply shows he lacked what to host me with. He wanted enough time to plan the visit so that he could ‘spoil’ me a little. The almighty God is full of goodness and wants to show it; hence, He sent Jesus Christ. According to Colossians 2:9, the Trinity pooled themselves together in a fleshy envelop called Jesus of Nazareth, so that men could see God. Do you have Jesus? Is He seen in and through your life and deeds?
Father, in my life and in that of members of my family, let Jesus be revealed.
Bible in One year: Amos 7-9