Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?” (Num. 11:11)
READ: Numbers 11:11-17
Every child of God is a child of destiny and as such requires God’s favour in order to achieve his or her destiny. Without divine favour, a wise man suddenly looks like a fool; a strong man loses the battle; a man with bright prospects ends up without any achievement and a hard working man has no returns for all his efforts. Whatever you need to do in order to access divine favour this year, the Lord will grant you the grace to do it.
In his ministry, Moses got to a point he cried out to the Lord for favour. “And Moses said unto the LORD, Whereof hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?” (Num. 11:11). From the above scripture, we find that favour secures good, competent hands to assist the favoured in a given task or assignment. Until he was favoured, Moses virtually carried all the ministerial burdens alone. The load was so heavy for him and he was just struggling to meet up. At some point, he reviewed his situation and saw it as some kind of affliction before he cried out to God. It was after this that God raised 70 helpers to share the burden with him. Favour delivers from ministerial affliction.
Are you facing a similar situation like Moses did? God sent you on an assignment, yet you lack competent assistants to the extent that ministry or that assignment has become some form of punishment for you? What have you done about this situation? Some people will complain about it and it ends there, some others will pray a little and stop, while some are even nonchalant about it. They will say, ‘If God cares, let Him do something about it’. Do you know that it takes a discovery of your true position in order to take the next most appropriate step? If Moses was like some people today, he would never have cried out. Such people accept whatever they meet. If you are struggling with many burdens in ministry or your assignment, it is clear evidence that you need God’s favour. After realizing this, you must be ready to cry out to God for help so that your silent, latent helpers can come to your rescue. Call on God today for your helpers to locate you where you are!
Pray that everyone sent to lighten your burden in your assignment will locate you now by favour.
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