Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).
READ: Acts 9:1-9
In Exodus 2:5-10, at the height of Israel’s persecution, Pharaoh’s daughter went to the river, just as on any other day, to take her bath. In those days, it was the custom of highly placed Egyptian women to bathe in public, flanked by their maids. However, on this ordinary day, something extraordinary was in the offing, unknown to Pharaoh’s daughter and her entourage. It was the day God’s messiah for the nation of Israel needed to be salvaged from a death sentence from the ruling Egyptian king. One lesson here is that it is an ordinary days that extraordinary events take place. This is why you must not underestimate any day. In Exodus 3:1-10, it was on a day like any other day that Moses went about his regular assignment at the backside of the desert; he met with God in a burning bush, and was commissioned to lead a nation. Similarly, in 1 Samuel 16:11-13, young David went out with his father’s sheep into the bush on a day like any other day. There was no special rain that day. There was no unusual brightness in the skyline. No special sign. But at the end of that ordinary day, an extraordinary event took place – David was hurriedly sent for and he was anointed the next king of Israel.
Just as Moses and David experienced the extraordinary on ordinary days, an extraordinary event awaits you as you go out on ordinary days. A destiny-changing event is about to happen to you this season. You will go out just as on any other day but will return with a mind-blowing experience. Saul, the certified church prosecutor, went out on such an ordinary day, and encountered the Lord of Heaven and became Paul, the incurable missionary. A supernatural encounter awaits you as you go out this season. However, go out with your faith in the Almighty God. Take each day as one designed for your breakthrough. “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). Realize, believe and confess that each new day is under the control of your God. Believe that God brought that day just because of you. Expect to meet with joy and gladness as you go out. Never go out without expectations from God for each day. Your expectations shall not be cut off.
Lord, as I go out on this ordinary day, let me return with a pleasant extraordinary experience. Thank God for all fathers worldwide. Pray that they will fulfil God’s plan for fatherhood.
Bible in One year: Exod. 32-34