Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings” (Isaiah 3:10).
READ: Galatians 6:7-8
A look through God’s unchanging Word assures us that there is no need to worry about the future; even if you are presently undergoing a sorrowful situation; it will not last! Psalm 30:5 says, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”. Oh! How reassuring! Based on God’s unchanging Word, I am bold to say that if you are weeping right now, by tomorrow morning, laughter will fill your mouth. Occasionally, some people are apprehensive about the future. They may say: ‘Thank God things are going well now, but I need to be on the lookout because the tide may turn’. But what does God say about this? Proverbs 10:22 says that when God blesses, there is no sorrow added. Are you doing well but you secretly nurse the fear that things may go wrong? Rebuke that thought now! It is not your portion! Things shall get better for you this year.
However, the Bible never said ours shall be a challenge-free journey. Yes, there will be several challenges or difficulties but it is written that we are more than conquerors in all situations through Jesus Christ. This means that even before we confront such challenges, the contest has been decided in our favour. Are you faced with joblessness? You shall overcome! Are you battling with how to fund your business project or your education? You shall overcome! Has your flesh been bringing you into sin on a continuous basis? You shall overcome! In a short while, when you look around for that nagging problem, all you will see is the solution. Moreover, for your tomorrow to be alright, you must be very careful about your actions today. As for your past, as long as the Lord Jesus Christ has washed you in His blood on the day you gave your life to Him, that was settled. Old things have passed away (2 Cor. 5:17). Regarding your present, it can only be better especially when you do only what is right, since the law of harvest ensures that what you do today will determine your tomorrow. As the Omega, He controls tomorrow but is interested in knowing how you will use the free will He has given to you to determine your future. Submit totally to God, resist the devil and ensure whatever you do glorifies His name. Your future shall be alright!
Your future is something nobody else but you should determine. What are you making of it today?
Bible in One year: 2 Thess. 1-3, Obad. 1