TIME AND SPEED Thursday 22 September
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” (Dan. 2:21).
READ: Daniel 2:20-21
Another truth you need to tell others including your family and church members is that God is the controller of times and seasons. “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” (Dan. 2:21). Many people think what befalls them is purely by chance. Nothing happens by chance! Revelation 1:8 speaks of the Alpha and Omega who is fully in control of what has happened in the past and what will happen tomorrow. Your future is not in the hands of anyone, no matter how hard the fellow tries. Anyone who says you shall not be promoted in your place of work, or who says you shall not graduate from your school, must be told that your future is not in the hands of man but in the hands of the Most High God. When men forgot Joseph for years, in God’s time, He gave him a turn-around within 24 hours. Similarly, at the feast in Cana of Galilee, the Lord, who awaited His right time, soon delivered to them their much needed miracle-wine. One moment, He was saying, ‘My time has not come’, but the next moment, He had moved swiftly into action. Since the Lord is in control of time, He can change ‘Not yet!’ to ‘Right now!’. In your situation, the Lord will change ‘Not yet!’ into ‘Right now!’ this season.
Christ’s ability to change ‘Not yet!’ to ‘Right now!’ speaks of His capacity to turn what is not urgent into something urgent, and what is not important into something important. God can give speed to your breakthrough. When Samuel sent for David in the house of Jesse, he refused to sit down until David was brought from the sheep-fold at the back of the desert. The Lord was urgent upon David’s matter. Suddenly, an insignificant youngster became very important. This season, the Lord will give speed to your turn-around. By His intervention in your situation this period, those who have been saying you are not yet ripe for promotion will suddenly appoint you into your next level. The Lord will give you speed. The lord will manipulate time and chance in your favour today!
Father, all my good desires that are on Your waiting list, move them to Your urgent list today
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