Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Saith the LORD” (Jer. 23:24)
READ: Acts 9:10-12
In today’s reading, while sending Ananais to Saul, God gave him Saul’s particulars. God knows you by name. He knows your location. He knows where you reside, work or school. He knows your street. He knows what you do every second. Since God has your particulars, as long as you satisfy Him, your miracle will locate you where you are. Saul, after his encounter with Jesus on the way to Damascus, was temporarily blind and could not move about as before, yet, his miracle located him. As you are reading this Devotional today, your miracle will locate you in Jesus name.
Exodus 2:25 says, “And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them”. To ‘respect’ is to ‘acknowledge’. When we come together in our big meetings, God knows and notes what everyone is doing. While we are praying, He knows those who are sighing, praying, groaning and those about to give up. Be assured that He cares for you and He will not allow that problem to swallow you up. This is why He promised to make a way of escape (1 Cor. 10:13). A sister came to see me in the office in the early 80’s. While on her way, the Lord clearly instructed me to embrace her. I protested because He was the One who asked brothers to keep safe distance from sisters. And I warned my pastors not to do so to prevent temptation. But eventually, I succumbed to His voice and embraced her as she came in. Overwhelmed, she began to cry. Thereafter, she confessed she decided to see me for the last time before going to commit suicide. She had believed God had forgotten her but because I embraced her, she was reassured that God had not forgotten her. Are you like this lady? Are you thinking that God has forgotten you? Have you come to a point where you think it is better to end your life? It is all a lie! God has not forsaken you! The problems and hopelessness surrounding you are only a mirage. God is nearer to you in that situation than the very clothes you are wearing. He loves you. Even when your friends, close relatives or colleagues forget you, God can never forget you. He loves you. Cast your burden on Him. Call upon His Name today and He will make a way for you.
If you are not in sin, God is closest to you when you think He has forsaken you. A sigh, whisper or wish could make Him to show His presence. Embrace Him today.
Bible in One year: 1 Chron. 14-16