Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Cor. 1:25).
READ: 1 Corinthians 1:20-25
The acts or moves of God that will bring about remarkable results often begin in a little way. This is where many miss it. Philippians 2:13 says God is at work in you, but because God uses little or base things, many of us turn ourselves away from the place God is working. Are you seeking God like Elijah in the midst of activities? You may never find Him! God is not in all that noise but in the very simple, day-to-day, ordinary activities of your life. May you not miss Him in Jesus name.
Another thing that does not make sense to mortals is a miracle. For a miracle to be worth its salt, it must defy logic. When God told Sarah that she would have a baby at the age 90, all she could do was laugh (Gen. 18:9-14). It did not make sense. If I was the one being addressed, I would have laughed even more. When at the peak of a terribly ravishing famine, the man of God announced to some people that within 24 hours, there would be abundance 2 Kings 7:1-2. It was difficult for anyone to believe because it did not make sense. No wonder the king’s economic adviser said even if God was to create windows in heaven and pour food down, it would still not be possible to realize that prophecy within that time. Similarly, when Jesus got to the house of Jairus and met mourners weeping over his daughter’s corpse and told them that she was only sleeping. How was this constructed? All they could do was laugh Him to scorn (Mark 5:39-40), because it did not make sense. God’s ways may appear foolish and that is why for you to get along with God, you must be ready to obey Him to the point of appearing foolish. He holds all the aces. He determines how He wants to intervene in any given matter. He also decides on the time of intervention. All you have to do is hear Him clearly and obey completely. Be prepared to play the fool with God and you will emerge a wise fellow. If you are too intelligent, structured, dogmatic or too scientific for God, you may end up a loser. Many believers cannot obtain their blessings simply because they are wrapped up in some foolish assignments the Lord has not given them. Do not let your intellect rob you of your miracle.
Do not wait until God’s Word makes sense before you obey. Pray: Father, help my unbelief.
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