Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” (John 10:4).
READ: Acts 10:9-16
The one God loves has to grapple with certain tough challenges. As the last born of my mother, I was her favourite. While other children were playing, she would compel me to sit and read my books. Sometimes, I would remind her that all the other children were playing, but she would reply that all the others were not her business. I thought she was too strict with me but today, I have reasons to thank God for my strict mother. Ephesians 5:1-7 says if you are one of God’s own, you should not indulge in sins like fornication, uncleanness, foolish talking, etc., not even for once! In other words, other so-called Christians may be doing it but you cannot afford to follow their evil steps. There are certain things some pastors and church leaders would do and God would appear to be quiet about it, yet, if some believers attempted such, they would receive a bashing from the Lord. It shows how much God loves such a believer. If God no more corrects you, you might have reached a point of no return or be on the way to becoming irrelevant to God.
As a beloved of God, you must learn to say ‘Yes Lord’ to all of God’s instructions. Quite a number of people have lost opportunities for starting large ministries due to their refusal to say ‘Yes Lord’. God is not static. When Heaven moves, it takes those who can drop their old beliefs and dogmas to move to the next level with Him. One major change ever experienced was the movement from the Old Testament to the New Testament. While most of the leaders in the synagogue resisted change and stuck to the Mosaic Law, others who embraced the change became born-again, and began to enjoy the grace and truth that the Lord brought. Do you say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the promptings of the Spirit? Yield to Him today!
When God wants something from you, what He expects to hear is, ‘Yes Lord’. What is your response today? Always say yes to Him
Bible in One year: Job 25-27