Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Genesis 12:2
Read: Genesis 12:1-3
The outpouring of God’s blessings upon you could start from a point where you receive just day to day provisions. From this, you could be moved to another level where you will be so blessed to the point of you being frightened (Deuteronomy 28:1-13). This was the experience of Peter. Having toiled for so long without catching any fish, the Lord gave him a net-breaking catch of fishes and he, and the people working with him were astonished. He was so shaken that the Lord had to personally tell him not to fear. This year, the Lord will so bless you that you will be embarrassed and afraid. The kind of blessing and breakthrough you never thought possible will come to you this season in the name of Jesus. Many years ago while I was still teaching in Ondo State, Nigeria, there was this colleague of mine who had four girls but wanted a boy at all cost. Then his wife became pregnant and delivered a set of twins – boys. This teacher friend of mine ran away from home because his salary could not take care of six children. This year, the blessing that will positively embarrass you will come your way.
If you look at the patriarchs of old such as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, you will discover from their experiences that the Jehovah El-Shaddai is not only interested in blessing you in little steps or giving you a blessing that will frighten you, but that He also wants to move you to a level of becoming a blessing. He told Abraham:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Genesis 12:2
The one who is a blessing can never lack what he or she is channeling to others. That is why this is such a better place to be. It is better to be a blessing than to be blessed. But you do not need to wait to have all the millions before you start giving to others. Start ministering to the needy now. Use your talents to bless and influence others to Christ. As you continue to touch more and more lives with words of comfort, your books, prayers, substance, and leading souls to Christ you will eventually operate from this highest level of blessing.
Each time you give something to somebody, you are sowing into becoming a blessing. Positively affect the lives of 5 persons for the next 30 days.
Bible in one year: Numbers 1-3