Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Read: Genesis 1:1-3
A new beginning is the time to create or initiate new things. The beginning is not a time to loaf about or procrastinate but the time for hard work. God and the Word are seen creating things in the beginning.
All the things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John1:3
If you have no job, this is not the time to wake up by 12 noon. Get up and look for something legitimate to do. The Lord will make a way for you. Speak to your hands and say: ‘These hands shall not be empty. You shall prosper in a good work that will fetch me income’. Afterwards, prayerfully launch out. There are several opportunities around you. Some people are just too choosy. They look down on certain offers because of the small emolument or because the job is not prestigious enough. Stop it! God wants you to engage your hands. Start something before the end of this month. You may have a talent, an education or gift you can turn into an income-yielding business. Go ahead as long as the business is legitimate.
One revelation from this is that who stick with the Word of God and frolic regularly with Him are connected to the Creator and as such, they can tap into God’s creative power and begin to create things, following the steps of God and the Word.
……But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16b
The truth is, you cannot be so close to God’s Word and be so far from ideas. Sin is a robber of ideas. If you can keep away from sin and give quality time to studying the Bible, ideas will flow from Him to you. If you claim to spend time with Jesus, what have you to show for it? What ideas have you divinely received and introduced to improve your business, industry, church, or even the world? Stop hoarding ideas that will change your world! Circulate them so that God’s name will be glorified.
Father, as I spend time with Your Word from today, release creative ideas into my mind to enable me make a difference in my world.
Bible in one year: Deuteronomy 20-22