BEAUTIFYING OTHERS Friday 17 February
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:18
Read: acts 3:1-8
One way you will be remembered is how your life impacted others for good. It is very easy to forget those whose lives made no difference to the lives of others. How meaningful is your life? What legacy are you leaving behind for prosperity? I once visited a town for a programme. This town after being carved out to form part of a new state for some years, had no pipe borne water. I was told of a particular tree there that defied every effort to bring it down. On getting back home after concluding our programme, the wind began to blow, ushering in a terrible storm which uprooted the tree. Every evil tree affecting your life and family shall be uprooted by fire.
In Acts 3:1-8, we read the account of a man born lame, who was regularly laid at the gate called beautiful. Everyday, he saw people going in and out of church, and heard beautiful music but could not respond to these. He saw everything but could not participate in it. But one day, Peter and John touched him, the anointing flowed into him and the one who had been there for many years could no more remain at the same spot. Do you know that there are many people who are waiting for you to touch them like the duo touched this lame man? Make a demand on the anointing in you today. Go out and obey God’s simple command by speaking forth the Word and laying hands and you will see the Word transform the lives and circumstances of the people. There is power in the Word but if it is not released, it remains empty. Yes, like Peter and John, you can make lives beautiful. When you bear fruits in this area, God will replenish you to bear more fruits. God is ready to use you but are you prepared to pay the price? Are you satisfied with the low level of anointing you are operating when you can operate at a higher level? Ask God for more of His power today. Spend more time studying His Word. Consecrate time to seek His face and worship His Majesty on High. Then go and look for those that need the Lord’s touch and impact them.
Father, from today, make me restless until I positively touch the lives of others with what you have deposited inside of me.
Bible in one year: John 4-6