IMPACTING LIVES? Sunday 5 February

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Read: 1 Samuel 22:1-2

One area in which the anointing of God upon your life should overflow to others to meet their needs is mentoring. In 1 Samuel 22:1-2, while David was in the cave of Adullam, all kinds of problem-laden people gathered together under him and his anointing flowed to them. At the end of the day, their status changed and they became mighty men. One reason those jobless brethren are in your church is to receive anointing in mentoring that will deliver great jobs to them. Those social outcasts and non conformists (area boys) are in your church to benefit from the overflow of God’s anointing from your life. Your success would be measured to a large extent by the number of such lives changed under your ministry. If your ministry cannot impact lives for good, it’s either you are hoarding your anointing or your oil has run dry. How much impact are you having on the people God has placed under your watch?

The overflow of the anointing can also preserve life. It can prevent death that had been projected. In 1 Kings 17:8-16, the widow of Zarephath was about to take her last meal and die when the anointing on Elijah flowed to her and changed her last meal into the first of her abundance. Are you having so little, with no idea where your next meal or provision would come from? In the name of Jesus your last shall become your first in abundant provision. You shall not die. Several years ago, I visited a friend. While there, I observed their youngest daughter was strapped to the back of her mother. This girl would not allow anybody to carry her except her mother. But as I arrived, the baby stretched forth her hands for me to carry her. I did and prayed for her and left. Some months later, the girl’s mother confessed that on the day I came, she had planned to kill the child but that visit saved her life. Every plan to terminate you or members of your family this year shall be terminated in Jesus name.

Father, make my life and ministry have more impact in Jesus name.

Bible in one year: Genesis 40-42


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