Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouse and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Deuteronomy 28:8
Read: Genesis 39:1-6
From the story of Joseph recorded in today’s Bible reading, we learn this truth: God’s presence changes the location of the one who has it. It moves you up and it moves you forward. If God is truly with you, you cannot remain on the same spot for long. If making progress is quiet difficult for you, it could be a pointer to the absence of God’s presence. If God is with you, He will relocate you from the bottom to the top, from sorrow and depression into joy and hope, and from lack into abundance. May the presence of God promote you in Jesus name.
Another truth we learn from this story is that God’s presence can positively affect every area of your life. In genesis 39:3, everything Joseph did prospered. God’s presence in your life can positively affect you spiritually, physically, mentally, financially, socially and ministry-wise. This implies that the one who has God with him will observe that he or she is making progress in every area of life. 3 John 2 will be a reality in the life of such an individual. Yes, it is possible to be blessed all round! Usually, most believers notice God’s blessing in certain areas while some other areas are left out. The true mark of God’s tangible presence in your life is that every situation in your life responds positively to His will. Using this standard, can you truly say that God is with you? When people observe the presence of God in a man, they will like to draw close to him. People like to associate with the rich, influential and successful people. Although Joseph entered Potiphar’s house as a slave, yet his master later became proud to be associated with him. This year, the presence of God upon your life will cause men and women, friends and foes to take pleasure in associating with you.
Oh Lord! If truly You are with me, let me move forward in every areas of my life.
Bible in one year: Job 32-34