Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. Genesis 39:22
Read: Genesis 39:21-23
The presence of God attracts favour to your life. This it does in addition to moving you up and positively affecting every area of your life. To fulfil your destiny on earth, you need to have favour before God, men and even your enemies. From the Holy scriptures, we observe that anyone who pleased God enjoyed favour. In your place of work, you need favour. If you enjoy the favour of your superiors, promotion and other benefits will easily come to you. Even though Joseph met other servants in Potiphar’s house, because he was favoured, they soon became his subordinates. This year, the favour of God will single you out for promotion, increase, enlargement and greater opportunities. The favour of God will place you above your fellows.
Asides from favour, you should understand from today’s Bible reading that if God is with you, men will entrust you with critical assignments and even their own lives. One factor that distinguishes you from the crowd is trustworthiness. Can you be trusted? To what extent can people trust you? If you are not trustworthy, it shows to a large extent that you do not carry God’s presence. Do you know that there are some pastors whose members cannot confide in, while they feel more at ease with external pastors and even with those below the strata of ministers? Do you know that some men cannot entrust their wives to the hands of certain leaders? Some people cannot be trusted to keep the collections of a group; if given, they will end up spending the money and return with stories. The truth is, if you score low on the scale of trustworthiness, you will find it difficult to attract choice appointments and opportunities. The world is looking for those who can be trusted. This quality is needed in every facet of life. Any home that lacks trust may soon have the unpleasant experience of a divorce. Any officer who lacks trust may soon be shown the way out. If you want to increase your trust worthiness, seek to be a carrier of His presence. Can your boss leave everything in your organization in your care without regrets?
If you are a carrier of God’s presence, people will trust you as much as they trust in God.
Bible in one year: Matthew 16-19