Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Job 32:8
Read: Job 32:7-9
Our God is not only great but He is also merciful, gracious, slow to anger and rich in mercy (Psalms 103:8). When He stands, the earth trembles. Romans 9:10-15 says He decides who to extend mercy to and who to deny His mercy and nobody can query Him. He does as He pleases. When Peter and Judas were to go through tough trials of faith, He prayed for the former but told the latter to go ahead with His evil plot (Luke 21:21-33).
From 2 Samuel 12:24-25 I believe that when Solomon was born, God loved him and as a result, God determined to make him great. That was why God prompted him to do what nobody else had done so that He could have a reason to give him a level of wisdom that nobody else had got. When the God of grace is about to be gracious to an individual, to give no room for Him to be accused of being partial, He would inspire the fellow to do what nobody else had done before so that He can give the fellow what He has never given to anyone before. That way, people will say it was what you did that provoked God’s action. It is all about His grace!
I once met a man who was so inspired. The first time l went to a meeting in Tulsa, USA, when it was time to give a special offering for the Bible College, this man stood up and asked for permission to speak. He challenged us that whatever we all gave would be the offering he and his wife would give. There were 17,000 of us in the meeting so we thought he was nuts to think he can out give us. At the end, a total offering of $3 million dollars was announced. And he asked, “Is this all you can do?” after the programme, I went to ask him his secret and he said five years earlier, he started a business with $500 dollars but told God that instead of tithing, he will take 10 percent and give God 90 percent of his profits. Within five years, his business grew from $500 to $50 million. Who inspired him to do so? It was God. Ask God for a divine inspiration that will trigger your breakthroughs today!
The ideas that will make me to provoke an uncommon blessing. Father give it to me.
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