Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Read: Philippians 4:19-20
Our God is a gracious Father. He crowns His children with glory, and as Consuming Fire, burns anyone that wants to mess around with their royalty and honour. Three of God’s children, Crowned by God with glory found themselves in such situation one day. A king, who virtually ruled the world of their day, thought too highly of himself and wanted to rubbish their glory. He dispatched some hefty men to tie them and hurl them into a burning fiery furnace. At the end, the men he sent were roasted by the fire he set up, while the Consuming Fire was with His children inside the fire to protect them and His glory upon them. They eventually walked majestically out of the furnace with promotion and increased glory (Daniel 3: 1-30). This season, any plan to touch God’s glory on your life shall be destroyed. Every fire the enemy kindles against you and your family shall devour that enemy in Jesus name.
You need to know the worth of your Heavenly Father so that you can tap into His resources. The lifestyle of a child is determined by the status of its father and the resources controlled by the father. If your father has a bicycle and you need to get to school, he will ride you on it. If he has no means of transportation, you will trek. If he has a rickety car, the car will entertain you with songs on your way there with passers by looking with pity at its occupants. But if your father has an exotic car, you will ride in it and be admired by onlookers. Psalm 24:1 says the earth and everything in it belong to our Father. Haggai 2:8 says He owns all the gold and silver. Psalms 50:10 says He owns all the cattle upon a thousand hills. John 14:3 says in His Heavenly estate there are many mansions. No wonder Philippians 4:19 say my Daddy will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory. Needs are met by available resources. Since He has all things, then all your needs shall be met. Are you tapping into the unlimited resources of your father by faith today?
If you know the worth of your father, your life-style will reflect what he has. If you go by the life-style of many believers, you will never want their father to be your father.
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