Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:16
Read: Genesis 1:14-18
Before God created you, He knew He was going to make somebody called you with all your antecedents.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Acts 15:18
This is possible only because He is the Alpha and Omega. Revelation 1:8 says:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
In other words, He is the eternal past, the present and the eternal future. Existence in its totality is wrapped up in Him. Everything meets together in Him hence, Colossians 1:17 says:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Moreover, our God is a God of purpose and order. For instance, in Genesis1:16-18, He created the sun to rule the day and the moon to rule the night. Do you know God did not make a mistake in arranging it in that order? The sun was assigned day while the moon was appointed night. Everything on earth revolves around light. If you follow the creation story carefully, you will observe that before God started creating anything, He first said: “Let there be light”. He wanted to see what He was doing. As He continued, He made more lights- sun, moon and stars, no wonder God is light. The sun was assigned the day so that it can help people perform effectively. When you see the moon, if you were not thinking of sleeping before, you will desire to retire to bed. Some dull lights have a way of causing you to sleep while some other lights stir you into greater consciousness. That is one purpose of the sun. The sun is an encourager. When it is shinning, you are encouraged to do your work. If you are at home and there is power outage at night, it will take great courage for you to still read or engage in activities. But immediately power is restored, you will be encouraged to work. The sun enables everyone under it see clearly. The sun inspires. Nothing can be hidden under the sun as it exposes everything. The sun affects everything under its influence. Jesus said you are the light of the world and therefore, you should affect everyone under your dominion for good. How are you shinning forth? Like the sun or like the moon.
Lord, since you are the Sun of righteousness, help me to shine like you.
Bible in one year: Leviticus 11-13