Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 3:8.
Read: Matthew 15: 21-28
The first time l read 1 Corinthians 15:9-10 after l became born again, I felt Paul was talking about me because l could recall what l used to be before the Lord saved me. I believe some of you might have felt like that too. Our God can do in a day what a man cannot do in a thousand years.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 3:8
Our God is indeed very great, when He stops to simply say “Thank you”, you will be left in amazement as was experienced by Peter in Luke 5:1-7. Matthew 15:21-28 reveals that a crumb from His table is enough to liberate the captives. A little crumb is enough to solve your problems. Many years ago, when l was quite young, we had some drug sellers who came to our village telling us that a particular capsule could cure 200 diseases. We patronized them even when we knew they were deceiving us. But God is so great that just one touch from him can fix all your problems. He is so great that according to Joshua 6:20, just a shout of His praise can level every obstacle on the way to your breakthrough.
Many years ago, a woman who was vomiting was brought to us. The doctors had examined her, but found nothing wrong with her. They prescribed certain drugs for her but to no avail. We said to her, “Praise the Lord” and she responded with a powerful “Hallelujah”. As she responded, she vomited a worm. Let somebody shout Hallelujah! Our God is so great that after being praised for a few minutes, He could cause all the enemies to destroy themselves (2 Chronicles 20:20-25). As you praise God from today, He will cause your enemies to fight against themselves and destroy one another in Jesus name. Stop doing things according to your calculations. Trust the Lord and obey Him in faith and you will soon testify of His goodness. Any battle you know you cannot handle, turn it over to Him. Take time to praise and worship Him, release your faith and He will move in that situation.
Spend at least one hour praising and worshipping the lord today with every member of your immediate family.
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