Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: Romans 4:19

Read: Romans 4:17-19

The patriarchs of old were often times confronted with very frustrating and hopeless situations yet they overcame. Are you in a hopeless situation, is that hopeless situation presently asking, where is your God? You will prevail. One of such patriarchs was Abraham. He waited for about 25 years to see the fulfilment of God’s promise concerning Isaac. Boy! That was no joke. At the age of 75, God made the promise. Even at that time, there was very little that man could do, yet God allowed things to degenerate to a point of total hopelessness – when he was 100 years and his wife 90 years. Abraham’s case was a very bad one. The scripture says his body was no longer responding and so was the womb of his wife. For his expectation to produce result, he refused to allow the prevailing negative circumstances surrounding them to affect him. He knew the problems and limitations he was facing but he gave them no voice.

Some believers are afraid to go for medical check up –particularly a comprehensive type because they do not want to be told they have one sickness or another. That is ignorance. Many believers have died untimely for failing to know their health status so that they can know how to pray on their specific health needs, and how to adjust their lifestyles to live healthier lives. Lack of rest or exercise has led some to an early grave, leaving their assignment incomplete. Abraham knew his health status and that of Sarah; and since there was nothing, humanly speaking, that could be done; he applied his faith and hoped in God. He did not pretend about the problem. He knew that for a couple to have children the man’s body must be with living cells and the wife’s ovary must be alive, but he refused these problems a voice. He used his faith to shut the voice of the deadness of Sarah’s womb and his own dead body. You too can know your health status but shut the voice of any problem with your health through your faith in God. This season, your good expectation shall be granted.

Go for medical check up once or twice a year, preferably a comprehensive one if you can afford it. Pray and take practical steps on the results. 

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