Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
Read: Philippians 2:12-14
We understand from 2 Timothy 3:16 that the Bible is a work of God’s inspiration. Some people think that such inspiration ended with the Bible but how wrong they are. Job 32:8 says:
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiratin of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
God inspired King Solomon into his breakthrough and is still inspiring many today. This season, the Lord will inspire you into your blessing in Jesus name. The Shunnamite woman was another beneficiary of God’s inspiration. When she saw the man of God passing by her house in 2 Kings 4:8-17, she invited him to come and eat in her house but he refused. She could have left him with the excuse that she had already tried. But God inspired her not to let him go. So she applied more pressure on him until she finally convinced him to do so. God inspired her not to stop there but to host him regularly, so she told him to always stop by whenever he passed that way. The Lord inspired her to take a further step of building an extension to their house providing minimal furniture for the man of God and she obeyed. Why? It was because God had already made up His mind to give her a child so He had to inspire her on the path to that miracle. When God inspires you to do something, He will keep nudging you until you complete the process and get your miracle.
As Jesus passed by Jericho in Mark 10:46-52, God inspired blind Bartimaeus to find out who was passing by. As a beggar, all he was expected to do was ask for alms from passers-by; but instead of that, he asked for who the crowd was following. The Spirit of God further moved him to begin to cry out: “Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me”. When the crowd shouted him down, God inspired him to shout out the more and he got his miracle. Hence, Philippians 2:13 says:
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good peasure.
You may not know how you took the right step into an opportunity but God is the One at work. This season, the Lord will inspire you to take the right steps to the right place at the right time for that great expectation to be met in Jesus name.
Father, reorder my steps in line with the path to my breakthrough.
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