Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Romans 11:21
Read: Romans 11:17-23
God is the Potter and we are the clay. Going by Jeremiah 18:1-4, you can either yield yourself completely to Him letting Him do whatever He wants with your life, or He may change your destiny completely. Because Eli’s children refused to fully yield to God, He changed His mind concerning the glorious future ahead of them (1 Samuel 2:30). Initially, He wanted them as a priest-producing lineage, but later, God said the survivors of Eli’s generation would be beggars. Their destinies were changed from being fathers of the nation to servants and beggars. It is a terrible thing to resist God! Are you resisting Him today? Is there any instruction He has given to you that you have not yet complied with? Repent and restitute your ways! Stop toying with naked wire that is carrying current at high voltage! You could be electrocuted because our God is the Consuming Fire (Hebrew 12:29). Although Hebrews 9:27 speaks of an appointment with death for everyone on the face of the earth, however, Proverbs 10:27 says that day is movable. That means if you abide by God’s commands, you can live longer but if you misbehave, God can reduce your years from 90 to 50.
You should know that your tomorrow is in the hands of two people –God and yourself. As the Alpha and Omega, He controls tomorrow (Revelation 1:8). If you relate with Him correctly, then according to the words of prophet Isaiah, it shall be well with you. Yet, the same Isaiah says woe to the wicked for it shall be ill with him (Isaiah 3:11). If only you can obey Him in every area, your tomorrow will be a settled matter; but if you decide to select what you want to do, your tomorrow is in trouble. How are you living today? Are you living for God or for man or even for yourself? Are you still accommodating sin in your thoughts? Are you living in secret sin? Is there any grudge against someone? Are you involved in some kind of deception or lies? Is your Kingdom service now purely for commercial gains? Watch it! Follow the right path so that the fire that was supposed to protect you does not turn against you.
Your works after you are born again are so powerful that they can rewrite God’s plan for your life and affect your destiny. Mind what you do!
Bible in one year: 2 Chronicles 4-6