OPEN HEAVENS DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND 2022 THEME: DON'T MISS YOUR PURPOSE
MEMORISE: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12
READ: Proverbs 3:5 -8
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Many people have lost the purpose of God for their lives. They are living below God’s standard and expectations for their lives. There is a method by which God operates, but as long as people keep choosing to do things in a worldly manner, they will never achieve the purpose of God for their lives.
For my thought are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
God does not think like man does. In fact, the Bible says His foolishness is wiser than men (1 Corinthians 1:25). You cannot achieve His purpose by trying to do things with worldly wisdom; you will end up missing it. Don't try to copy others, copy the One who called you. Jesus achieved His purpose for coming to earth because He said:
Verily, verily, l say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he Seth the Father do: for what things so ever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise
For young ministers of the gospel, don't try to do things the way you've seen other popular ministers do things; your calling is not as theirs. When I was younger in ministry, there were people whose sermons were very mesmerizing. As interesting as their sermons were, l stayed put to the way God had taught me to preach; by His grace, people's lives were transformed and the Church grew. For those who are teaching deep theology, at the end of the sermon, when you ask the people what they learnt, they would just say, "Oh, Pastor was on fire today"; there was no real change in the lives of people. My beloved, don't follow the crowd. Hebrews 12:2 says, "Looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith...?
I see some music ministers; they start well, singing great spiritual songs that attract the Spirit of God; but then they move on to those that will move the crowd and if you notice, their ministries begin to go down from there on. Be wise; if you want to have a long-lasting impact and eventually fulfill you destiny, do everything God's way and not the way the world does it.
Father, please give me the grace to never follow the world's wisdom but your way always in Jesus name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 37-40
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMN 28: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD
When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2 Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey. [Refrain]
3 But we never can prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
for the joy he bestows,
are for them who will trust and obey. [Refrain]
4 Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at his feet,
or we'll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
where he sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey. [Refrain]