OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL – WEDNESDAY- 06/08/2014 – HOW RESOLUTE ARE YOU? BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE

HOW RESOLUTE ARE YOU?

MEMORISE
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:6

READ
2 Kings 2:19-22

19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.

20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.

21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.

22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

MESSAGE
I start each year with New Year resolutions. In a particular year, I decided on what I intended to do more intensely that year. I decided to seek God and praise Him like never before, to open my mouth and tell God how things are with me, to humble myself like never before, to give cheerfully, to trust man less, trust God more and finally, to walk more closely with God like never before. I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the year that every decision I made was fulfilled. How resolute are you? Make a resolution and be prepared to follow through with your resolution. In addition, you should be prepared to make changes. Are you resistant to change? There are two groups of people in an ideal church congregation. These are: the Old Brigade and the New Combatants. The Old Brigades are those used to the old system of doing things and are not ready to change. To experience good success on a daily basis, you must be prepared for change. Be prepared to do things in a new way, if that is what will enhance the growth of your church or organisation. The New Combatants are young and well equipped with new systems for doing things. This group of young radicals should also be prepared for change. Be prepared to learn from the experiences of the Old Brigade. Both the Old Brigade and the New Combatants should learn from the Law of Inertia. It states thus: “A body maintains its state of rest or uniform growth unless acted upon by an external force”. Be prepared to run with the vision of Christ for your life and be diligent in your business. Proverbs 22:29 says,

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”

Success is the product of getting and utilising new ideas, concepts and perceptions profitably. Success is realising God’s desires for you and responding obediently to them in order to reach your maximum potential. This will please Him and bring benefits to others. An integral part of obtaining good success is management and planning. To achieve excellence and good success, you must prayerfully plan for it and continuously manage it. Be hard working and be prepared to possess your possession in the area of prayers (James 5:16-18).

PRAYER POINT
Father, please help me to be a doer and not a mere hearer of your word. I have decided to obey your words. Please help my decision.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Mark 1:1-3:12

Job 16:18-17:5

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About Femi Falana

PASTOR, TEACHER, BLOGGER, LOVER OF CHRIST.
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