OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL – SUNDAY- 10/08/2014 – KEYS TO GREATNESS BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE

KEYS TO GREATNESS

MEMORISE
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:37

READ
Psalm 103:1-5

1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

MESSAGE
God the Almighty is the source of greatness. To achieve greatness, you should please God. However it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is therefore the master key to greatness (Mark 11:22-24). Faith is built up by the constant hearing of God’s word (Romans 10:17). Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, David, Jesus Christ and Paul all had unshakeable faith in God on their way to greatness. Faith in God is the eternal elixir which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought. Faith in God is the only known antidote for failure. Faith in God contains the seeds of achievement and greatness. God has promised us greatness and His promises for us are yea and Amen. Have faith and plug into this promise. Don’t quit even if there are minor delays or you run into seasons of contradiction (Habakkuk 2:2-4). The just shall become great by his faith.

Having faith in God helps you not to consider the weather or prevailing economy before you sow your seed or give to God (Ecclesiastes 11:1-4). Fruitless people are stingy people. Stinginess, especially with God can never lead to greatness. Patience is another ingredient of greatness. This means waiting on the Lord for His time to come to pass. Joseph waited for 13 years, Moses waited for 40 years while Jesus waited for 30 years. God has a reason for His timing. It might take long but it will surely happen if God has ordained it (Hebrews 10:35-39). The time of waiting is a time of preparation (2 Chronicles 27:6). Preparation precedes greatness. You don’t become a boxing champion overnight, neither do you become an anointed great man of God in one day. Greatness that comes suddenly or that is gotten by surprise will be lost suddenly by surprise. Watch out for those who manipulate their way into occupying an office, especially in the ministry of the gospel. If you don’t wait for your time patiently, you might become great, but your crash from greatness will equally be great. Greatness comes to people who maintain a good attitude in the period of waiting. You must have an attitude that believes that with God all things are possible. In addition, you should honour God. Recognising the source of greatness helps you to get connected to its source. All those who were divinely connected in the Bible ended up as great people. Recognising the source of greatness helps you to tap into the covenant of grace, wisdom, empowerment, humility and anointing for greatness (Genesis 41:16). Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Daniel, Jesus, Paul and all those who recognized God as the Source of greatness and gave Him the glory ended up being great. You can also do the same.

ACTION POINT
God has made every provision in His plan for you to be great. Do not write yourself off. Choose not to remain small.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Mark 9:14-10:45

Job 19:13-29

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