OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL DATE : WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE 2015

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE : WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE 2015

THEME : REST IN THE LORD

Memorise:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

Read: Matthew 6:31-34
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or,
What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these
things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the
morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof.

Message
Nobody cares for us like our Heavenly Father. The devil and
the world want to deceive you to think that they care more
than He does, but you must not allow yourself to be
deceived like Eve (1st Timothy 2:14).
The devil deceived Eve to think that God was being too high-
handed by restricting her to eat of certain fruits alone
(Genesis 3:1-5).
Jesus expressed the depth of the Father’s love and care for
us in our Bible reading. He consequently admonished us to
stop worrying about things that have already been sorted
out by our Heavenly Father. He also declared to us what our
priority should be (Matthew 6:33). He said when we focus
on the priority, the rest of those things that are needful shall
be provided for us.
Unfortunately, some children of God are too mindful of the
“interest” at the expense of the “principal”. They are too
mindful of the “other things”, which indeed are necessities,
at the expense of our main priority, which is the kingdom of
God.
If you genuinely seek the kingdom of God, faithful is He that
has promised; all your other necessities shall be added unto
you.
It is amazing to know that God provided what He
considered to be our needs, even before He created us. This
shows us that God has ever been mindful of our basic
necessities.
In the creation story, God used the first five days of creation
to provide all that man would ever need; after which He
created man in His own image on the sixth day (Genesis
1:26-31). Man began to worry about what to eat, drink, wear
and what would become of his future after the Fall (Genesis
3:7-8).
We can see the goodness of God demonstrated even after
the fall of man. In spite of man’s rebellious act, God still
sought after him in the garden. He called Adam and Eve out
of their hiding place, and after rebuking them, He clothed
them properly. Genesis 3:21 says:
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make
coats of skins, and clothed them.”
There is need for us as children of God to trust that our
Heavenly Father is mindful of our well-being. If we do, we
will not be anxious for anything like those who don’t know
God.
We will have peace, joy and contentment (1st Timothy
6:6-8). I want you to consider Philippians 4:19 as God’s
assurance of His provision for your life. Praise Him for this
blessed assurance.

Action Point:
Is there any lack in your life? Tell your Heavenly Father
about it today. He will pleasantly surprise you.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 2 KINGS 6:24-8:15 and LUKE 8:40-9:6

AUTHOR : Pst E. A ADEBOYE

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About Femi Falana

PASTOR, TEACHER, BLOGGER, LOVER OF CHRIST.
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