Friday, 22 June 2012

Open Heavens Devotional: BUILD UP INTERNALLY – Friday, June 22, 2012 By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye, being rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 3:17
Bible in one year: Colossians 1-2
When God decides to bless an individual, it will affect him all round. God can go as far as using the person’s enemy to bless him. We have an example of this in Numbers 23:16-24. Here Balaam was hired to curse. He opened his mouth to curse the children of Israel but blessings came out instead. This is one of God’s benefits to the ones that He loves. He can turn a curse into a blessing depending on who is involved. Every curse against you and your family shall become blessings in Jesus name. Once God blesses you, nobody can reverse it except you. The moment God says you are blessed; things will begin to happen in quick succession. If your work was not prospering, it will begin to prosper, but if you stray from Him, what was easy will become hard. If what you used to do effortlessly is now being done with a lot of struggle, God may be calling for your attention. It is possible you may have strayed from His path. Examine yourself and reconnect as quickly as possible.
Even when you follow Him with all your heart, your prosperity may not come overnight, but be rest assured that it will surely come. Some testimonies are best kept with the testifiers because if they are shared, people will say God is partial. God can bless you beyond measure because His name is Jehovah El-Shaddai. That request you think is too great is nothing to Him. When you fail to ask exactly what you need, thinking you are becoming excessive, you are only acting in doubt. Ephesians 3:20 says:
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
From this scripture, the working of God in your life is a function of the measure of His presence or power in your life. If you want God to do the impossible for and through you, you must ensure that His presence inside you grows tremendously. Investing in knowing God is not in vain. Ask Him to fill every void in you to a point that only Jesus would be seen in all you say and do.

Pray according to Ephesians 3:17; that your heart may be rooted and grounded in love.

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