Saturday, 7 July 2012

Open Heavens Devotional: HOLD ON TO GOD – Saturday, July 7, 2012 By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. Psalms 130:6
 Bible in one year: Leviticus 20-23
Anyone who is too much in a hurry will most likely miss out from God’s agenda. God is very patient. If you will walk with Him, you too must be patient or else you will find yourself going ahead of Him. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing”. Luke 11:9-11 says keep knocking until the door opens; wait as long as it takes. You may never get some valuable blessings if you are not patient. One particular year, immediately after we rounded up our Convention, I told my people I need rest and therefore would not attend to anyone. A woman from the north came and asked if I was home. They said yes, but also told her that I was not going to see anybody. They served her food and told her I was not coming out that day. She replied that she was in no hurry and that any day I decide to come out, I will meet her there. Later, my wife came and told me that the woman had refused to go until she sees me. I had to suspend my rest to meet her in my sleeping dress.  I asked her what her problem was and she said it was her head. She said whenever something good was coming, her head would refuse it and that I should just touch her head and she will go. So I did and she left.

When was the last time you held unto God like Jacob or like this woman and told Him you are tired of being an ordinary, powerless Christian or minister; that you were going nowhere until He did something about your situation? That was the kind of persistence we knew in time past. When I newly joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God newly, after the morning service we would go home. By the time we returned for the evening service, there would still be people who have not left, still settling their issues with God. You cannot persist like that and not expect something good to happen to you. If you can hold on to God, He will take you serious and attend to you. If you are too busy to wait on Him, He will tell you He is busier. After all, you may just attend to some tens or hundreds of issues while He is attending to billions on earth and at the same time attending to the billions in Heaven, besides all the animals, birds, fishes etc. Learn to hold on to God!

Until Jacob wrestled with God, the prince in him remained buried. Release your princely potentials by wrestling with God today.

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