RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 7 February 2013
CHOOSING YOUR INHERITANCE
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: He shall choose our inheritance for us; the Excellency of Jacob, whom He loved. Psalm 47:4Read: Psalm 47: 1-9Bible in one year: Esther 8-10Prayer point: Prayer is Heaven's currency for purchasing your blessings. The blessings you take from Heaven's storehouse will depend on how much you paid by prayer.
In addition to bringing comfort to the distressed, prayer can determine who is chosen and who is not. If you can pray, if you have not been chosen, God will choose you; and if you have been chosen before, God will choose you again. In Zechariah 1:17, God had to choose Zion all over again over again in spite of her ruins.
“So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” Matthew 20:16
Sometimes, the difference between those who are called and their counterparts who are chosen is the prayer that has been invested by either of them. Is there an opportunity to rise to the top of your department in your place of work? Is there a vacancy at the topmost echelon of your establishment? Whether you will be chosen or not can be determined by your prayer life. Although merit and hard work are vital criteria for being chosen to occupy a vacancy at the top, however when prayer is engaged, it will produce mercy which will reorganise the situation in one’s favour. If you have 100 qualified candidates for a particular vacancy, prayer is very key to standing out in such a situation. This season, as you pray, the Lord will choose you for uncommon positions. Positions you never worked for will be decided in your favour.
Not only will prayer determine who is chosen, it also determines what we inherit or possess. How a need is met can be determined by the type of prayer that is made. Psalm 47:4 says,
“He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved.”
If you need mobility, the type of car you will be given will be determined by the quality of your prayer of faith. If you need a spouse, do not just ask for any spouse, but invest quality time in seeking God’s best - God’s ideal choice for you. If you fail to invest in seeking God’s face concerning that particular blessing, be prepared to receive just anything. But if just anything is not good enough for you, then pray, pray, and keep on praying. Prayer has a way of selecting what comes to you from the heavenly planet. This season, as you pray, the Lord will choose your blessings for you. Only special choice blessings will come to you this season in Jesus name.