RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 25 June 2013
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear not, for I will help thee” Isaiah 41:13
Read: Isaiah 41:10-13
Bible in one year: Galatians 4-6
Prayer point: God upholds his partners with his victorious right hand.
Beside divine compassion, dwelling with the Lord also assures you of divine goodness. This was the experience of David when he said assuredly that goodness and mercy will always accompany him for the rest of his life, because he will dwell in God’s presence continually (Psalm 23:6). Beloved, if you must be fruitful, you need both mercy and goodness. Why? Mercy makes you have what you don’t deserve. If you read Romans 9:15-16, you will find that God reserves the right to choose to be merciful or compassionate to whom He will. Consequentially, the one who wins the race is not necessarily the one who is more determined or has the fastest feet, but the one who has God’s mercy backing him or her. Those you probably envy because they are I recording a greater success in life or ministry are not necessarily wiser, stronger or holier than you, but just that they are enjoying the mercy of God that you do not enjoy. From today, you shall be a beneficiary of God’s mercy.
This season if there is just one person who will be singled out for an undeserved blessing, it will be you. There is a user of this Devotional who has laboured conscientiously for years with nothing to show for it. By God’s divine hand of mercy, a favour is coming your way this season which nobody can stop, and which you cannot resist. When it comes to pass, just remember to share the testimony and give thanks to God in the assembly of His people. In addition, when you abide in Christ, you have a share in a divine partnership. Any force or person who says you will not succeed, God will deal with such a force or fellow in accordance with Romans 8:31. That is why Isaiah 41:10- 13 says you have no reason to fear; if God says He will help you, believe it: He will. When Peter accepted to partner with Jesus in Luke 5:1-7, when he got to his wits end in his career, the Lord supplied what he lacked and he took a catch he had never taken all his fishing years. Let the Lord into your boat and accept His divine partnership and your limitation will be your starting point.