Tuesday 4 March 2014



Yesterday’s message was titled THE INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD. Today’s message is titled ATTENTlVE TO THE MASTER'S  INSTRUCTIONS? as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Mark 14:38: "
Watch ye and pray, lest 

ye enter into 
temptation. The spirit 
truly is ready, but the 
flesh is weak.
". Today's reading is from Mark 14:37-38 and the Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from  Jeremiah 29:24 to Jeremiah 31:40 and Psalm 52.

Quoted below is the message for today. God bless you richly for your contribution.

"It is always good to pay close attention to instructions given by someone you claim to be your guide. Or guardian. Often, we miss many opportunities, breakthroughs and victories because we fail to see the details of the instructions given to us on a subject. A multi- national company once held a promotional exam for their middle-cadre staff. The questions were simple, but the exam was meant to test their ability to follow instructions. There were ten items on the question paper with a long paragraph of instructions. The time allocated for the examination was only ten minutes, but reading the instructions through properly would take about five minutes. For this reason, many did not take time to read the instructions but went ahead to answer all the questions, which appeared very simple. However, the candidates were required to answer just one question, and the instruction to this effect was hidden in the last line of the instructions they failed to read. T Whoever answered more than one question failed the test. Only one person read through to the end of the instructions. The instruction, indeed, was the examination!

The apostles of old also had issues with paying attention to detailed instructions and we must learn from them. When our Lord came face to face with the reality of suffering and the Cross, He admitted that it was not going to be easy (Mark 14:34). There was only one way to pass the examination of the moment — prayer. He went to pray and told the disciples to do the same; though not for Him, but for themselves (Mark 14:38). They were however busy sleeping! Beloved, to make it to the end of our Christian race, let us pay close attention to the details of the Lord's instructions and we shall be happy we did. When the Lord in Malachi 3:1 0“ said: ”Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse” He meantall tithes.You do not need an advanced dictionary to understand what ”all” means. When also the Bible in 1 Corinthians 1 1 :10 says:
”For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” 
Apostle Paul did not say much on why a woman should veil her head while praying or prophesying. However, a conscientious child of God would not press for too many details before she jumps at this simple instruction of covering within the spiritual environment. I pray for you that the grace to pay very close attention to detailed instructions will be given to you in Jesus‘ Name."

The prayer point is "Father, though I may not fully understand why I should, give me the grace to be completely obedient to your instructions."

God bless you richly as you contribute to today's discussion, amen

Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited


  1. Sometimes, we just believe we are wise in our own eyes. When God gives instructions, we try to weigh them by our enviroment and what people think or our limitations forgetting that God never works with any of all these. Truly, we need the Grace to follow Gods Instructions because they are divine and things that are divine are not handled with natural sense.

  2. Thank you Jesus for an absolute word. GOD BLESS DADDY G.O for this mesage. My family is xperiencing chalenges now but Gods word today has brought respite, if only we can OBEY ALL. Thank you Jesus for the grace to comply,
    God bless you sis, 4 ur perseverance despite so many challenges, by Gods grace ds devotional will continue and d grace to accomplish the Lord will bestore on you

  3. Oh lord, engrace us to believe your word at all times

  4. When we obey God's word, we are doing ourselves a lot of good. God help us to yield completely to you. Amen

  5. Father I pray that you give us the grace to obey your words to the letter without any questions. Complete Obedience is what I ask and seek for FATHER please release it into my life to running this race to the end triumphantly in JESUS Name, Amen

  6. Why is it that many provincial pastor's wife do not veil their head in church? Daddy GO should speak out in clear terms about this.