OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SARTURDAY: FOR YOUR GOOD
OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SARTURDAY: Memorise: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SARTURDAY: Read: Genesis 50:19-22
If we could see things the way God does, our lives would be far better. Sometimes, criticism comes because God wants to make you more popular and influential. Some people may even harm you because God wants to promote you. If you cannot see things from God’s point of view, you may miss the coming blessing. As long as you remain in love with God, you can rest assured that all things are working together for your good. Ephesians 1:3-6 says the purpose of God for your life had been settled before the foundations of the world. All the things you have gone through and people you have met in your life – whether good or bad, are part of the purpose of God for you.
I find the story of Joseph (Genesis 37-46) very instructive. He was one person who saw things from God’s point of view. His father loved him greatly and gave him a coat of many colours prophetic of where he was going. His brothers became jealous of him because of his dreams of greatness and they sold him into slavery. If his brothers had accepted him, they would not have sold him into slavery. If they had not sold him into slavery, he would not have arrived in Egypt, and neither would he have reached the throne. If he had not gotten to the throne, his brothers would not have come to bow to him as God had shown him many years before. Joseph saw things from God’s point of view; he knew that if he could just stay holy, everything happening to him would eventually lead him to the throne. He never let his wilderness experience take away his hope or make him sin against God. At every stage of his ordeal (as a slave in Potiphar’s house and as a prisoner), his leaders attested to the fact that God was with him.
God is working out His purpose for your life. Those who hate you and those who love you are part of the plan. Stay holy, keep trusting Him; your reward is just around the corner. Galatians 6: 9 says: And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SARTURDAY: Bible in one year: Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3
OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SARTURDAY: Hymn 30: When We Walk With The Lord
OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SARTURDAY: Key Point: As long as you are still in the will of God, don’t worry; everything around you is working for your good (Romans 8:28).