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OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONALS 7TH AUGUST 2020
PLAY YOUR PART
Memorise: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7
Read: Matthew 25:1-12
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 4-6
Hymn 19: My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
Key Point: God’s plan for you can only be fulfilled with your cooperation.
As Christians, we have a great inheritance. God told Abraham that in blessing, He would bless him and since we are children of Abraham, his blessings are ours. However, the Almighty God who deploys these blessings is holy and very hardworking Hebrews 11:6 says it is the diligent that God will reward. Thus, if you want to enjoy any reward from God, you must say goodbye to laziness, and indolent people. In Proverbs 13:20, the Bible says: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed”
Stop being slothful; drop your lazy friends. Spend every minute productively. Stop spending countless hours on social media, just lazing around. The extent to which you will fulfil destiny depends on the quantum of effort you are willing to put in. The brightness of any fire is determined by the fuel applied. 1 Corinthians 15:41 tells us: There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.”
You cannot just keep singing ‘Abraham’s blessings are mine; you must be ready to put in the work. Jesus, during His earthly ministry worked so hard that, one day, in the middle of a storm, He fell asleep. The testimony about His work ethic is thus: “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and l work” John 5:17
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Even though God had said, many years before I joined, that the RCCG is a covenant church that would parishes all over the world, I as the General Overseer still work very hard for this prophecy to be fulfilled. Whatever God is involved in involves hard work because He cannot work with lazy people (Amos 3:3).