I remember hearing the story of two men from the same background facing unfavourable circumstances; they both went to see a wise and old seer to seek counsel about what they could do to improve their situation.
The old man told them that one of them was destined to be rich and the other was destined to be poor.
The one who the old man said was destined to be rich went back and sat down and did nothing in the name of waiting for the riches to come while the other got to work. I’m sure we all know how the story ended for both of the men.
My question to us this morning is this: what have we been doing with the promises God has given to us?
I’m sure that as God’s beloved child, there are promises that he has made to you. There are good plans He has promised you.
There are prophetic words that have been given to you through the men of God that He has placed over you.
That a word came out of God’s mouth does not automatically mean it will come to pass. The children of Israel are a good example of this. See the scriptures below.
Genesis 15:13, KJV
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.
Exodus 12:40, KJV
Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
God in His conversation with Abraham revealed to him that the children of Israel would spend four hundred years in the land of Egypt, but they ended up using more.
We have a major role to play in the fulfilment of God’s plans for our lives. God has revealed to you great and mighty things about your relationship marriage, finances, career and all other areas of your life. How can you partner with Him to see its fulfilment?
Let’s take a look at another verse.
Daniel 9:2-3, KJV
In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
1. Daniel understood by BOOKS – spend time with God consistently in the word. God’s words are not just letters, they are Spirit and they are life. God’s word gives us the knowledge, understanding and wisdom we need so that we know what to do to put ourselves in proper alignment with His promises and enter the manifestation.
When the devil wants to sow doubt into our hearts to stop and weaken our faith process, the word comes up and negates it.
Also read books by trusted men of God. We can learn a lot from these ones too.
If God has revealed to you about marriage or purpose, get books on these areas, so you can prepare yourself and get ready for what God is about to do.
2. Pray – When you receive God’s word, don’t just sit down and do nothing. Intercede and thank God for it till you see it manifest physically. After Daniel understood, the next thing He did was to pray.
Remember Elijah? He prayed and kept on praying till he saw the results.
3. Avoid a lifestyle of Habitual sin – Sin is devils strategy to abort the good things that God has for us. Never ever cooperate with Him.
May God grant us more understanding.
It is my prayer that we enter into the manifestation of God’s promises over our lives in the name of Jesus. Our fruits will not drop before it’s time.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I will cooperate with God. His good plans will come to fruition in my life.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father in the name of Jesus, I receive all you have made available for me in Christ Jesus.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11, KJV)
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Thank God for His promises and plans for you.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY
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