Open Heavens 20 December 2017: Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – A matter of choice

A MATTER OF CHOICE – Wednesday December 20th
Memorise: “Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause:
yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be
magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.” Psalms
Genesis 32:3-6 (KJV)

32:3 And
Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the
country of Edom.


32:4 And
he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant
Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
32:5 And
I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and women servants: and I have
sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
32:6 And
the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also
he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
Bible in one year: Proverbs
5-8, Zachariah 8:9-23, Sing Hymn 10
If you measure life by the experiences of some people, you will live
far from your God–given purpose and barely scratch the surface. Some people are
alive but only just surviving from day to day. In Luke 13:11-17, the woman who was
bound for 18 years did not die, but she was merely surviving and not living.
Also, the man with the unclean spirit in Mark 1:23-26 was continually going to church, and
yet he was inhabited by an unclean spirit. Open heaven. It was even in the
synagogue that the Lord met him. Although he was living, he was the captive of
a demonic spirit. What of Naaman who appeared to be a distinguished and
successful man, and  yet he had a problem
that no man could solve (2nd kings 5:1)? just   like the individuals in all these examples,
many people today are barely surviving, and are not living life as purposed by
God for them. God not only wants you to live life, He also wants you to enjoy
the abundant life that he gives (John 10:10) are our not tired of “managing”
struggling to survive, and living from hand to mouth? If you are truly tired,
the Lord will make a way for you. 

is interested in the overflow of his blessings upon your life. He does not just
want you to be healed; He also wants His healing virtue to flow through you to
others. He wants you to be free from captivity, and beyond this, He also wants
you to set the captives free. Open heaven for today. God does not want you just
to be rich but also to lend to nations. He wants you to be so prosperous that
that when nations cannot balance their budgets, they will come and pay you a
visit. God wants you to bring great joy to your family, community, city and
nation. However, no matter how much He wants the overflow for you, He will
respect what you want for yourself. He cannot force and overflow of his
blessings on you when you want so little of it. There are different levels of
greatness, and your choice of the type of life you want for yourself as a role
to play in determine how great you become. Let us see the example of Esau. Yes,
he sold his birthright, but as a seed of Abraham, he was so blessed from the
remnant of blessing pronounced on him that he had 400 bodyguards. How many
bodyguards do ministers, senators, state governors or even presidents have
today? So you would agree that Esau was not doing badly. However, compared to
Jacob his brother, who became a great nation, the difference is definitely
clear. Do you want to merely survive, or do you want to be truly blessed with
the overflowing portion of God’s blessings? The choice is Yours!
Prayer Point:
Father, I am tired of just
managing to survive. I choose the overflow of Your blessings. Please release it
to me and my family now.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional
Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the
world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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Hymn 10
1. There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
2. There shall be showers of blessing–
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.
3. There shall be showers of blessing:
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing;
Come, and now honor Thy Word.
4. There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

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