Open Heaven 15 June 2018: [Friday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Pray, Don’t Murmur
PRAY, DON’T MURMUR – Friday June 15th 2018
Memorise: Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. James 4:2
Read: Exodus 15:22-26 (KJV)
One deadly habit that is very common among the people of God today is the murmuring. Open Heaven 15 June 2018 Pray, Don’t Murmur. Like the Israelites of old, many children of God today engage in it without even realising it! it is indeed a silent destroyer. For this reason, the Holy Spirit warns us against it in 1st Corinthians 10:10, saying:
Open Heaven 15 June 2018 Pray, Don’t Murmur
Do you know that there are times we think we are praying but we are actually murmuring?
In our Bible reading, the children of Israel were at Marah, where they found water that was not drinkable because it was bitter. Open Heaven 15 June 2018 Pray, Don’t Murmur. Despite all that God had done for them, they did not consider that He already knew that they would pass through Marah and would have gone ahead of them to make provision for the water they would drink. All they could think of doing was to murmur about the bitter water.
Open Heaven 15 June 2018: [Friday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye Pray, Don’t Murmur
The characteristics at play in the events that occurred at Marah are indicative of the two types of Christians we have in the Church today. The first type behaves like the multitude who murmured, while the second type behaves like Moses who cried to the Lord for a solution. It is interesting to note that the murmuring of the multitude was an exercise in futility because their murmurings did not change the bitterness of the water. Open Heaven 15 June 2018 Pray, Don’t Murmur. The prayer of Moses, on the other hand, yielded positive results because his cry to God moved God into action. God showed him what to do to reserve the situation, and the people’s need for good water was met. This mirrors what is happening with Christians today. We murmur about what we desire and the lack of it, instead of actually asking God and trusting that if He wills, our prayers will be answered.
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Beloved, you need to ask yourself today which type of Christian you are between the two types we have considered. I beseech you to examine your prayer like and relationship with God before answering this question. Open Heaven 15 June 2018 Pray, Don’t Murmur. Are you the type of Christian mentioned in our memory verse, just lusting, desiring and fighting for things but yet getting nothing? You need to ask God to reveal to you the truth on where you stand today. May the Almighty God hear you prayer in Jesus’ Name.
Father, Please forgive me for all the murmuring I have done against You consciously or unconsciously; I promise not to do so again. Please turn my unpleasant situation around today in Jesus’ Name.
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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