RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY .
Sunday, March 18th , 2018
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
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 (Daniel 9:2).
The Bible tells us that Daniel understood by the books of Jeremiah, the Prophet, the timing of Israel’s deliverance. He discovered that the set time to favour Israel had come, but he also knew he had a role to play in bringing God’s desire to reality. Thus, he began to pray. He said, “…I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession…” (Daniel 9:3-4).
This shows that just because God has planned something doesn’t mean it’ll come to pass; you have to know and play your part. There’re people who say, “If God has planned it, it’ll happen. If it’s the will of God, it’ll come to pass.” Such people are ignorant of God’s Word and His ways of doing things. Always, there’s a God-ward part, and there’s a man-ward part. The Bible says He’s given the earth to the children of men to run (Psalm 115:16).
What God does is to show you His plan, to show you His will. As you study the Word, you learn about His will, and find out about His principles, and how the Kingdom functions. Then you make His will come to pass by applying those principles, and walking in His Word. You must know the Word of God for yourself, and put it to work for yourself. You must be a doer of the Word; that’s where your blessing is (James 1:25).
Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1:1-3 further explain the life of undeniable success, persistent and consistent fruitfulness, and productivity of the one who’s sold out to the Word; the one who meditates on the Word day and night, walking in the light of it, prospers. Glory to God!
*Dear Father, I thank you for the presence of your Spirit in me, who has given me supernatural knowledge and insight to the glorious realities in your Word, and granted me the ability to fulfil your perfect will! I walk in your righteousness, pleasing you in all things, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
*Hebrews 13:5-6* [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1 Corinthians 2:12-13* Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 2:1-20,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 28:21-31,