Open heavens daily devotional 

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE: MONDAY JULY 17TH 2017
THEME: NO SHAKING!
Memorise:
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Psalm 46:2
Read: Psalm 46:1-3
46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Message:
When you have God as your refuge, you stand to derive numerous benefits. Having God as your Refuge places you in an advantageous position and makes you truly blessed. One of the blessings that money cannot buy is having divine cover over your life that keeps you safe from the enemy. If you consider your strengths and weaknesses, and take a stock of the opportunities and threats you are exposed to continuously, you will realize that having God as a Refuge is priceless benefit indeed. With God as your cover, you are shielded from so many attacks of the enemy. Even the losses that are programmed to come your way are terminated by God before they get to you. If you are not yet enjoying the strength of God’s cover, you are experiencing a big minus in your life.
Another benefit of having God as your Refuge is that His strength will be made available to help you in the time of trouble. Speaking about God’s strength, 1 Corinthians 1:25b gives this insight:

“…. and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
In several scriptures, Good promises to help us in the time of need. For instance, Psalm 50:15 says,
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”

If God is not your Refuge and you call on Him when you need help, He may not respond to you. On the other hand, He easily responds to those under His cover. Are you under God’s cover? Is He your Refuge?

Moreover, when God is your Refuge, no matter what happens, there is no cause for alarm. Just think about this for a minute: Psalm 46:2-3 says that as you are under God’s cover, when there is an earthquake and uproar in the seas or even if the mountains are blown off their locations, you will still be safe where you are. Praise God! It is an anomaly for you to be under God’s protective cover and still be afraid of storms of life. Beloved, do not be scared of the storms confronting you! Don’t be afraid of the earthquake! Don’t even shake when the unmovable are moved from their secured places. Why? As long as God is your Refuge, you cannot be moved. Whatever cannot move God cannot move you. If out of fear, you have been displaced from under God’s cover, in the Name of Jesus Christ, as you repent of your lack of faith, the Lord will return you to the place of His Refuge! With God as your Refuge, there is no shaking for you!
Prayer Point:
Father, because You are my Refuge, let everything that is designed to shake me fail.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

2 Samuel 10-11

Ezekiel 10:3-19
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 9: ON THE HILL FAR AWAY
1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suff’ring and shame;

And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.
Refrain:

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it someday for a crown.
2. Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above

To bear it to dark Calvary.

Refrain:
3. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see,

For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.

Refrain:
4. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away,

Where His glory forever I’ll share.

Refrain:

Battling my fears and winning the war 

Through every change I had to adapt to and find my bearing positively … I have had to battle my fear for the uncertain … It more like a feeling of getting scared of surprises … I have ambitions even greater than myself because the greatness I envisage as only be conceived by a glimpse by my mind , I need reassurance and solace from one who is higher than I am , God of my fathers … I speak to him but sometimes the defeaning silence sends fear down my entire being, what if I have done something wrong ? But I am lead back on track by the grace that pulled me to him in the first place despite all my wrong doings …. If he had not struck me down those times his mercy will speak. 

My fears are begining to take root trying to manifest in concrete and cystal clear imagery In  my dreams irrespective of my fears I will not accept the results of those fears so I renounce them and pray for its manifestation if it is positive , Lord do not tarry answer the prayers of my heart which is kick started at every moment I am lost In  thought and at peace with nothing on my to-do-list feel me Lord with boldness .. I cannot leave comfortabely knowing I hurt someone .. if I have heal me and have mercy … Shew me thy glory , show yourself strong …. #introspection 

I need your grace to run the race of life 

Battling my fears and winning the war 

Through every change I had to adapt to and find my bearing positively … I have had to battle my fear for the uncertain … It more like a feeling of getting scared of surprises … I have ambitions even greater than myself because the greatness I envisage as only be conceived by a glimpse by my mind , I need reassurance and solace from one who is higher than I am , God of my fathers … I speak to him but sometimes the defeaning silence sends fear down my entire being, what if I have done something wrong ? But I am lead back on track by the grace that pulled me to him in the first place despite all my wrong doings …. If he had not struck me down those times his mercy will speak. 

My fears are begining to take root trying to manifest in concrete and cystal clear imagery In  my dreams irrespective of my fears I will not accept the results of those fears so I renounce them and pray for its manifestation if it is positive , Lord do not tarry answer the prayers of my heart which is kick started at every moment I am lost In  thought and at peace with nothing on my to-do-list feel me Lord with boldness .. I cannot leave comfortabely knowing I hurt someone .. if I have heal me and have mercy … Shew me thy glory , show yourself strong …. #introspection 

I need your grace to run the race of life 

Hedge and the Standard 

The standard and the hedge ..this post was deeply inspired by my trials this past few weeks , from the excruciating pain that accompanied the ordeal on the 7th of June  it was a tormenting one … 

“When the enemy comes upon you me like a flood , the spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him ” 

I am grateful for the hedge the Lord surrounded me with , he cut short the expectations of the wicked , the enemy struck but God intervened

On the 7th June of 2017 I was involved in an auto crash and I almost lost my right eye I had other injuries but I was more concerned with my eye because The eyes is very important , because it is the window of the heart I could not be at peace losing my eye… The pain was too Much apart from the total darkness in that right eye the trauma and the fear of the uncertain took sleep from my painful eyes as I anticipated to see the doctor the next day … I cried and hoped that God helped me through it I could not tell my parents as they were far from me and they could do little or nothing and besides it would only create more panic and that is one thing I did not want …

I cried to God and beat myself up but one verse prevailed Jeremiah 17:14 “heal me O Lord I will be healed save me I Lord and I will be saved for my praise belongs to you ” 

The verse became  a lullaby to me as I hoped for the best from God because Doctors can only describe the nature of the injury but I understood only God heals 

I can remember on that day June 7 after the accident I came out of the van and knelt down to praise God not because my right eye was shut and the sirens and uncontrollable honks from the van terrified my ears and the effect spiralled down my bones as I trembled because I had never witnessed an accident let alone being a victim in one .. but God took control there are a lot to say but saying too much will defeat the purpose of this post … 

I am saying Thank you to Jehovah my rock , protector , my Righteousness ,way maker, man of war …. And I will say thank you to everyone who stood beside me my friends who became family , they were furious for my sake when things did not appear right .. 

I know God has a plan for me so he allowed this experiences to come forth because he will not give me more than I can handle it hard to remember this in the Times of trial , sleepless nights , pain   confusion …. During those times i had a dream, I am yet to understand the meaning of the dream but I pray for it’s manifeststion. 

I am saying to you all God saves even if I don’t deserve it, His aggressive grace prevails over my life .. I stand amazed. 

The Hedge and the standard 

Next post  .. the enemy struck he raised a standard against them and his Hedge upon my life was made manifest … The enemy cannot take what he did not give me …

I stand amazed Jehovah , The Lord my Righteousness … Tommorow , we waging war Beause you all must turn to him  for a testimony …the testimony of the next post is not for sympathy purposes is for you to be encouraged, enlightened stay strong through the storm .. more storms are coming but we must perseve and remain victorious.. I am an embodiment of grace 

silence be broken 

I have been through the burning  furnance of life , where my faith was tested , and it is still bound to be tested because as a child of God you not exempted from trials but as a child of God your  victory is guranteed , because your victory is in him … Sometimes battled to keep the faith won some lost some … I said in my heart In anxiety and fear words that should not come out from my mouth , grieved the holy spirit but mercy prevailed … In my introspection I plead for mercy because I know this by conviction ” I said father heal me, for I have sinned …” That verse remains on my mind because I ackonowledge what I have done and I seek absolution .. father I beseech you after the order of my fathers Abraham, Isaac , Jacob … You see the child in me and you know I always come back to you … Please be gracious unto me …

Defend your interest In my life  

Next post .. Will brush on a little on the ordeal that confronted me, his Hedge still abounds around me , so turned to him for a testimony in my pain , anxiety 

Thank you Father