THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE: Friday September 22nd, 2017.
TEXT: John 16:24, James 4:3
THEME: ARE YOUR HANDS CLEAN?
MEMORIZE; “4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. “. (Psalm 24:4-5)
The fact that God is determined to bless His people is unquestionable. But He wants to bless them especially when they have His nature of righteousness which enables them to live according to His will and commandment. It is not that God does not bless. Rather, it is because those who claim to desire His blessings are not working according to His will and commandment.
Whoever wants to experience and enjoy God’s blessings — sound health, long life, material, financial, marital, academic, career, business, etc, must have clean hands and a pure heart. He must not be a vain person driven by the winds and passion of this world. He must not be a deceiver by any means whether by swearing deceitfully or telling lies. On the overall, he must be a righteous person and filled with the Spirit of God.
No matter the kind of blessing that you desire, God can allow it to come upon you. But before that happens, you must model your spiritual life to be in tandem with the commandments of God. You must satisfy all the conditions that God has given which border on obedience. He that has called us is a spirit. So, we must live our lives spiritually in order to suit His purpose and then, He can bless us. Don’t forget: God does not bless in a vacuum.
He is relying on our obedience and adherence to His word to bless us. He says that whatever we lay our hands upon shall prosper. You must search for something to do so that God can use it to prosper you. Begging people to ‘help’ you by giving you alms when you can work is not a Christian attitude and must never be encouraged.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. O God my Father, give me a broken spirit and a contrite heart, in Jesus’ name.
2. I ask for the enabling grace to serve you in spirit and in truth, in Jesus’name.
3. By the anointing power in the name of Jesus Christ, I command your blessings to come upon my life, in Jesus’ name.
4. Release upon our G. O and Mummy in the Lord greater grace, higher level of faith, commitment, zeal, consecration and righteousness, in Jesus’ name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA