Thursday 14 March Open heavens Devotional
Thursday 14 March
CHANGE YOUR METHOD
Memory Verse:Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this is the Word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.Zechariah 4:6
Num 20:7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
Num 20:9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
Num 20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
Num 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
Num 20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Bible in a year: Hosea 8-10
To get the best from God, you need to know when to make your requests. When you have the opportunity to access God's mighty presence, explore it to the fullest. A wise believer will optimise every opportunity from God because time is short. Moreover, because of the brevity of time, we should reorder our priorities and move from the unimportant and less urgent matters to the most important and urgent issues. In the same vein, efforts should be made to treat the important but not urgent issues so that they do not end up putting you under avoidable pressure tomorrow. Everything you needed to do which was ignored because it was not urgent, will become urgent at some point, and could cost you much more. Besides this, Luke 9:57-62 tells us that sometimes, an individual, family or group may have to go through self denial in order to please God. Whenever there is a clash of interest - between God's and yours, just let God have His way.
As we advance in years and become older, our days on earth reduce while our strength begins to give way. As a result of this, there is need to derive easier and quicker legitimate means of achieving goals. Take Moses as an example. In Exodus 17:1-6, God asked him to smite the rock for water to come out, while in Numbers 20:7-12, to achieve the same miraculous result, God asked him to speak to the rock. Although, either way, God can perform the same miracle, yet it is definitely easier to speak to the rock than to strike the rock. When you strike the rock, you exert more energy. Also, the one who is striking a rock will feel some formidable resistance. If you keep meeting with resistance while doing what you routinely do, find out better, easier and more productive alternatives. The difference between speaking to and striking the rock is comparable with using human strength and the strength of the Holy Spirit. Beloved, your human strength is largely limited in the things of God; hence you need to wait more on the Lord so as to use His strength to do His work. That way, you get quicker results and you are less stressed. To effectively key into this, find out how you have been working, and the level of result it has been producing so that you can prayerfully consider what to do extra, or a component to be changed for you to get better results.
Prayerfully list 5 different ways of doing what you normally do, taking stock of the time requirement and cost implication, and adopt the best alternative.
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