OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2015. THEME : BENEFITS OF PATIENCE.

MEMORISE : He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God; ROMANS 4 : 20.

READ : GENESIS 17 : 1 – 5.
1 AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram,
and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee
exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many
nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham;
for a father of many nations have I made thee.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : EZEKIEL 41 : 1 – 43 : 12; REVELATION 18 : 19 – 19 : 10.

There are lots of benefits awaiting those that are patient in receiving God’s
promises.
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the
ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him
that waiteth for him.” Isaiah 64 : 4.
It is always to our advantage when we wait on His word. It is the only guarantee
we have for securing victory, success and the breakthroughs we crave for. For so
long, God wanted to enter into a Covenant with Abraham, but Abraham was just
not ready. It was only after 24years of self- dependence and self-government by
Abraham that God felt He was ready. There are many generational blessings that
God wants to give to you. There are also many exploits that He wants you to
accomplish, but as long as you are ready to do it according to His time-table,
there will always be unnecessary delays. Any time God calls for a partnership with
us, He is simply looking for an opportunity to bless us. He wants to provide divine
direction and turn our nothingness to something. He wants to make a message
out of our mess, and He wants to bring a testimony out of our tests.

When the Lord called His disciples apart in Mark 6 : 30 – 31, it was for the purpose
of waiting on Him. If you are the type always running up and down, you cannot
get the best from God. Those who wait on Him in patience are usually rewarded. It
is very important to wait on Him for direction in your projects, relationships and
programmes. If you learn to be patient, situations and circumstances will always
be within your control. In the place of waiting, there is no room for unbelief and
doubt . Abraham did not stagger at God’s promises, and his faith was rewarded
( Romans 4 : 20 ). Peter toiled all night without catching anything ( Luke 5 : 3 –
7 ). The Lord decided to choose his boat for a kingdom assignment and he did not
refuse or complain; he just waited for his miracle. At the end, he rejoiced. Have
you been waiting on God’s promises for so long? Keep your cool. Don’t be
discouraged. If you become impatient, you may lose the benefits meant to
transform your life. At the end of Peter’s waiting, his story changed. The Peter
who caught nothing became the Peter who needed the assistance of others to
handle the blessings of God in his life. I say to a user of this devotional, in that
Name that is above every other name, your joy, blessing, breakthrough, healing
and anointing will overflow to generations yet unborn. Waiting upon the promises
of God requires faith. When you wait patiently on God for anything, you save
time, and in the end, nothing will be lost.

PRAYER POINT :
Dear Lord, please continue to be my focus as I wait on You.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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