READ : PSALM 105 : 16 – 22.
16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : ZECHARIAH 5 : 5 – 8 : 23 AND MATHEW 14 : 13 – 36.
Many people work hard and have nothing to show for it, while some others
work, very little and succeed. When God is on your side, you will succeed. In
Genesis 39 : 1 – 5, the Bible tells us about the experience of Joseph in
Potiphar’s house: whatever he touched prospered because God was with him. If
God is with you, no matter where you are operating or what you are doing, you
will always succeed. Our God is good and gracious. He does many things to prove
His divine power, and no one can question His decisions. This is why He is the
sovereign God. It doesn’t matter how deep the valley you are in is, if God says
He is going to do a new thing in your life, He can pick you up from that valley
and set you on top. He can take you from absolute darkness to light ( John 9 :
1 – 7 ).
Never write yourself off in life. There is a silver lining in the cloud of your
destiny. The good things of life can still come to you no matter what your
present situation is. Learn on the everlasting arms of God and you will never
be disappointed. No matter the opposition of the enemies, the plan and purpose
of God will come to pass. Nobody can abase the one whom God has decided to
promote. God can make you grow daily in knowledge, understanding and in
wisdom. Daniel’s promotion took the form of a meteoric rise to stardom. He
was able to make progress in a strange land and the Lord blessed the labour of
his hands. Throughout Daniel’s life, he moved from one level of promotion to
the other. He was so relevant in the scheme of things that he served under
several different governments, and under every dispensation, he was always a
point of reference.
One key lesson that stands out clearly in the life of Daniel is seen in the
decision he made unto the Lord ( Daniel 1 : 8 ). His action shows us that men
who have strong convictions, unalloyed loyalty and real dedication to the
Almighty are able to achieve exploits. The will of God stands out clearly in the
lives of those who desire exploits. Your heart must be fixed upon the Lord and
on doing His will at all times, wherever you find yourself. Divine promotion will
not come to those who want to use it for self-aggrandizement. You must be
willing to use every promotion God brings you way for His glory. Once your
motives align with God’s purpose, you will always be blessed and promoted by
Him. The righteous stand of Daniel moved God to promote him divinely. You can
also become great if you stay close to the Almighty, who is the source of all
ACTION POINT :
Align your motives with God’s will today, and you will experience divine
AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.
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