OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015. THEME : CHILD OF DESTINY.

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MEMORISE : Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou
camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet
unto the nation. JEREMIAH 1 : 5.

READ : EXODUS 1 : 15 – 17.
15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of
the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and
see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a
daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded
them, but saved the men children alive.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 SAMUEL 26 – 28 AND MARK 9 : 30 – 50.

A child who must fulfil destiny can never be destroyed by the enemy. The fact
that you are alive today is a pointer to the fact that you have a destiny to
fulfil, and this destiny is a good one (Jeremiah 29:11). By Pharaoh’s
calculations, Moses was born to die. He orchestrated a diabolical arrangement
with the midwives so that even before Moses was born, death was already
waiting for him. However, the plan of God for Moses was quite different from
Pharaoh’s plan. The good news is that God’s plan for you supersedes that of
any human entity ( Lamentations 3 : 37 ). Always be conscious of the fact that
you are created for a divine purpose.
Although the children of God are a specially selected group of people ( Ephesians
1 : 4 – 5 ), there are serious questions they must ask themselves and provide
answers to in order to fulfil their destiny. Such questions include: will the plan
of God for my life be fulfilled? The answer to this question is yes; that is if you
are in good standing with God, because the counsel of God shall forever stand
( Psalm 33 : 10 – 11 ). However, every child of God must remember that they can
ignorantly upturn the plan of God for their lives as seen from the life-story of
Eli the priest ( 1Samuel 2 : 30 )

Another question a child of God must ask if he or she would fulfil destiny is :
can the plan of God for my life be completely fulfilled? The answer to this
question may be positive for some and negative for some others. For example,
God’s plan for Joshua was unfortunately not fulfilled completely. In Joshua 1 :
3 – 4, God declared that He would help Joshua to fully capture the whole of the
Promised Land. God even spelt out its boundaries to him. But alas, at the
twilight of Joshua’s life, God said this to him in Joshua 13 : 1 :
“Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, thou
art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be
possessed.”
What a disappointment. For you to fully realise God’s purpose for your life, you
must make up your mind to be completely obedient to Him in everything He
commands. When you consider the devastating effects of partial obedience on
King Saul ( 1Samuel 15 : 17 – 23 ), and the failure of King Joash of Israel who
was asked to strike his arrow on the ground severally but stopped after the
third strike ( 2Kings 13 : 18 – 19 ), you will learn how to obey God completely.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, help me to completely obey you in all areas, so that I may fulfil Your
divine purpose for my life.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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