OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. SUNDAY 17 MAY 2015. THEME : THE TURNING POINT 1.

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MEMORISE : And Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why
the bush is not burnt. EXODUS 3 : 3.

READ : EXODUS 3 : 1 – 6.
1 NOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian:
and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of
God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the
midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the
bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush
is not burnt.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out
of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for
the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look
upon God.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 SAMUEL 29 : 31 AND MARK 10 : 1 – 31.

A turning point is a defining moment; it is a moment of decision that either
makes or mars the life of a person. In life’s journey, there are always
crossroads where you have to decide whether to go to the right or to the left.
At such moments, if you make the right call, glory to God, but if you make the
wrong decision, may God have mercy on you. The Bible contains several
examples of people who took either positive or negative turns while at
crossroads. Moses is one of such persons. In today’s Bible reading, Moses made
a turn that sealed not only his destiny but also that of the Jews for good. I
pray for you today that God will guide you to always make the right call when
you are at a crossroads in your life, in Jesus’ Name. When Moses turned to see
the great sight of the burning bush, the Bible says it was then the Almighty
God spoke. There are some necessary turns you must make in order to fulfil
your destiny. There are steps you must take to make progress. The Bible in
Exodus 3 : 4 says :
“And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of
the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.”
From the moment, a dialogue ensued, followed by a commissioning for an
assignment of eternal value ( Exodus 3 : 10 ).

Another example of someone who took the right turn was Elisha. His decision
to answer the call of God to the office of a prophet made kings call him “my
father” ( 1 kings 19 : 19 – 21, 2 kings 6 : 21 ). Also, the decision of Daniel, that
he and his colleagues would not defile themselves with the king’s meat, made
him outlast several kings and serve as a reference point of excellence to them
all ( Daniel 1 : 8, Daniel 1 : 21, Daniel 5 : 11 – 12 ). The day Peter forsook his big
catch of fish at the lake of Gennesaret, he sealed his destiny as a foremost
apostle whose shadow would heal the sick ( Luke 5 : 10 – 11, Act 5 : 15 ). The
turning point Paul experienced on the road of Damascus resulted in him writing
more than a third of the entire New Testament, not to mention the special
miracles the Lord performed through him ( Acts 9 : 3 – 8, Acts 19 : 11 – 12).
I encourage you to prayerfully decide what you want to do with your life
today. Are you born-again, sanctified and Spirit-filled? Your decision today
will determine if you will partake of these experiences or not. God will take
over your life from the moment you make up your mind to serve Him in spirit
and truth.

ACTION POINT :
Make a lasting, positive decision on what you want to do with the remaining
years you have to spend on earth, and pray that God will help you stand by this
decision in Jesus’ Name.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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