Open Heaven 18 June 2018 Monday – WANT YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED?
Open Heaven 19 June 2018 Tuesday – Deep Thoughts, Deep Thanks
Open Heaven 19 June 2018 Memorise: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:3
Read:Psalm 103 : 1-5 Open Heaven 19 June 2018
1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Open Heaven 19 June 2018
Bible in one year: 2 Kings 19-20, Acts 13:26-47
Message – Open Heaven 19 June 2018 Tuesday Daily Devotional
There is a wise saying in my native language which says, “If you don’t know how to think of God’s goodness, you are not likely to know how to give Him thanks.” Thinking about God’s goodness is one great attitude we need to learn from today’s Bible reading. In this passage of Scripture, David preached to himself on the need to praise, worship, thank and reverence God. He also outlined some of the reasons why he needed to be thankful. I believe we should emulate David’s attitude and borrow from his list of reasons to be thankful.
On his list of reasons to be thankful, David first considered forgiveness of his sins. We so often take the blessings of forgiveness of sins for granted, but we need to remember that it is because of the Lord’s graciousness and mercy that He choose to forgive our sins. It is not difficult to simply say “Lord, I thank you for the forgiveness of my sins.” We also need to remember and be thankful that our Lord Jesus Christ is still engaged in intercessory prayers for us continually (Romans 8:34)
The next thing David mentioned on his list is the blessings of healing. The doctors often use a slogan that reads: “We care, God heals”. Who then besides God should take the glory? David also mentioned deliverance from destruction. We all know that evil pervades the world we live in; it’s only the mercy of God that keeps his children from harm. Do you thank Him for this? What about His lovingkindness: a kindness that is not ordinary but full of love? What about His tender mercies: mercy that is affectionate and adds no sorrow? Do you thank him for the food you eat? He satisfies your mouth with good things so that you are energised to go about your daily tasks, and He renews your strength like that of an eagle. Do you thank Him for all these?
Beloved, be sincere with yourself today. Do you think you are grateful to this Great Father who has been sustaining you physically and spiritually? You have walked in the valley of the shadow of death several times and He had kept you. You have been tempted severally but you escaped the net of the devil and his agents. Take a look around you and count your blessings; name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. It is expedient for you to spend quality time in God’s presence today to worship Him like never before. However, let this not be a one-off event in your life; ensure you sustain a habit of thanksgiving from today
Open Heaven 19 June 2018 Action Point
Withdraw to a private place and worship God like never before.
Open Heaven 19 June 2018 Hymn 1
HYMN 1 : My Faith looks up to thee
My faith looks up to thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray;
Take all my guilt away.
O let me from this day
Be wholly thine!
May thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire.
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
While life’s dark maze I tread
And griefs around me spread,
Be thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From thee aside.
When life’s swift race is run,
Death’s cold work almost done,
Be near to me.
Blest Savior, then, in love
Fear and distrust remove.
O bear me safe ab