Open Heaven Wednesday 3 October 2018

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Open Heaven 3 October 2018 – Dangers of Bad Habits

Open Heaven 3 October 2018 Memorise
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of GodRomans 12:2

Open Heaven 3 October 2018 Bible Reading – Mark 7:20-23

20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Open Heaven 3 October 2018 Bible in one year – Isaiah 30-32, Luke 1:26-56

Open Heaven 3 October 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

Bad habits may initially start as harmless actions or inactions that can be easily overlooked. Nevertheless don’t be deceived, bad habits can ruin a person’s life and prevent him or her from achieving God’s plan and purpose over time. Bad habits don’t start suddenly; they become habits after an individual fails to stop them early enough.

Over time, they grow into something big and difficult to control, having enough power to destroy the destiny of their victim. Is there a character flaw in you that people are beginning to complain about, or do you fins yourself indulging in things that you know are inappropriate? Attack that character flaw now before it destroys you.

In today’s Bible reading, Jesus made is clear that a person is defiled by what comes from inside him or her, and that evil thoughts originate from within the heart. This is equally true for bad habits. Before a bad habits is formed, it starts as things and suggestions that seem harmless.

If a fellow chooses to accept these thoughts and suggestions, dwells on them and begins to cultivate them on his or her heart, they wil soon begin to manifest outwardly in that person’s speech, actions and motives. If the fellow does not quickly notice the character flaw and take steps to change it, it becomes a habit that will end up defining him or her.

For example, some people have the habit of going late to meetings. It usually starts with thoughts like I’m sure this meeting won’t start at the time stated, ” and before long, they will find themselves arriving late to every single meeting. For some people, it is the way they eat. When they are indoors, they say to themselves

” Let me eat the way I like; after all, nobody is watching me.”

They then become accustomed to eating in an uncultured or unhealthy manner, and they end up embarrassing themselves when they eat like that in public. Habits, small as they may seem, can be very costly if not managed properly. As a young man, I once lost a chance for commonwealth scholarship abroad because I had poor eating habits.

Open Heaven 3 October 2018

Lastly, many people look at children of God and make conclusions about God from what they see in their lives. Dont let your habit give God a bad reputation. Be careful what you do and how you do it. Most times, people don’t come and tell you about your bad habits, but they can see it all. This is why you need to watch yourself.

Ask for the truth on any bad habits you may have from someone close enough to be sincere and open with you. I pray that you will become so filled with the Holy spirit that all your words and actions will directed by him alone in Jesus Name.

Open Heaven 3 October 2018 Action point:
Find someone close to you who you know will be honest with you ask him or her to tell you the bad habits they may have observed in you.

Open Heaven 3 October 2018 Hymn 2

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

Verse 1:
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Verse 2:
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Verse 3:
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.