Open Heavens Devotional 2022
DATE: Sat, May 07, 2022
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” – (Proverbs 14:12)
READ: Proverb 3:5-8 (KJV)
In life, we make choices every day. There are little choices and there are major ones. The bible reading for today says we should not lean on our own understanding in making any choice at all. For example, the choice of passing a particular route on your way to work or wherever you are going should not be made by you alone. Ask, “Lord, which route should I take as I go out now?” Your ‘little’ choices must be committed into the hands of God.
If little choices should be committed into God’s hands, then how much more major ones. The choice of which school to apply to, which organisation to work for, which neighborhood to live in, and so on, can have far-reaching consequences on our lives. For example, it was during my undergraduate days that I met a lecturer who decided to supervise me for my Masters degree at the University of Lagos. Thus, I did my masters at Unilag, and it was while I was there that I became born again in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, joined the workforce of the Church, and eventually became the General Overseer as God had ordained it. Thank God that He ordered my steps right, even when I was not yet born again. Now that I am born again, He has been faithful to guide me aright all through, even up to now.
The choice of what school to attend or what organisation to work for can end up determining who you marry. The choice of which country to settle in can determine if you will fulfil your destiny or not. Our memory verse today shows clearly that wrong decisions can lead to very grave repercussions. We need God’s guidance for us to be able to make the right decisions (Proverbs 14:12).
According to (2 Corinthians 4:18), what you see in the physical is temporal; it is in the spirit that you get the real picture of things. Jesus Christ said in John 14:26:
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
As a true child of God, you have the Holy Spirit within you. Whenever He prompts you to take the right decision, make sure you follow His lead so that He can take you to that great destiny that God has prepared for you.
Holy Spirit, guide me in all my choices and give me the grace to always listen to You, in Jesus’ name.
Author: PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE