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DON’T WRITE YOURSELF OFF

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OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SUNDAY 3RD APRIL 2022

THEME: DON’T WRITE YOURSELF OFF

MEMORISE: Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. Job 8:7

READ: Micah 7:7 -10
7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

10 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.

MESSAGE
In Genesis 16:4, after Sarah’s maid had become pregnant for Abraham, she began to mock Sarah. She mocked Sarah because she left God out of the calculation. Though Sarah’s case looked impossible at the time, before long, she was carrying her own baby too. No matter how desperate your situation may be, nobody has the right to write you off yet. Just as they may be thinking of writing you off, the Almighty God will arise and change your situation for the better.

Someone once preached a message about the power of ‘yet’. He encouraged his congregation that whenever they want to answer a question that seems embarrassing, they should remember to add the word ‘yet’.
For example, if you are marriageable but not yet married, whenever you are asked, “Are married? Your answer should be “I am not married YET”. If you are asked, “Do you have a car?” when you don’t have one, simply respond “I don’t have a car YET”. This preacher went on to say that when you add the word ‘yet’ to your answer, you are asserting that the way things are now is not the same way they would be in the future. You are saying, in essence, “Don’t write me off; you just wait and see, my miracle will soon arrive”.

Beyond adding the word ‘yet’ when answering seemingly embarrassing questions, you must believe it yourself. You must ensure that you are not writing yourself off. You must ensure that you are seeing yourself going higher and not remaining in that situation. Ecclesiastes 9:4 tells us that as long as you are alive, there is hope. If God has kept you alive up to this moment, then He must have a great plan for you. Revelations 3:7 says that He has the key of David, so whatever He opens is opened and whatever He shuts is shut. He has not written you off, so no matter what anybody thinks, you will be great.

I remember when things were very tough for my family. My wife and I used to share just one small piece of ponmon (cow hide) to go with our meals, as it was the cheapest kind of meat. I would tell her back then, “Darling, things will not always be like this, you know? Our tomorrow will be alright”. Today, by the special grace of God, if we want to eat one cow per day, my God will provide it. Say to yourself, “Thing will get better. My tomorrow will be alright, in the mighty name of Jesus.”

KEYPOINT
Your tomorrow will be alright.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 7-10

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 14: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
1 Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2 Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I’d be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

3 There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

4 Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

5 Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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  1. Augustine Tochukwu

    Thank God for the powerful massage. It’s really powerful. I pray for greater grace in Jesus name 🙏🙏🙏

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