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Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

Open Heavens 8 March 2018: [Thursday] daily devotional by Pastor E. A.

Favoured by mercy
FAVOURED BY MERCY – Thursday March 8th 2018
Memorise: It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lamentations 3:22

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018
Read: Romans 9:14-16(KJV)
9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Read: Genesis 37:19-21
37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

Bible in one year: Numbers 16-17, 2nd Corinthians 4:1-5:10,

Hymnal: Sing hymn 11

Message
Nobody can succeed in this world if the Lord withholds His mercy from him or her. I pray that God will show you His mercy by granting you divine favour today in Jesus’ Name. One character that illustrates a life operating under divine favour is Joseph. Genesis 39:21 says this concerning him;

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

“But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”

When you consider the events of His life, you will begin to understand the magnitude of God’s mercy available to someone operating under divine favour. For example, from today’s Bible reading, we see that nobody can kill a person operating under divine favour. When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming, they said amongst themselves, “Let us kill him.” However, they were not able to carry out their devilish intentions because Joseph was operating under God’s favour. When powerful people decide that the time has come for a divinely favoured person to die, they will surely fail. I want to assure you today by the word of the Lord, you will not die before your time in Jesus’ Name. Why am I so sure of this? My assurance stands on the declaration of the Almighty God in Deuteronomy 32:39:

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018 [Thursday] daily devotional by Pastor E. A.Favoured by mercy

Based on this declaration, when you are operating under the favour of God, nobody can kill you or terminate your destiny. As a matter of fact, Isaiah 54:17 says this about you:

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

By this word of the Lord, every weapon formed against you shall be neutralised in Jesus’ Name. When you are operating under the divine favour of God, rather than you dying, as wished by the enemies of your destiny and vision, the Lord will strengthen the arms of your spiritual hands to fulfil your destiny. Here is what the Holy Spirit says about Joseph in Genesis 49:23-24:

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“The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel: )”

As the Lord did for Joseph, so shall He do for you today in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point
Father, as Your hands strengthened the arms of Joseph to fulfil his destiny, strengthen the arms of my hands today in Jesus’ Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

Sing hymn 11 – Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

O GOD, OUR HELP IN
AGES PAST
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth receive her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the
night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God. Our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life
Shall last,
And our external home.

Our Daily Bread 

Seeds of Destiny Dunamis International Gospel Centre Thursday, 08 March 2018

Seeds of Destiny Dunamis International Gospel Centre

Topic – THE BLESSING OF PRAISE Thursday, 08 March 2018

(FROM MARCH 2018 SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)

SCRIPTURE: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. Psalm 67:5-7

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you praise God, you please Him and when you please Him, He blesses you.

Seeds of Destiny Dunamis International Gospel Centre

The pathway of praise is the highway of the blessing. To be in the way of praise is to be in the way of the blessing. Praise invokes the Presence of God and moves God to release the blessing on the praiser. Psalms 50:23 says, Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me…

This implies that anyone who praises God makes God happy. It does not matter the kind of sacrifice you want to give to God, if you are praise-less, then, that sacrifice is not useful. So, the equation is simple: When you praise God, you please Him and when you please Him, He blesses you.

When you praise God, it is like you are giving to God what He cannot give to Himself and then He is moved to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

When God blesses us, two things happen;
1. The increase of the earth is surrendered or released to us.
2. Fear-provoking acts of God are manifested in our lives.

Beloved, to experience God’s blessing, we must refuse to exist in praiselessness and unthankfulness, because when the enemy wants to attack your blessing, he attacks your praise; refuse it!

REMEMBER THIS: When you praise God, you please Him and when you please Him, He blesses you.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Praise God always and make it a conscious and consistent practice.
2. Ensure that your conscience is undefiled, free of guilt and sin.

PRAYER: O Lord, I will praise You at all times. I invoke the blessing of praise on my life today. I ask that You do for me what I cannot do for myself, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF PRAISE

DAILY READING: Numbers 10:1 to 11: 23, Mark 14:1 to 21, Psalm 51:1 to 19, Proverbs 10:31 to 32.

QUOTE: Nothing significant can be achieved in life without sacrifice because it is the secret of satisfaction and fulfilment in life. Culled from REASON FOR LIVING by Dr Paul Enenche

AMAZING FACT: Whales have the largest heart of all mammals.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Today is International Women’s day.

SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH: SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

JEUDI, LE 08 MARS 2018 THEME: LA BENEDICTION QUI PROVIENT DE LA LOUANGE

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Les peuples te louent, ô Dieu! Tous les peuples te louent. La terre donne ses produits; Dieu, notre Dieu, nous bénit. Dieu, nous bénit, Et toutes les extrémités de la terre Le craignent. Psaumes 67:5-7

PENSÉE DU JOUR: Quand vous louez Dieu, vous faites plaisir à Dieu, et quand vous lui faites plaisir, Il vous bénit.

La voie de la louange est l’autoroute de la bénédiction. Être dans la voie de la louange, c’est être dans la voie de la bénédiction. La louange provoque la présence de Dieu et pousse Dieu à libérer la bénédiction sur le louangeur. Le Psaumes 50:23 dit: « Celui qui offre pour sacrifice des actions de grâces me glorifie … »

Cela implique que, quiconque loue Dieu Le rend heureux. Peu importe le genre de sacrifice que vous voulez donner à Dieu, si vous le faites sans la louange, alors ce sacrifice est inutile. Donc, l’équation est simple: quand vous louez Dieu, vous lui faites plaisir et quand vous lui faites plaisir, il vous bénit. Quand vous louez Dieu, en fait vous offriez à Dieu ce qu’Il ne peut pas S’offrir à Lui-même; ce qui L’amène donc à faire pour vous, ce que vous ne pouvez pas faire pour vous-même.

Quand Il nous bénit, deux choses se passent:
1. La terre donne ou libère ses produits pour nous.
2. Les actes de Dieu qui inspirent la crainte se manifestent dans nos vies.

Bien-aimés, pour expérimenter la bénédiction de Dieu, nous devons refuser de mener une existence qui n’incluse pas la louange, une existence qui se passe dans le mécontentement; parce que, lorsque l’ennemi veut attaquer notre bénédiction, il attaque notre louange. Refusez-le!

Rappelez-vous ceci: Quand vous louez Dieu, vous lui plaisez et quand vous lui plaisez, Il vous bénit.

DEVOIRS
1. Louez toujours Dieu et faites-en une pratique consciente et constante.
2. Assurez-vous que votre conscience n‘est pas corrompue, qu’elle est libre de toute culpabilité et de tout péché.

PRIERE: Seigneur, je Te louerai tout le temps. J’invoque la bénédiction de la louange dans ma vie aujourd’hui ; je demande que Tu fasses pour moi, ce que je ne peux pas faire pour moi-même, Seigneur, au Nom de Jésus.

LECTURE QUOTIDIENNE: Nombres 10: 1 à Nombres11: 23, Marc 14: 1 à 21, Psaumes 51: 1 à 19, Proverbes 10: 31 à 32.

CITATION: Rien de significatif ne peut être accompli dans la vie sans sacrifice, parce que c’est le secret de la satisfaction et de l’accomplissement dans la vie. Extrait du livre: LA RAISON DE VIVRE, du Dr Paul Enenche

FAIT SURPRENANT: Les baleines ont le plus gros cœur parmi tous les mammifères.

AUJOURD’HUI DANS L’HISTOIRE: Aujourd’hui 8 mars, c’est la Journée Internationale de la Femme.

SEEDS OF DESTINY IN SPANISH: SEMILLA DE DESTINO

JUEVES, 8 DE MARZO DE 2018. TEMA: LA BENDICIÓN DE LA ALABANZA.

LA ESCRITURA: Te alaben los pueblos, oh Dios; Toda los pueblos te alabe. La tierra dará su fruto; Nos bendecirá Dios, el Dios nuestro. Bendíganos Dios, y témanlo todos los términos de la Tierra. SALMOS 67:5-7.

PENSAMIENTO PARA EL DÍA: Cuando alabe a Dios, le agrada a Él y cuando lo agrade a Él, Él l e bendice a usted.

El camino de alabanza es la carretera de la bendición. Estar en el camino de la alabanza es estar en el camino de la bendición. La alabanza invoca la Presencia de Dios y conmueve a Dios para liberar la bendición al que alabe (el adorador). Salmos 50:23 dice:

El que sacrifica alabanza me honrará….

Esto implica que cualquiera que alabe a Dios hace feliz a Dios. No importa el tipo de sacrificio que usted quisiera darle a Dios, si usted no es elogioso, entonces ese sacrificio no es útil. Por lo tanto, la ecuación es simple: cuando alabe a Dios, usted le agrada a Él y cuando lo agrade a Él, Él le bendice a usted.

Cuando alabe a Dios, es como si usted estuviera dando a Dios lo que Él no se puede dar a Sí Mismo y luego Él se conmueve a hacer para usted lo que no puede hacer por usted mismo.

Cuando Dios nos bendice, dos cosas suceden;

1. El incremento de la tierra es entregado o liberado para nosotros.
2. Los actos de Dios que provocan temor se manifiestan en nuestras vidas.

Amado, para experimentar la bendición de Dios, hay que negarse a existir en no-alabanza y en la ingratitud, porque cuando el enemigo quiere atacar a su bendición, él ataca a su alabanza; ¡rechazarlo!

Recuerde esto: Cuando alabe a Dios, le agrada a Él y cuando usted lo agrade a Él, Él le bendice a usted.

TAREA(S):
1. Alabe a Dios siempre y conviértalo en una práctica consciente y consistente.
2. Asegúrese de que su conciencia no esté contaminada, y libre de culpa y pecado.

ORACIÓN: OH SEÑOR, Te alabaré en todo momento. Invoco la bendición de la alabanza en mi vida hoy. Te pido que hagas por mí lo que yo no puedo hacer por mí mismo, Señor, en el Nombre de Jesús.

PARA MEJOR ENTENDIMIENTO, CONSIGA ESTE MENSAJE: LA BENDICIÓN DE LA ALABANZA.

CITA: No se puede lograr nada significativo en la vida sin sacrificio porque es el secreto de la satisfacción y la realización en la vida. Tomado de “EL MOTIVO DE VIVIR” por el Dr. Paul Enenche.

LECTURA DIARIA: Números 10:1 a 11:23, Marcos 14:1 a 21, Salmos 51:1 a 19, Proverbios 10:31 a 32.

HOY EN LA HISTORIA: Hoy es el Día Internacional de la Mujer.

HECHO SORPRENDENTE: Las ballenas tienen el corazón más grande de todos los mamíferos.

Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018 – Age-Old Wisdom

Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

Topic: Age-Old Wisdom ODB  March 8, 2018

Read: 1 Kings 12:1–7, 12–17 | Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 5–7; Mark 11:1–18

Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? Job 12:12

Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

In 2010, a newspaper in Singapore published a special report that contained life lessons gleaned from eight senior citizens. It opened with these words: “While aging brings challenges to mind and body, it can also lead to an expansion in other realms. There is an abundance of emotional and social knowledge; qualities which scientists are beginning to define as wisdom . . . the wisdom of elders.”

Indeed, wise older people have much to teach us about life. But in the Bible, we meet a newly crowned king who failed to recognize this.
God’s love is meant to be shared.

King Solomon had just died, and in 1 Kings 12:3, we read that “the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam” with a petition. They asked the new king to lighten the harsh labor and heavy taxes his father Solomon had demanded of them. In return, they would loyally serve Rehoboam. Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

At first the young king consulted the elders (v. 6). But he rejected their advice and accepted the foolish counsel of the young men who had grown up with him (v. 8). He made the burden on the people even greater! His rashness cost him most of his kingdom.

All of us need the counsel that comes with years of experience, especially from those who have walked with God and listened well to His counsel. Think of the accumulated wisdom God has given them! They have much to share with us about the Lord. Let’s seek them out and give a listening ear to their wisdom.

To avoid the mistakes of youth, draw from the wisdom of age.

INSIGHT – Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

Rehoboam was free to listen to whichever advice he chose, but his decision not to listen to the wisdom of his elders resulted in the division of the nation of Israel into two different kingdoms.

Are you facing a decision? Seek out the counsel of wise, mature believers.

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman The Privilege of Suffering

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman

Topic: The Privilege of Suffering

A daily devotion for March 8th

Read the Scripture: Philippians 1:28-30
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him… Phil 1:29

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Ray Stedman – The Privilege of Suffering

Remember, the Lord Jesus himself said, “He who saves his life shall lose it. But he who loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall save it.” We continue to try to hold on to our lives, to enjoy the things we want and insist on satisfying our desires and pleasures without realizing that inevitably and irresistibly that life is slipping through our fingers and we are losing it. The one who is willing to abandon it, throw it away if need be — waste it, seemingly — on those concerns that involve the cause of Christ and the gospel, has saved that life. If you are not prepared to suffer, then just forget about being a Christian, for the Word warns us that they who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer some degree of persecution, and the Lord said, “In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Inevitably in the Christian life there will be some degree of putting up with misunderstanding, patronizing pity, ridicule or scorn and the like. Someone has well said when we appear before the Lord he doesn’t look us over for medals, but for scars. They may not always be physical scars. It is the trials and suffering we go through that deepen our lives. Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman

Oswald Chambers beautifully expressed this. He described how God is purposely working to make us into fine wine, but that we can never attain to this if we keep objecting to the fingers he uses to crush us. We could accept it if God would just use his own fingers to make us his specially broken bread and poured out wine. But when he uses someone we dislike or certain circumstances that we do not want to allow, we push back. Chambers reminds us that we must not dispute the place of our own martyrdom. If we are ever to be made fine wine to drink we simply must be crushed. Grapes cannot be drunk. They only become wine once they submit to the crusher.

So God has wisely designed that life involves suffering. And it is not a sacrifice; it is a privilege that we are granted, for Christ’s sake. Paul said, “this is the same struggle you saw I had.” He suffered both emotionally and physically.

From Paul’s friends he endured criticism, difficulty, suffering and rejection. It is necessary to our growth in grace. But there is one thing we need not ever do under conflict, and that is to be afraid. Fear is the enemy that will remove us from faith.

Father, I thank you for the struggles and difficulties you have placed in my life. I trust these circumstances are in your control and through them you are conforming me into the image of your dear Son.

Life Application: God’s amazing grace provides the dual privileges of believing on Him and suffering with and for Him. Shall we be fearful, or rather surrender to His good and perfect purpose?
We hope you were blessed by this Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman

March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

Topic: Meet the Living Word

Kenneth Copeland

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

 

March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

The living Word of Almighty God is the only power strong enough to discipline your flesh. It’s the only power that can cause you to think, look, talk and act like a born-again man.

When I became a Christian, I was dominated by a horrible smoking habit. I tried to quit every way I could think of but nothing worked. After months of struggling and failing, I decided to attend some meetings in Hilton Sutton’s church in Houston, Texas. Before I went into those meetings, I tucked my cigarettes above the sun visor in my car and left them there.

Up to that time, I hadn’t learned much of anything about the Word and had never been exposed to the power of God. So when I began to hear those ministers there preaching under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, it got my attention. I was caught up in the living Word. My desires changed. All I wanted was more of God. For the first time in my life, the Scriptures came alive. March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

When those meetings ended and I started driving back home, I found those old, stale cigarettes tucked up in my sun visor and realized I hadn’t even missed them.

What happened? The Word separated me from the desire to smoke. The Word empowered me to discipline this flesh of mine. When I saw Jesus in the Word and under the anointing of Almighty God, I was totally set free, not only of the habit but of the desire!

Get caught up in the living Word today and discover the power that can set you forever free.

Scripture Reading: March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland
Psalm 119:1-9

Andrew Wommack’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

Andrew Wommack’s Daily 7 March 2018

Topic: The Benefits Of Fasting [Andrew Wommack’s Daily Wednesday March 7th, 2018]

Matthew 6:16, “Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”

Text: Matthew 6:14-18 – Andrew Wommack’s Daily 7 March 2018

It was a Jewish custom to anoint one’s self with olive oil and in Jesus’ day it was apparently customary to anoint the heads of your guests, also (Lk. 7:46). At times ointment or perfumes were used in this personal anointing. A lack of having one’s head anointed was associated with mourning or sorrow.

Jesus is saying that there should be no external sign of fasting or sorrow, but it should be done secretly to the Lord to receive a full reward. Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 7:5, that abstinence from the physical relationship in marriage for the purpose of fasting should not be done without the consent of one’s spouse. A fast does not always have to be totally secretive to be productive. Rather, Jesus is once again dealing with the motives behind our actions. The fast must be directed toward God and not men.

Fasting accomplishes many things. One of the greatest benefits of fasting is that through denying the lust of the flesh, the spirit man gains ascendancy. Fasting was always used as a means of seeking God to the exclusion of all else. Fasting does not cast out demons, but rather, it casts out unbelief. Therefore, fasting is beneficial to every aspect of the Christian life – not only in the casting out of devils.

The real virtue of a fast is in humbling ourselves through self denial, and it can be accomplished through ways other than total abstinence. Partial fasts can be beneficial, as well as fasts of our time or pleasures. However, because appetite for food is one of man’s strongest drives, fasting from food seems to get the job done the quickest. Fasting should be a much more important part of our seeking God. Endeavor to live a fasted lifestyle, whether it is a denial of yourself through food, or denial of your own wishes. Exalt Jesus today. Put Him first in everything that you do.

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).

Billy Graham’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional : The Divine Standard

Billy Graham’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

Topic: The Divine Standard [Billy Graham’s Daily Wednesday March 7th, 2018]

For salvation that comes from trusting Christ . . . is already within easy reach of each of us . . . — Romans 10:8 (TLB)

Christ said there is a happiness in that acknowledgment of spiritual poverty which lets God come into our souls. Now, the Bible teaches that our souls have a disease. It causes all the troubles and difficulties in the world. It causes all the troubles, confusions, and disillusionments in your own life.

Billy Graham’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

The name of the disease is an ugly word. We don’t like to use it. It is “sin.” All of us have pride. We do not like to confess that we are wrong or that we have failed. But God says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We have failed to live up to the divine standard. We must confess our sin as the first step to happiness, peace, and contentment.

Prayer for the day: Pride kept me so long from acknowledging my need of You, Lord. Each day, help me to realize I am nothing without You.

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.

DCLM Daily Manna Wednesday March 7th, 2018

DCLM Daily Manna Wednesday March 7th, 2018

Topic: Reckoned Righteous [DCLM Daily Manna Wednesday March 7th, 2018]

Text: Romans 4:1-15 (KJV) DCLM Daily Manna 

Key Verse: “For what saith the scriptures? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Romans 4:3).

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna

The point of justification by faith is made in the John Wesley’s life changing experience in Aldersgate Street in May 17, 1738. He acknowledged that he has become a true believer through justification by faith since the previous March and yet he knew he lacked something and was hungry for it. But at that meeting, he said, “I felt my heart strangely warmed…” He had believed before, but now he had an assurance; he was given this direct, immediate, overwhelming experience and testimony by the Spirit, and his ministry was transformed. He said that before this experience, he had had the faith of a servant, but now it was that of a son.

Justification is a legal standing with God, based upon Christ’s death and resurrection, and our faith in Him. It means to look at someone guilty and declare that he is now innocent, righteous and free. The record of offence has been wiped away.

Some religious dogmas fail to recognize the difference between working for salvation and working from salvation. We do not work in order to receive salvation; rather, we work because we have already received it. God works salvation in us by justification and we work it out in sanctification (Philippians 2:12,13). But neither justification nor sanctification can be merited by works; they are given by grace. Therefore, someone who is truly saved will manifest good works. If there is no good works present, then there is no reason to believe that true saving faith is present. “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26).

Thought For The Day: Repentance, not penance, is required for justification.

DCLM Daily Manna  Bible Reading in a Year: Numbers 28-30

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

In Touch Ministries Devotion The Blame Game MARCH 07, 2018

In Touch Ministries Devotion The Blame Game

TOPIC – The Blame Game March 07, 2018 by Chareles Stanley

In Touch Ministries Scripture Reading Genesis 3:8-13

As children, we all played “the blame game.” If caught doing something wrong, we accused a sibling or friend in hopes of escaping discipline. This tactic seldom worked, because the one we accused was quick to give a different account. No one wins by shifting blame and refusing to take responsibility. Sadly, though, many people continue to play the blame game, even as adults.

In Touch Ministries Devotion The Blame Game

Shifting responsibility isn’t new. It began in the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve sinned. When God held them accountable for rebelling against Him, Adam claimed he ate the fruit because Eve gave it to him. She, in turn, accused the serpent, who had deceived her. Yet they both incriminated themselves with these words: “I ate” (Gen. 3:12-13). Blaming someone else didn’t alter the facts—they were each responsible for their choice and course of action.

So, if we know the futility of the blame game, why do we still play it? Do we think we can avoid the undesirable consequences? Is it an attempt to cause others to regard us more favorably? Sometimes it’s not even other people we blame but circumstances—the way we were raised or the way we were treated. Regardless of the cause, sin is never justifiable, and God always holds us accountable.

While it’s difficult to swallow our pride and admit that we are wrong, it’s always best to take full responsibility for our attitudes, responses, and behavior. That is the only way to walk humbly with the Lord, which pleases and honors Him.

Bible in One Year: Joshua 7-9 – In Touch Ministries Devotion

Joyce Meyer’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional -When Progress Is Slow

Joyce Meyer’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

Topic: When Progress Is Slow [Joyce Meyer’s Daily Wednesday March 7th, 2018]

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. — Psalm 62:1-2 (NIV)

It’s important to renew our minds, but it’s also important to realize that this process of reprogramming or renewing our minds will take place little by little. Don’t be discouraged if progress seems slow, or when you have setbacks or bad days. Just get back up, dust yourself off and start again.

Joyce Meyer’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

When a baby is learning to walk, he falls many, many times before he develops the ability to walk without falling; however, the baby is persistent. He may cry for a while after he falls down, but he always gets right back up and tries again.

Learning to change our thinking works the same way. We struggle and fall down, but God is always there to pick us up. Rather than get frustrated, remember to do what the Bible says and “triumph” in your hardship, because the very fact that you’re struggling means you’re fighting the good fight of faith.

There will be days when we don’t do everything right—days when our thinking is negative. But never stop trying. God is gradually bringing us around to His way of thinking, as long as we don’t give up!

Prayer Starter:  Joyce Meyer’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

Lord, thank You for picking me up when I fall down. I know that when I’m struggling, You can work in me to help me overcome my negative mindsets and bring me more and more in line with Your way of thinking.

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries, Joyce Meyer’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional