DCLM Daily Manna 15 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi
Topic: A Diary Of Testimonies [DCLM Daily Manna Thursday March 15th, 2018]
Text: Esther 9:20-28 (KJV)
Key Verse: “To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly” (Esther 9:21).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 15 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi
A number of people keep diaries. But too often, these are filled with negative entries of disappointments, failures, pains, grief and losses. Unfortunately, these entries act as a trap that keep them tied to their past and hinder them from moving ahead to greater achievements. While it is good to keep records of one’s life, it is better to keep such that will act as an encouragement and inspiration to forge ahead in life with great zest.
Haman had hatched a genocidal plot against Mordecai and all the Jews in the entire kingdom of King Ahasuerus. In a miraculous answer to prayer, God overturned his plot and he was hanged on the same gallows he had set up for Mordecai. A new decree was signed, authorising the Jews to take vengeance on all their enemies on that same date they should have been slaughtered. It is for this reason that Mordecai wrote to encourage the Jews to keep those days as days of joyous memorials and feasting all through their generations, to serve as a testimony of God’s faithfulness.
It is a good practice for Christians to keep a record of God’s faithful dealings in their lives, but we easily remember those negative experiences of our lives and are often too quick to forget God’s past mercies and goodness to us. This forgetfulness leads to complaining, murmuring and faithlessness when we are faced with a new challenge. If we keep a record of God’s daily goodness in our lives and refer to them often, we will really be surprised by what God has been doing for us. More than that, it will make us more appreciative and thankful to God. Plus, it will increase our confidence in Him to help us confront whatever present or future challenges we may face.
Thought For The Day: Count your blessings to see what God has done!
Bible Reading in a Year: Deuteronomy 11-13
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.