Topic: Bitterness – A Hindrance To Accessing God’s Presence
Access to God’s Presence can be hindered and one of the hindrances to God’s Presence is a heart of bitterness and unforgiveness.
SCRIPTURE: And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in Heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Anything that embitters your heart imprisons your life.
The Presence of God is a vital necessity for destiny realization and life’s fulfilment. Your destiny cannot be realised until God’s Presence is accessed. This explains the reason Jesus taught His disciples how to pray and access God (Luke 11:2).
However, access to God’s Presence can be hindered and one of the hindrances to God’s Presence is a heart of bitterness and unforgiveness. Bitterness in the heart makes prayer (a bid to access God) a fruitless exercise. Anything that embitters your heart imprisons your life. The devil knows that forgiveness is essential to your life and destiny, so, he usually multiplies bitterness through issues that provoke you and cause offences. He may not be able to make you fornicate or carry a gun on the street to rob people of their belongings, so he wants to make your heart bitter against your neighbour.
Beloved, endeavour to critically check your heart; are you bitter? This is because apart from blocking your access to God through prayer, bitterness can take you to hellfire.
Receive the grace to forgive and release anyone you are holding with bitterness in your heart in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS: Anything that embitters your heart imprisons your life.
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Ask God to help you search your heart based on the revelation from today’s message.
Forgive everyone who had offended you in times past and release bitterness from your heart completely.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to forgive anyone who had offended me. I forgive everyone and release bitterness from my heart. I receive access to Your Presence, LORD in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 12-15