Thursday 23rd May 2019
Open Heavens Daily Devotionals
Memorise: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. Hebrew 8:9
Read: 1st Samuel 1:9-11 (KJV)
9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the Lord.
10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.
11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lordall the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
Bible in one year: Exodus 39-40, Jeremiah 40:13-41:8, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4
Message:-For you to fully enjoy the benefits of your walk with God, you need to understand His character.
OPEN HEAVEN 23 MAY 2019 COVENANT PARTNERS
One character trait of God is that He keeps His end of every covenant He enters into. In other words, He is a covenant-keeping God. Based on my experience, I can boldly say that entering into a covenant partnership with God is a wise thing to do. Times without number, God has proved it to me that no one can beat Him in adherence to the terms of a covenant relationship.
In today’s Bible reading, we see a situation where God’s need intersected with the need of man to produce a covenant partnership. God urgently needed a faithful priest to replace Eli and his notorious children, while Hannah needed a son to silence her adversary, Peninnah, who continually mocked her on account of her barrenness.
To get her heart’s desire, Hannah entered into a covenant partnership with God. She promised that if God would give her a male child, she would give him back to God. The deal was struck: Hannah got a son and God got his priest. This great God even went on to bless Hannah with five more children (1st Samuel 2:21)!
Open Heaven 23 May 2019: [Thursday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye – Covenant Partners
Testimonies abound on covenant partnership in our ministry; testimonies of how God has been keeping His own side of the bargain with those who have chosen to partner with Him in the advancement of His kingdom. There is one covenant partner in our ministry who rose from being an employee to becoming a member of his company’s board of directors.
This exemplifies what those who partner with God stand to gain, provided they keep to their agreement with God. There is also this story of someone who chose to partner with God but decided to breach the covenant even before the first miracle matured. A young man came to us and shared his desire to became a covenant partner with God. We prayed, and he received his first breakthrough when someone hired him to put his estate up for sale.
When we advised him to give God a tithe out of his profit from the deal, he flared up and said “not until another one comes!” He left in anger, but before long, the fellow who wanted to sell his estate changed him mind at the point of payment, to the extent that he literally chased this covenant breaker away! That was how the young man lost a huge business deal.
Beloved, God is a very faithful business partner to have if you decide to enter into a covenant relationship with Him. Even though He is the Senior Partner in our relationship, He chose to make us comfortable by asking for only a tenth of the blessings He give us.
To receive more blessings, the wise will want to increase God’s portion of this sharing formula, like some of us have done. Choose to partner with God today and you will see how pleasant He is to do business with.
Action Point: Key into the power of covenant partnership today to receive the answer to a long-awaited request from God.
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 Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
Source: Open Heavens Daily Devotional