Seed of Destiny Daily Devotional 13-12-18
Thursday 13th December 2018
SCRIPTURE: And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 1 Kings 17:1
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let prayer become an attitude instead of an action, an atmosphere instead of an incidence.
Prayer is a tool for Divine preservation. It is instrumental to the preservation of life and destiny. The lifestyle of prayer is a guarantee for the preservation of life and destiny.
Just as darkness cannot overcome light, so, prayerful people are not easily wastable. One example of a prayerful personality in Scriptures was Elijah. A major identity of Elijah was the identity of prayer. Elijah could not be killed by King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel; he enjoyed so much preservation that he went to Heaven bodily without tasting death.
To have an identity of prayers is to have the security of the future.
Now, one way in which prayer preserves is that prayer establishes the prayerful in the Presence of God. Prayerful people carry unmistakable Divine presence. When you are around them, you feel God.
So, prayer establishes you in the Presence of God and the Presence of God is a defence for life and destiny (Psalm 91:1-2). The Presence of God is a preservative of life and destiny. Prayer keeps you beyond the reach of harm because places of high authority are places of high security.
Beloved, my counsel is, let prayer become an attitude instead of an action, an atmosphere instead of an incidence. Let your heart be in a permanent mood of hunger for God.
REMEMBER THIS: Let prayer become an attitude instead of an action; an atmosphere instead of an incidence.
1. Be a praying Christian.
2. Separate yourself from everything that would distract your prayer and devotion to God.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for more hunger for You. Help me to be more committed and devoted to You, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Those who pray to God are never preys for the devil. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 1 Chronicles 15:1 to 16:36, Romans 1:18 to 32, Psalm 10:1 to 15, Proverbs 19: 6 to 7.
AMAZING FACT: Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 13/12/1835 – American clergyman and composer Phillips Brooks was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He wrote the lyrics for the popular Christmas Carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem.
Source: Thursday 13th December 2018