DEVOTIONAL COMPILATIONS

DEVOTIONAL COMPILATIONS

FIRE FIGHTER PRAYER POINTS PART 2
1) Oh Lord father thank you for keeping me alive today .
2) My Father forgive me all my sins in Jesus name
3) My father release great missile to destroy the camp of my enemies
4) Father every sin in my life that is delaying victory catch fire in Jesus name
5) Father release all my possession that the enemies have collected during the unknown time in Jesus name .
6)Father one encounter that my life had been waiting for , let me begin to expriencee it now in Jesus name
7) Father release me from the bondage of darkness
8) Father let it be well with my health
9) Every shame in my life turn it to fame.
10) Father turn my weakness to strength in Jesus name
11) Lord Jesus release financial breakthrough to my my life
12) I refuse to die without fulfilment in Jesus name
13) Father expand my vision in Jesus name
14) Holy Spirit ( 21) times)  fill me in Jesus name
15) Overcoming anointing let my life experience it in Jesus
16) Every bustop that my forefathers have been stranded I overcome you today in Jesus name .
17) Father let my life experience divine connection in Jesus
18) Lord Jesus set me free from kingdom of darkness
19) What my labour cannot do let Your favour settle it in a second now in Jesus name
20) Every area that I have been embrassed , father turn it to elevation for me now in Jesus name .

 AUTHOR'S DESK {A.D} DEVOTIONAL COMPILATIONS

WHEN ALL EFFORTS FAIL:
Luke 5:5-6 And Simon answering said unto HIM, Master, we have toiled all night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at THY Word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes and their NET BRAKE. Human as we are, sometimes we are tempted to believe that our efforts, strength, money, connections, knowledge, qualification, beauty, etc can really take us far, and so there is no need to seek spiritual guidance or help. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM (Pro 3:5). Unfortunately, we get stacked at a point and our effort seem to fail. The power of GOD begins where your effort fails, because GOD cannot share HIS glory with any other. Peter used all his fishing skills and tips but got nothing but, when JESUS the SON of the living GOD stepped in, he caught more that his net could ever handle. You might have tried all you know to become successful in your marriage, ministry, finances, Christian life, fruit of the womb and many more, but you seem not to get results. Talk to JESUS today and one word from HIM will transform your life forever.The same place you failed will be where HE will glorify HIMSELF. Whatever you have been unable to do for years, by the grace of GOD you will do it and do more to HIS glory. And JESUS looking upon them saith, with men it is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible.

UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WILL :
‘The Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.’ Acts 20:23 NIV
About 75 per cent of believers now live in developing countries, often in anti-Christian environments. Xu Yonghai is one of them. He worked to see the legalisation of house churches in China. The government responded by locking him up for two years in an cell 2.4 metres square in a Beijing prison. There was no bathroom, only a pipe in a corner from which water flowed onto the concrete. ‘My cell was the last stop for prisoners sentenced to die,’ he said. ‘At times there were as many as three other prisoners in the tiny damp room, awaiting their date with the executioner.’ Yonghai survived through prayer, meditation and writing. Using a bar of soap to write on the walls of his cell, he outlined the major points of a book about God. When he was finished, he committed the thoughts to memory, and upon his release he turned his prison notes into a fifty-thousand-word book entitled God the Creator. More often than not, your difficulties and hardships confirm you’re in the will of God rather than out of it! Paul writes: ‘I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me―the task of testifying to the Gospel of God’s grace.’ (Acts 20:23–24 NIV) Note the word grace. No matter how difficult the will of God may be, you can accomplish it by drawing each day on His limitless supply of grace.

JESUS’ PRIESTHOOD NEVER CURSES:
Hebrews 5:9–10 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” When Jesus died and rose again, He became our High Priest. But notice that Jesus’ priesthood is “according to the order of Melchizedek”. Why the Melchizedek priesthood? The Melchizedek priesthood gives to man (whereas the Aaronic priesthood takes from man). We see this when Melchizedek gave bread and wine to refresh a tired Abraham after his battle with the enemy kings. (Genesis 14:14–20) So if Jesus’ priesthood is according to the Melchizedek order, then it is one in which we can come boldly into His presence to receive from Him! (Hebrews 4:16) Moreover, the first word from Melchizedek’s mouth was “Blessed”—“Blessed be Abram…” (Genesis 14:19) The Melchizedek order is just that—blessings. In other words, Jesus’ priesthood is one which blesses and never curses us! So are we conscious of Jesus our High Priest giving to us every day? Are we alert to all His blessings coming from heaven toward us on earth? Now, it is easy for us to believe God for His blessings in creation. For example, we have no difficulty believing that the sun will rise every morning. But while we have no problems believing the work of creation, we have problems believing the work of redemption. We sometimes find it hard to believe God for healing, provision, favor, protection or restoration— *blessings that Jesus died to give us.* We don’t really believe that every day, the Lord will take care of us, keep our bodies healthy and provide for all our needs. Yet, creation is fallen. It can be a blessing as well as a curse. Sometimes, a storm arises, and powerful winds and rains destroy thousands of homes and lives. Sometimes, dark clouds hide the sun and make the whole day gloomy.My friend, we can’t put our trust in creation, but we can certainly put our trust in redemption. And unlike creation, the blessings of redemption are all good! The work of Jesus is not subject to the weather or anything else. The work of redemption is as sure as Jesus Himself. He died and rose again to be our High Priest who daily showers us with blessings!

REDEFINE YOUR CIRCLE:
The adage, "Show me your friend and I'll tell you who you are" clearly depict that, whatsoever company an individual works with, that individual will be subjected to criticism or applaud, because of the company of those people he/she is surrounded by. Also, the expression, "Birds of the same feather flock together" could serve as an impeccable premise for the conclusion that, one's circle of interaction has the power to determine an individual's personality.It's now an awakening fact that environment plays a great role in shaping the lives of people. As such, one must be conscious of the people that fall within his/her circle in everyday life, as there are people with lifestyle extremely manipulative that can either build or damage one's lucrative delivery to society.If you're an optimist thirsting after greatness, and the circle you find yourself is extorting value from your honourable personality while adding no meaning to your existence in that circle, I advice you redefine that circle. Your personality and lucrative growth is of greater essence than any mindless group of futile farmers. Gaining absolutely nothing positive from your circle of friends or what have you is of tremendous loss to a great mind that is future minded. Therefore, if any of these postulates is evident in your life, it's high time you redefined that circle.I hereby seal the lips of my humble pen for today's article, by leaving you with these words, 'It would be better to stand alone on a stage to deliver your greatness to the world, than to share a stage with a network of mediocre."

CHILDREN TRAINING :
The following are the guidelines for inspiring your children to greatness:
1. When entering the house greet your children or even hug them. This should help develop their sense of love and self worth.
2. Be good to your neighbours and never backbite. Never speak ill of other drivers when on the road. Your children listen, absorb and emulate.
3. When calling your parents, encourage your children to speak to them. When visiting your parents take your children with you. The more they see you take care of your parents the more they will learn to take care of you.
4. When driving them say to school, don't always play albums or cds. Rather, tell them the stories yourself. This will have a greater impact - trust me!
5. Read to them a short story and  even a scripture a day – it doesn't take much time, but very impactful in creating strong bonds and wonderful memories.
6. Comb your hair, clean your teeth and wear presentable cloths even if sitting at home and not going out for the day. They need to learn that being clean and tidy has nothing to do with going out!
7. Try not to blame or comment on every word or action they say or do. Learn to overlook and let go sometimes. This certainly builds their self-confidence.
8. Ask your children's permission before entering their rooms. Don't just knock and enter, but then wait for a verbal permission. They will learn to do the same when wanting to enter your room.
9. Apologize to your children if you made a mistake. Apologizing teaches them to be humble and polite.
10. Don't be sarcastic or make fun of their views or feelings, even if you "didn't mean it" and was "only joking". It really hurts.
11. Show respect to your children's privacy. Its important for their sense of value and self-esteem.
12. Don't expect that they will listen or understand the first time. Don't take it personally. But be patient and consistent.
13.Pray with them. Show them how to pray. Lead by example.

ONE DAY LIKE THIS:
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: Joseph woke up a prisoner ready to execute his daily routine, but by evening he became the Prime Minister. (Gen 41:15-45)
 ON A DAY LIKE THIS: Naaman woke up usually with his leprousy, but before the day closed he had been healed and transformed. (2kings 5:9-14)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: David was innocently on the field tending his father's sheep before he was sent for and anointed as a KING. (1Sam 16:13)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS:Mordecai slept at the palace gate as usual as a gateman but before the day closed he was brought inside the palace and honoured. (Esther 6:10-11)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: Bartimaeus woke up as usual a blind man but before the day closed he was able to regain his sight. (Mk 10:46-52)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: Daniel slept in the lion's den but by the time, it was morning he was brought out and promoted to the post of a Prime Minister. (Dan 6:16-28)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: A woman from Shunem woke up overwhelmed by debts and threats but by the close of the day she had paid them all and had become rich. (2kings 4:1-7)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: Lazarus slept overnight in the grave but by evening, he had arisen and came back to life. (Jn 11:43-44)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: The woman with the issue of blood woke up with her illness but at the close of that day, she was totally healed of it. (Luke 8:43-50)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS: Jabez cried unto the Lord and his coast was enlarged. (1Chr 4:9-10)
ON A DAY LIKE THIS:Elisha prophesied that 'by this time tomorrow famine will be over and there would be plenty of food' and it came to pass just as he had said. (2Kings 7:1-19). May today be that day of Pleasant Surprises and outstanding testimonies for you and your loved ones in Jesus name!

FUN +
SEARCH IT THROUGH
There are names of sixteen (16) books of the bible hidden in the paragraph below. Let me see how many you can find. A preacher found 15 books in twenty minutes; it took him 3 weeks just to find the 16th one, HAVE FUN! I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. A certain luke, kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others, it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a job. We want it to be a most fascinating little moment for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help find them. I will  quickly admit it usually takes the preacher to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how you will compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen books of the Bible in this paragraph. LIST THE 16 BOOKS HAPPY SEARCHING!

As we prepare to embrace EMBER MONTHS, I join my faith with yours & the faith of the Saints , to declare this...that in the remaining months of this year, I refuse to shed tears over any of my family member. God will order your steps & bless your going out & coming in, Whenever the road is thirsty of Blood & Hungry of Flesh may your path & that of your loved ones not be found there. Amen!

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