OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2016
THEME: A WORD TO THE LAZY
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you,
that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 2
READ: Proverbs 6:4-11
4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as
a bird from the hand of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise
out of thy sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the
hands to sleep:
11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy
want as an armed man.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 10:29-13:7 and Job 36:5-16
The third month is almost gone in the “New Year”. What have
you done with these first three months? As we prepare for the
forth month, make sure you do something tangible to prove to
God and man that you are worthy to be alive. Some people
are merely existing and not living. God wants you to live life
to the fullest by impacting your immediate environment. There
are still people who have so many excuses to give as reasons
for doing nothing tangible since the beginning of this year.
Time waits for no one, get something doing. It may be small,
but God will breathe on it and make it great. Stop waiting for
that loan from the bank before you starts the business.
Challenge yourself to launch out into the deep through the
instruction of the Almighty God, and you will be surprised that
there is life on the other side. Even if you don’t have your own
business, you can get busy volunteering your services for
others, you never can tell how God will meet you. In Exodus
3:1-4, Moses had an encounter with God while tending to his
father-in-law’s flock. Gideon was busy threshing wheat when
an angel came visiting. Your breakthrough and blessing can
locate you anywhere. There are many people who are
unemployed because they are waiting for appointments from
oil companies. It is not the job you do that will determine your
prosperity; it is how you do what you do. You can be selling
recharge cards today and become a dealer tomorrow if you
don’t give in to laziness.
If you are a lazy believer, it doesn’t matter how many days
you spend in church and how many prayer meetings you
attend, nobody will commit great things into your hand. There
are some people who have the habit of always deferring the
work they are supposed to do today till tomorrow. This is
procrastination, and it renders one ineffective where results
are expected, because you will never be able to deliver. There
are some people who are always sleeping on duty; some even
spend the whole day moving from one office to the other
talking away the day. By the time such people come to their
senses, the year is almost ending and they have nothing
substantial to show for the time gone. This is also very
important in spiritual matters; if you are not ready to work
hard you cannot be a vessel unto honour in God’s hand.
Those that God used in the Bible were already busy in their
various businesses before God called them. It is on record
that Peter toiled all night. Lazy people sleep all night and they
want to wake up and begin to command wonders. Don’t be a
The sluggard has so many untouched files on his table, yet he
is gallivanting around. The sluggard will fold his hands and
invite God to take control of all his assignments, yet he will be
the one to complain if his wages are delayed for a moment.
For God to use you, you must be productively engaged.
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
Good morning! How was your night?
Happy Sunday to you and the family
? Be blessed!