Memorize: And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of Genesis 26:2
Devotional Reading: Genesis 26:1-14
One of the most rewarding activities anyone can indulge in is to be led by the Holy Spirit, it is a beautiful thing, one may never know how much pain, disappointment, or loss you will avoid in life. The bible says in Romans 8:14; “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”
The way of God is often different from the way of man – Isaiah 55 : 8 & 9; For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
What God sees, we don’t see and what He knows, we don’t know, it is wisdom for us not to disobey such an all-powerful, all knowing and all able God. We should consult Him and get His consent before making any decision.
It may have been difficult for Isaac to understand why God asked him not to leave the land, especially when they were experiencing a famine at the time. Similarly, it may be difficult for you to understand why God has not allowed you to make that decision your heart is so intent on making. Isaac did not regret obeying God, it turned out to be a great blessing for him. In the same way, if you will obey God, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and lead you; it will also turn out a huge blessing for you, No one obeys God and experiences regret or disappointment, it is impossible! The ways of God are sometimes mysteries, Job 22:29; When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; i pray for you today in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that you will allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to your place of breakthrough.
This was the experience of Isaac in Gensis 26:1 God used an unusual way to confound the wise, thank God Isaac obeyed, thereby he became a global testimony. If you too will follow God and obey Him implicitly, you will become a known & relevant testimony in your time and generation.
I found that what made the impossible possible for Isaac with the experience he had of Harvest in the time of famine was because he obeyed God implicitly and allow Him to guide and direct him. Partial obedience is disobedience, we saw that demonstrated in the life of king Saul, it brought an end to his rule and reign as a king & made him become irrelevant. God prospered Isaac so much that the Philistines envied him. He was blessed above reproach and above poverty, he waxed very great, in the same way, this season, God will make you wax very great if you obey Him and allow His Spirit to guide you.
God has a part to play in our prosperity, He will never fail His part, but most times we believers are the ones that fail to fulfil our part, we don’t play our part. Some do that because they are afraid or lack faith. I pray that you will experience lifting when others are saying there is a casting down in Jesus name.
If you want God to establish you so much that you will become an envy to others, don’t flaunt God’s instructions at all. Don’t go where He never permit you to go. Don’t dive into a business without His go ahead, it will give you much joy not to start at all than meet failure, and end in regret.
I pray such will not be your portion in Jesus name. Because you will obey God, the blessings of obedience according to Deuteronomy 28:1-14: will locate you today in Jesus mighty name.
Anytime you see your ego about to puff up, be conscious and hold it down. Remember the story of the rich fool. This is not something we deal with once, for pride can arise, again and again. Even mature believers can find themselves focused on themselves. Drifting away from God.
Proverbs 3:6; In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. May the LORD direct your paths this season in Jesus name.
Prayer point: O Mighty God, please direct my paths this season for your own glory in Jesus name.
Key Dose: To be led by the Holy Spirit, is the best thing that can happen to anyone.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle