Open Heaven 13 March 2024 – With Greatness Comes Sacrifice

Open Heaven 13 March 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – With Greatness Comes Sacrifice

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Open Heaven 13 March 2024 TOPIC: With Greatness Comes Sacrifice

MEMORISE: “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” – 1 Corinthians 15:10 (KJV)

READ: Proverbs 13:1-4 (KJV)

1 A wise son heareth his Father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

4 The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.


Open Heaven 13 March 2024 MESSAGE

My Father in the Lord visited me in my little house in Ilesha in 1975. We prayed that night, and everyone went to bed – at least, that was what I thought. When I went to the toilet in the backyard before I slept around 10 pm, I saw my Father in the Lord praying. Around 5 am, I went to the bathroom again, and he was still on his knees praying. Later that morning, I asked him if there was any problem, as I thought praying overnight meant there was a severe problem. He smiled and said, “There is no problem. Don’t worry; you will understand soon.” I was shocked to know that there was no problem, yet he prayed all night. I also learned that God had told me to emulate Him.

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One pastor came to me years ago and said, “When we started this journey together, we were on the same level. Now, you are far ahead of us. Tell us the secret.” I said, “There is nothing I am doing that you don’t know; I fast, pray, and keep vigil. If you want to be as I am, do the same.” Another man of God from another ministry prayed, “God, give me ten percent of what you gave Pastor Adeboye; I will be satisfied.” God told him, “Do what Pastor Adeboye is doing, and I will give you what I gave him.” He asked God, “What is he doing?” God said, “He started with 40 days of fasting and prayers.” He said, “God, I think I am okay the way I am.” Only those who are willing to make sacrifices will be great. You cannot be great by loading your body with food and your mind with entertainment – those things only give surface and temporary benefits. Someone with financial issues can watch a funny movie and laugh, such that people will call him a happy man, but after the film ends, he will return to face his problems. The benefits of a life without sacrifice are temporary. Don’t be deceived by temporary pleasures; pay the price to fulfill your destiny and achieve greatness.

The taller a building will be, the deeper its builders must dig before laying its foundation. Most things that will take you very high in life are done in private. How you pray, fast, study, work, etc., in private will determine how great you will become.

Open Heaven 13 March 2024 KEY POINT

Pay the price, and you will get the prize of greatness.

Open Heaven 13 March 2024 HYMN 23 – Take My Life, And Let It Be

1 Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2 Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3 Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4 Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5 Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6 Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet is its treasure store.
Take me, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Open Heavens 2024 Daily Devotional guide 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2024

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