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Open Heaven 26 February 2024 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Called To Be Grateful

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Open Heaven 26 February 2024 TOPIC: Called To Be Grateful

MEMORISE: “Then King David came in and sat before the Lord, saying, ‘ Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house that thou hast brought me hitherto?” – 2 Samuel 7:18 (KJV)

READ: Luke 1:46-55 (KJV)

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: behold, from henceforth, all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath showed strength with his arm and scattered the pride in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, Abraham, and his seed forever.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 16-19

Open Heaven 26 February 2024 MESSAGE

One negative trait I have seen in many ministers of God is pride. Once God calls and equips them with gifts for the calling, they begin to think that they are unique. The opposite is the case, however, because (1 Corinthians 1:27) says that God calls the weak, the foolish, and those who are no. When God calls you for an assignment, you must be highly grateful to Him for the privilege of being called and for every single achievement as you walk in your calling because, without Him, you can do nothing (John 15:5).

As I mentioned earlier in this series, I studied people who were called before me and who succeeded in their callings. One of them was Apostle Paul; He was an academic like me before God called him. I noticed that Paul was always grateful to God. He wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:18:

In everything, give thanks. This is God’s will concerning you in Christ Jesus.

Also Read: Open Heaven 25 February 2024 – A Call To Multiplication

Today’s Bible reading shows how grateful Mary was for being chosen to give birth to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, and succeeded in her calling. To succeed in your calling, you must always be grateful to God. I don’t know about you, but I can never forget how good God has been to me.

We had just finished a service in a foreign country one day, and God moved in that service; many souls got saved, and there were all kinds of miracles. On my way back to the hotel, I discussed the great things in the service with those with me. When we arrived, the fellow sitting in the car’s front seat opened the door to get down, and as he slammed the door shut, my finger got caught in the door frame. Until today, I have no idea how my finger got caught in the doorframe. I cried out in pain, and everyone rallied around me, saying, “Sorry.” As I went upstairs, I asked God, “Lord, why did you let this happen to me?” He said, “You were talking about all the great things I did in the service, and you didn’t even turn to Me to say, ‘Thank you, Lord.'” I realized my error, apologized, and thanked Him. The pain had completely disappeared when I got to my room.

God is watching to see if you will be grateful or not. He will warn you once or twice if you are ungrateful. If you refuse to heed His warnings, He will withdraw His support, which will be dangerous.

Open Heaven 26 February 2024 ACTION POINT

Begin to thank God for all the things He has done for you, especially in the course of fulfilling your calling.

Open Heaven 26 February 2024 HYMN 6 – I Am So Glad That Our Father In Heaven

1 I am so glad that our Father in heaven
Tells of His love in the Book He has given;
Beautiful things in the Bible, I see,
This is the dearest that Jesus loves me.

Refrain:
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me;
I am glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.

2 Though I forget Him and wander away,
Kindly, He follows wherever I stray;
Back to His dear loving arms would I flee,
When I remember that Jesus loves me.

3 O, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song in eternity be:
O, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!

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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