Open Heavens Daily Devotional

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THEME : A MOTIVATION MINDSET

DATE :– THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH 2017

Memorise: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. Proverbs 24:14
Read: Haggai 1:12-15 (KJV)
1:12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the Lord.

1:13 Then spake Haggai the Lord's messenger in the Lord's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the Lord.

1:14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,

1:15 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

Bible in one year: 2nd Chronicles 14-16, Ezekiel 37:15-28, Hymn: sing hymn 7
MESSAGE:
Some people attend big Christian events for the sake of tradition, while some others attend because certain people are coming there. A crowd will often gather whenever there is an assembly where Jesus is present. If you attend such gatherings because of the crowd – just to belong or to show that you are current – you may not receive your desired blessings. In Mark 5:24-34, a crowd gathered around Jesus Christ on His way to Jairus’ house. For many of them, it was enough that they were in the crowd following Jesus, but right there in their midst, there was a woman who was not there because others were there; she was there because she so needed and desired to touch Jesus. She was determined in her heart that if only she could touch the hem of His clothes, she would receive her healing. She touched it and she was healed. That is what a motivated mindset can do. The Bible says she “came in the press behind”. She did not mind if people trampled on her, and she did not mind the pushing and shoving of the crowd; her singular focus was that she just had to touch the hem of the Master’s garment, no matter what it would take. To understand how motivated she was, you try getting to the front of a crowd from behind.

Moreover, another person who had a motivated mindset was Zerubbabel. Today’s Bible reading shows that when you have a focused mindset like Zerubbabel did, it will stir you up to take action. A motivated mindset fills your heart with conviction that you are overdue for a breakthrough, thereby ushering you into your desired blessing. For instance, when the man who was paralysed from the neck downwards was brought to Jesus, it was not for flimsy reasons (Mark 2:1-12). His friends felt he was overdue for a breakthrough, and so on their arrival, when the door was blocked off and there was no feasible way in through the window, they created a way through the roof. When you believe you are already overdue for a breakthrough, you will be compelled to take violent steps towards attaining your expectation. You will not care about the crowd, traditions or the need to socialize. You will not care about who is first, second or next to be attended to on a queue. All that fills your mind is that you are the next beneficiary of God’s mercy. Where do you stand now? Are you overdue for promotion, success, breakthrough, deliverance or prosperity? If you are, let your conviction on this drive you into your miracle. Such a belief has a way of motivating you to take actions that will trigger your blessing. It shall be well with you this season!
Key Point
While the expectations of the righteous are granted, those without expectations shall have nothing.

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The Daily Fountain Devotional Church of Nigeria

THE DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
READING: Colossians 4: 1-6

King James Version

1. Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

TOPIC:  MORE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BELIEVERS

Superiors usually give instructions to those under them. The aim of such instructions is to enable those under them to perform their work well and to free them from possible problems. In the last chapter of this epistle, Paul gave six important instructions to children of God. First he enjoins Christians to treat those who work under them with fairness and equity, remembering that God is the master over all men. He also emphasized the need to live a life of thanksgiving, with fervent prayers and watchfulness. Our prayers should not only focus on our needs but also for the extension of the Kingdom of God. We are also to pray for boldness for ministers and evangelists as they labour in God's vineyard. Paul also emphasized the need for wisdom in our daily lives as we relate with others especially non Christians, discipline in time management and discretion in speech.

These instruction shows that Christians are not free to live anyhow they please. We must be aware of our mission as Christ's ambassadors, tasked with the responsibility of representing God here on earth and extending His kingdom. Are you adhering to these biblical instructions?

Hymn
1 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go,
my daily labour to pursue;
thee, only thee, resolved to know,
in all I think or speak or do.

2. The task thy wisdom hath assigned
O let me cheerfully fulfil;
in all my works thy presence find,
and prove thy good and perfect will.

3. Preserve me from my calling's snare,
and hide my simple heart above,
above the thorns of choking care,
the gilded baits of worldly love.

4. Thee may I set at my right hand,
whose eyes my inmost substance see,
and labour on at thy command,
and offer all my works to thee.

5. Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
and every moment watch and pray,
and still to things eternal look,
and hasten to thy glorious day;

6. For thee delightfully employ
whate'er thy bounteous grace hath given,
and run my course with even joy,
and closely walk with thee to heaven.

Orin I.O.M. 4

1. Oluwa mi, mo njade lo,
Lati se ise ojo mi;
Iwo nikanl’ emi o mo,
L’ oro, l’ ero, ati n’ ise.

2. Ise t’ o yan mi, l’ anu Re,
Je ki nle se tayotayo;
Ki nr’ oju Re ni ise mi,
K’ emi si le f’ ife Re han.

3. Dabobo mi lowo ‘danwo,
K’ o pa okan mi mo kuro
L’ owo aniyan aiye yi,
Ati gbogbo ifekufe.

4. Iwo t’olju Re r’ okan mi,
Ma wa low’ otun mi titi,
Ki mma sise lo l’ ase Re,
Ki nf’ ise mi gbogbo fun O.

5. Je ki nreru Re t’o fuye,
Ki mma sora nigbagbogbo;
Ki mma f’ oju si nkan t’ orun,
Ki nsi mura d’ ojo ogo.

6. Ohunkohun t’o fi fun mi
Je kin le lo fun ogo Re:
Ki nfayo sure ije mi;
Ki mba O rin titi d’ orun. Amin.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to be committed to advancing the gospel and also to radiate your nature in my relationship with others.

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Love Joy… Have a lovely joyous happy belated birthday….. Long life and more riches… It’s your birthday.. We gonna party

——–As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊

May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.

I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.

🌸 Happy Birthday 🎂

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Happy birthday Adeyemi Kadiri…. Long life and prosperity… May all your positive dreams come true

——–As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊

May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.

I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.

🌸 Happy Birthday 🎂

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As we enter the ** ember ** months

*Welcome on Board*

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Captain Jesus.

Thank you for choosing Salvation Airline.

We have taken off to December 2017 Airport.

Duration of this flight is 4 months – (the "ember" months).

We shall be cruising at accountable blessings per day and at million miles above sorrow level.

The weather may be cloudy but Grace is sufficient. There may be some turbulence but Divine intervention is certain. The Prince of Peace will speak *Peace be Still* to your storms.

The Angels are our Cabin crew. They will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. You shall not lack anything good.

Our menu include peace, grace, mercy, favour, sound health, success and prosperity. Amazingly, they are all free courtesy of Captain Jesus.

Note that this is a 'No weeping, No mourning flight'.

Please, fasten your prayer belt.

You and all members of your family will land safely. For more information about your safety on board, please always contact your Safety Manual (The Bible) on a Daily basis. 
For any question, The Holy Spirit shall give you answers any time. Enjoy your flight.

There shall be no losses in Jesus' name. Amen.
Please, advertise this exceptional AIRLINE to all you know.

God bless you real good all through the 'Ember' months.

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Wonderful names of Jesus

Please permit me to introduce my Father to
you.       *He is:*
1. Wonderful
2. Counsellor
3. Prince of Peace
4. Eternal Rock of Ages
5. King of Glory
6. Mighty God
7. King of kings
8. Lord of lords
9. Lord of hosts
10. Lily of the valley
11. Healer
12. Deliverer
13. Provider
14. Creator
15. Potter
16. Day Star
17. Cornerstone
18. Prophet of prophets
19. Saviour
20. I AM THAT I AM
21. Wisdom of God
22. Head of the church
23. Governor
24. Righteous Judge
25. Protector
26. Rock of offence
27. Shield
28. Merciful God
29. Gracious God
30. Faithful God
31. Giver
32. Victorious in Holiness
33. Consuming Fire
34. El Elyon
35. Jehovah Raphael
36. Jehovah Rohi
37. Jehovah Jireh
38. Jehovah Elgibor
39. Jehovah Sham ah
40. Jehovah Shalom
41. El Olam
42. Defender
43. Redeemer
44. Comforter
45. Trinity in Council
46. Instructor
47. Teacher
48. Inspirer
49. Reminder
50. Invisible God
51. Hope of Glory
52. Lion of Judah
53. Root of Jesse
54. Man of war
55. Lamb of God
56. Sustainer
57. Convincer
58. Light of the world
59. Restorer
60. Silencer
61. Stiller of storms
62. Proclaimer
63. Father of the fatherless
64. Hope of the widow
65. Smith of heaven
66. The Way
67. The Truth
68. The Life
69. Bread of life
70. Bread Winner
71. Champion of champions
72. Winner of winners
73. Composer
74. Author
75. Finisher
76. Glorious in Holiness
77. Fearful in praises
78. Sleepless God
79. Ancient of days
80. Ageless God
81. Eternal God
82. Excellent God
83. Powerful God
84. Leader of leaders
85. Chief Inventor
86. Convener
87. Compassionate God
88. Commander-in-Chief of heavenly host
89. Worthy King
90. Overseer
91. Moulder
92. Shaper
93. Breaker
94. Praiseworthy God
95. Helper
96. Richer than the richest
97. Older than the oldest
98. Trustworthy God
99. Arranger
100. Master Builder
101. Master Planner
102. Master Minder
103. Arrester
104. Relentless God's
105. Voice of hope
106. Beautiful God
107. Alpha and Omega
108.Game Changer
109. Our Refuge
110. Our fortress
111. Our Buckler
112. Our Banner
113. Strong Tower
114. Unchanging changer
115. Rose of Sharon
116. All in All
117. Pillar of our lives
118. The First Born
119. Lamb that was slain
120. The Glory & lifter of our heads
121. The word of God
122. Our Advocate
123. Our High Priest
124. Bishop of our souls
125. High and Lofty one
126. Almighty
127. Our Best Friend
128. On time God
129 Lion of Judah
130 Omnipotent
131. Omnipresent
132 Omniscient
133. Consuming fire Adonai
134. The beginning & the end
135 Living water
136 Unquenchable fire
137. Awesome God
138 I salute your excellency Baba
139 Battle stopper
140 Unquestionable God.
141 Jehova Tsikednu,
142 Mighty one in battle.
143 Glorious in Holiness,
144 Fearful in praises.
145 Mighty man of valour.
146 Miracle worker.
147 Rock of ages.
148 Merciful God.
149 Advocate.
150 Always doing wonders.
151 Amen and Hallelujah.
152 Answer to prayers.
153 Intercessor.
154 Interceptor.
155 Balm of Gilead
There is no one like him. To Him Be The Glory 4ever .Amen..
     *Keep sharing if u are proud of your father.*

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Train up a child the way he should grow and when he is fully grown he will not depart from such training

Dear Parents,

There are things that parents do that makes me wonder if they know the implications. In my teaching career, I've come to realize that children who are well brought up produce better results.

What I see these days is training the "butty"(aje butter) way which gets me scared of what will happen in the next 10-15years.

I see eight year olds who don't bother to lay their beds.
I see 10year olds served by the maid or "caring mum" on the table and they either don't pack the table or they just dump the plates in the kitchen for the maid or "caring mum".
Drivers carry the bags of children above 5years and the children call them "my driver".
Manual cloth washing is gradually been replaced by washing machines yet the maid or "caring mum" will be the one to do the laundry.
Children wake up and go straight to the TV and sleep late watching TV with mum & dad but mum & dad don't allow them read late. They'll say "go and sleep".

I see parents play game for hours on their phones yet wonder why their children don't read and why their results are poor despite investment in expensive schools.

I see tweenagers and teenagers who can't cook common white rice because there's maid, nanny, cook, "caring mum" etc.

I see children who are addicted to cheating in exams, assignments, class work and the parents aren't taking conscious steps to correct it instead some will bribe teachers to make their children first or teach them during external exams.

I see children who talk to their parents and other adults disrespectfully and all parents say is "children of now a days are outspoken".

Your children's wardrobe is full of clothes but they don't have a single book.

You buy them lots of toys but you didn't buy them books.

I can go on and on.

See, when next you tell your child not to do house chores, study hard etc have it at the back of your mind that what you're saying is "don't take responsibility for your life".

I guess parents don't know that chores and morals are almost directly proportional to academic performance.

Haven't you thought of it that when our forefathers went to farm, fetched water etc before or after school, the world was a better place?

Haven't you thought of it that our local proverbs which have remained relevant were coined by illiterate men and women?

A yoruba proverb says, "eni a nwo ki wooran"…."those who make news don't watch news".

So when you're mentoring your children to be T.V. addicts you should understand what you're grooming them to be.

There are TWO PAINS in life and everyone must suffer one; PAIN OF DISCIPLINE or PAIN OF REGRET.

When you're preventing your children from going through pain of discipline, just understand that you're automatically preparing them for pain of regret.

Some parents feel that their children's careers are secured because of their financial stand.
Now, let's do this analysis;
1. You get your children a job
2. You make them take over your company
3. You set up a business for them

1. If you get them a job and they have the wrong attitude at work like been late, talking rudely to clients etc which made the company lose a big contract,will they keep them there?
2. They take over your company and your company lost within three months an amount that you didn't make in your first five years in business due to their lack of discipline, will you pat them on the head and say I'm proud of you child?
3. They run the business shabbily and there's nothing to show for it within few years.

The earlier we stop these pampering the better. You will give an account to your creator about them.

Train your child in the way he should go and when he is old, he won't depart from it.

Regards.

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