TOPIC: REJECT PREMATURE PROMOTION! MY 1976 SECRETS!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: John 3: 23-33
Oh welcome! Remember again: You are called to greatness but sometimes the greater place God calls you to is where less people will see you! One of the secrets of DAVID WAS THAT NOBODY KNEW HIM. God hid him and prepared him in the bushes and not in the camera frontline!
One of the greatest secrets of ATTRACTING GRACE is HUMILITY, because it RESISTS (fights) the PROUD! I remember when I just got born again in 1976, I told the LORD: Don’t make me popular or to be seen! All I pray for is: USE ME! USE ME and USE ME! I vow never to share the glory with You and I vow never to seek the limelight.”
At that time, He told me to join the SANITATION department of anywhere I was – in churches and camp meetings. I cleaned toilets while others were seeking the pulpit. I took pleasure in sweeping the church auditorium on Saturdays (unseen) while others were contending to sit down in the front row on Sundays! There was a period in my life where I was in the security and traffic department of the church where I worshiped.
I never stepped into the church services for over a year! I complained, but my PAPA GOD told me: SHUT UP and STAY THERE! My joy was that I took care of the safety of other people’s cars! But today, I am what I am by His grace! Today, I am tired of the limelight and I even avoid places where people will see me at airports, etc, because I have become known worldwide! Ah! If you want to go far in life and ministry, don’t seek to be seen!
Seek to allow Him to be seen through you! Ignore insults! Don’t keep malice or grudges! Forgive fast! Don’t fight for visible/public positions! Seek to serve in quiet positions until God chooses to announce you HIMSELF.
Do you know that PREMATURE ANNOUNCEMENT has turned millions into ICHABOD? – no more fresh oil and no more fresh glory! Yes! PREMATURE PROMOTION can change your name from FAME to SHAME!
Pastors and Christian workers take note: God is God and you are not! He is the ALMIGHTY and you are not! HE MUST INCREASE (today’s scripture Vs 30)! YOU MUST DECREASE! All must be about Him and not about you! Be humble! Pray seriously now.
ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 1ST AUGUST 2020.
Take your best worship song as led.
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
2. Repent from seeking to be seen or heard! Lord, MORE OF YOU; LESS OF ME! I reject PREMATURE ANNOUNCEMENT OR PROMOTION!
3. Lord, You must INCREASE in me AND I MUST DECREASE!
4. INCUBATE/MOULD ME into Your PURPOSE in places where less people will see me!
Our Daily Manna also known as ODM is written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe. It is a daily devotional booklet that started in the form of a Daily prayer guide for church members and brethren in a form of two printed sheets.