OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
THURSDAY 2 JULY 2015.
THEME : HE IS WONDERFUL.
MEMORISE : And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 4 : 7.
READ : PHILIPPIANS 4 : 6 – 7.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 CHRONICLES 9 : 35 – 11 : 47 AND LUKE 15 : 25 – 16 : 13.
One of the names or titles of our Lord Jesus Christ is wonderful (Isaiah 9:6). The word ‘wonderful’ is a combination of these two words: ‘wonder’ and ‘fully’, which jointly mean full of wonders. Acts 2 : 22 says,
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:”
The terms miracles, wonders and signs in this scripture are placed according to their order of awesomeness. It means that wonders are superior to miracles in awesomeness and of a higher grade. When you look at Jesus, you will discover that everything about Him is full to wonders. His Name is Wonderful because it is far highly exalted above every other Name ( Philippians 2 : 9 – 11 ). His Name commands the compulsory obedience of every force or power that exists.
Not only is His Name full of wonders, but His love is also wonderful. No one else can love you like Jesus does. He loves you even much more than you love yourself. What about His peace? It is very unique; it is unlike anything the world can offer you ( John 14 : 27 ). No wonder Philippians 4 : 7 says His peace passes all human understanding. If God gives you peace? Who or what can trouble you? It is equally wonderful. Matthew 28 : 18 says :
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
All authority comes under His divine majesty, what about His grace? It is also full of wonders. The richeness of His grace goes beyond what we are currently enjoying in this world ( Ephesians 2 : 7 ). His grace is inexhaustible to the fellow who knows how to relate with Him, which is why He has a throne of grace that we can boldly approach to receive mercy ( Hebrews 4 : 16 ). Grace made God’s provision available to us at the expense of Christ sacrificing His life on the cross of Cavalry. In addition, His joy is wonderful, and so is His strength. If you have Jesus Christ in you and you give Him the freedom to do whatever He likes in your life (i.e. you regard Him as Lord and not as a guest), His wonders will be replete in every area of your life. Do you allow Him to do His wonderful works in your life?
PRAYER POINT :
Father, come and perform Your wonders in every area of my life
AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.
Ononowo Ayobami Olusegun
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