CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: TUESDAY,22nd JULY 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: A THING CONTAINS MORE THAN IT FIRST APPEARED.
TOPIC: NO IDEA IS IRRELEVANT.
TEXT: 1CORINTHIANS 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
When a person introduces an idea that is not logically relevant, that does not mean such idea, or opinion is useless. We have our different ways of seeing things, that the persons idea did not appear the same from your point of view, doesn’t make the idea irrelevant. Rather than publicly dismissing people’s comment or opinions, it would be very wise at such a point to investigate the purpose of such remark. The relativity of idea is that what is relevant to you may not be relevant to the other person. But by and large, the fact still remains that everyone has a point.
For instance, when it was obvious that hunger may abort Jesus’ intention of reaching out to the crowd effectively with the gospel, Jesus never repudiated the idea of making use of the little five loaves of bread and two fish that was available to the mammoth crowd.(Mark 6:37-42). Had Namaan repudiated the simple advice brought by a very young girl when he felt too big to take his birth in river Jordan seven times as instructed by prophet Elisha, he would have lived the rest of his life with the stigma of leprosy.(2 king 5:10-14).
Something new is always hidden in those opinions, ideas we see as been irrelevant. There is always an iota of sense hidden in every nonsense. Some people are where they are contrary to where they ought to be as a result of talking down of opinions and idea’s that should have added to them. Anyone who talk down on peoples opinion and ideas all of the time is simply deny himself/herself the privilege of going beyond the present level.
Do not condemn people’s opinion,views or idea’s they could be the answer to the prayers you have prayed for long. Don’t criticise other,do not just belittle the contributions of your wife or husband even colleagues and so on, it could be a ladder to your next level. Anytime you compare your knowledge with that of others, it will certainly be dawned on you that yours was only but a dime’s worth. The contributions of others may not be relevant or useful today, but certainly it will certainly be someday. This is the more reason you should keep the ideas, acknowledged it,sieve it, examine it, because it contains more than it first appeared. Never look down on anyone, and never talk down the humble ideas and sincere opinions of other people, because it has much to draw from, if we pay proper attention to the ideas and opinions.
# I SHALL NOT END IN THE DARK MY OPINIONS SHALL COUNT IN MY GENERATION, IJN.
# I RECEIVE VIRTUE OF PATIENCE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.
# FATHER FORGIVE MY ATTITUDE OF CONDEMNING AND CRITICISING OF OTHERS IJN.
# I RECEIVE, GOODLY ADVICE AND OPINIONS THAT CHANGE MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE:THURSDAY, 24th JULY 2020
WORD FOR THOUGHT: IF YOUR FAITH LEVEL IS POOR YOUR PERFORMANCE LEVEL WILL BE LOW.
TOPIC: THE POWER OF FAITH.(Part 1)
TEXT: HEBREW 11:6 ” But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Some person have have a strong reputation of character but their success level is so low. The reason is not farfetched, in the kingdom of God, having gotten values and built strong reputation without faith; will result to nothing. Faith is the power of tangible results. It is the principle that first manifest the unseen into the reality of life. Without faith you cannot walk in godly character.
The heart of a giver is tied to faith. It is faith that will make you know that if you give to God, that there are rewards that comes from God back to you.
Faith is what that turns the ordinary man into a successful man. Success is a function of faith. A man of faith can change anything, when others do not see possibility, but the of faith See’s positivity.Your faith is an invisible substance. It is substantial; it has weight and value. Its evidential; it is power that can produce result.
Faith is not confined, the topography of a place cannot hinder the flow of faith.
Faith is a universal currency that works in any nation no matter where you come from. In any nation where success can be born, faith must be in place to achieve success.
What makes you different from others is your faith. Faith distinguishes and its result is evidential. Faith in God is not a fake, nor a make up in result, No! Its resultant effect is evidential.
Faith makes you have absolute confidence in God, no matter the prevailing circumstances. The three Hebrews prevailed from the furnace of fire prepared to end their existence on earth, because they refused to bow and worship the golden imagery of king Nebuchadnezzar . But through faith in God, they prevailed. (Daniels 3:21-27).
Your faith in God will always attract His presence in all situation. No matter how battered, shattered and broken life may have appeared with you, do not give up, because giving up is giving all. The fourth man(Jesus) will show up for you in any situation only is if you build faith that is pleasing to God. Whenever your faith pleases God, it attracts Him. Glory to God!!!.
# MY FAITH IN JESUS SHALL GIVE ALL ROUND BREAKTHROUGH AND SUCCESS.
# BY FAITH IN JESUS I SHALL BE DELIVERED, FROM THE BURNING FIRE OF THE WORD.
# BY FAITH IN JESUS I SHALL NOT FALL, I SHALL NOT END UP AS A PREY IN HANDS OF MY ENEMIES.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE:FRIDAY, 25th JULY 2020
WORD FOR THOUGHT: FAITH IS POWER POSSIBILITY.
TOPIC: THE POWER OF FAITH.(Part 2)
TEXT:MARK 9:23; If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that beliveth.
Faith is power possibility and manifestation. Unbelief is faith expressed in the negative. Anytime there is an expression of unbelief you limit faith from performance. Unbelief is strength expressed in the negative.
Faith is powerful because, you will experience what you consistently expect. To be successful you must dare to believe that it is possible. No matter how big the mountain seem to you, dare to climb it. In the battle of life people who had ever become victorious are a people who fought through the eyes of faith. Faith in any situation is key to obtaining freedom and consistently enjoy victory.
The word impossible does not exist when the belief power is at will. Never subscribe to the opinions of people who tell’s you it cannot happen, you cannot do it, the project is too heavy for you to do. Such a people are on a mission at such a time in your life to Sap the power of faith in you.
Jesus says; (Luke 1:45) that blessed is she that believe that there shall be a performance of those things which were said unto her (Luke1:45).
Something has been said concerning your destiny. You are blessed when you believe positively in the possibility of that thing coming to reality. It is not just enough receiving a word of prophecy concerning your life, it is complete only when you believe it is possible.
Until you believe it is possible, there can never be a performance. Your ability to believe is the platform for performance.
The Angel was not specific when he made the statement, but he was general. These statement implies that anybody can be blessed, and everyone irrespective of race can achieve success.
Beloved, you are a working prophecy, until you realise and believe the prophecy of God on your life, you may not become who you were created to become. God can do a miracle in the life of anyone, only if the person believes that it is possible. There is no other person God is talking to; beloved is you. Trust God for performance, depend fully on Him, rest on His ability to do all things for you.
What God has not done does not exist, so what He cannot do, still does not exist. He has done it before and constantly He will do it again. But you must key in by trusting Him for a performance.
# I BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS ABLE TO SEE ME THROUGH.
# I BELIEVE THAT MY LEVELS IS CHANGING FOR GOOD.
# I BELIEVE THAT EVERY MOUNTING SURROUNDING ME, LIMITING ME FOR PROGRESS SHALL MELT BY FIRE TODAY IJN.
# MY HELPERS SHALL LOCATE ME TODAY IJN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL .
DATE: MONDAY, 27 JULY 2020
WORD FOR THOUGHT: AN AVERAGE HUMAN BEING IS A POTENTIAL SOLUTION.
TOPICS: WHAT YOU NEED IS SOMEONES HAND.
TEXT: JOHN 3:5 ” Jesus answered, ” I tell you the truth,no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the spirit.
Human beings are agents or carries of solutions to problem. The solution to your present problem is in someone’s Han. The way out of your present captivity is contained in a piece of information that is currently in someone’s custody. Much of the information you need is contained in the mind of an individual or group of individuals, either known to you or not. Locating or identifying that particular person is the key to solutions. The average man is suspicious of the other’s especially when it comes to the situation of using probing questions to extract information from him/her. Sometimes, you may get what you want effortlessly, but at times you may have to skillfully place a demand for it.
You may be wondering, why is information so vital in solving problems? In the event of investigations, information is the key for discovery. It is vital to have competitive advantage amongst one’s contemporaries in any field of endeavour. Besides it is contributory to the intelligence of the military of any Nation.
Information is the to solving problems. Information gives answers to unanswered questions. The solution to Nicodemus confusion about the issue of salvation was found right in the information he received from Jesus in john 3:4-5. The foundation on which Jesus established the church was culled from the information made available as answer to Jesus question in Mathew 16:17-19. The power of information is so crucial to all who aspire to be great in life.
The level of information you receive is an escape root from ignorance. If you are rightly informed you cannot be deformed. Information received affect every aspects of our lives. A person who receives the right information is always better than a person who is absent minded of information. Bankruptcy of information will only amount to poor productivity.
Be humble to seek information from people, but also know that it is not everybody that has what you need. So prayerfully locate the person who contain the solution to your problems at his disposal. Approach the person in humility and beyond that, encourage the giving of such information by appreciating in advance what he/she is giving to you. It create the pleasure of giving it. Do not interrupt his response with questions, let the person finish before you raise another one. You can always get what you want from people if you know how to go by it. Remain Blessed.
# FATHER DIRECT MY STEPS TO WHERE THE SOLUTION TO MY PROBLEM IS TODAY, IJN.
# OH LORD, CONNECT ME WITH PEOPLE THAT MATTER TO MY DESTINY, IJN.
#I RECEIVE GRACE FOR SPEED IN MY LIFE’S VOYAGE, IJN AMEN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: THURSDAY, 30th JULY 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: LITTLE PENNY PRUDENTLY MANAGED, ACCUMULATE TO MILLIONS.
TOPIC: EVERY PENNY COUNTS.
TEXT : JOHN 6:12″ When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the piece that are left over,let nothing be wasted.
Every penny that looks insignificant when prudently and judiciously managed and conserved accumulate to become something significant. Resource are wasted and we are not being prudent when we buy things on impulse; when we buy things we do not really need; when we are wasteful with money.
Do you know that many finds it difficult to negotiate price of items before purchase. It is an act of been wasteful in spending and there is no wisdom in such an act. In addition you are not being prudent when you find it difficult to make a proper account for your monthly expenses. To be prudent is to be financially disciplined. God abhors wasteful attitude. He hates people that mal handle resources. He stops the flow of His resources to any wasteful person. How do I know this?
Jesus, Having fed the multitude with food, He expressly commanded that the leftovers be packed into the basket. Similarly, it was recorded in Mathew 25:20 ” that the man that received five talents went ahead and prudently managed it and made a turnover of 100℅.
Until we understand the dangers behind wastefulness we may not be prudent with our resources. It prevents us in have a raise in life. Do not spend resource recklessly. Avoid impulse buying – do not buy things just because you fancy them or simply because your colleagues have similar things always ask yourself; do I really need this now…..
to be successful is to plan successfully well in everything. Plan your life and your spending. Wealthy people that I know rationalize before they spend. Always bargain for the price of goods and services before making purchases. Make it a point of duty to make weekly or monthly budget in a way that your expenditure will not be more than your income. By this you will be able to save some amount no matter how small.
Avoid living a life of borrowing. Its not a good life style. It is best for you to live within your income than to go about borrowing. If you collect a loan from the bank for trivial purchases, the interest you pay is never in your own interest. If you must get a loan from the bank, it must be to expand your enterprise’s and never it be for acquiring of material things. Learn to make your dress according to your available materials. Receive grace to be prudent IJN.
# I REBUKE THE SPIRIT OF WASTE OVER MY RESOURCES IJN, AMEN.
#OH LORD, RELEASE UNTO ME THE COVENANT RESTORATION AND ABUNDANCE YOU HAVE PACKAGED FOR ME TODAY.
# ENEMIES EMPLOYING DEVASTATING STRATEGIES AGAINST MY FINANCIAL LIFE BE FRUSTRATED IJN
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: FRIDAY, 31th JULY 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: AN AVERAGE ENEMY WON’T APPLAUD PROGRESS.
TOPIC: PROGRESS GENERATE ATTACK.
TEXT: EXODUS 5:2 “Pharaoh said, who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go”.
Satan does not fight a stagnant person; he does not envy a failure either. But he get threatened, even to the point of lunching both spiritual and physical attacks. Take a mango for example, when its loaded with fruits, it is the ripped fruits that attracts people to throw stones, sticks at the tree from different angles in order to pluck some of the fruits. This same phenomenon happens in the life of those who are making progress.
Sometimes in life, family and ministry, battle appear the moment you make up your mind to climb higher. For instance, when you decide to pray more, you may experience demonic distractions and confrontations with body weakness. When you decide to love your spouse more temptations will appear concerning his or her faults, and if one is not spiritually sensitive to decode the scheme of the enemy it could lead to separation. When you decide to cross to the other side of life, family and ministry; expect oppositions and attacks of different forms.
The impossibility I have seeing in the journey to progress is for your enemy to sit idle and watch you progress. The devils delight is in seeing people suffer, ridiculed,die and finally go to hell. This is the reason we must be conscious of battle and we must prepare spiritually and physically. Your enemy cannot sit idle and applaud you Never. They are doing something’s to stop you, they are working even now.
It was when Moses decided to grow deeper into his root that pharaoh roared against him. When you begin to see strange attacks as you progress to the next phase of your life know that the enemy is working. Why do you think friends become fewer when you go through challenges of life life? ; just know that the ones that has left are happy with your circumstance. Have you not noticed that anytime you are a step higher than your colleagues they fight you, castigate and condemned you. Anticipate this as you journey in life the enemy will not applaud you.
Beloved of Jesus Christ; this does not mean you should not progress in life. Remember that he who is afraid of war will always remain a pray in the hands of his enemy. Progress is the will of God for your life and you must progress. You will not crash out on the way to your promise land Amen.
# I DECREE; I WILL CLIMB HIGHER IN LIFE, FAMILY AND CAREER.
# ALL EFFORTS TO ATTACK ME AT THE JUNCTURE OF MY PROGRESS SHALL FAIL.
# I SHALL OVERCOME ALL PROGRESS- PROVOKED BATTLES IN MY LIFE IJN, AMEN..
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SATURDAY, 1st AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: STOP CHEATING YOUR FUTURE WITH YOUR PAST IT’S OVER NOW.
TOPIC: REFUSE TO DWELL THERE.
TEXT: ” Forget the former things ; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
To keep dwelling on the past is to be denied of the future. our past mistakes and failures becloud our vision into seeing the future. The past is a thief that steals the blessings of the future. Yesterday is only but a history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, which is why we call it the present. But every time we settle in the negativity of our past we deny ourselves the privilege of accessing the gift of God which is today and the blessings that comes with it.
Nothing that has ever happened to you, that has not happened to someone else. It is foolishness to continue dwelling in the past. When we restrain from our ugly past and reposition our mind by being positively concerned with the future it is called wisdom. People who dwell in their past mistrust the future which makes it hard to give up the past. Your yesterday should not be better than your today, today is a gift and it has a lots of loaded blessings from God. No matter the level of the fall you can rise again. Falling is not a problem because people fall everyday in different aspects of their lives. Your understanding that the fall was in the past rightly aligns your life in the direction your future ought to go.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward. Go forward, be strong and courageous. The promises of God are there but it is your very responsibility to press forward into accessing the promises. The past is only but a past, the future is in your hands. Let go of the past but keep the lessons it taught you. Repetition of your past mistakes could be a sign of foolishness.
The only difference between the saints and the sinner is that the sinners has a past but the saints has a future. The saints are once sinners but through salvation the saints which were former sinners became no strangers again but citizens of God’s kingdom.
No man is rich enough to buy the past. It is gone and never going to return. A life that want to conquer the past must prepare for the unknown by learning how others in the past have coped with unforeseeable and the unpredictable. Do not dwell on the past, concentrate the mind on the present and believe God for a better future . Change is the law of life and those who dwell on the past will certain miss the available blessings of God.
The past cannot bring back all you have lost, but the future has the power to pay the profits the past stloe from you. If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the future. Who controls the past controls the future . Who controls the present controls the past.
Always remember that history is the version of the past events that people have decided to agree upon. You have a right of choice either in the past or settle for the future. But I tell you, it is foolishness to allow past event hinder you from accessing the future. I pray that God helps you overcome your past .
# I AM NOT A PRODUCT OF THE PAST , AM RESULT OF THE FUTURE.
# I DISCONNECT FROM EVERY SPIRITS THAT REMINDS ME OF THE PAST.
#I AM BLESSED, AN NOT A FAILURE AM VICTORIOUS ON EVERY SIDES.
# THE BLESSINGS I LOST TEN YEARS AGO SHALL RETURN TO ME IN THIS MONTH OF AUGUST.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: THE MORE YOU SMILE THE LIGHTER YOUR BURDEN.
TOPIC: SMILE AT EVERY SITUATION.
TEXT: JAMES 1:2 ” Consider it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds”.
There is a funny side of life and there is a funny side to everything. No matter what life throws at you, there is always something in it to smile about. There is a power in you that you can always use at will, It is the smiling power. Laughing at yourself or at your situations has a tremendous effect on your life; it diffuses tension and helps regain inner peace. It causes the release of a hormone called endorphins in the brain, which makes one feel better as well as giving you a better perspective in life.
Furthermore, it demystifies a problem, thus giving you clues as how to solve it. This is not about telling jokes, it is more of being able to see something funny in whatever life throws at you.
Learn to smile at every situation it is an opportunity to prove your strength and ability to overcome. Adding smiles to every situation makes you a positive person; it keeps you going on the flight of positivity. Nothing in Life is what taken your joy from you. Smiling at all situation is a force that restores peace and effect solution. Any time you are going through unpleasant moment of life, make smiling paramount at that point in time; because the most beautiful kind of smile is the one that struggles through tears. Smiling is one of the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide situations.
No dress is as beautiful as the smile you wear. Yet it is the cheapest to get. You don’t pay to buy smiles, it is a gift you and you alone can best give to yourself without borrowing or giving out collaterals. There is no overdose for smiles. Get intoxicated with smiling.
Smiling keeps you smart, beautiful and younger. The devil corrupt the minds of people with this lies; that whenever they are faced with a challenge that the best mood to be is to frown at everything. It is a big lie from the pit of hell. Any time you murmur and frown in your challenging times you power the enemy. But when you smile at those unfavourable moment, unpalatable situations you maintain strength and become an advantage over the enemy.
Our understanding about spiritual warfare gives us an advantage over the devil. Do you know that the devil uses peoples challenging moment to lunch more sophisticated attacks and finally bring them to hell. Anytime you smile at ugly situations demons are in perplexity; simply because you have become contrary to what they expect to see you wear. Even your unfriendly friends who desires pain for you rather than progress are put in confusion.
Peace begins with a smile. Smiles reduces mind tearing tension. When they accuse you wrongly put on a smile. Has your landlord threatened to eject you out of his house wear a smile. Were you sacked from job, pls put on your smiles. Beloved, No matter the present challenge(s) be joyful and give it a smile. it must surly expire. Nothing last forever.
Just relax Jesus is working out good things for you. your days of captivity has come to an end IJN.
# I THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR WORD SPOKEN TO ME EXPRESSLY THIS MORNING.
#I RECEIVE GRACE TO BE JOYFUL, AND TO SMILE AT EVERY SITUATION BEFORE ME.
# TODAY THE FAVOUR OF GOD SHALL COME TO ME.
# I DISCONNECT FROM EVERY RELATIONSHIP THAT BRINGS DISCOURAGEMENT, IJN AMEN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: TUESDAY, 4th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE COMPASSIONATE YOU MUST ACT IT.
TOPIC: DO GOOD.
TEXT: ACT 10:38 ” And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.(NLT).
Every divine release from divinity is for the actualization of a purpose. Having wealth and riches is good, what makes it beautiful is when the responsibility of others are met through the resources given to you by God.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Your impact in life should be visible in the lives of people you extend that which God has blessed you with. True weather is more blessed in distribution and not in accumulation for self aggrandizement. We are designed by God to be Chanel’s of distribution and not of accumulation. So many a people are busy gathering wealth and still they do not extend the hand of good to others.
It is a great tragedy to be blessed with resources and yet you are not touching the lives of the people around you. It is unchristian to live a life of affluence and influence yet your impact is not felt by other people around you . It has being said that we make a living by what we get; but a life by what we give. Givers are life possessors. The purpose of being alive is to do good.
One person with passion is better that hundred persons merely interested. Stop being interested start acting. No act of kindness you shown to someone today that is too small or a waste. Do what you can do with what you have, where you are. That little act of kindness to someone can change the life of that person.
Start doing that which necessary and available; then do what’s possible; before you know it you have started doing the impossible.
We are an amazing people with an amazing uniqueness to do good. We can only see these power manifested and expressed in our lives by releasing ourselves to the services of others by doing good. Waiting for the right time to do good to people is an unhealthy decision. Start now and where you are, at the very level that God has brought you to.
Doing good to people increases us and betters our lives. Whenever you are good to people you are best to yourself. Stand for that which is pleasing to God. doing good is pleasant to God.
It is not enough to be compassionate you must act in the direction of being a blessing to people.
Do you know that your single act of kindness to one is an expression of God’s love to all. Did you know that the good you shower on an unbeliever is a tool for evangelism. We christian we live by examples. Christianity is not a religion; it is away of life. The unbelievers wants to taste the life of Christianity, show it them by doing good and expects nothing in return.
The Divine resources of the Holy Ghost and Power bestowed on Jesus was used by him to impact life positively. The anointing of the Holy Ghost and power on Jesus was not uses to molest and oppress people, rather it was used to transform lives, healing, deliverance etc. The anointing which was Jesu’s resources did not settle with Him and in Him but rather it flows through him to others.
We rise by lifting others. We are blessed by blessing others.
Always know that the day of reckoning is a day of accountability. You shall give account of the resources that God has given to you. Ministers who extort their members to enrich themselves in the name of given to God shall give account and rightly face the consequences. Politicians who steal public funds that is meant for the masses to enrich themselves is an act of foolishness and greed, You shall give an account.
No one is an exception ; No matter your status or the office you occupy you shall give account.
Let doing good to others be our lifestyle then the world will be a better place for all.
#FATHER I THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORD TODAY.
# I RECEIVE MERCY AND GRACE TO DO YOUR VERY WILL.
# TODAY I RECEIVE ACCESS TO DIVINE RESOURCES.
# LORD I PROMISE YOU TODAY THAT MY POSITION WILL BE A PLATFORM TO DOING GOOD.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL
DATE: WEDNESDAY, 5th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: SUDDEN LEAP IS SUDDEN CRASH.
TOPIC: ONE STEP AT A TIME.
TEXT: ISAIAH 28:9 ” Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast?.
The most worthwhile things are accomplished inch by inch. Why do you think that God refused to drive out the enemies of Isreal in one year? Exodus 23:29-30
29: ‘ I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, least the land becomes desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
30: little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you are increased and inherit the land.
Sometimes a knockdown is better than a knockout.
When you are in a journey of any kind with God,everything is step by step, faith by faith and line upon line. There is no sudden leap into the peak of your goals. No! You can only advance step by step, slow and sometimes, tortuously up the ladder. Any increase or advancement that comes step by step is always stable and stands the test of time. Did you know that the tallest building in the world was constructed step by step,block by block. The promise land God gave the Israelite was conquered phase by phase.
On your journey to success do not be afraid of going slowly, be afraid of not making little attempt. there is hope in the very little things we do consistently, it is a sign that you are making progress. Success is the sum total of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Be apt to learn new things, detail by details; it is the little details that are vitals, little things makes big things happen. Take one step everyday one day you will get there.
I have seen people who start big and end very small, and I have those who start very small and ends up very big in life. Never be in a hurry in life, appreciate God for the little happenings in your life and back your future with faith, one day the world will definitely celebrate you.
# LORD, HAVE YOUR WAY IN MY LIFE, ACCOMPANY ME IN MY JOURNEY AND TAKE ME TO MY PROMISED LAND.
# I SET ABLAZE NOW EVERY POWER OF DELAY BLESSINGS IN JESUS NAME.
# I SHALL NOT CRASH ON MY JOURNEY TO SUCCESS IN JESUS NAME.
# I RECEIVE GRACE TO BECOME TEN TIMES BETTER IN JESUS NAME AMEN
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: THURSDAY, 6th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: PEDAL GENTLY, ARRIVE SAFELY.
TOPIC: ONE STEP AT A TIME ( SEASON 2)
TEXT: PROVERBS 13: 11 ” Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little make it grow.
Sudden leap, desperate desire to succeed is always a reason for crime. True success is about finding a path and walking through it one step at a time. Everything in life is achievable, but we must be guided with patience. Nothing meaningful comes out of a hurry. For every time you hurry over getting something done there is always a chance you making mistakes and committing a crime.
Impatience is simply a way of beating yourself up. Life is designed to go one step at a time.
Through the journey of creation God did not create everything at a time. Everything God created was created one step at a time. Gen 1:1″ says in the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
God started the work of creation from the very beginning. God had His master plan of what creation should look like, but He perfected all one step at a time.
Desperate desire to acquire wealth and materialism will lead to committing crimes. Haste makes men waste. Sudden wealth, sudden arrival at stardom cannot be of God. This phenomenon has always been associated with sudden crash, death or mysterious disappearance from the horizon.
There is always a beginning in every man’s life. Find your beginning and start doing something. it’s only a question of time you will see how far you have gone in life.
Life has a rule and success has a law. don’t jump process, be humble to go through the process.
When you allow God flow in you and be in full control of your life, precept upon precept, line upon line, your life can never veer off course.
When you are climbing the ladder of success don’t jump process. When you jump process you will definitely miss the experience and lessons that you ought to have learnt . These experiences are keys to your success in any endeavour of life. Go through the ladder of life rug by rug, one step at a time.
In your pursuit of purpose and vision don’t look too far up, work with the level you are In right now, but set your goals high and follow one step at a time.
Sometimes it seem to you that you are doing nothing, that you are not progressing especially when you maintain the attitude of one step at a time. It may not really mean progress to you at a point until you step back and see how high you have really gone then you will know the beauty of one step at a time.
We all have our share of challenging moments, but we must learn to be patient with life ; because challenges are only but for a moment. It doesn’t last forever. But to get through these times of challenging moments of our lives we must learn to count our steps and mind our associations, especially when it offers speed that could lead to a crash.
Whatever you are doing in the now, build in righteousness, pray and have faith in God it must surly prosper.
# I AM GUIDED BY GRACE I SHALL NOT SEE DISGRACE.
# I AM A HERITAGE OF THE LORD I SHALL GO FAR IN LIFE.
# TODAY I DECREE THAT THE GOODNESS AND MERCIES OF THE LORD IS FOLLOWING ME.
# I SHALL NOT BE A WASTE, BUT A BLESSING TO MY GENERATION.
# IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: FRIDAY, 7th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: DEVELOP YOUR STRENGTH AND YOUR WEAKNESS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.
TOPIC: FEED YOUR AREA OF CORE COMPETENCE.
TEXT: PHILIPPIANS 3:14 ” I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Your ability to discovering the area you are good at is the beginning of success. There is definitely an area where you are good at, it is called your area of competence. This is a field where you put in little efforts and achieve maximum results.
This is an area where you are highly effective. An effective life is not about doing so much or doing everything, it is about getting things done, even if they are few in number.
To be everywhere is to be no where. It is like one Chasing the wind and at the end of the exercise has nothing to show for it. you cannot be a master of many trades when you have not even excelled at one. Major in what you are competence and knowledgeable about.
Doing something because someone else is doing well at it, is nothing but a disservice to your own potentials and a ridicule of your destiny. There is a little or nothing you can do about your area of low competence, but you can do a lot to improve on your core area of competence. All it requires is building on that area you are good at to enhance efficiency.
People may have told you in the past to spend time to work on your area of low competence but I differ. There is something you are good at, build on it. spend time in honing your skills and developing your strengths and your areas of incompetence will take care of themselves.
This was exactly what is written in Philippians 3:13-14 ” Paul was saying ‘ that he placed less emphasis on where he was not competent. Apostle Paul did not force himself to doing what he was not gifted for, but he pulled all his energy, efforts, and resource into his area of core competence. God sends people In to our lives so that we can leverage on relationships to cover up for where we experience incompetency. Don’t try to do everything you will certainly get frustrated. Major in your major, because that’s where the keys to your success is potentially evident.
Asking people for help in the areas of your deficiency is one of the wisest things you could ever do, you need people to help you fill that area of your life or business etc. Never leave any one in doubt of your core competence. show yourself best at it all. Maximize your efforts by focusing them in the direction of your competence and letting others do what you are not too competent at doing.
Keep on building, keep on praying,one day nations will gather to celebrate you Amen.
# HOLY GHOST LAUNCH ME FULL AND CLEARLY INTO THE REALM OF MY CALLING.
# I REJECT STRESS AND WASTAGE OF ANY KIND IN JESUS NAME
# I REJECT STAGNATION AND STUDDED GROWTH IN JESUS NAME.
# I FRUSTRATE CALAMITY OF ANY KIND PROJECTED AGAINST ME AND MY FAMILY TODAY IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SUNDAY, 9th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: A LIFE NOT PLANNED RUNS ON SERIES OF ACCIDENT.
TOPIC: EVERYTHING MUST BE IN ORDER.
TEXT: 1CORINTHIANS 14:40 ” LET EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DONE IN A FITTING AND ORDERLY WAY.
To be organized is to work on a pre-planned course of action. it is to be structured. Where things are planned, little or nothing is done on impulse. An organized life is a life of peace; its a life of results; and its a life that God is interested on. There are no disorganized successful people and there are also no organized defeated people; because for every time you are organized you gain strength.
For example an organized football team seldom suffers defeat. An organized troop seldom loses on the battled field. One of the evidences that God is absent in a thing is disorderliness.
1 Corinthians 14:33 says” For God is not an author of concussion but of peace………
Nothing tangible can be achieved in the absence of disorganization; it powers results and ease stress. A disorganized person is a stressful and a restless person. Life is really simple but men have insisted on making it difficult for themselves. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Start planing and stop wishing. Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say ” I don’t want to be organized”.
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. A disorganized person procrastinates; and never gets anything meaningful accomplished in life. A good system shortens the road to the goal. Goals are effortlessly realised when we aligned our lives on the course of proper organization. Successful organization is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision. The force for any successful realization is organization. Organize your life around your dreams, and watch them come true.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the live you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
You will never get organized if you don’t have a vision for your life. First comes thought; then organization of that thought ,into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. Vision triggers organization; Organization births tangible results. Glory!!!
# I AM NOT A CONFUSED ENTITY , AM AN ORGANIZED REALITY.
# I RECEIVE GRACE TO BE ORGANIZED
# THIS WEEK I SHALL EXPERIENCE MULTIPLE BLESSINGS AND EXCELLENT TESTIMONIES.
# IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: MONDAY, 10th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: ORDERLINESS BIRTHS EXCELLENCE.
TOPIC: EVERYTHING MUST BE IN ORDER( SEASON 2)
1CORINTHIANS 14:40 ” LET EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DONE IN A FITTING AND ORDERLY WAY.
Organizing is what you do firstly before you do anything, so that when you do it,there won’t be a mixed up. Most Peoples life are out of place today because they fail to organize themselves. Your ability to organize yourself makes you better and efficient in everything you do.
Being organized is a deliberate thing. Things will not organize themselves until you do them.
For instance, when the spirit of God hovered on the deep and everywhere was in shamble, it was God that effect orderliness. He began by putting things, structures, and system in place. It takes being organized to put up a system that runs, even while you are not there for supervision. A disorganized person can not get things done rightly.
The creator cannot do for you what he has commanded you to do. An organized system will attract people. How organized you are determine your followers.
Patronage is earned by organization.
Is your life in order? Is your business in order? Is your home in order? Is your organization structured ? Except you put things in order, they cannot attract and endure the test of time.
Orderliness calls for being disciplined; setting priority, counting cost: carrying feasibility studies, keeping records of events and daily activities among others. It all start with setting goals.
What exactly do you intend to achieving as an individual; as a group?. Set them out clearly; outline sequential steps of achieving your goals. Before stepping out each morning, draw programme of activities that are time- bound.
After each day’s assignment, before retiring to bed, take time to go through all you did in line with your preprepared plans. Doing this religiously gives birth to a sense of organization. Stay on track.
# HEAVENLY FATHER, REBIRTH A SENSE OF ORDERLINESS IN ME.
# LET THERE BE PEACE IN MY LIFE IN JESUS NAME.
# I COMMAND LIFE INTO EVERYTHING THAT IS DEAD IN AND AROUND ME.
# I OVERCOME POWERS CREATING CRISIS IN MY LIFE IN JESUS NAME.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: TUESDAY, 11th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE WAY YOU CAN’T BE WITH HIM.
TEXT: JOHN 14: 6 ” Jesus told him, ” I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
TOPIC: ONLY BUT ONE WAY.
The way to salvation is specific and there is no alternative to salvation. The way to salvation is the only way to God. In our quest to get to our earthly destination or achieve our ambition in life, there is always an alternative in which we can get to our destination and attain our ambitions. But when it come to the matter of salvation, it is not ambiguity to think that there are other ways. The road to salvation is one, Just as there are no two Christ. So is the road one.
It pricks my heart knowing that, most people have forgotten that there are many ways and roads to succeeding in life, but only one road to salvation. Immorality and the pleasures of worldliness have beclouded the people of this world from seeing the revelational truth given to us that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
Except we connect with Jesus Christ our dream and vision of going to heaven is only but an illusion.Until there is a desire to forfeit pleasures of this world you may not know Jesus Christ as the only way.
The road is not visible, but through faith in Christ we access the invisibility of Jesus Christ as the way.
Jesus does not give recipes that shows the way to God as other religious teachers do. He himself is the way. The only way to God in eternity. Any way that does not give you truth and guarantees you life in eternity is not the way. Access with Jesus Christ is access to God in eternity.
Act 4:12″ there is salvation in no one else ! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.
No religion can guarantee you salvation, no cult or name under heaven, not even your wealth can; but there is only one approved divine personality given to us by which we can attain salvation, that name is Jesus Christ.
We must stop playing religion and face Jesus who is the revealed truth for the salvation of souls. No religion can save you, except the name of Jesus Christ.
Calling the name cosmetically cannot save you there must be sincere relationship with Him. This starts at the point you accept Him as your Lord and personal saviour, By confessing your sins and forsaken your old ways in sincerity of the heart and constantly follow him daily in righteousness and holiness .
I wish you Heaven at last.
# TODAY I STAND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS IS WORKING FOR ME.
# I REFUSE TO BE BLINDED ABOUT THE TRUTH IN JESUS CHRIST.
# I SHALL NOT FAINT I SHALL RUN THE RACE THE RACE THROUGH UNTO ETERNITY.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE:WEDNESDAY, 12th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: IF IT DOES NOT COME FROM GOD, IT CANNOT BE EVIDENT IN MAN.
TOPIC: FROM ABOVE.
TEXT: JOHN 3:27 ” John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.
To everything, there is a source. Your connection to a source is the secret to enjoying the resources that comes from that source.
Nothing is permitted to enter the hand with passing through the heart. For you to receive anything in life there must be a release from above.
The condition to receiving favour, contracts, employment, children etc, is that there must be a move in heaven. If it does not touch God to do a thing in your life, there can never be a release from Him to you.
To depend on men to release is to wait in vain. It most be released first from God. Because most times , promises made by men are debts unpaid. Stop seeing men and start seeing God. Stop hoping on mortal and depend fully on the God who can make all grace to abound.
Every time you depend on men you make God handicap. You limit Him from performing in your life. Don’t give men the place of God in your life. Make God first in everything.
When you keep depending on the hand of men, you will never see the hand of God. I’ m not saying that men cannot be instruments to assistance; but you must not see them as a god, they are only an instrument in which God meets a need.
The man you are depending and looking unto his hands is also looking unto Jesus who has the all power to bless and no man can reverse.
When you say to God ” I have never seen you provide for me” God says to you, ” you have never trusted me.
We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He choose to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn’t come naturally ; It’s a spiritual crisis of the WILL in which we must choose to exercise faith.
Your duty is to pray, it is the responsibility of God to worry. Let your life reflect the faith you have in God, fear nothing, and pray about everything, Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process.
# AS I DEPEND ON JESUS, I SHALL NOT EXPERIENCE SHAME.
# I RECEIVE GRACE TO FULLY ACCESS GOD’S PROVISION.
# JESUS, ATTEND TO MY DESIRES THIS WEEK, THAT THROUGH MY TESTIMONY OTHERS MAY BE ENCOURAGED.
IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME I PRAY AMEN.
CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: SATURDAY, 15th AUGUST 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: TO GO BEFORE GOD IS TO END WITHOUT HIM.
TOPIC: MAKING GOD A PRIORITY.
TEXT: MATHEW 6:33″ But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all this things shall be added unto you.
Making God important in your life is a right step of becoming important to your generation. Making God matter in your life and his kingdom a priority, gives access to his kingdom blessings. It is very unchristian, very ungodly to begin a thing without given God the first place over that thing. Our inability to giving God the first place in all we do shows distrust in Him. You cannot trust God and not make Him matter. You cannot trust God through and rust in life.
The secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the first priority to every decision and the first place in your life.
Don’t face the day until you have faced God in prayers. To go from God’s presence is to end well with him. To Begin a thing without God playing the key role over that thing is to end without Him. God cannot demand from us that which is not right. He is just and not unjust. God is faithful to His words, in everything and whatever he ask us to do is right.
Self reliance in our journey of life is the first step to a crash. If God is not with you in your journey of the day it is important to know that, that journey will definitely amount to nothing. There is no true success, no true happiness without God.
Whenever God takes the lead, you win the league of your life.
The kingdom of God operates on principles. To experience the kingdom of God is to work with the kingdom manual, which is the first principle to making God a priority, then every other thing will follow. But when you live your life with the attitude of getting earthly possessions firstly, before making God a priority is called called rebellion.
Anyone who does not make God a priority is a rebel before God.
It is highly distrust when we do not give God the priority due to him.
To start without God is to finish without Him. You cannot become until You identify with the truth that making God a priority is the beginning of success.
You cannot lead people through a road you have not being through before. We all created by God are unfamiliar with the road to success. Nobody knows the outcome of a thing before he embarks on that thing. But God sees the end from the beginning; when me make God first in our decision he guides us through to the path of success.
You cannot put God first and not be the first. As God is exalted to the right place in our lives a thousand problems are solved all at once.
Making God a priority in our lives is the very key in achieving all other things. Making God a priority is an addition; it births the kingdom blessings to us without engaging in any unrighteous act.
Beloved, pursue God first and all other things shall be evident in your life.
# I SHALL ALWAYS BE THE FIRST IN EVERYTHING, AS GOD IS THE FIRST IN MY LIFE.
# AM A FIRST HAND CITIZEN OF GOD’S KINGDOM, THE BEST OF EVERYTHING SHALL BE EVIDENT IN MY LIFE.
# I AM THE FIRST, NOT WITH THE FIRSTS, BUT THE VERY FIRST.
# I SHALL NOT LACK, I SHALL NOT SUFFER, GOD SHALL MAKE ALL THINGS SUFFICIENT FOR ME.
IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.
Pastor Donatus Chibueze Alexander