Topic: Receive What God Has Already Given [Saturday September 30, 2017]
“He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of miry clay, and set my foot upon a rock, and established my goings.” (Psalms 40:2 KJV)
I was in the depth of sin, I was in the pit of death but he came there and raised me up and planted my feet in high places. He reached out to me and showed me mercy. Who am I? The Psalmist says: “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalms 8:4 KJV) Who is this man? This man that you have so planned for, what is he? What really is it, that you care so much about him? He spat on your face. He is not living right, he is not doing well, and yet you love him.
The more I study the scriptures, the more I see the love of God. And it makes me cry. We have not fathomed it at all. God’s desire has always been to do all for you and for you to just rest. All you need to do is understand what he has done. Believe it and receive it. That is your own assignment. This should be the basis of our prayers in the month of October, locate the promises of God concerning whatever it is you are trusting him for, and just thank him for it because it is already done.
Somebody said ‘I am waiting for God to move’. The day Jesus said, “it is finished”. That was the end. He is no more moving. He has moved already. The next move is yours. And that move is called faith. Faith is not trying to get God to move. No! That is not what it is. Faith is receiving what God has already given by grace. Faith receives what God has already given. He has given it by grace and all you need to do is to receive it. It is not about your performance. Enough of struggle! Abundant provision has been made for you. That is why this period of fast is very crucial, to enable you to position yourself to receive what God has already provided. Therefore don’t joke with this period. Be at the different prayer sessions, because they have been specially packaged for you. This season, there shall be outstanding testimonies in your life.
Further Reading: Ephesians 1:3-23, 2:4-9
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 9-10; Evening- Ephesians 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.