DCLM Daily Manna 25 May 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — From Penury To Prosperity
TOPIC: From Penury To Prosperity (DCLM Daily Manna 25 May 2022)
TEXT: Psalm 113:1-9 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,
6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.
KEY VERSE: “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill.” – (Psalm 113:7)
The poor in every society are generally looked down upon as having no hope of ever climbing to prominence. Since fate, as it were, had landed them on the unfortunate side of life, they are expected to remain so and accept their lot in life. However, there are numerous testimonies of people who have had their destinies changed from penury to prosperity through the miraculous intervention of God.
The psalmist calls for the praise of this marvellous God. He acknowledges the wonderful way in which He turns around the lot of the poor and despised of the society. He also lifts them up to the place of prominence such that they are now equal with those that are reckoned to be princes. These marvellous acts of God distinguish Him from every other god, making Him worthy of all praises and worship.
You must not see your current situation as irredeemable and hopeless. God is still God! What He did in the past, He is still doing today. He is the destiny changer. However bad your past experiences might be, if you keep holding on to His promises while doing what is right, your story must change for good.
Look away from your present challenges, lacks and wants and begin to praise the Lord always. Give your best to the work you do and avoid laziness. Before long, you too will be numbered with the poor whom God raised from the dunghill and cause to sit among princes! Hallelujah!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
God specialises in changing destinies!
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.