Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - You Are Counted







Wednesday                            24th

Bible Reading:     Gen. 17: 9 - 14
Topic:         You Are Counted

Yesterday, we saw how Abram's name was changed to Abraham

Today, God addressed him by his new name (v. 9).

The best thing that can happen in your life is to have a good and close relationship with God.

God now addressed Abram as Abraham - Father of many Nations - and established the covenant of circumcision with him.

Every male child in his family and their descendants would be circumcised on the 8th day as a sign of this covenant.

Circumcision would henceforth separate Abraham's family and descendants from heathen nations.

God so loved us that He extended this covenant of grace to us Gentiles through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.

His death has opened the door for a change of identity (1 Pet. 2: 8 - 9) - from being outcasts to becoming children of God.

Don't make the mistake of abusing the priviledge.

A new covenant has been established for you and you will benefit from it if you circumcise your heart by faithfully submitting to God's saving grace in our Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:3)

Don't exclude yourself from the grace of God.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I want to sincerely thank You for Your bountiful grace upon my life, for Your daily provisions, for Your comforts and for Your upliftment. I pray Lord that You help me to live within this grace and not to abuse it. Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 17: 10

"This is My Covenant, which ye shall keep between Me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

God Never Fails



This is a true saying and worthy to be believed -- that God never fails

 

Daily Fountain 2017 - I Will Make It





Tuesday May 23

Bible Reading:     Gen. 17: 1 - 8
Topic:         I Will Make It

In the eyes of men, Abram was childless.

But in the Eyes of God he was a father of many nations (v. 5)

Don't allow the realities of your present predicament to cover your vision and hope for a better tomorrow.

At 99 years, God again appeared to Abram and told him to walk with Him and be blameless.

One way to walk with God is to allow His interest to reign supreme in our lives.

Abram's name was changed to Abraham by God in order to make him fit into the new level he had entered. God equally gave him assurance of His covenant with him and his descendants.

In God's time, He makes everything beautiful.

For 24 years from the time He called him, He allowed Abraham to bear the name Abram but at the appropriate time, He changed the situation.

God will not be late in that your situation.

You may not know that something great is happening now in your life. God will fulfill His purpose for you and your family.

Decide to walk with Him and be blameless.

Put your life in order as you wait for His Divine Visitation.

Make Christ the Lord of your life. You will begin to experience lasting peace and hope

Prayer:

Father in Heaven, I present myself to you today in all my imperfections and needs and ask oh Lord that You visit me in Your Divine Mercy and bring me forth out of the woods, in Jesus Name, Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 17: 6

"And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee and kings shall come out of thee"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Go Back And Submit





Monday May 22

Bible Reading:     Gen. 16: 7 - 16
Topic:         Go Back And Submit

God is not the Author of confusion. He recognizes order and equally expects His people to obey rules.

After she ran away from home, the Angel of the Lord told Hagar to go back and submit to her mistress Sarai.

Today many of us would have advised night vigils, dry fasting and violent prayers for Sarai's death so she could possess her possessions in Abram's family.

But God knows that Hagar was not justified in her conduct.

Be careful about how you pass judgment in matters over which you do not have the complete picture, especially when it concerns marriage, servant and master misunderstanding e.t.c.

After the instruction to submit, the Angel revealed God's plan for Hagar and the child she would bear.

There's always God's will in every situation and good success )Josh. 1: 9) would come as we find and follow it.

Please let us learn to submit to God's will in every situation so that peace can reign.

Humble yourself so that God will fulfill His plans for you. Don't destroy your future, marriage and other expectations because of worthless ego

Prayer:

Give me the grace oh Lord to hear and obey Your Word so that peace will reign in my life and in my family, Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 16: 9

"And the Angel of the Lord said unto her; Return to thy mistress and submit thyself under her hands"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - It Is To Your Advantage





Sunday May 21
5th Sunday After Easter

Bible Reading:     John 16: 5 - 22
Topic:         It Is To Your Advantage

In life we must be ready to endure some level of discomfort in the present, in order to enjoy comfort in the future.

The disciples had become comfortable with the presence and involvement of Jesus in their lives, but Jesus announced to them that it was necessary for Him to return to His Father in order that the Holy Ghost might come.

If Jesus stayed, He would be only in one place at a time; but His Spirit would be everywhere at the same time.

The disciples had to recognize therefore that growth and maturity come with sacrifice which involves willingness to step out of our comfort zone.

God knows the best for you.

Be sensitive to the leading of His Spirit.

Desire progress but don't reject the change that brings it.

Yes, you may be in an uncomfortable situation now, but God uses it to work out His purposes for your life. Never lose sight of God's interest in your life.

See every stage of your life experience as training for higher responsibility, trust and elevation.

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those that are called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8: 28)

Prayer:

God help me to make Your Will my ultimate choice in life, Amen

Memory Verse:   John 16: 16

"A little while and ye shall not see me; and again a little while and ye shall see me; because I go to My Father"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)