Saturday, May 20, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Don't Give Up




Saturday May 20

Bible Reading:     Gen. 16: 1 - 6
Topic:         Don't Give Up

It takes maturity and strong determination to take good decisions in time of pressure and controversy.

If pressure is not managed, it overshadows faith and hope.

Sarai took a wrong step by giving Hagar her maidservant to Abram.

She told Abram her husband "Go sleep with my maidservant, perhaps I can build a family through her (v. 2)

In his desperation, Abram lost sight of God's promises and cooperated with the plan. Hagar became pregnant and viewed her position as an advantage over her barren mistress and so began to despise her.

Surprisingly, the same Sarai who gave Hagar to Abram turned back to blame Abram for Hagar's misconduct

Avoid unnecessary short cuts. The devil is always involved in all things illegal.

Learn to follow God's program no matter the pressure. Don't cast away your confidence in God which has a great reward (Heb. 10: 35)

Be faithful to Him as you struggle to gain admission, promotion, peace, children in your marriage, breakthrough in your business e.t.c.

Don't follow the multitude to sin.

Remember the stars shine brightest in the darkest skies

Do not be involved in any success for which you cannot boldly give testimony

Prayer:

Keep watch over me oh God and save my soul from wrong, Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 16: 6

"But  Abram said unto Sarai, behold they maid is in thy hands; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face"

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

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