Open Heaven Daily Devotional 28 March 2023
TOPIC: In The Beginning, Was The Word
MEMORIZE: My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Proverbs 1:10
Bible Reading: 2 SAMUEL 13:1-15, 23-28
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 28 March 2023 MESSAGE
There is tremendous power in what you allow through your ears into your life. Believe me honestly, what you listen to has the power to shape your beliefs and actions. That is why Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing. Interestingly, fear also comes by hearing.
What you hear can determine what you become. This is why you must choose who you listen to carefully. When you notice that there is someone whose words leave your heart worse than it was before you listened to him or her, please stay away from that fellow immediately.
There are many preachers out there who leave holiness out of their messages; please stop listening to them. Anyone who only talks about prosperity and things that excite the crowd will lead people to hell.
There are also people around you whose advice you may want to seek from time to time. Please be careful who you choose to advice you. In our Bible reading for today, Amnon went to the wrong person for advice; this led to a great crisis in his family and his eventual death (2 Samuel 13:23-29).
While it is good to receive advice – after all, Proverbs 11:14 says in the multitude of counsellors is safety, you must also be selective of the kind of people you seek counselling from. Check that fellow’s life first; check how close he is to God because he will only advice you based on his beliefs. Are his beliefs inspired by the word of God or by flesh?
After we had bought many hectares of land for the Redemption Camp, I was counselled not to buy any more land and to build a fence around what we had purchased. Unfortunately, after listening to these counsellors, I did not check with God before I started building the fence.
After a while, God asked me, “Who told you to build a fence? Did I give you a limit to how large the camp should be?” Thank God He spoke, and we continued to expand. Today, the camp has become a city. Before you take any advice, be sure that it does not contradict the word of God and also ensure it aligns with God’s will for your life.
OPEN HEAVEN 29 MARCH 2023 REFLECTION: Who are you listening to?
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