RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional 2 August 2023
TOPIC: For His Glory
Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
READ: James 4:1-10
RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional 2 August 2023 MESSAGE
Whenever you ask God for anything, make sure that it is something that will bring glory to His name. Don’t ask for things that would serve just you, but that would also be useful to Him. If you want to win an election, you should tell Him how you would use your position to glorify His name. That is the kind of prayer that gets His attention. God can decide to ignore you if you choose to bombard Him with requests. However, if you come to Him telling Him how you plan to advance His kingdom here on earth with the miracle you are asking for, He will pay attention to you.
Hannah understood this principle, so she prayed thus: And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. 1 Samuel 1:11 God granted her request by giving her a son who grew to become a great prophet and then gave her five more children. Seek to glorify God first and you will see Him giving you more than you asked for.
He knew your needs before you came to Him (Matthew 6:8); so give Him an offer He cannot refuse and you will see Him supplying your needs in abundance. You may say, “God loves me and I believe He will give me whatever I want”. No doubt, He loves you, but He has a purpose for everything He does. You may have thought that God drowned Pharaoh in the Red Sea just because He loves the Israelites, but Romans 9:17 says:
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. The real reason God destroyed Pharaoh was to declare His glory and majesty throughout the earth. God’s agenda is always superior to ours; if you align your agenda with His, then you will get what you want.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 64-66
HYMN 7 I Am Thine O Lord