January 1, 2020 Open Heaven Devotional :- Start Early I
Topic: Start Early I
Memorise: “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” – Psalm 90:12
Read: Ephesians 5:15-17 (KJV)
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Bible in One Year: Genesis 1-3
It is a New Year and many will have resolutions, goals and plans. I pray that all your good desires in this New Year will come to pass in the mighty name of Jesus. Now, let me ask: How have your goals for the previous year worked out? If you are not satisfied with your sincere answer to this question, then it means you need to change your strategy this year. It would be foolish to keep doing the same thing and expect a different result.
Years ago, God asked me to sit and focus on a wall clock. While I was doing that, He suddenly spoke and said: Fools live by the year – they count the years, while wise people live by the day. Our memory verse says:
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” -– Psalm 90:12
God went on to say that those who excel live by the minute. Make every minute count this year. Those who will excel this year will be those who are constantly looking at their watches – those who will not wait until the sun rises before they rise, nor until the cock crows before they start working on their dreams. If you are wise, you will live by the minute. Who says that you cannot go beyond your own expectations for yourself this year? For you to achieve this however, you must live by the minute. You must also start early.
This year, you must serve God by the minute. One single minute away from God’s presence can be very dangerous and may bring consequences that would last a lifetime. Serve God with all your heart and meditate on His word day and night. This is not a year when you take your attendance in Christian fellowship for granted, but rather one in which iron needs sharpens iron; when you have to be on fire for God every single minute. I pray that you will have your best year yet this 2020, in the mighty name of Jesus. All your heart’s desires will be met by the Most High. You will serve Him with all your heart, and if Christ returns before the end of the year, you will make it to heaven in the mighty name of Jesus.
Start early and make every minute count.
Hymn 1: All Hail The Pow’r
1 All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him Lord of all!
2 Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God
Who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
3 Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
Whom David Lord did call;
The God incarnate. Man Divine;
4 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
5 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at His feet.
6 Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
7 O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
Open Heaven 1 January 2020 Wednesday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 1 January 2020 Wednesday Daily Devotional.