March 2, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic – ONLY BY HIS PERMISSION
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
ONLY BY HIS PERMISSION
Read: Isaiah 45:5-7
Isaiah 45:5-7 I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,
That people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.
I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)
God’s children know that He is in charge and control of all the affairs of the world. He is the Head in administration of the earth. When at times, things seem to have fallen apart, He interrupted and intervene in the affairs of men (Dan.5:21). Therefore, absolutely nothing happens without His knowledge. God created all things on the earth and in heaven. Some are surprised to know that God created Satan, the Devil, too! (Isa.14:12-16). It therefore informs that Satan cannot operate or carry out any of his dastardly activities without obtaining the Almighty’s permission to do so (Job.1:11-12).
However, does He (God) do evil? No! Absolutely No! He allows these for reasons known to Him. The Holy Spirit, through today’s dose of the Living Water is saying to its users to be relaxed in spite of the challenges, problem’s, afflictions, tribulations and persecutions being unleashed on them through the devil. All these do not indicate that God is no longer in charge or control! (John.16:33). If He is still allowed to be anchoring your ship, you are guaranteed a safe landing.
The essence of this day’s devotional study therefore, is to enlighten believers in Christ that God is, and remains in total control of this troubled world. Yes! We have terrorism, banditry, violence, epidemics, kidnapping, among other crimes in the world. Is God aware of all these? He does and He even did before all these came into existence. God knows the end from the beginning. However, just as God reserves the wicked till the judgement day, He also knows how to preserve His elect from all evils (Ps.91:3). Stay unmovable.
1. Lord, I receive the divine enabling power to survive in this world.
2. I receive the wisdom and knowledge to remain under the unfailing and everlasting arms of Jesus Christ.
3. Lord, help all believers to know that come what may: You are in control, not the defeated devil.
EXTRA READINGS FOR TODAY: Numbers 6:17-7:53; Mark7:2-7:23