Open Heaven For March 12, 2023 TOPIC –God Can See You
Read previous Open Heaven Devotionals here
MEMORISE: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;” – Psalm 33:18 (KJV)
READ: John 14:18 (KJV)
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 23-24
We often have high expectations for how God will respond to various challenges that come our way, but after a while, when we don’t get the expected responses, we begin to wonder if God has even noticed our prayers.
The Bible says in Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
I want to let you know that God can see you and He will answer your prayers in a way you never thought possible, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Hannah had been attending Shiloh for many years but little did she know when she was leaving home in 1 Samuel 1:3-18 that this was going to be the last Shiloh she would attend as a barren woman.
Several years ago, we went to Haiti to conduct a crusade which was being broadcast over their radio. While preaching, I relayed to them God’s word of prophecy, saying, “There is someone listening to me now who is impotent; the Lord asked me to tell you that He has restored your potency.” A man who had been impotent was lying down on his bed in his house far away from where we were, heard that word on the radio and he was healed immediately. The man ran down to where we were, shouting, “I am the one. I am the one.” I don’t know for how long he had been praying and whether he had given up hope or not, but I am sure he was not expecting God to send a preacher from Africa to him. Thank God he had not given up; he was still in tune with God, listening to the live broadcast of a crusade.
I don’t know how long you may have been praying or if you are beginning to lose hope, but God can see you and even if He has to bring a man of God from the very ends of the earth, He will answer you soon, in Jesus’ name. Keep waiting on the Lord, He’ll never disappoint you (Psalm 27:14).
Father, I know You can see what I am going through. Please strengthen my heart and help me to remain steadfast, in Jesus’ name.
HYMN 19: Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me
1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.
2 Not the labors of my hands,
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone,
Thou must save and Thou alone.
3 Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling
Naked, come to Thee for dress,
Helpless, look to Thee for grace,
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.
Open Heavens 2023 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 for Today 2023