Begin today’s devotional with Philip Yancey! He quipped: “Grace, like water flows to the lowest part.” No wonder Paul said; “I AM WHAT I AM BY THE GRACE OF GOD” (Vs. 10). As great as Apostle Paul was, He was wise to know that HUMILITY ATTRACTS MORE GRACE! Dear child of God/pastors/ministers/ music ministers, etc, in this year 2022, if you want to see more power and results, always start and end in whatever you do for God by saying things like, “MORE OF HIM, LESS OF ME,” “HE MUST INCREASE AND I MUST DECREASE.” Stop frustrating the GRACE of God upon you! When you get home, go naked and roll before HIM because you know you are DUST. The more people praise you, the more you must deliberately divert the praise to HIM who called you, otherwise you will become the next DISGRACED LUCIFER! Oh, I remember the firebrand Harry Ironside, whose books I devoured with great zeal: “Grace is the very opposite of merit…Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favour; shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite.” Did you get that? GRACE IS WHAT QUALIFIES YOU! IF YOU ARE QUALIFIED, YOU DON’T NEED GRACE! Ah LORD, help us this year! Charles Portis penned: “You must pay for everything in this world one way and another. There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it.” Then Crystal McDowell penned: “Because of the favor of God, we can have peace in the midst of chaos.” You will not BREAK DOWN this year no matter the matter – HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT! Catch Rick Warren “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that His grace is going to give me strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.” Nothing you pass through SURPRISES YOUR GOD and He will NEVER allow you to end in DISGRACE! Look to Him and He will DISGRACE EVERY DISGRACE! Amen and amen! Pray seriously now!
(Give out ODM copies. Bless others). Remember this month is the ODM ANNUAL month of MERCY! It is a Month dedicated to do Charity work and to show Practical Love! This should be done throughout the month wherever you are! It should involve visiting Orphanages, Hospitals, Elderly people’s homes, etc.
Sow a SEED OF MERCY into UBA ACCT NO. 1021784230. ACCT NAME: ODM MERCY OUTREACH or any account on page 29 of this booklet to help our visitation to Orphanages, Hospitals, Elderly Homes, etc. MERCY WILL NEVER ELUDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD IN JESUS NAME.
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 3: When the roll is called… In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now. Help me to know that I AM WHAT I AM , I AM WHAT I WILL BE BY YOUR GRACE O LORD. I decree that I shall not FRUSTRATE THE GRACE OF GOD through pride, discouragement or sin this year! By His grace, I shall not end in SHAME! I shall not end as the next disgraced LUCIFER! Lord, move me from GRACE TO GRACE! I refuse to become a ONCE-UPON-A-TIME man/woman in Jesus name.