(Things Will Change When You Trust The Lord)
TO THE BIBLE: 1 Samuel 2:8
“He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. “For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon them.””
There’s no disadvantage for the child of God, and you better believe that! It makes no difference how you were born, who your parents are, your present environment, or your historical background.
Being born again, your life is intended by God to go only in the direction of success. You may have been born into an extremely poor family; it doesn’t mean anything!
You’re the seed of Abraham. Therefore, your prosperity has nothing to do with your biological parents or family tree. No law from God states that those born in the palace would fare better in life than those born in a hamlet in some poor countryside.
Actually, the worse the circumstances of your birth, the greater and more glorious your testimony! So, never have a reason to be ashamed of the circumstances of your birth, background, or current location.
Rather, make up your mind you’re going to be very successful, and be the answer to the cry of others in that place. Be the one to change the status quo.
If you’re from a poor home, don’t be ashamed of your parents or their background! Stay there and work your way upwards! Just because your neighbours seem to be better off doesn’t mean you should covet their possessions and wish they belonged to you instead.
Be glad about where you’re from and thank God for it! Remember, God raises the poor out of the dust and lifts the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory.
Trust Him to make your life glorious. There’s no limitation for you if you’d only trust the Lord with your life.
Psalm 113:5-9; Psalm 40:1-4
Blessed Lord, thank you for your loving-kindness! You’ve set my feet upon a rock, making my footsteps firm. Before I was born, you knew me and predestined me for a life of greatness. By your Word and by your Spirit, I’m making progress with giant strides, bearing fruits unto righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Philippians 3:12-4:1-3, Isaiah 19-22
John 4:1-9, 1 Kings 10-11
Thank God for your parents/guardians, their love, and for the help they’ve been to you thus far.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.