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Open Heaven Devotional 8th December 2023 – Don’t Worry (1)

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Open Heaven Devotional 8th December 2023 – Don't Worry (1)
Open Heaven Devotional 8th December 2023

RCCG Open Heaven Devotional 8th December 2023, Friday Daily Devotional Guide written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

TOPIC: Don’t Worry (1)

MEMORISE: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” – (John 14:1)

READ: Matthew 6:25-34 (KJV)

OPEN HEAVENS FOR TODAY MESSAGE:

In our memory verse for today, the words “Let not your heart be troubled” simply mean “Don’t worry”. Whenever the Bible says “Don’t worry” it means there is something that could cause a person some anxiety. Whenever you hear God say “Fear not” it means there is something frightening around. The Bible says in Matthew 6:31 that you should not worry because that is what the heathens do. If you really have faith in God, if you really believe He loves you, then you should not worry about anything. The God that feeds the birds in the air is capable of feeding you too.

The God that clothes the lilies in the field so beautifully will clothe you too. If you are sure that He is your Father indeed, then you have no reason to worry. The son of a billionaire is never worried about what to eat or what to wear. Your Father is not just a billionaire – all the gold and silver in the world is His (Haggai 2:8). He promised in John 14:14 that if you ask for anything in His name, He will give it to you; anything means ANYTHING.

While He has promised to give us whatever we ask of Him, we must however, not be lazy. I have discovered that some Christians are lazy. There are jobs I have given to Christians to do and they charged much higher than the normal fee, yet didn’t deliver on time and did the work shabbily.

A similar job given to an unbeliever would not only cost less, but would be thoroughly done and delivered within the agreed timeframe. (2 Thessalonians 3:10) says God does not support laziness and anyone who is lazy should not eat. Anyone who calls himself or herself a Christian and is lazy is not a child of God, and so the Lord is not under any obligation to provide for him or her.

There are many people who sit around all day saying they haven’t found a job, that is why they are not working. What a lazy attitude! Get up and find something productive to do with your time. Look within you; there must be one skill you have that you can use to meet other people’s needs. If you remain focused and continue to improve yourself, you will definitely begin to earn some income from it sooner or later.

Years ago, there was a man who didn’t find a job so he started frying akara (bean cakes) by the road and within months, had bought two motorcycles and was earning income from them. God has promised to bless the work of your hands (Deuteronomy 28:12), but you must first show Him the work.

KEY POINT:
Don’t worry. Believe in God and He will provide all your needs, as long as you are not lazy.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Ephesians 1-3

HYMNAL:
Hymn 29 – When peace like a river attendeth my way

RCCG Open Heaven Devotional 8th December 2023 Message is 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