TOPIC: Lessons from the Graveyard
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 30 ; John 11
MESSAGE: Sometimes, some people describe their lives this way: CRUEL as death and HUNGRY as the GRAVE! Yes, the GRAVE is HUNGRY and never satisfied, but do you know that some spend a whole life digging their graves? When you WORRY over what you cannot change, you are digging your grave! When you are BITTER and live in UNFORGIVENESS, you are digging your grave!
When you contend against a prophet of God, you are digging your grave! Yes! When you dishonour your parents or their memory, you are a grave digger! When you want to live like an island, you are digging a deep grave for yourself! Even the LORD Jesus called Lazarus from the grave but He asked for the people around Him to help move the stone and remove the grave clothes.
If Jesus could call Lazarus from the grave, couldn’t He have commanded that rock to move from the front of the gravesite and it would have moved? Yes! Here are three lessons from the graveyard: “Life is too short.” In this early year, 2021, walk around a graveyard once in a while. There you will see babies, teenagers, young kids in their 20’s or below fill that place.
People who probably spent most of their time here, worrying about bills, wondering about what they’re going to do with their lives, who they’re going to marry, who/what they will become, etc. Then before they know it, life takes them away from this planet. Leaving their family crushed, leaving those bills unpaid, literally killing any future that they spent so much time worrying about. “Enjoy the people you have; one day God’s going to need them back.”
Live your life for you and no one else! Ultimately, death is inevitable. When we are in the ground, and our family is staring at the patch of grass that covers our coffins, and the nice, shiny stones that sit on it, do you want them to look at all you have left of this world and think, “He/she never spent time or cared about us?” Be fearless. Be bold. Make a difference.
A graveyard shows you just how much you have to be thankful for; good or bad. AT LEAST YOU ARE ALIVE! Don’t let people say about you: “She/he had so much potential; he/she could have done so much.” Determine to make an impact! Don’t wait until it’s too late; don’t spend six months in a graveyard full of regret. Get up and be beautiful, bebold, be adetermined- never-quitting person.
God created you to leave a mark for your generation. Dust yourself off and move on. You will overcome! This is your year! WARNING! WARNING!! WARNING!!! BEWARE OF SCAMMERS ASKING FOR SEEDS ONLINE OR VIA WHATSAPP, ETC! Do not sow SEEDS to any account number ONLINE without confirming from PAGE 29 of ODM booklet. See page 33 NOW for details!
Our Daily Manna 22nd February 2021 ODM Devotional Prayer Points!
1. Take Song 1: Christian seek not yet…
2. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
3. Declare Psalm 30: 3 again. Lord, I make a decree today: I shall not leave this planet with a shout of regret!Pray about the 3 lessons from today’s devotional. ).
4. WORRY AND ANXIETY; loose me and go. (Pray about today seriously as led now
Our Daily Manna 22nd February 2021 ODM Devotional Message was written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.