OUR DAILY MANNA DAILY DEVOTIONAL NOVEMBER 8, 2021 (CHARISMA OR CHARACTER?)
TOPIC: CHARISMA OR CHARACTER?
BASIC SCRIPTURE: DEUTERONOMY 2: 1-7
1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the Lord spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying,
3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
7 For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
Compare your life today to what it was like five years ago. Is there any difference? If there is no significant difference, ITS TIME TO GROW. It is time to move i forward. It is time to stretch yourself.
You cannot afford to keep on dealing with the same challenges that you used to struggle with five years ago, for example. If your prayer life or Bible study life has not changed for THE BETTER, then you need to grow and move forward urgently.
This is because growth in other areas will depend on he spiritual! if those petty things that used to hurt you and bother you five years ago still bother and hurt you now. then you need to grow and develop. God told the children of Israel. You have compassed this mountain long enough; turn northward…
” Wow! Even Hod became Tired of Their Stagnation – lack of growth and moving forward! What mountain have you been circling again and again’? There are certain virtues that God wants to develop in you and until you have fully developed such virtues, you will never be able to move on to the next level that He has destined for you.
He will bring different kinds of people your way to help you develop these virtues. After a while, He will test you and if you fail the test, you will go back to the starting point. That was the situation with the people of Israel. They kept on circling the mountain again and again. It’s just like dealing with the same issue again and again… for years.
That’s not the kind of frustrating life God has called you to live. He wants you to grow! He wants you to move on to greater and higher things. Many people focus on the problems that they are facing.
Rather than help you get rid of the problem, God wants to develop character in you. He is more concerned about the kind of person that you develop into than in the kind of thing that you get or that you achieve (breakthroughs). God is more interested in your CHARACTER Than in your CHARISMA!
Listen: CHARISMA gets the attention of MEN but CHARACTER gets the attention of God! It’s time to grow and become what God has destined for you to be! Pray seriously now! Our Daily Manna ODM 8 November 2021 Manna Online By Bishop Chris
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 3: Amazing grace…
1 Amazing grace (how sweet the sound)
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.
2 ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
3 Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come:
’tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.
5 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease:
I shall possess, within the veil,
a life of joy and peace.
6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
the sun forbear to shine;
but God, who called me here below,
will be forever mine.
Pray in your own. words as you have been ministered to.
Every force frustrating my effort and frustrating the grace of God upon my life, be swallowed up by the power of God!
Holy Ghost, change my CHARACTER! I will never allow CHARISMA to deceive me! Father, break me and mould me into what You want me to be. Pray about today now.
Our Daily Manna ODM 8 November 2021 Manna Online By Bishop Chris