SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 25, 2023 (DEPRESSION AND DEPRIVATION)
TOPIC: DEPRESSION AND DEPRIVATION
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Thought for The Day: People have died preventable deaths because of lack of money.
It has been established that the world is a battle ground. satan is always walking about like a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. So, he creates battle situations around people, especially children of God.
In our study today, we shall look at two areas of battle satan creates around the lives of God’s people.
i. Depression (1 Kings 19:4).
The garment of heaviness is a weapon satan uses as a battle against believers. The devil tries to weigh people down in order to slow them down because whatever weighs you down slows you down. Depression or heaviness takes away your happiness and joy. satan organizes several things to make people sad and depressed.
ii. Deprivation (2 Cor. 8:9).
Another weapon satan uses to fight us is deprivation. Deprivation is a sponsor of poverty. It is a situation of lack, scarcity, and shortage where the enemy tries to cut off your supplies by all means.
Many people struggle to eat or feed because of the enemy’s weapon of deprivation. We see many people going through near-success syndrome or failure at the edge of breakthrough. It looks as if the more they pursue good things, the better things run from them.
Apart from isolated cases, this usually happens when a person does not walk in covenant practices, among other things.So, the enemy uses deprivation to fight the destiny of people. This is because when your hands are empty financially, there are many things you cannot do. People have died preventable deaths because of lack of money.
Sometime ago, I heard a story of someone who was in a critical health condition and needed an emergency surgery. He had an injury that damaged his abdomen and needed an emergency explorative laparotomy.
But he was released from the hospital and sent back home because he had no money to pay for the surgery. And that was a very wicked thing for any doctor to do. Save life first and seek money later.
That will never be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS: People have died preventable deaths because of lack of money.
1. Refuse to fall for the enemy’s weapon of depression and deprivation.
2. Make the choice to be merry all the time.
3. Maintain diligence in all that you do, and be consistent in your covenant practices.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for exposing the weapons of the enemy. I receive the grace to make the choice to be joyful and diligent always, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The man of fire is vibrant, enthusiastic, and optimistic. He does not say, “I hope so.” Rather he says, “We can take the land; it is possible.” He is a stranger to discouragement and depression. He is too much on fire to be depressed. He is too much on fire to be discouraged. Culled from “THOU ART MY BATTLE AXE” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Numbers 2-6.
AMAZING FACT: The Bible doesn’t mention how many wise men visited Christ, only that they brought three types of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I curse every weapon of the enemy targeted at your life in Jesus Name.
Seeds of Destiny 2023 Devotional is written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Center. The Dunamis Gospel Centre SOD daily devotional is designed to load you daily with God’s words in a way that keeps you inspired, encouraged,, and uplifted.