OUR DAILY MANNA 31ST JULY 2020 – JEHOVAH THE SCULPTOR” IS STILL ON DUTY
Welcome to another devotional hour with the CONSUMING FIRE! It was Nick DiNardo who opined that: “Like a sculptor chipping away at the marble, adversity is what chips and crafts us into who we are and what we become.” Now catch this: All the bitter battles I have passed through have always led to my INCREDIBLE PROMOTION/GROWTH! I mean ALL!
I cannot explain it! Since I was born, I have NEVER gone to my next level without a battle that is SEVERE AND BITTER which seems to be impossible! Never! I had even died in a village river at the age of 8. I drowned and was “declared dead,” but was revived back to life by a Shell Company staff who came to wash his car by the riverside. But I am ALIVE TODAY FOR DESTINY’S sake!
Do you know that before this ODM VISION was discovered, I attempted suicide? Yes! That was over 28 years ago and I was devastated as a young man, by someone who walked out of my life. ODM was born from that crisis! It was so painful that I decided to die!Your God may not choose the EASY way for you, but He will make sure you NEVER end up in shame! Also note this: When the LORD passes you through the LONG and HARD route, He deals with anyone that raises a finger against you.
I have seen people run mad or suffer irreversible demotion because they fought against me or lied against me. The wickedness of the wicked cannot last forever! Psalm 125:3 cannot lie – “For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.”God will never allow the wicked to prevail so that you don’t run to Egypt (other sources) for help! Ah! I have seen people who have hurt me badly, send for me in their hospital beds as they were dying.
Yes! Also, I have been called to bury some people who lied against me many years ago. It was pathetic! This is a world where men can “manufacture” FALSE EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU. In the case of JOSEPH, the evidence was true, but the story was false! I have been through that many times. Oh, enough of my story!
The LORD just wanted to let you know that hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary duties because He is like the SCULPTOR/ POTTER busy working on your life! Psalm 34:19 says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivered him out of them all.”You will be delivered out of them ALL! ALL is ALL! Hold on and hold out! Pray seriously now.
ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 31ST JULY 2020.
Take Song 2: What a friend we have…
In your own words, pray on today’s word as led now.
Lord, You are the POTTER, I am the clay! Do in me and through me what You desire to do in Jesus name.
Lord, use every HARSH experience of my destiny to re-mould my expected end. Declare Psalm 125 seriously today! Pray it verse by verse!
Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe is a Christian minister, trained pharmacist and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry Worldwide, headquartered in Lagos. He is also the author of Our Daily Manna.
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