Open Heaven 16 July 2019 Tuesday – WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Open Heaven 16 July 2019 Memorise: And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. Exodus 2:2
Read: Psalm 127:1-5 Open Heaven 16 July 2019
1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Open Heaven 16 July 2019
Bible in one year: Joshua 6-7, Ezekiel 17:22-18:13
Hymnal: Sing hymn 16
Message: – Open Heaven 16 July 2019 Tuesday Daily Devotional
What parents see in their children goes a long way to determine how well they treasure them. As God’s heritage, it is important that parents see the image of God in their children, so that they can nurture them for the glory and pressure of God, who is their rightful Owner. Unfortunately, some parents, especially in under-developed nations, treat their children as domestic animals or working machines, so much so that you begin to wonder if they purposely gave birth to them for economic reasons.
Many abuse their children by engaging them in money making ventures and making them become breadwinners at a tender age. I know of a man who has about thirteen children. He gives them out to serve as domestic workers and collects the wages of their labour to feed himself. Clearly, he does not see his children as carriers of God’s image.
Furthermore, some couples decide to abort pregnancies they
are not prepared for. However you look at it, this is murder – a grievous sin
against God and humanity. God asked me to tell someone reading this devotional
that they pregnancy you are about to terminate is your glory; don’t abort the
child that will bring God’s glory upon your life. When ‘struck’ with an
unwanted child, many parents go ahead to despise such a child, instead of
seeing him or her as a pleasant surprise from God. These are all examples of
Open Heaven 16 July 2019 Tuesday
In Exodus 2:1-4, we see what godly parents look like. Moses’ mother, Jochebed, was a godly parent. Even though Pharaoh had ordered all sons born to Hebrew families to be killed at birth, she saw God’s image in her own child and did all she could to preserve him. Exodus 2:2 says:
“And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.”
When the baby could no longer he hidden, she decided to
commit him into the hands of his original Owner, the Almighty. In all this,
Moses’ parents never imagined that this child was to become the deliverer of
the whole nation of Israel. The Lord asked me to tell someone using this
devotional that that child you think is a problem will turn around to put
smiles on your face in your lifetime.
All you need to do is to give that child the best you have
as a springboard for his or her leap into destiny. Children are carriers of
God’s image, and unless we see them in that light, there is the tendency to
abuse them and lose the blessings accompanying them. In light of what today’s
Bible reading says about children, I encourage all parents to first surrender
their lives to God, and then it will be easy for them to also surrender their
children to Him for supreme care. Parents who do this will not be denied their
blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer point – Open Heaven 16 July 2019
Father, please open my eyes to see your image and glory in the children you have given me, and help me cooperate with you in the fulfilment of their destinies.
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