CGMI Above Only 2 September 2017, Devotional by Rev. M.E. Benson-Idahosa - Because You Are God’s Dear Child

Topic: Because You Are God’s Dear Child — Saturday September 2, 2017.

Text: Jeremiah 29:11-12, Isaiah 55:8-9
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. *For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Beloved, God wants to remind you today that the love and fond thoughts that natural parents have towards their children pales in comparison to His love and fond thoughts towards you. He always wants to freely lavish His love and grace upon you. Whether it is wisdom (James 1:5) or any other need you have, He wants to grant it unto you liberally because of His unparalleled love that pursues you. Matthew 7:11 says, “if ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Isaiah 49:15-16 (NIV) says, “can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”

Because you are God’s dear child, He always has a favourable disposition towards you and is committed to your wholeness and wellbeing. In Jeremiah 1:12, God reassures us that He watches over His word to perform it in your life. Have faith in Him today. Pray and ask Him in faith and you shall receive. He has great plans and promises for you and because of Christ, He is going to fulfill every single one of them in your life. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) says, “for no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” Together with Christ, He will freely give you all things, Rom.8:32.

Prayer Focus: Thank God for His great love and His great plans and promises for you. Pray to Him in faith about your desires.

Bible In A Year Reading Plan: Psalm 137-139; 1 Corinthians 13

Empowered to do exploits…

CGMI Above Only Daily Devotional, was written by Most Rev. M.E. Benson-Idahosa, Archbishop of Church of God Mission International, CGMI.

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