Our Daily Manna December 31, 2017: ODM devotional: Champions Pour Forth Their Wine

Our Daily Manna December 31, 2017: ODM devotional: Champions Pour Forth Their Wine

Topic: Champions Pour Forth Their Wine [Sunday, December 31, 2017]

Basic Scripture: Mark 9: 30-37

Benjamin Franklin, the early American statesman and philosophy, once made a list of character traits that he desired to develop in his personal life. When he mastered and conquered one, he would to the other! He did beautifully well till he hot to humility!

He discovered that every time he was making significant progress, he would be so proud with himself that he became proud! Does is not sound absurd that you will be so proud that you are humble? We all are guilty of this [- including us pastors! Heaven wants you to develop this elusive and rare virtue/character trait in life and ministry! You did not come across this devotional write-up by accidents today! Heaven is about to do a surgical operation to disgrace all hidden pride in your life! Pride can creep into our hearts just after a powerful ministration, especially when you are told, “Oh that was a wonderful service.” Beware! The praise of men is a paralyzing force! Don’t expect it if it comes, reject it in your heart on the spot and go and ROLL FOR GOD IN A TOILET because you are dust!

Pride can creep in when you are offended and yet the Word says that you must take the first step of reconciliation (Matthew 5: 23-24)! Pride and anger can creep in when people slander and falsely accuse you! Pride can creep in when people who are not your ‘equal’ in life and ministry do and say strange things to you! Never forget that the way up is down! Pride can come in like a thief in the night when you are asked to serve others or to do jobs below your status! That was the problem of the disciples of Jesus in today’s scripture.

On this last day of 2017, whether in your home, office, school, market place or church, determine to serve others as if you are serving Christ! Pursue humility in 2018! It was Harriet Eleanor King who wrote: “Measure thy life by loss, instead of gain; not by the wine drunk, but by the wine forth.” Go and do likewise! Pour forth your life and watch the unseen divine Finger move you by force to higher grounds! End of 2017 is not the end of your destiny! Oh! I see 2018 and THE LORD told me that 2018 is you SPECIAL YEAR OF DECORATION

Prayer Points: Take song 3: Because He Lives …

1. Millions died this year! Thank God for the gift of life.

2. Pray about any other 2017 write-ups as led now.

3. Repent from past failures and pride!

4. Lord, deal bountifully with my family and I in your mercy! Restore all we have lost this year! Decorate us in 2018! Grant us the grace to start again! Grant us the grace to fast again form January 6th as we get the ODM and “War Against Haman – 13”

5. Pray abut today and about any issue(s) bothering you now and give God praise for this year and for 2018!

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.

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