Our Daily Manna January 4, 2018: ODM devotional: Habits That Provoke The Fire!

Topic: Habits That Provoke The Fire! [Thursday, January 4, 2018]

Basic Scripture 1 kings 18:17-40

It has been said that a man should activate only those habits that he is willing should have mastery over him. This year 2018 is young! Cultivate the habit of good planning! Planning is the father of progress and uncle of decoration! Yes! Before the fire could fall when Elijah prayed in 1 kings 18, the following 9 things happened in the sequence/order below:

1. He told the people to “come near.” Not far! They were near! 2. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. 3. He took twelve stones. Not 13 or 200 stones! 4. He built an altar in the name of the LORD 5. He made a trench ( a ditch) around the altar. 6. He put the wood in order! Not scattered Wood! He arranged the wood! Scattered wood will not attract fire! 7. He cut the bullock (animal) in pieces and laid it on the wood. 8. He poured water in the ditch and made sure the water ran roundabout the altar. 9. And he waited for the timing. Time of offering the evening sacrifice! Wow! Wonderful God!

All the 9 points above stands for planning and timing!

He waited for the time of the evening sacrifice! Please form the habit of sticking to time and schedules as the year progresses. Break the habit of postponing your plans. Procrastination is a habit you must conquer this year.

Also, in Luke 4:16, Jesus, our supreme example, had the habit of never missing His fellowship with God. He was well planned. Note the words: “As his custom was…” what are your customs (habits)? You can form the habit of using the “finishing-the-bible-in-one-year reading plan” at the back of this devotional. Yes! You. Must finish your Bible this year. Make it your habit Every year to finish your bible once!

Bad habits also include compulsive TV watching, missing church services, eating recklessly, staying with your phone 24/7, alcoholism, lateness to work, meetings, appointments in church, always criticizing others, etc. You must kill these killers this year! Never forget that behind every bad habit, there is always an innocent reason. Deal with it! Addiction to food can become a bad habit! Start cutting down your food intake now as you prepare for the 21-day Worldwide fasting starting in 48 hours-January 6th-26th! Let the fire fall this year! Establish good habits and let them guide you daily as you go through this year! Pray now!

Pray the “Prayers just before any fasting” on page 108 of “War Against Haman-13” booklet for the next 2 days.

Prayer points: Take song 5: when the roll is called….

1. Pray over every bad habit you know has gripped you!

Don’t miss the coming 21-days fast of their year. Deal with bad habits by name now! Break the yoke forever! Fire will fall in Jesus name! Pray about today seriously now!

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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