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“Do what the LORD wants, and he will give you your heart’s desire” (Psalm 37:4 CEV).

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“Do what the LORD wants, and he will give you your heart’s desire” (Psalm 37:4 CEV).

A distraction is an obstacle to attention; it’s that lingering concern that takes your mind away from the things that really matter to God.

TO THE BIBLE  Luke 9:62 TLB

‘But Jesus told him, “Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God.”’

LET’S TALK

There’s a job God has planned for you to do. It’s so important to Him, and He doesn’t want anything to distract you from finishing it. A distraction is an obstacle to attention; it’s that lingering concern that takes you away from the things that really matter to God. For instance, a student seeking good grades in her exams can be so consumed by this “need” to the point that it’s all she thinks, talks and prays about! Now, instead of praying about her life and the lives of others, all she prays is, “Oh God, give me good grades in my exams!” Well, that’s a distraction!

The Bible says, “Do what the LORD wants, and he will give you your heart’s desire” (Psalm 37:4 CEV). Refuse to be distracted by the cares of this life. Don’t allow the negative things people say about you get your attention. There’s so much of God’s work to be done, so you can’t afford to let such things distract you.

The one important question the Lord will ask you when you stand before Him is about the work He gave you to do—His Gospel. So keep your eyes on the prize, and at the end, you’ll be able to declare boldly like the Apostle Paul: “I have fought long and hard for my Lord, and through it all I have kept true to him” (2 Timothy 4:7).

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Proverbs 4:25-27, Mark 4:19

 

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I refuse to worry about anything in this life because I’m a child of God, and I know all things work together for my good. No negative thought, comment or situation can distract me from the work God has planned for me to do! I’m living every day, to fulfill my destiny in God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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Have you had any distractions lately? List them out and write beside each one what you will do to avoid them henceforth.

 

 

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How to Prepare Your Heart: Week 2, Day 5

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Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing… (Isaiah 43:18-19).

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LOOK BEYOND YOUR PAST.

Friday, July 10th,2020

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing… (Isaiah 43:18-19).

Many gripe and grumble about their past, weighed down by the mistakes of yesterday, instead of looking at the future with the hope and opportunities it presents for greater success. It makes no difference what was said, done or written against you yesterday; see your bright and glorious future ahead. Focus on the present and the future.

Those who live in yesterday are often frustrated and can’t experience true joy. In your relationships, refuse to focus on the mistakes and misgivings of yesterday. There’s no beauty or glory in yesterday; therefore, refuse to live your life on the basis of yesterday’s experiences.

Someone may say, “Now that I have this new job, I don’t want what happened to me in the past to happen again. I’m going to be very careful.” Then, as a result of being too careful to avoid whatever negative experience they might have had in the past, their productivity falls short of their actual capacity. Their best is unseen and unheard because they’ve allowed their past experiences to guide their lives.

Let the Word of God, not your past experiences, guide you. Be inspired by the joy and inspiration of a better and more glorious tomorrow. Our theme verse says, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old….” What’s that terrible experience that wouldn’t leave your mind? Let it go!

Neither the accomplishments nor failures of yesterday should make you a captive of your past. Rather, armed with the Word and with faith in your heart, apprehend the glorious future the Lord has ordained for you, and He’ll do new and greater things through you.

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for renewing my mind through your Word and enlightening my spirit to see and walk in my glorious future. I refuse to be held back by yesterday’s experiences, for my path is as a shining light, shining brighter and brighter, for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: || Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. ||

|| Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. ||

Follow Pastor Chris Live On Kingschat for Daily Sessions Of Prayer: http://bit.ly/KingsChatPastorChrisLive

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Acts 20:17-38 & Job 22-24

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Galatians 2:13-21 & Isaiah 30

EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

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The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) (John 10:10 AMPC).

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The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) (John 10:10 AMPC).

I’ve always loved the window sitting on a flight. A window seat offers great views; it affords one the unique opportunity to be inspired by the things you see from such a high altitude: the icy expanse of the Arctic, the glistening peaks of the Alps, the Andes, the clouds, etc. Every so often, as I look out and savour the beauty and wonder of God’s creation, I say, “Blessed Father, you’re amazing! There’s so much beauty!”

Thus, before arriving at my destination, I enjoy the journey. Life is that way too; a journey to be enjoyed. Between now and when the Master comes back, there’s a lot to enjoy; therefore, no one should live a frustrated life. If you’d learn to pay attention to all the beautiful things and people around you, to enjoy them, you’d live happy every day.

It’s a wise choice when you make up your mind to enjoy your life and yourself even in simple things. Some don’t even enjoy their meals; they always rush it angrily. Others wake up angry; even while driving or commuting to their place of work, business or school, they’re angry, unhappy and frustrated. They ignore all the love and beauty around them.

Read our theme verse again: Jesus came that we may have and also enjoy life! Enjoying your life isn’t only about going for a game show, or watching a comedy, or engaging in some adventure. Rather, it means enjoying every moment of life’s journey; enjoying everything you do, as long as it’s consistent with a godly life, because you’re a child of God and you know God is fulfilling His dream through you.

God has given you a life of joy, but you have the responsibility to express it. Let the joy of the Lord be evident in your life with such radiance that fully expresses the peace of God in you. Make a conscious choice to enjoy the moments of your life.

CONFESSION

The Lord has given me all things richly to enjoy. He’s brought me into a life of rest, full of joy and glory. Nothing is too good for me. I’m full of joy today, living the great life of righteousness, health, wealth, prosperity and success that I have in Christ. Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: || 1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; ||

|| Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. ||

|| Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. ||

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Acts 21:1-16 & Job 25-28

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Galatians 3:1-12 & Isaiah 31.

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