THEME: AN OPEN HEAVEN
“The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.”
-As we saw last week, the duality lifestyle should be uncommon among Christians as we are called to be either cold or hot. Better still, to let our yes be yes and no be no, for anything beyond this comes from the evil one (Matthew 5:37). Chapter 28 of Deuteronomy delineates the consequences of obedience and disobedience to the commandments of our God. Obedience is often accompanied by blessings while disobedience by curses. If then we harken to the voice of the Lord, many blessings will accompany us. Obedience to God’s word is therefore one of keys that we exercise to experience an open heaven. We are called to imitate God like dearly beloved children, by living lives filled with love, and following the example of Christ who loved us and gave himself for us..(Ephesians 5:1-2). To keep God commandments in to love, and we experience an open heaven and the work of our hands is blessed. The Lord sends rain to our land in season and increases our productivity. We also have plenty to lend to many nations and borrow from none. Further, we are set at the top and not at the bottom, together with many other covenantal blessings.
This is the day that the Lord has made; we rejoice and are glad in it. Your mercies are new every morning, we celebrate Your love. We place this week under Your care Holy Spirit our Helper, and humbly ask You to direct us the way that we should go. Guide our steps and enlighten our paths. Open for us the gates of the righteous; that we may enter and give thanks to You always. Open the heavens for us and the storehouse of Your bounty dear Jesus and bless us. Bless us according to Your promises from everlasting to everlasting. Bless us according to Your merciful love. Bless us Abba Father for we are Your children and Your heritage. Send rain in our land and bless the work of our hands; we humbly beseech You. Make us fruitful in every season and increase us in every way; for the glory and honor of Your name. We shall not die but live to declare Your goodness Oh Lord. You came for the poor, sick and lost Jesus, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Touch the hearts of those who are depressed, bereaved, sick, those who are struggling with habitual sin, financial constraints, marital problems, spiritual slackness and other life issues dear Jesus. May Your grace abound in us that we may always experience Your love and do Your will. As a porter molds his clay, form us merciful Father in the shape that pleases You. May Your love abound in us; for we are Your children and we belong to You Jesus. All glory, honor, power and salvation belongs to You; now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Leviticus 26:3-10, Isaiah 48:18, 3 John 1:4, John 14:15
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