Tuesday, 29 January 2013

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 29 January 2013 THANKS: A DELICACY By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 29 January 2013 
THANKS: A DELICACY 
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Memorise: "Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High" Psalm 50:14 

Read: Psalm 50:7-15

Bible in one year: Deuteronomy 4-6

Action point: Thank God for every member of your family. Also thank god for what He is doing in the body of Christ worldwide


Thanksgiving is not only a highly priced spiritual substance and a passport into God’s presence; it is also a form of meal to God. In today’s reading, God clearly declared that being the Owner of the earth and everything in it; He knows exactly where every beast of the field is. In other words, God knows the location of every element that constitutes our food on earth. Some people hide their crop harvest from God as if He was not the One who gave them the harvest in the first place. Can you truly hide what you have from the One who gave it to you? The attitude of some people makes God hide His needs from them. If God has a need and He hides such a need from you, it ¡s most unfortunate. This clearly shows that there ¡s no intimacy in your relationship with Him. If God needs something and you are in a position to meet that need, but He bypasses you to inform someone else, it could mean that you are either unacceptable to Him, or that He has rejected you. May the Lord not reject you in Jesus name. If you are truly one of God’s own, He will not hide His needs that you are empowered to meet from you. Moreover, God asks:
“Will I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?” Psalm 50:13
This means that when God ¡s hungry, it is not for the food we eat but for a special food called thanks. Hence in verse 14, the Psalmist Asaph says, Give God thanks. Giving thanks is a special type of meat that God likes. The way it is presented to Him will determine its grade: it could be ordinary, special or even a delicacy. How do you feel when you are eating your most favourite food? Serve God thanks with an attitude, fervency, genuineness and originality that will make it a delicacy to Him and see if that meal will not provoke Him to give you a blessing you cannot forget in a hurry.