Friday, 3 May 2013

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 3 May 2013 THE GOD OF CHOICE By Pastor E. A. Adeboye



Memorise: “No man can come to me except the Father which hath sent me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day” John 6:44
Read: John 6:43-44
Bible in one year:  Judges 5-8
Action point: Thank God for choosing you. Ask that you will never do anything that will make him to regret choosing you.
 
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the God of choice. He came to Abraham’s extended family and chose only him for a special purpose (Genesis1 2:1). Before that time, all we read about him was that he was the son of so and so. We never read that he was holy or that he loved or served the Lord. God just chose him. God did not choose Lot. Abraham came out of an idolatrous home yet God chose him. Similarly, but for the fact that God is a God of choice, there was no way David could ever have become a king. Unfortunately, today, many people think that they got saved by their wisdom, common sense or ability. In John 6:44 we read that it is the Father who pulls those who are saved to Himself. 1f you are saved today, it is because the Father chose you for salvation, after all, it is possible several people heard the same message that you heard, but they refused to surrender to Jesus. A professor once said he gave his life to Christ in the darkness, and that if the electricity company had not cut off power supply, he would not have been able to profess Christ. God chooses who to save and who to bless (Luke. 5:1 -7).
Moreover, God is also a God of promise. In Genesis 12:1-3, God asked Abraham to do three things and thereafter He would do seven things. Abraham would have wondered what he did to provoke such great blessing from God. He does not only make promises but also fulfills them. There are many times men have disappointed us, not necessarily because they planned to, but because what they were expecting never got to their hands. Sometimes, it was a sickness that shook them to the point of nonperformance. In Isaiah 41:10-13, He promises to help you in all areas of your life — academic, financial, spiritual, marital, etc. When He is about to help and somebody plans to obstruct Him, you will just notice that the fellow has been uprooted. No matter how incredible His promises are, just believe and they will surety come to pass.