Bread of Life Devotional
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Topic: WHAT IF GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF YOUR CHALLENGES?
Text: John 6:5-6
📖5….”When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
📖6….And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.”
🔥Lazy students fear tests and examinations because they reveal their dullness. Yet, tests are not always given by the enemy, but by the teacher. It is only temptation that comes from the devil…Matthew 4:1. In Rom 9:17, the Bible says God raised Pharaoh for the purpose of being used as an obstacle against his children, and as a test to demonstrate their reliance and dependence on him. Child of God, you may not need to bind and cast everything you are going through, because, some could be God doing Job 1:6-12. Besides, if you apply resilience and trust that God is able to bring water from the rock, some may be your promotional examinations.
🔥🔥Our text above says Jesus asked the apostles to provide for the multitude. Meanwhile, hidden in him was what he was going to do. For Jesus himself knew that the apostles were helpless (John 6:6) to make the provision, yet he made it their problem. This shows that as a believer, many of our very painful challenges are created by God, to enable us be toughened to withstand demonic tempests and boisterous winds.
🔥🔥🔥Since God knows our composition and our ways, he also knows what spiritual nutrients we need to be able to weather satanic storms. While we see the small picture of circumstances as problems, God sees the bigger picture of the deep things calling unto the deep Psalm 42:7, because he actually wants us to be the child in Proverbs 22:6 that must agree to be trained. So, if we know that He has some good in store for us according to 1 Cor 2:9, we wouldn’t need to fret. In Exodus 13:17-18, God knowing the fickleness of our minds, refused to take the Jews through the shorter route. Even if his timing seems off, we must still trust him. Because in the final analysis of whatever we are going through, God sees the end from the beginning and uses his omnipotence to make us more than conquerors.
🙏Heavenly Father, help me never to misinterpret your trainings by tests, for satanic temptations, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Precious Saviour, enable me to overcome every trial of my faith as Abraham and Joseph did, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏O Lord, since you knew what to do to save the multitude from starvation in John 6:6, do that same thing for our Church, so we can meet all our needs, in Jesus’ name.
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