Bread of Life Devotional
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Topic: CAST AWAY THAT MISFORTUNE
Text: Genesis 21:9-12
📖9….”And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
📖10….Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.”
🔥Man has most of the times, been the architect of his own misfortunes. When Sarai had no children and asked Abram to go into Hagar to raise children, Abram never hesitated…Gen 16:1-4. But when Hagar bore Ishmael, and Sarah’s eyes were opened after she became Sarah, she saw that Ishmael was going to be a problem to her family. At this point, she asked Abraham to cast away Hagar and Ishmael, but Abraham refused until God intervened in Gen 21:9-12.
🔥🔥In Jonah 1:1-13, Jonah entered a ship going to Tarshish in disobedience. As such, God sent a great wind into the sea and the lives of the people in the ship were in danger because of Jonah. Yet, when they discovered that Jonah was their problem, they tried to protect him in Jonah 1:13. Child of God, there are some people, ideas, behaviours, we put up with which attract problems to us. They are the misfortunes that need to be cast away. Except we cast them away, most of our expectations will never come.
🔥🔥🔥In our text, we saw that for Isaac to receive his position in his own father’s house, Ishmael had to be driven away. Whoever, and whatever is taking your position in your marriage, family, office, life generally, or a threat to your existence, must be cast into the sea of no return in Jesus’ name. There are some problems that have found comfort in us, which have taken our rest, and have turned us restless. Sometimes we even know the problems as in Jonah 1:12-13, yet we try to pamper them. But when the mariners cast Jonah away, there was a great calm. My life, your life, our lives will receive a great calm today as we cast away our Jonah-like misfortunes, in Jesus’ name.
🙏O Lord, any problem joining the boat of my life to cause me misfortune, I cast you away today, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Fire of God, consume completely, that misfortune that has been sleeping in my house, and wants to continue to sleep in my house, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏My Father my Father, as I use my mouth from a heart full of faith to cast away all my challenges, problems and crisis, let my life receive a great calm and peace, in Jesus’ name.
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