SURE PATHS TO GREATNESS

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : Thursday 7 August 2014
THEME : SURE PATHS TO
GREATNESS
Memorise:
Great is the LORD, and greatly to
be praised in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness.
Psalm 48:1
Read: Ephesians 1:17-21
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may
give unto you the spirit of wisdom
and revelation in the knowledge of
him:
18 The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his
calling, and what the riches of the
glory of his inheritance in the
saints,
19 And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to us-ward
who believe, according to the
working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ,
when he raised him from the
dead, and set him at his own right
hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and
power, and might, and dominion,
and every name that is named, not
only in this world, but also in that
which is to come:
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : MARK
3:13-5:20 and JOB 17:6-18:4
Message
Greatness means largeness in size.
It means to be pre-eminent,
imposing, grand, distinguished in
importance and remarkable in
ability, character, achievement and
of course the anointing. Without
doubt, our God is a great God. The
greatness of our God is manifested
through His Names, His creations,
His wondrous acts, His love,
through His Son Jesus and through
us His children. Are you a child of
God? You are destined for
greatness because God created you
in His image and commanded you
through His word to be great
(Genesis 1:26). Don’t under-
estimate yourself. You were
created to multiply and to
dominate. Your calling has to do
with greatness. You are not
ordinary (Psalm 139:14). God has
done all that is needed for you to
be great. He even used His only
begotten Son Jesus to pay the price
for your greatness.
It must be understood that every
form of greatness begins in a small
way. Great men like Abraham,
Isaac, Joseph, Moses, David, Paul
the Apostle and our Lord Jesus
Christ had humble beginnings. Job
8:7 says:
“Though thy beginning was small,
yet thy latter end should greatly
increase.”
Every child of God should be
guided by the motto: “It is not
over until it is over”. I believe that
it cannot be over until I am fully
blessed and truly great (1 John
3:2). Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and
David travelled on a particular path
to greatness in their respective
lives. They manifested some
character, attributes or traits that
ensured greatness in their
lifetimes. The first of such
attributes is dreams. God revealed
greatness to Abraham and Joseph
through dreams before they
became great. Whereas Abraham
saw innumerable stars which were
to represent his children, Joseph
dreamt and saw sheaves, the sun,
moon and eleven stars making
obeisance to him. At the time they
dreamt those dreams, there was
absolutely no indication that they
were going to be great men. What
are your dreams? Dreams are the
driving force behind greatness.
Greatness involves dreaming big.
The most distinguishable difference
between small or unsuccessful
people and great or successful
people is that great people are
motivated by dreams which are
beyond their capacity to fulfil.
Though out of their reach, they
believe that if they work hard
enough, they will someday hold
their dreams in their hands.
Dreams motivate you into action.
What you see in your dream, you
become. Unsuccessful people are
motivated by today. They are not
“tomorrow thinkers.” Who are
you? Are you a today or a
tomorrow thinker? Vision and
dreams are the sure paths to
greatness.
Key Point:
A dream encourages you to pay
some price now and reap the
reward later.

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