The theme for “Open Heaven Daily Devotional February 23 2023 is “Growing Your Faith III”
Here is today’s Open Heaven Daily Devotional February 23 2023 designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Pastor E.A Adeboye, meditate on the word of God and endeavor to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
Open Heaven Daily Devotional February 23 2023.
SCRIPTURE: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 (KJV)
After studying God’s word, memorising and meditating on it, you must ensure that you act on it so your faith can grow. Our Bible reading for today says clearly that we must not be hearers only, but doers also. In fact, verse 25 says that if you are a doer of the word, you will be blessed indeed. In other words, the more you apply the word, the more blessed you become.
While faithfulness is a noun, faith is a verb. If you truly believe, it will show in your actions (James 2:26). After you have meditated on something you read in the Bible, the next thing you are to do is to apply it. Make a move in line with what has been revealed to you in the word.
When you read Proverbs 21:13 that says you should not close your ears to the cry of the poor, do you apply it? When you read Deuteronomy 28:7 that says that if your enemies gather against you in one way, they will be scattered in seven, do you still fret at the sight of them?
When you apply the lessons you draw from the word of God, your faith will begin to grow. Very soon, little faith will become great faith and great faith will become very great faith. All you have to do is practice what you learn.
I didn’t start out with the level of faith l now have. I remember very well when l had just gotten born again; my Sunday school’s teacher taught us then that if a little boy is on a roof and his father tells him to jump down, promising to catch him, the boy would jump. He said in the same vein, when God ask us to jump, we should just jump and He would catch us. I meditated over that deeply; since then, l have been jumping and God has been catching me. So many times, l start projects not because l have the funds required to complete them, but because l know that God will ‘catch me’ and he has never failed. For every time He showed up, my faith grew and my dreams became bigger. I keep going for bigger mountains because l am sure that He lives and is supporting me all the way.
Open Heaven 23 February 2023 REFLECTION
Have you been practicing the things that you have been learning from the word of God?