The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional June 26 2023 is You Are Nothing Without God.
SCRIPTURE: He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10
In (1 Kings 3:4), Solomon decided to give God a really special offering. He sacrificed 1,000 cattle. The priests must have been very surprised, but then Solomon considered the circumstances behind his birth and felt unworthy to be king.
Ordinarily, Solomon should have been hated by all, but there he was, the one chosen to be king. He knew he did not deserve what he had received from God so he spared nothing when it came to thanking Him.
Many a time, you don’t thank God enough because you think you deserve all that He has given you, but if you look closely, you would see that you are wrong.
The day God pointed out to me that because I am not a child from the first wife of my father, I ought not to be used by Him according to the law, but that His mercy had found me usable, I became more humble in my thanksgiving.
Isaiah 64:6 says: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
If you think your blessings are a result of your hard work, you should go and see some people who are working far harder than you, yet are not rich. If you think your success thus far is based on how smart you are, you need to go to the asylum and see many brilliant people who have lost their minds.
The fact that you can even wake up in the morning is enough reason to give thanks to God. Psalm 3:5 says, “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.”
If you think deeply, you will see that you don’t deserve any of the things that God has given to you. You will see that it is in Him that you live and move and even have your being (Acts 17:28). You will see that without Him, You can do nothing (John 15:5).
I don’t know about you, but as for me, I know that I would have been long gone if it wasn’t for Him. I know that everything I am is as a result of His tender mercies towards me, so I will praise Him with all my heart. I will never hold back anything in giving Him thanks.
OPEN HEAVEN 26 JUNE 2023 ACTION POINT
Spend at least one hour just thanking God for all that you are and have today.