Daily Manna Devotional for 3rd July 2021: THE DISTRACTED BOY AND THE ANGRY FATHER!

Daily Manna Devotional for 3rd July 2021

TOPIC: THE DISTRACTED BOY AND THE ANGRY FATHER!

BASIC SCRIPTURE: 1 KINGS 20: 30-43

30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.

31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.

32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.

33 Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.

34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.

35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the Lord, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.

36 Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.

37 Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.

38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.

40 And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.

41 And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.

42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.

ODM Daily July 2021
ODM Daily July 2021

Daily Manna Devotional for 3rd July 2021

A boy was sent by his father to urgently buy him food from a restaurant. On his way going, he was in a hurry because of the urgency of the assignment. However, on his way back, he passed where his mates were playing football . He slowed down and began to watch the game, gradually slowing down until he finally stopped. He watched for a while and got carried away, he became interested and indicated his interest in playing, and was invited. He left the food in the care of some unknown people and entered the field. He forgot the assignment completely and played his heart out. He became the man of the match, dribbled opponents,  created chances, scored goals and changed the face of the entire game. When the game finally ended, everybody went home to their parents. It now dawned on the boy that he had actually been sent to buy food by his hungry father. He went to where he kept the food; it had already been eaten by goats and dogs. “But I kept this food with some boys here a moment ago,” he said. He picked up the plates but was no longer happy. All the excitement of the game disappeared, the people clapping for him were all gone, the opponents he was playing against were all gone, the ball itself was gone and time was gone. Regret, fear and tears of sorrow overtook him as he found his way home in the dark. When people asked him why he couldn’t go home, he said his father would beat him. He knew the implications of a wasted time. As the year marches on, there is one prayer you must always pray: “LORD, HELP ME NOT TO WASTE MY LIFETIME, ENERGY AND RESOURCES DOING THE WRONG THINGS. HELP ME TO CHANNEL MY ENERGY AND ABILITIES RIGHTLY”! Sometimes in life, time and opportunity lost may never be regained. Most people spend time doing the right things at the wrong time, only to discover that it was a wasted effort. I pray that your days and years are not wasted, just like that young boy. Today’s scripture Vs. 40 says: “And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, ‘so shall thy judgment be, thyself hast decided it.” Don’t be busy here and there in this 2nd half of the year on what is not your God-given purpose. Arise and pray: DISTRACTION AGENTS; RUN MAD! Daily Manna Devotional for 3rd July 2021

ODM WORLDWIDE 14-DAY FASTING PROGRAMME (July 11th- 24th, 2021) is here again! THEME: “FROM REPROACH TO RESPECT.” TURN TO PAGE 108 of “War Against Haman – 16” booklet and pray “Prayers before any fasting programme. ONLINE – “MORNING FIRE WITH BISHOP CHRIS” – TODAY 7AM

Time: 7am (Nigeria time). Log on to these prophetic Prayers-to-start-your-day, via our new official FACEBOOK PAGE – “OURDAILYMANNAWORLDWIDE.” PRAYER FIRE; PRAYERS THAT MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of consecration as led.

  1. In your own words, pray over today’s word as led.
  2. I reject a wasted life. I shall fulfill my assignment in Jesus name.
  3. DISTRACTION AGENTS; RUN MAD!
  4. I refuse distractions this year; I shall be focused on my goals.
  5. Pray about today as led. Daily Manna Devotional for 3rd July 2021
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  1. God bless you for the word of encouragement.
    You spirit of destruction run mad in Jesus mighty name

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