ODM Daily 23 November 2019
TOPIC: GROWING OR SWELLING?
BASIC SCRIPTURES: EPHESIANS 4: 10-15; 1 CHRONICLES 11:9
Do you know that: Everyone grows everyday. But not everyone is growing up. Growing old is destined to happen to all, but growing up is a choice. Not everyone will grow up. That is why the Spirit of God is asking you, through today’s devotional, “Are you growing or swelling fat?”’ Notice Verse 15 of our 1st scripture: “…grow up into Him (i.e. Jesus Christ) in all things…”
ODM Daily 23 November 2019
That means IN ALL THINGS, IN EVERY BATTLE, THE LORD WANTS YOU TO GROW UP AND NOT JUST grow fat! Growing up means winning through battles! Growing up means turning lemons to lemonades! GROWING UP requires some effort and discipline! King Saul grew older and older day by day, but he did not grow up! David, the little shepherd boy, grew up day by day till he was able to kill a GIANT!
No wonder it was written that “David waxed greater and greater…” In other words, he kept on increasing and getting stronger! He was growing spiritually, physically, socially, politically, and economically. His impact over the land of Israel was increasing day by day. I am reminded of what the great mountain climber, Edmund Hillary, did many years ago. After his first attempt to conquer Mount Everest failed, he saw a large picture of the mountain somewhere.
He walked towards the picture and said, “Mt. Everest, you have defeated me once and you might defeat me again. But I’m coming back again and again, and I’m going to win because you can’t get any bigger, Mt. Everest, but I can.” Edmund Hillary had a grow-up” attitude. He refused to settle for less! He kept on building and improving himself until he was able to reach the peak of the mountain. Hear his words, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Wow! ODM Daily 23 November 2019 – GROWING OR SWELLING?
No wonder he became an uncommon achiever! The biggest mountain that the Holy Ghost is challenging you to grow over, is that mountain inside you. Find out what it is and conquer it the remaining days of this year 2019. Grow up, and wax greater and greater. We close with the words of a former American president, Woodrow T. Wilson: “Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.” Determine that through every challenge, you will GROW UP and not swell down!
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PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 1: Higher ground… Click here
1. In your own words, pray over today’s word as led now.
2. Decree this now: I am growing UP through every battle and challenge! I am growing stronger and greater day by day, by the power of the Holy Ghost. Thank you Jesus! (Repeat as led).
ODM Daily 23 November 2019 – GROWING OR SWELLING?