ODM FOR March Day 1 2019
TOPIC: NEVER PAINT TODAY’S COLOURS WITH YESTERDAY’S BRUSH!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: 1 KINGS’ 19: .1-8
Welcome to this STORY TO GLORY HOUR with He that holds yesterday, today and tomorrow in HIS HANDS! In this 2019, the Holy Ghost wants you to know that you can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk. No matter how your past years have been, you need to be able to let go and move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a painful breakup, a business failure, a treacherous betrayal, delay to your prayer answers, etc, holding on to the past will only hold you back! Always remember that yesterday is not yours to recover, but tomorrow is yours to win or lose! In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself! The LORD wants you to know that THERE IS LIFE AFTER THE JUNIPER TREE! Elijah prayed to die under a JUNIPER TREE because of JEZEBEL, but the LORD told him in Verse 7: “Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.” The LORD was telling him: There is life after the JUNIPER TREE! There is life after your brook dries up!
Yes! Life moves forward! No wonder Bryant McGill opined: The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”
Share this poem with me:
“The colors of the day
Are shaded by yesterday’s brush;
We paint our lives with tinctures of time;
Tomorrow’s hues are determined By what we envisioned time preceding”
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Indeed, in this STORY TO GLORY YEAR, never paint the colours of today with yesterday’s brush! Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you. Don’t dwell on what went wrong! Instead, focus on what to do next! Spend your energy moving forward towards an answer! Close with Thomas S. Monson: “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” Pray seriously now!
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PRAYER POINTS For Today
Take Song 1: Higher Ground
- In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
- I refuse to dwell UNDER THE JUNIPER TREE! There is life after the JUNIPER TREE! I REJECT DISCOURAGEMENT over the past! I shall fast again! I shall trust again! I shall run this race with my TOMORROW in view in Jesus name.
- Pray about the month of March! Cancel the collapse of marriage this month! Loose 3 marital connections! LORD GOD, move me from STORY to GLORY! I refuse to quit!
- Holy Ghost, move me from my YESTERDAY!
- Pray about today seriously as led now.
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I’m pressing on the upward way hymn lyrics
1. I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Lord, lift me up, and let me stand
By faith on Canaan’s tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
2. My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
3. I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.
4. I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till rest I’ve found,
“Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”