Topic: Unimaginable Promises
Today’s Scripture: 2 Peter 1:2–8
Key Verse: He has given us his very great and precious promises. – 2 Peter 1:4
INSIGHT: Second Peter 1 reminds us that God is the One who provides the power we need to live our life in Christ (v. 3). One of the ways He does this is by giving us the Holy Spirit. The characteristics we display—the fruit of the indwelling Spirit—have strong implications for the way we live (vv. 5–9; see Galatians 5:22–23). But whose fruit is it? It’s the Spirit’s. The Holy Spirit is the agent, the source, and the power that produces that fruit.
Adapted from Live Free: A Fresh Look at the Fruit of the Spirit. Read it at DiscoverySeries.org/Q0214.
Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st February 2021 Message
In our moments of greatest failure, it can be easy to believe it’s too late for us, that we’ve lost our chance at a life of purpose and worth. That’s how Elias, a former inmate at a maximum-security prison in New York, described feeling as a prisoner. “I had broken . . . promises, the promise of my own future, the promise of what I could be.”
It was Bard College’s “Prison Initiative” college degree program that began to transform Elias’ life. While in the program, he participated on a debate team, which in 2015 debated a team from Harvard—and won. For Elias, being “part of the team . . . [was] a way of proving that these promises weren’t completely lost.”
A similar transformation happens in our hearts when we begin to understand that the good news of God’s love in Jesus is good news for us too. It’s not too late, we begin to realize with wonder. God still has a future for me.
And it’s a future that can neither be earned nor forfeited, dependent only on God’s extravagant grace and power (2 Peter 1:2–3). A future where we’re set free from the despair in the world and in our hearts into one filled with His “glory and goodness” (v. 3). A future secure in Christ’s unimaginable promises (v. 4); and a future transformed into the “freedom and glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:21).
Reflect & Pray
Why can it be difficult for us to accept “unearned” grace and love? How does it touch your heart to consider that in God’s eyes you have a future filled with unimaginable beauty?
Jesus, some days all I can see is the ways I’ve disappointed myself and others, the ways I’ve broken the future I’ve dreamed of. Help me to see the unchanging beauty of the future I find in You.
Joel Osteen Devotional 3 March 2021 – Better Is Coming
Topic: Better Is Coming
Ecclesiastes 7:8, AMPC – Better is the end of a thing than the beginning of it.
Today’s Word with Joel Osteen Devotional 3 March 2021
You may have had a rough start, but you don’t have to have a rough finish. Better is the end. Don’t keep dwelling on the negatives of the past. God is saying, Something better is coming. You may be going through a rough spot today, but better is coming. Don’t cancel out the better by dwelling on the regrets, the failures, and what didn’t work out. If your mind is always on yesterday, you’re going to move in that direction. Better is coming, healing is coming, and breakthroughs are coming.
You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by your past. If the past hadn’t happened, you wouldn’t be prepared for the better that is coming your way. You may have made some mistakes, but you can’t do anything about what happened yesterday. Living with guilt is not going to make anything better. It’s time to drop it. You’ll not only feel a weight lift off of you, but you’ll step into the better things God has in store.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for my past, the successes and victories as well as the mistakes and failures. Thank You that the past has prepared me for today and for the better things You have in store for me. I believe breakthroughs are coming, new opportunities are coming, and healings are coming. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Joel Osteen Devotional 3 March 2021 Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.
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In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd March 2021 By Dr Charles Stanley – The Struggle With Jealousy
Topic: The Struggle With Jealousy
Today’s Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:5-16(King James Version)
6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.
11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.
12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.
13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.
15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd March 2021 By Dr Charles Stanley
Jealousy is an emotion of displeasure over someone else’s good fortune. Constantly comparing ourselves to others leads to discontent, resentment, and bitterness. If these negative emotions remain unchecked, they can poison our relationships. What’s more, they can eventually flare into suspicion, anger, and hostility.
This is what happened to King Saul. His jealousy caused him to distrust David, who had served him faithfully. Saul’s suspicious attitude led to hostility and irrational behavior—so much so that he hurled a spear at David while the young man was playing music (1 Samuel 18:10-12). Instead of being grateful for David’s loyalty and steadfast service, the king repaid him with animosity and death threats. As a result, David was eventually forced to flee and hide in the wilderness (1 Samuel 23:15-26).
Jealousy is not something to be excused or rationalized. Ask the Lord to examine your heart and show you if any of these symptoms of jealousy are present in your life. If they are, confess them as sin and ask Him to uproot them from your heart. Then focus on God’s faithfulness instead of comparing yourself with others.
Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 31-32
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Seeds of Destiny Devotional 3 March 2021 – You Must Live
TOPIC: You Must Live (Scroll down for Seeds of Destiny 3 March 2021)
SCRIPTURE: I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Deuteronomy 30:19.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You have a choice in the matter of your life and destiny.
Seeds of Destiny Devotional 3 March 2021 Message:
Sometime ago, I went to visit a woman who was critically ill at the hospital. Her health condition had deteriorated. At a point, they fixed an oxygen mask on her to breathe.
At this time, four of her children were not yet married, and they were in the hospital with her. I pointed at them one-by-one and told her that she must live to see them get married. She must live to see her children’s children. When I said that, there was an injection of fire into her. The matter was over! Then she said, “I will live. I will take care of my children. I must see my children get married. I must see my children’s children.” Instantly, she was healed, and under twenty-four hours, the oxygen mask was removed from her.
Today, all her children are married.
Beloved, you have a choice in the matter of your life and destiny. You are not at the mercy of the devil; the devil is at your mercy. You shall fulfil your days. You shall fulfil your destiny. You shall fulfil the purpose of God for your life, in Jesus’ Name.
But you must first make the choice to live.
REMEMBER THIS: You have a choice in the matter of your life and destiny.
1. Refuse to bow to the forces of danger and death.
2. Always have something to be alive for.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to always place the future before me. Help me not to bow to the forces of death and destruction, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: POWER TO TREAD.
QUOTE: It is good to note that survival is a function of Wisdom. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 2 Samuel 9-12
AMAZING FACT: Male and female eagles make a very good parenting tandem. The male’s job is to guarantee that there is food in their nests, while the female roosts at their nest for 35 days to keep their eggs warm.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: You shall fulfil God’s perfect plan and purpose for your life in the earth in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny Devotional 3 March 2021 Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.
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