Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (28th February, 2016)

Posted: February 28, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Prayer, Quiet Time, Religion, Training
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February 28, 2016

YES LORD!

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Samuel 13:9-14

And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart…
2 Chronicles 31:21
 
Is it good to make sacrifices to the Lord? The answer is “yes”. But God was angry with Saul because he made a sacrifice when he shouldn’t have. Knowing the good thing and not doing it can be even harder for a seasoned minister of God. God did not want Saul to make sacrifices even though he enjoyed the sacrifices of His people. God called Saul’s offering an act of foolishness.
There are times God does not want me to pray for some people. Being a minister, it is difficult not to pray for someone. At certain levels, you can get yourself into trouble by praying for people and showing mercy when God is not showing mercy . I have found myself praying for people and God abandoning me whilst I was praying. I asked the Lord, “Where are you, where is your power?” And He said to me, “Who asked you to do what you are doing?”
One day , the Lord told me not to accept one of my pastors if he came back to change his mind about certain decisions he had taken. The Lord was showing me that he knew more about the person than I did. I had to obey God and reject the person when he came back. It was not easy for me, but I am not following a tree. I am following a living God. A few weeks later, I discovered things I didn’t know about this fellow and I realized that just as the Lord said, I was dealing with more than I knew about.

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