Archive | January 19, 2015

Preparing to Cleave Daily: Day 19

Curses
Scripture Passages: Leviticus 26:39-42
To be free from curses placed by God or man over generations, it is imperative to confess one’s sins and the sins of one’s parents in a bid to secure forgiveness, which is the foundation for the breaking of every curse. To confess the sins you need to know them and that is why before you marry you make an effort to understand the spiritual background of the family you are marrying into and that of yours. Your marriage will be a lot easier if this baggage is offloaded before you say, “I do.”
Prayer: Father, open my eyes to see any curse that may be in my life or in the life of my spouse to be.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 19

Scripture Passage: Genesis 13:1-11 and Genesis 19:15-26
When You Stop Following the Rewards Depart from You
As long as Lot followed Abraham, he was blessed. Immediately he departed, and went his own way, the blessings began to depart. Eventually, he left Sodom empty handed whereas he had gone in full. The cattle and the herdsmen all disappeared.
The lesson is this; when you stop following, the rewards that came as a result of following depart from you. When a branch is cut off from a tree it will wither and die. Be like Elisha, follow until the end and the rewards will abide until the end.
Prayer: Father, give me grace to be a good follower, because only good followers become good leaders.