Goodseed Daily Devotional 29th November 2023
TOPIC: ALLOWING GOD TO TAKE HIS GLORY.
SCRIPTURE: I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8.
Our God is a jealous God; He will not share His glory with man. That is why one major key to experiencing the power of God in life and destiny is allowing Him to take His glory. When God is guaranteed taking all the glory for what He does, He will work effortlessly.
You know, while Elisha was alive, he struggled to raise the dead child of the woman of Shunem. At first, he sent his rod through Gehazi. Gehazi tried but couldn’t raise the dead child until Elisha stretched himself out on him and he came back to life (2 Kings 4:18-37). It took so much effort for Elisha to raise the child.
But there was another dead man who was raised to life by coming in contact with the bones of Elisha after Elisha had died (2 Kings 13:20-21). In that case, Elisha didn’t have to send anyone. He didn’t even have to pray for the dead man himself because he (Elisha) had died. As people were trying to bury the dead man; the remains of this man touched Elisha’s dead bones, and the dead man came back to life.
Now, the question is: why did Elisha in his lifetime struggle to raise a dead child, but after he had died, the dead man only touched his dry bones and came back to life? As I meditated on this, the Lord said to me, “After Elisha had died, there was no one to struggle for my glory.” The flesh that normally struggled with God for His glory was no more. Remember that the dead man touched Elisha’s “bones” and not his “flesh”. The personality that would have struggled with God for His glory had gone. The person who would have been bragging about the miracle was no more alive. This is the point: it is easy for God to work when He is the only One on the scene. God works when man is out of the way. There is nothing that hinders the move of God like the flesh of man.
Beloved, determine to let self die so God can take His glory. Get out of the way and let God get on the scene. Don’t touch God’s glory and don’t allow anyone touch it where you are.
Remember this: It is easy for God to work when He is the only One on the scene; God works when man is out of the way. Give glory to God always and ascribe praises to Him when men misdirect His praises to you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to give You all the glory in all that I do, in Jesus’ Name.
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