Our Daily Manna daily devotional by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe for today is here. Digest the word of the lord and pray believing in his promises.
TOPIC OF OUR DAILY MANNA FOR FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER IS ” ZIDANE: MY PAST IS PAST!
Basic Scripture: Job 29: 1-25
I remember years ago, a Chinese man invited bids of one million Yuan (about $146, 000.00) for the rights of an image of former France Captain Zinedine Zidane’s infamous head-butt during the July 2006 soccer World Cup final. Zhao Xiaokai, General Manager of a sort-related company, paid 200 Yuan ($290.00) to register the trademark – a picture showing Zidane head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi’s chest.
He said they were considering developing their own lines of head-butted branded products. Our divine emphasis on today’s devotional is that you must never celebrate failure and you must not build a memorial (remembrance archade) for you past!
Don’t forget that in the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, France’s best player Zinedine Zidane, was shown a red card after headbutting Italian midfielder Marco Materazzi in the chest. It was a moment France will never forget, and Italy will up winning the match 5-3 in penalty kicks. That hwad-butt saga marked Zidane’s inglorious (sad and shameful) exit from international soccer.
But is that a memory to be celebrated? Funny, but the song, “Coup de Boule” – French interpretation for “head-butt” but also a number one hit on France’s single chart.
In this second half of 2019, you must determine to magnify and celebrate your glorious past and not your weak past! Nearly every great man or woman on planet earth has an ugly past, a weak or a sour point of failure. So why dwell in yours? The Lord wants you to note that after every FALURE, there is a FORTUNE ahead! Yes, every MISTAKE gives birth to MIRACLES!
Hear John F. Kennedy: Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the forture.” Hear James Long: “One reason God created time was that there would be space to bury the failures of the past.”
Bury your past failures! Job wept bitterly concerning his past glory (See today’s scripture Verses 2 & 20). But that did not change his story till he moved from the pain of the past to a realm of prayer (Job 42: 10). Ask for the grace to plan again! As for the grace not to focus on your past glorious moments and past weak points/failures!
Satan wants to use your negative past to paralyze your STORY to GLORY party this year! Resist him because your past does not equal your future! Hold on and move on!
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 1: What a friend…
- In your own words, pray about today’s word now.
- Ask for the grace to forget the past.
- I shall not build memorial for my past! Holy Ghost, heal my memory concerning this pain (pray about that past issue still tormenting your memory/peace now).
- I am moving on – from STORY to GLORY by force!)
THANKS FOR READING OUR DAILY MANNA FOR TODAY.
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