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 22ND FEBRUARY 2020 IS “GUIDE ME O THOU GREAT REDEEMER!.”
BASIC SCRIPTURES: PSALM 25: 4-10; PSALM 32: 8
William Williams (1717-1791) is considered by many to be the father of Welsh hymns. In 1738, Williams heard a sermon by the revivalist preacher Howell Harris, a fiery Welsh layman who had been influenced by the Methodist movement in England.
It was through this sermon that Williams discerned his calling to go into ministry. Soon he came to discover that his heart was with Harris and his traveling ministry. The revivalists realized that the Welsh language was lacking in hymns. Williams would go on to write many hymns in both Welsh and English.
“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” appeared in Welsh in 1745. It was fitting that Williams should be the author of a hymn about the Christian’s pilgrimage on earth since as a traveling Methodist preacher, he was a pilgrim in both the spiritual and physical sense.
Williams’ ministry shook WALES. He traveled for forty- three years and made an average of 2,230 miles a year, at a time when there were no railways and a few stagecoaches. In this way, the greater part of Williams life was spent, not in a preacher’s library, but in the greatest world of outdoors. No wonder the world got one of the greatest hymns from this man:
“Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more.” Always remember that you are a PILGRIM through this BARREN EARTH! No matter your wealth, treasures or education, this earth compared to heaven is BARREN!
That is why you must live as a PILGRIM (A pilgrim is a traveler who is on a journey to a holy place). So, Williams as a traveler compared the physical to the spiritual and knew that without being GUIDED, through this world of difficult battles, hard and delicate decisions daily, trials without notice, betrayals by wicked serpents and scorpions (unfriendly friends and household wickedness), he could make irreversible mistakes that could keep him from his FINAL DESTINATION – heaven. In this year 2020, let that be your daily cry: “GUIDE ME O THOU GREAT REDEEMER!” Your REDEEMER knows the way you don’t know!
He knows the way through the mountains, woodlands or wilderness! He knows where danger hides and He knows where green pastures are planted! Yes! He knows the hidden traps and evil nets! Oh! No Matter the pressure or “URGENCY,” do nothing this year without hearing a word from God! Pray/seriously now and cancel the HASTE that will lead you to WASTE or the MISTAKES that will lead you to MISERY!
ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2020.
Take Song 1: When the morning comes…
1. In your own words, pray over today’s word as led now.
2. By the grace of God, I shall not be HASTY this year! I cancel the MISTAKES that will lead me to MISERY and ‘HAD-I-KNOWN.’ GUIDE ME MASTER! Our Daily Manna 22 February 2020
3. LORD GOD, You know the way I don’t know! Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer!
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