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 15TH APRIL 2020 IS “WOOD CANNOT SHARPEN IRON!”
BASIC SCRIPTURE: DANIEL 6: 1-15
A research/study by Psychologists, Sociologists and professors reveal that: People have enemies because those who hate you are afraid of your strengths. In your strength, they see their weaknesses/weak points. The strong points that they see creates deep jealousy in them.
They hate you because your strong points remind them of their weak points which create hatred in them towards you. But you must always remember that GREAT STARS WILL ALWAYS ATTRACT GREAT SCARS! Yes! You cannot avoid the “JEALOUSY/ENVY BUS-STOP!” in life, men will either PITY you or ENVY you! The choice is yours!
That’s why you must sometimes change your circle of friends as you go higher in life ministry! One thing that growth does is that it changes your association. If you cannot change your friends, then be ready for greater wars of envy this year! The higher you go in life, the higher your enemies will multiply. So, why do people hate you in the workplace, business, neighbourhood, etc?
Because your strength reminds them of their weak points. And it is translated into jealousy, envy and hatred, because they see you as threat. So, when people hate you, don’t blame yourself. It’s not because you are bad. It is because the good in you reminds them of the bad in them. Your efficiency exposes their deficiencies, so they will get at you in the 4-lettered word- ENVY.
This was why they hated Daniel. Vs 3 of today’s scripture reveals: Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Wow! Note the words: contention! This was the anger of Daniel’s friends, colleagues and Contemporaries who made themselves enemies. They saw his Strength-his excellent spirit as a threat to their mediocre spirits. That is why you must change your circle of friends as you grow! If you are the wisest in your group of friends; GET OUT! if you are the only “IRON” in your circle of friends, then who will sharpen you? It is IRON that SHARPENS IRON- Prov 27: 17. Wood resists Iron!
Daily Manna Worldwide 15 April 2020 – WOOD CANNOT SHARPEN IRON!
Wood slows down iron! Wood sticks to iron and if care is not taken, they both go down! If you don’t change your circle of friends periodically, you will soon suffer. If the friends you had 20 years ago are still the same friends you have now, then know that some of them will begin to fast and pray against you because ENVY must arise! Oh, I am writing from experience! One thing that growth does is that it changes your association. If you don’t change your circle of friends, then be ready for the war of envy. Learn, be wise and pray now!
ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 15TH APRIL 2020.
Take any song of praise as led. – CLICK HERE
1. in your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
2. LORD, my haters shall not slow me down this year in Jesus name.
3. LORD, shake away every WOOD from my life, family and ministry!
4. O LORD, they did not prevail over Daniel. My haters shall be ashamed in Jesus name.
5. PRAY FOR ALL THAT CONCERNS YOU TODAY!
6. LORD, scatter their conspiracies by fire in Jesus name. (Pray it seriously).