WINNING EACH DAY DEVOTIONAL
2 Cor 2:14 And thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph…
September 26, 2016
NEW TERRITORIES: IN YOUR STEPS
Deuteronomy 11:24 NLT Wherever you set foot, that land will be yours. Your frontiers will stretch from the wilderness in the south to Lebanon in the north, and from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
Their 1999 autobiography, Built From Scratch, tells the humble and inspiring story of how Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank took great steps and grew Home Depot from nothing to about $30 billion. Losing their jobs allowed the two friends to develop an idea Marcus had been thinking about for several years —opening a chain of hardware and home improvement superstores across the country unlike anything that existed at the time.
In the early 1970s, Marcus and Blank were executives at Handy Dan, a chain of home improvement stores. Years later, they were fired by the owner of the company. As it turned out, being fired was one of the best things that ever happened to them. Today, the company they founded employs about 251,488 employees. Instead of becoming victims of circumstances, Marcus and Blank made the best out of a rather unpleasant situation.
Don’t let any circumstance overwhelm you. Everything will work together for your good. Prayer is the believer’s advantage — pray. Don’t worry about anything; pray about everything. When God speaks to you, He expects that you to speak the same word. This is called “homologeo” meaning “same talk”. Once you have spoken the Word of God, coming in agreement with God, the next thing you ought to do is to take bold steps. Go on to making bold, audacious demands for what God has promised you. Make a demand by deciding to push yourself spiritually and physically. Make a demand by improving and learning all that you need to learn to be ahead in your field of endeavour.
CONFESSION: My feet are swift to move. I go from good to great!
PRAYER: Lord, grant me the wisdom and courage to move into prepared territories.
FURTHER READING: Joshua 1:3, Exodus 14:15, Numbers 14:24.