March 1, 2021

Open Heaven, RCCG Daily Devotional, Tuesday 23 February 2021

Topic for Tuesday 23/2/21: Guard your heart

By Pastor E.A Adeboye

Do you not know that God is still in the business of doing miracles? Since He is still Miracles-Working-God, before you finish reading this piece, if you will believe, your life shall be instrument of His miracles, signs & wonders in the name of Jesus.

OPEN HEAVEN 23 FEBRUARY 2021
MEMORIZE: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23

OPEN HEAVEN 23 FEBRUARY 2021 BIBLE READING PSALMS 119:10-12

10. With my whole heart have I sought thee; O let me not wander from thy commandments.

11. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12. Blessed art thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes.

OPEN HEAVEN 23 FEBRUARY 2021 MESSAGE

It is shocking how believers engage in all manner of conversations and associations carelessly.

If you know the value of your heart, you would guard it jealously.

In (2 Samuel 13) we see a classic case of what happens when a person does not guard his or her heart.

Amnon who was a prince and could have married any lady in the land lusted after his half-sister who was a virgin.

He then engaged in a seemingly harmless conversation with a friend who watered the seed of evil already planted in his unguarded heart.

The evil desire then blossomed and led to his untimely death in verse 28 and 29 of the same chapter.

The man who advised him to rape his sister is the same one who announced his death to David, his father (2 Samuel 13:32).

Choose those you associate with wisely (Psalms 1:1).

Be careful of whom you listen to and be mindful of what you let into your heart. Jesus said in Matthew 5:8:

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

If you allow impurities to dwell in your heart, forget about ever seeing God.

In Matthew 12:34, Jesus said:
…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

In other words, your lifestyle and speech are an overflow of the meditation of your heart.

Believers who listen to worldly music and also allow their children to listen to them are courting trouble.

The result may not be instant. But it will accumulate and surely begin to yield ungodly fruits.

King David knew the secret to clean heart and he shared this in Psalm 119:11:

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that might not sin against thee.

Meditating on the Scriptures, listening to recordings of sound teachers of the gospel and keeping company with fellow believers are some of the primary ways through which we can keep our hearts guarded.

You can only express what you have in your heart.

Thus, if you constantly expose your heart to God’s word, you would guard your heart from all forms of ungodliness.

Motivational words cannot cure sinful thoughts, only the word of God can.

Fill your heart with the word of God.

OPEN HEAVEN 23 FEBRUARY 2021 KEY POINT: Guard your heart diligently with the word of God.

OPEN HEAVEN 23 FEBRUARY 2021 HYMN

TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE

1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

OPEN HEAVEN 23 FEBRUARY 2021 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: EXODUS 5:1-23, EXODUS 6:1-30, EXODUS 7:1-25

Special note

Beloved Reader, the sweetest way to enjoy full blessings from God in this 2021 is to make Jesus Christ your personal Lord & Saviour. Remember! the Lord Jesus in John 3:3 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ye are born again, ye cannot see the kingdom of God.”

If you are ready to give your life to Christ Jesus, please pray the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. I am a sinner, I confess all my sin, have mercy on me, forgive me all my sin. Give me grace to go and sin no more. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.


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Or mail: info@rccg.org, God bless you.

Beware! this period we are in today brings fulfilment of this saying of Jesus Christ:
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” Matt 24:12.
Our prayer for all of us is: any power, any problem that will quench our love for God and His unfailing Word, Holy Ghost Fire will destroy and flush them away.

Good Day Beloved, Thank you for your patient with us. Thank you for all your comments, observations, feedbacks and time spent on this platform. We cherish your presence here.  

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, & by the power in the Blood of Jesus, you will never be a victim to whatever calamity, affliction, roaming around in the name of Jesus, Amen!