DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post April
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Friday, 22nd April, 2022

Bible Reading:  Psalm 27: 1-9

Memory VerseAnd now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me.  Psalm 27:6a (NKJV)

1. Determined to access higher education, George W. McLaurin became the first African-American to attend the University of Oklahoma. Initially, the university denied him entry into its graduate program citing the segregation statute, which made it an abnormality to operate a school in which both blacks and whites were taught. Later on, after a protracted court case, he was given admission.

Lesson: When there is a will, there is a way. With God on your side, you can pursue a righteous course successfully despite all oppositions. Tough it tarries, the vision is for an appointed time (Habakkuk 2: 3-4).

2. McLaurin’s classes were held in classrooms with an anteroom compelling him to sit away from the white students while still attending all his classes. Other special accommodations that were created to continue segregation include special seating areas at the cafeteria, sporting events and separate restroom facilities. He was also made to sit on a desk in the library which was behind a stack of newspapers so he would not be seen by the white students. The federal court in Oklahoma City upheld the discrimination.

Lesson: A temporary discomfort shouldn’t force you to abandon your dreams. Learn to be resilient. Great changes often comes with a great price.

3. Mclaurin enjoyed the support of Thurgood Marshall, Amos T. Hall, Roscoe Dunjee, and five other African American students in his fight against racism.

Lesson: If you must fight for a cause, it is better to fight as a group in wisdom and in unity.

QuoteWhen something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour – EMusk

Prophetic Decree: Receive power to rise above all odds and fulfill your dreams, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Father because you have promised to move me forward by your mercies.

2. What stopped others in my family shall not stop me, in Jesus name.

3. I receive divine empowerment to rise above family and societal limitations, in Jesus name.

4. Anointing to make progress in life, fall upon me, in Jesus mighty name.

5. I receive grace for resilience, persistence, and tenacity in the pursuance of my vision, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 6,8-10,14,16,19,21

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