DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post April
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Fri,  Apr 28, 2017

Bible reading: Psalm 20:1-9.

Memory verse: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:6(KJV)

 …the woman waited several weeks before someone in the prison died. She was asleep in her cell when she heard the death bell ring.

She got up and slowly walked down the hallway. She was nearly caught a couple of times. Her heart was beating fast. She opened the door to the darkened room where the coffins were kept. Quietly in the dark, she found the coffin that contained the dead body; carefully climbed into the coffin and pulled the lid shut to wait for the caretaker to come and nail the lid.

Soon, she heard footsteps and the pounding of the hammer and nails. Even though she was very uncomfortable in the coffin with the dead body, she knew that with each nail, she was one step closer to freedom. The coffin was lifted onto the wagon and taken outside to the graveyard. She could feel the coffin being lowered into the ground. She didn’t make a sound as the coffin hit the bottom of the grave with a thud. Finally, she heard the dirt dropping on top of the wooden coffin, and she knew that it was only a matter of time and she would be free at last. After several minutes of absolute silence, she began to laugh…happily feeling free already and chanting, “I am free”! “I am free”!

Feeling curious, she decided to light the flashlight to find out the identity of the dead prisoner beside her. To her horror, she discovered that she was laying next to the caretaker….her only hope to freedom. Vain is the help of man.

Who do you run to when you’re locked up in the prison of life and it seems all hope is gone – an herbalist, an occult or evil spiritual consultants? Some trust in chariots, others in horses, but we will trust in the Lord our God. Many people believe they have life all figured out…that they are well connected and can arrange and pre-arrange things to their favour… but sometimes, it just doesn’t turn out the way they planned it. The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have…but at times even the best fails. The only one never fails is God.

Quote: “I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.”

Prophetic Word: Your hope shall not be cut short, in Jesus name. 

Prayer Focus: Dear heavenly Father, please empower me to trust in you always all the days of my life, in Jesus name.

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