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OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL DATE: THURSDAY JULY 7TH 2022

The Holy Communion is a miracle meal, a meal of substitution – Pastor Adeboye

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL

DATE: THURSDAY JULY 7TH 2022

THEME: GET REPORTS II

MEMORISE:
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:12

READ:
Revelation 2:1 -7
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

MESSAGE:
The Bible reading for yesterday showed us how Jesus delegated some assignments to His disciples during His earthly ministry. The Bible reading for today, shows us that Jesus is still delegating responsibilities even now that He is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. This time, He is getting the reports of the Pastors first hand and giving the report of their performance so that they can improve in the work that He has given them to do.

Now, you as a leader must constantly assess who you delegated duties to and give them a report of their performance. Tell them where they are doing well and where they need to improve. Make sure you give this report in time before they go so far in doing the wrong thing to the point that all that would be left would be to suffer their consequences. In the bible reading for today, Jesus made sure that He gave the Angels of the churches a report of their performance before the consequences showed up. Whether they harkened to His report or not is another thing, but He gave them report.

As a delegate, when you don’t pay attention to the reports your superiors give you, you end up suffering the consequences. My advice for you is that you don’t even wait for them to give you a report of your performance; go to your superior and ask, “Sir, how am I performing at the duties you gave me to do?” When the fellow then tells you your performance, you must make adjustments to ensure that you do more of what the reports says you have been doing well and improve on what it says you have not been doing well. That way, you can avoid any consequences that would have come if you did not get a report quickly enough.

Beyond getting a report on what your delegate are doing, you also need a report from them on how you are doing too. A leader must not be afraid to get reports from those that he or she is leading. You can not see and understand the effects of all your actions and words, hence you need other people to give you a report on your own performances once in a while. If Jesus could ask His disciples for feedback on how people perceived Him (MAtthew 16: 13-15), you are not too big to ask for feedback from those you are leading.

ACTION POINT:
Ask your superior both in the office and church to give you an objective report about your performance so far and also advice you on how to improve in your duties.

BIBLE ON ONE YEAR: Psalm 99- 101

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 15: NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD

1 Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
to keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
of this world in the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son and Spirit blest,
who reign in highest heaven
the one eternal God,
whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.