Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 31 January, 2023. This is a daily devotional written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe. Incase you missed yesterday devotional, read it here: Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 14 January, 2023.
Remember also the January 21 days fasting and prayer for the year 2023. It has started. Find the prayer for today and tomorrow in the War against Haman prayer booklet here: DAY 7 AND DAY 8 War Against Haman 21-days Jan 2023 Fasting and Prayer. January 2023 Day 31.
Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 31 January, 2023
Topic: WISDOM TO MANAGE YOUR SEASON OF PLENTY!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: Genesis 41:15 – 37; “15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”
16 “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”
17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile, 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. 19 After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt. 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. 21 But even after they ate them, no one could tell that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up. Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 31 January, 2023
22 “In my dream I saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted—withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. 24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me.”
25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. 27 The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.
28 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon. Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 31 January, 2023
33 “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. 35 They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.”
37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.”
Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 31 January, 2023
The story of Joseph! Apart from the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph also gave wise counsel to Pharaoh on how to manage the season of famine that was coming. The dream did not contain the solution; it only revealed an imminent problem.
7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine. If Joseph had stopped .at just interpreting the dreams, the dramatic turn of events would not have been achieved. However, the Spirit of God through wisdom, made Joseph to quickly give advice on how to mitigate the problem that was coming.
Today, many nations, companies, churches, families and individuals are plagued with problems OF ^DROUGHT, famine, hunger, re-cession, etc. There was once plenty before the famine. In most countries”, there was once a season of plenty! In my country, Nigeria, when oil was discovered, there was MORE THAN ENOUGH but there was no Joseph to tell the leaders to SAVE BECAUSE THE SEASON OF FAMINE MUST COME. Our Daily Manna Devotional (ODM) Tuesday 31 January, 2023
Recession has always been in the history of humanity. What the Spirit of God is saying is that there are always two seasons: SEASON OF PLENTY AN!) FAMINE (Recession). What are your plans as a nation, family w individual, to cope when the season of famine (life’s battles) sets in? I always tell my children when they were in school – SAVE out of your pocket money!
Yes! DELIBERATE ATTEMPTS SHOULD BE MADE TO SAVE DURING THE SEA SON OF PLENTY. GENESIS 41:35 – 36 SHOULD BE APPLIED Save for the days of famine. Use this year 2023 to declare that in i season of famine will swallow you! It will promote you because you will walk in wisdom in your season of PLENTY!
Turn to Page 106 of “WAR AGAINST HAMAN-18” for PRAYERS FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF EACH MONTH. Pray them concerning the month of February.
Take any song of worship as led.
- Thank the Lord for the Word today. Pray on it as it has touched you,
- Father God, help me to be wise during my season of plenty this year.
- Jehovah God, help leaders of nations, captains of industries not to waste resources that should be saved for the season of famine.
- Father, paralyze the spirit of ‘prodigal son’ waste during the time of plenty.
- Still pray about your 2023 expectations now.
- Pray about today seriously and any other issue(s) affecting your peace