Our September Devotional

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September 2, 2021


The Book of James ends with the attitude we need to have in addressing and solving problems. We must first be aware of them, define them, pray for those in need and engage with them in restoring to them the favor of God. This prepares us for the Kingdom emersion within our community to restore our towns, cities and nation.  This is not just a personal exercise. It involves our whole family and the Body of Christ.   

The Book of Ezra is an example of a people who lived for years in foreign lands and who wished to return home to restore the favor of God upon their people and land. Interestingly, it begins with the rebuilding of the “house of God”. Establishing the presence of God with celebrative worship is central to the life and renaissance of any people.  

Imagine, the Kings of Persia (Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes) made edicts to protect the people of God against those who opposed their return and sought to discredit them. But the Priests and the leaders among the Jews, stood firm and the Kings and Governors upheld the Edict of Cyrus in support of  them.

Ezra played a significant role in calling the Israelites back to righteousness and to live according to the laws of Moses. They were also called to abandon their relationships with the heathen who did abominable things against the God of Israel. This included the putting away of wives and husbands who would corrupt the seed of God’s people. In restoring the integrity of the people Ezra called Israel to repentance and to renew their covenant with God. As you pray for your nation, what are you prepared to do to ensure the favor of God upon your people?  

This devotional exercise is for self-assessment, self-effacement and self-affirmation. Concentrate on selected verses each day. Meditate on their significance to your faith, as you apply it personally and practically to your daily life. 

To get the FULL benefit from this devotional, be sure to download the  Devotional Approach To Building Your Relationship With God  to ensure that your time with God is as thourough as possible! Use it as a daily guide to navigate you through your devotional process with God!!!


Prepared by
Bishop CB Peter Morgan


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