THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER, 25TH 2016.
THEME: BEWARE OF FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS
TEXT: Luke 10:19, 18:1.
"7 .... Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. 8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. " (Proverbs 23:7-8)
Fair weather friends are those who are always with you especially when things are moving smoothly, but disappear immediately things go sour. They will offer all manner of excuses why they will not be there for you — travel, work, business, vacation and so on. Some of those excuses might be genuine, but then they cannot be with you. As long as you have one thing or the other to offer them, they are singing your praises, only to abandon you at the hour of need. Beware of them! They do not have any good intention towards you except that things are going well for you.
Many people also describe them as unfriendly friends. They will castigate you at your back only to smile with you when they are in your presence. They blame you and pass judgments at your back and praise you when you are with them. They speak evil of others in your presence, only to berate you in their own presence. They are envious of you without you knowing it. They are betrayers and will be the ones that will give you the fatal blow that will signify your end. You must beware of them because they are very dangerous.
Sing spirit filled songs unto God and thank Him for everything He has accomplished in your life and then take the following prayer points.
1. Holy Ghost, I raise a lamentation against all the evil and unfriendly friends in my life. I ask that you scatter them by fire, in Jesus' name. Whatever evil motives that make them to draw near; expose all of them and disband them, in Jesus' name.
2. Whatever be their aim or objectives in my life; may they never realize them, in Jesus' name. All their gossiping and backbiting, I turn it upon their heads, in Jesus' name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA