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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019* TOPIC: THE PLACE OF PREPARATION IN OPPORTUNITY

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1 year 6 months ago #8347 by Goodness Kap
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019*

TOPIC: THE PLACE OF PREPARATION IN OPPORTUNITY

*Read: 1 Samuel 17:33-37*
*MEMORISE: _Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God_ (1 Samuel 17:36).*

*EXPOSITION*
When preparation colludes with opportunity, there is a great spark in the spirit. It has been said that proper preparation prevents poor performance.

David was tending his father’s flock in the forest, and as a result, he faced various challenges as a shepherd. He experienced loneliness, went through several attacks from wild animals, at times went hungry with no food, and yet, he remained a faithful and steadfast shepherd who never complained. Little did he know that God was actually preparing him for a greater task ahead.

On the battle field, while others were shivering and afraid of Goliath, David was full of confidence that he had come across and overcome bigger battle and challenges than Goliath. There is a boldness that comes with allowing God to prepare us, before the opportunity comes. It is pity today that most people, especially our youths, want to shine and manifest very quickly, without first getting equipped for the task ahead.

Bob Gass said, “if you can’t pay the price, you cannot get the prize”. Many ministers pray for the manifestation of the supernatural in their various ministries but not all of them are willing to fast and pray to be equipped for it. All students want to graduate with a first-class degree, but how many of them study according to that wish? A footballer wants to be the best in the world, but he does not attend training regularly, neither does he follow the instructions from the coach. Preparation gives and adds value to opportunity.

*PRAYER POINTS*
*1.* Lord, prepare me for what You have purposed for me.
*2.* Lord, help me not to run away from situations and challenges that are meant to shape my destiny.
*3.* Lord, please save our youths from seeking short cuts to glory, instead of preparing for the future.

*EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1 King 5:18 – 7:25; John 4:47 – 5:14*

*Author: CAC WORLDWIDE*
*Remain Blessed!*

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