Dated b/f : Friday, 2 February 2018

Our Daily Manna (ODM) devotional 

Preacher:  Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe

Topic: How Do You Say It?

Basic Scripture: Colossians 4:1-8

1. Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 

2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 

3. Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 

4. That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 

5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 

6. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 

7. All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: 

8. Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

Colossians 4:1‭-‬8 KJV

The very powerful French statesman, Rechelieu (1585-1642), was also a man of great intellect. On one occasion, he turned down a man who applied for job. But Richeliue’s mannar of speech and approach was so warm and accepting that it was worth having a request denied. The young man felt so elated, though he lost the job. Think about that! SOMEBODY WAS DENIED A JOB, YET HE WAS HAPPY!

Today’s Basic Scripture says in Vs. 6, “Let your speech always be with grace.” In this year 2018, as you meet people today/daily, remember that it is not just enough to talk or address them. How we do it is so crucial to your winning or failing. How you do it is so crucial to your marital success! How you talk or address your colleagues in your career/ business line is so crucial to your promotion or demotion! Do you know that how you address even your children or child can affect your relationship with him/her/them?

Solomon in Proverbs 15:1, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Oh, grievous words stir up anger! A good word (gracious word) can become grievous, depending on HOW IT BIS SPOKEN! Yes! How you say a word or pass across a message can turn it from bad (grievous) to good (gracious) or from good (gracious) to bad (grievous)! WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS STIRRING UP? WHAT DAMAGE HAS YOUR MANNER OF WORD TRANSMISSION CAUSED IN THE PAST?

Ah! Just got this strongly in my spirit now: God will send people across you this wee/this year 2018 to help you. Keeping your helpers is another thing! May helpers you have lost in the past be restored back to your life and ministry again in Jesus Christ name! But you must learn to keep them. May your tongue and temper not demote you this year or send your helpers running away! Let God use today’s devotional to break you. You must increase and be DECORATED this week and this year!

As your prophet, I pray for you always-day and night-but please don’t allow my prayers for you to be wasted because of your tongue or your secret lifestyle of pride/sin! Determine in your heart, beginning from your home, to your office and ministry, that you will pass across any information Softly! Stop those outbursts and shouts! Respect even the children! Let today be a new beginning for you as we pray, because to be a champion like Solomon, Peter, Ruth, Esther, Abigail and Paul were, what you say and how you say it matters. Say it softly! This is your year!

Prayer Points: Take Song 2: My hope is built

1. Thank God for the Word! Repent from past weaknesses/failure concerning your manner of speech to others.

2. I reclaim any territory lost to the enemy through my temper/tongue in the past! LORD, RESTORE IT ( Pray it seriously many times today).

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM