Friday, October 26, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever! Deuteronomy 5:29
LISTEN : Since the fall of man, there is a quality too difficult to find in man (humankind). This rare quality is missing in the life of many people today ; only few persons strive to understand what is truly missing in them. Like sheep, everyone has strayed from God, and can only be brought back to Him through the knowledge of His Word and faith in His begotten Son Jesus Christ. Beloved, what is missing in man can only be found in God. Only God has the solutions to problems of humanity. My dear, the greatest problem of humanity is not poverty, sickness, disease, death, crisis, war, terrorism, or the likes, but irreverence and lack of fear of God. That is the virtue that is missing in man. Lack of fear of God is the reason for humans’ woes. However, when we determine to fear and honour God, things will naturally go well with us. God desires to bless us, but that can only happen when we obey, honour and fear Him. Our Bible verse says, “Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever!” (Deuteronomy 5:29). Beloved, having a heart that is controlled by the fear of God, will metamorphose into a life that is saturated with the blessings of God. Through obedience and fear of God, His blessings in your life will have a generational effect. So, fear God and your life will be a blessing. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Grow in the knowledge of God and you will grow in His blessings.
2. Determine to walk in wisdom and the fear of God.
3. Always obey, honour and worship God with all your heart.
4. Constantly examine yourself to know whether you have the fear of God or not.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you are worthy to be praised. Help me to always obey and fear you as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Reflection : Like sheep, everyone has strayed from God, and can only be brought back to Him through the knowledge of His Word, and faith in His begotten Son Jesus Christ.
Quote : “Having a heart that is controlled by the fear of God, will metamorphose into a life that is saturated with the blessings of God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that the fear of God is missing in humanity. But I choose to fear and honour God all the days of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know lack of fear of God can deny you the blessings of God? (Deuteronomy 5:29).
Today In History : October 26, 1825 The first boat on the Erie Canal leaves Buffalo, N.Y.
Stunning Fact: Did you know the life span of a house fly is between 10 to 25 days?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless you. May the fear of God and wisdom never depart from you, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : GOD’S WORD THE LAMP OF LIFE
Friday, October 26, 2018
Bible Verse : Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105
LISTEN : God’s word is the lamp of life. It is the carrier of God’s will. Besides, the word of God carries His voice, and His voice expresses His will. Those who hear and obey the words of God can never miss their way. God’s word is the light that shines in our paths. It is the light with which we can see the right path in this wicked world. Without the light of His words we are limited. Truly, speed is limited when sight is impaired. Without sight, one will stumble and grope for directions. (Mathew 6:23). Beloved, what good sight is to you, God’s word is to your life. God’s word guides people through the right path. It is the key to a righteous and holy living. Those who keep step with the word of God cannot stray from God’s purpose. They are protected from dangers and traps of the devil. Their thoughts are weighed and refined by the word of God; as a result, their actions are in line with His will. They are not limited by forces of darkness because they receive light (insight, direction, revelation, knowledge understanding and wisdom) from the word of God. (Psalms 119:99,100). With God’s word in your heart, you are sure to follow His eternal purpose for your life. Beloved, follow the voice of God. God’s voice is hidden in His words. When you follow His voice you will discover His will and experience real life. Be wise!
1. Thank God for protection and daily provisions.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, cleansing and restoration of your life.
3. Pray for grace to hunger and thirst after God and His words.
4. Pray against every mountain of your life, and cast them into the sea.
Today I prophesy to you, may God cause you to grow as you surrender to His will, study and meditate on His word daily, in Jesus’ name, amen.