Friday, December 7, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Yes, they despised the pleasant land. They did not believe his word. Psalms 106:24
LISTEN : God’s plans for you is the best thing that can ever happen to you. Following the plans of God for your life will bring fulfillment to your destiny. But when you ignore or despise His plans for your life you will be frustrated and consumed by your own ignorance. (Psalms 9:17). He who abandons God’s plans for his life has chosen to travel on a road without a definite destination. Beloved, you cannot follow your selfish desires and hope to arrive at God’s ordained destination for you. For everyone God created He created for a purpose. That means that He created you for a purpose. Therefore, to fulfill that very purpose you must discover His plans for your life and follow it. Do not despise what He has given you (talents, endowments, etc.), rather appreciate and use them to His own glory and the fulfillment of your God-given purpose. You must not despise what He has blessed you with, but rather accept it and believe His word. God was angry with the Israelites because they despised the land (Canaan) He chose for them. Worst of all, they doubted His word (Psalms 106:21-29). Beloved, are you like the Israelites in the wilderness who despised God’s choice for them and equally doubted His word? Do you believe His plans for your life? Henceforth, find out what God has called you to do and engage it immediately because you do not have all the time in the world. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not doubt the word of God, or despise the talents He has given you no matter what.
2. Follow God’s plans for your life and do not be deceived by your selfish desires.
3. Always appreciate the gift of God in your life and use it to His glory.
4. Do not delay to employ your talent(s) to a good use because you do not have all the time in the world.
Prayer: Blessed Father, I thank you because you have a good plan for me. Help me to follow your plans for my life as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : God’s plans for you is the best thing that can ever happen to you.
Quote : “He who abandons God’s plans for his life has chosen to travel on a road without a definite destination.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has good plans for those who love Him. Therefore, I will serve Him and follow His plans for my life, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know God tried Joseph before promoting him in Egypt? (Psalms 105:19).
Today In History : December 7, 1988 An earthquake in Armenia kills an estimated 100,000 people.
Stunning Fact: Did you know honey enters your blood stream within 20 minutes of being eaten?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak into your life, may God open your eyes to His plans for your life. May you not miss your way. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : FEAR NOT GOD IS WITH US
Friday, December 7, 2018
Bible Verse : You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
LISTEN : Are you afraid? Fear not! God is with us. Do you know who you are? You belong to God who created the universe. Beloved, our God is from above, and He is above all, and so we are. His power is above all powers put together. So, there is no reason to fear or doubt when you are walking with God. Fear cannot cripple you if your heart is filled with faith. No matter the battles you are to fight in life, victory is guaranteed by faith in Christ Jesus. The Bible says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” (1John 5:4). My dear, faith is important to the outcome of your battles in life. When your faith fails, your courage will collapse; and when your courage collapses, fear will dominate and paralyse your life. Therefore, you must endeavour to grow your faith. Do not be afraid of what the future holds for you, instead, trust God for He is greater than whatever you might be going through. God holds the key to the future. Therefore, let Him into your life and the enemy cannot frustrate your future. Beloved, if God is with you, your victory is guaranteed. Be wise!
1. Pray and bless God for His love and the gift of life.
2. Ask for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to help you to be strong, courageous and to put your faith in Him.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family today.
A WORD OF BLESSING
Today I prophesy to you, may you receive grace to be strong, courageous and believing as long as you live, in Jesus’ name, amen.