Thursday, December 20, 2018

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

LISTEN: God is the reason for human existence. (Act 17:28). Without Him there can be no life. Therefore, to neglect Him in our lives is to dishonour Him and consequently destroy our destinies. Beloved, life is sweet with God. When you acknowledge who God is, and commit your plans to Him you will attract His blessings. Learning to commit your plans or work to God is a mark of true wisdom and understanding. My dear, God should be put in charge of everything in our lives. Nothing should be done without His approval and signature. We should learn to work with Him. If you must truly succeed as a child of God, you should learn to put Him in charge of your life. In every situation or pursuit, try to find His will. No one can impose his or her own plans on God; because, for everyone of us, He already has a plan when He created us. Therefore, to have His support, He should be involved in our plans. We should seek His opinion in our plans and follow His will. For He who neglects God in His plans will be neglected by God. Beloved, learn to commit your works unto the Lord. No plan is too small to be committed to Him. So, commit your plans to God, seek to Him for strength and assistance in all, and leave the success of all with Him. Besides, commit the business of the salvation of your soul, and the important affairs of it completely to Him, who is able, willing, and faithful to keep what is committed to Him (Psalms 37:5). Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Commit your works or plans to God and He will establish you.
2. Do not adjudge your plans as too small to be committed to God.
3. No matter your expertise, intelligence and skills, learn to depend on God.
4. Always appreciate God for your success and ask Him for direction.

Prayer: Blessed Father, today I commit my plans and works into your hands, help me to rely on you for success, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection: Learning to put God in charge of everything you attempt to do, and doing nothing without His approval and signature will decorate your plans with success.

Quote : “ To truly succeed, no plan is too small to be committed to God.”

Faith Confession : Today, I accept to commit my plans to God henceforth. I will acknowledge Him in all I do in Jesus’s name, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know no one has discovered the sepulchre (grave) of Moses after his death till today? (Deuteronomy 34:5,6).

Today In History: December 20, 1995 NATO begins peacekeeping operations in Bosnia.

Stunning Fact: Did you know the dishwasher was invented in 1889?

A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today, I speak over your life, may God cause your plans and the works of your hands to succeed, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Thursday, December 20, 2018

Bible Verse : But God has made clear his love for us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us. Romans 5:8

LISTEN: God is a God of love. He expressed His love by given His son Jesus Christ for us. God’s love for the world took Jesus Christ to the cross. He gave him up willingly for us to be saved. (Romans 8:32). Jesus Christ bore the weight of our sins on the cross because God loves us. He died to save and bring us back to God. His death brings us spiritual and bodily healing (Isaiah 53:5). What a privilege! God loves us even when we rejected and hated Him; because He is not like human, He loves even the unlovable. The love of God is agape, the God kind of love. God’s kind of love bothers itself with the welfare of others and cares to assist unconditionally. Beloved, in Christ, God gave His all. He loved us and still loves us in spite of our sins and misdeeds. Therefore, it will be unfair to reject his love which He demonstrated in Christ Jesus. Beloved, His love for us cost Him the very life of His Son, and through Jesus Christ, He gives us assurance of eternal life when we believe and stand with Him to the very end. (John 3 :16). My dear, Jesus Christ died because He loves us, therefore, we should love God because Jesus Christ died for us. Be wise!

1. Bless God for today no matter what.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to follow His will.
3. Pray for grace to acknowledge God’s love to you.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to love God.
5. Pray against spiritual wickedness, and ask God to keep you safe.

Today I prophesy to you, may you acknowledge the love of God. May the Lord show you the path of life and order your steps in the right direction, in Jesus’ name, amen.