Saturday, March 2, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good. Psalms 14:1
LISTEN : God is everywhere if you open your eyes to see. All of nature talks about Him. The sun, moon, stars, vegetation, water, land, etc; they all give evidence of His existence and reality. (Psalms 24:1). Nothing exists without the instrument of God’s power. Besides, no one is in this world by chance. We are all here by divine appointment. Beloved, you are in the world because God exists. But until our eyes are open we cannot truly see this truth. And until our hearts are open to spiritual understanding we will continue to quarrel with, and query our maker (Isaiah 45:9).My dear, it is the height of foolishness to quarrel with God. A fool expresses the height of his folly by ridiculously questioning God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth. Beloved, if you are blind to the mighty works of God which is expressed in nature, then you are intentionally and regrettably blind. And if you cannot see God through His works in nature you cannot see Him in your life. My dear, do you think there is no God? That you came to existence by way of evolution? Or by chance? You err! To think or believe that there is no God is to embrace Satan’s lies. Friend, do not be fooled by godless philosophies of men. Truly, a natural man cannot think supernatural thoughts until he is dedicated to supernatural discovery. In the same way, a carnal person for lack of spiritual understanding will dispute the existence of God because his thoughts are corrupt, abominable and full of ignorance. Henceforth, acknowledge God and worship Him as God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be fooled by godless philosophies of men, rather be made wise by the word of God.
2. Acknowledge the works of God in the world and bless His name for it
3. Do not quarrel with God no matter the circumstance, or doubt His existence.
4. Develop your capacity to understand spiritual knowledge and mysteries.
Prayer : Lord God, I thank you because you are the Almighty and the only true God. Besides you there is no other God. Therefore, may I acknowledge and worship you for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : “Only fools reject God. Until our hearts are open to spiritual understanding we will continue to quarrel with, and query our maker.”
Quote : “A carnal man for lack of spiritual understanding will dispute the existence of God because his thoughts are corrupt, abominable and full of ignorance.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God Almighty exists as the only true God. Therefore, I will worship Him for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Lazarus was dead four days before Jesus Christ resurrected him? (John 11:39).
Today In History : March 2, 1853 The Territory of Washington is organised.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the first place in the world to allow women to vote is New Zealand?
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I prophesy to you, it is well with you. As you acknowledge and worship God, may He bless and deliver you from evil and wickedness, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : COME BEFORE GOD IN PRAYER
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Bible Verse : Unto you, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me. Psalms 25:1-2
LISTEN : My dear, how often do you come to God in prayer? David out of his numerous troubles prayed to God for protection and victory. He directed his prayer to God because he counts Him faithful and worthy. Beloved, who do you direct your prayers to? David recognises that God cannot abandon Him therefore prayed to Him to be delivered from those who are stronger than him. Beloved, there is no one who puts his hope in God that will be put to shame. God protects His name, hence, he protects those who hides under His wings. God will certainly keep His faithful from humiliation and shame. David said, “Unto you, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.” (Psalms 25:1-2). Like David, learn to hide yourself in God and you will not be put to shame. Be wise!
Prayer : Eternal Father, I thank you for your grace. Keep me from shame and humiliation, in Jesus’ name, amen!