Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with abundant advisers they are established. Proverbs 15:22
LISTEN : No single person knows everything. Everyone has a little of what can benefit others. What is lacking in one person can be found in another. We all are created uniquely to serve different purposes in the world. Therefore, it is a demonstration of foolishness not to recognise God’s gifts in others that can benefit you. Our devotional topic today talks about seeking wise counsel always. The Bible says, “Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with abundant advisers they are established.” (Proverbs 15:22). My dear, counsel (advice) plays a vital role in actualizing your plans. You may have a good plan, but if you fail to seek counsel to know what action to take, the good plan will end like a bad one. Beloved, to succeed in your goals you need to be counseled, especially in areas you know nothing or little about. To counsel is to give advice, especially professional advice: it is to recommend; to make consultation. Friend, before you conclude your plans seek professional advice. Wise advice helps us to know the right decision to make in a given situation, and guides us against danger. My dear, don’t neglect to make consultation. Don’t think you don’t need professional advice. You need it. For you are bound to fail when you fail to garnish your plans with wise counsel. So, seek wise counsel always. Don’t be too big to seek advice; because, he who is too big to seek advice will soon realise that, his plans are designed to fail. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to seek professional advice when you are embarking on a project.
2. Don’t be too big to seek advice from whom you think can be of help to you.
3. Never neglect or despise wise counsel, instead, apply it to your plans.
4. Always evaluate every advice received to know if it is useful to your plans or not.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I know you created us in unique ways. Therefore, help me to recognise your grace in others, and to seek advice where necessary, amen!
Reflection : It is a demonstration of foolishness not to recognise God’s gifts in others that can benefit you.
Quote : “Don’t be too big to seek advice; for he who is too big to seek advice will soon discover that, his plans are designed to fail.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God created everyone with special gifts. Therefore, help me to benefit from the gifts of others, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know God blessed Abraham and he was very rich in cattle, gold and silver? (Genesis 13:2).
Today In History : June 4, 1911 Gold is discovered in Alaska’s Indian Creek.
Stunning Fact : Did you know frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. May God fill your heart with wisdom and understanding. May God’s purpose for your life not be defeated or frustrated, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Bible Verse : In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
LISTEN : The Bible says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Thankfulness is not a choice, but a must. God wants us to be thankful in every situation. We may not feel like thanking God in such situation, but thanksgiving is God’s will for us. A thankful heart will produce a positive attitude even in the midst of problems. So, learn to be positive and thankful. Rather than worry or complain about an unfortunate situation or lack of provision, thank God instead. It will keep you lively and strong. You can’t feel disappointed if you have the attitude of thanksgiving. If you can give thanks when you should be murmuring and worrying about your problems, you will surely move God to hear you and intervene in your case. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed God, you are my joy. Therefore, help me to be thankful for everything no matter what, in Jesus’ name, amen!