Wednesday, July 23, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God saw all that he had made – and it was very good… Genesis 1:4,31
LISTEN : A wayward son returned home to his heartbroken mother one morning with a prostitute, after several months of absence from home. His mother looked at him with tears and said, “Son, is this what you want for yourself?” His son replied, “Mother, I want something better, but I don’t know what to do. Please help me!” Beloved, success and failure are results of our own choices. God has a better plan for us. However, to experience His good plans for us, we should be careful of the choices we make. My dear, make the choice to follow the will of God. The choice to follow God’s will is a choice to success. God will take you to the top when you come down on your knees before Him. If you can’t find it difficult to obey God, He won’t find it difficult to bless you. The Bible says, “The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always end up at the top and not at the bottom, if you obey his commandments which I am urging you today to be careful to do.” (Deuteronomy 28:13).
Therefore, to fit into this glorious blessing you must evaluate your work and life. Learning to evaluate your work, your life and your status is vital to a successful life. A regular evaluation of your work and life will push you to ask yourself this all important question, “Is this what I want for myself?” Regular evaluation of yourself will save you from costly mistakes people make in their choices of a marriage partner, business associates, choice of career, choice of friends, managing health problems, etc. Like God in our verse of the day, always assess your work. Be sure that what you do or create meets the desired need. The Bible says, “God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God saw all that he had made – and it was very good…” (Genesis 1:4,31). Beloved, evaluate your work and go for success. And be sure that what you create satisfies a need to the glory of God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t settle just for anything, know what you want and go for it to the glory of God.
2. Regularly evaluate your activities and make the right changes where necessary.
3. Stop at nothing to discover and become what you are created to be.
4. Whatever ugly situations you find yourself in, determine to seek help and press on.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you have a good plan for me. Therefore, help me to do what is right and achieve success, amen!
Reflection : Success and failure are results of our choices.
Quote : “The choice to follow God’s will is a choice to success; for if you can’t find it difficult to obey God, He won’t find it difficult to bless you.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name, I confess that, success is God’s plan for me. Therefore, I will follow His plans for my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know the Bible has a total of 66 books (OT 39, NT 27)?
Today In History : July 23, 1894 Japanese troops take over the Korean imperial palace.
Stunning Fact : Did you know hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%)?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I prophesy to you, may you succeed and prosper in all your endeavours. Henceforth, I terminate spirits of endless failure and disaster in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : LOVE BEYOND COMPARE
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Bible Verse : Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God… 1John 3:1
LISTEN : God’s love is beyond compare. His love is the reason for the forgiveness of our sin. He cleanses our sins with the precious blood of His sinless son Jesus Christ, and therefore declares us “not guilty.” Yes, only the love of God can justify sinners. And whom the Lord justifies no one can bring any charge against. My dear, if you accept Jesus Christ today you are a new person. Old things are passed away and all things are now new in your life. (2 Corinthians 5:17). God wants you to embrace and believe what Jesus Christ has done for you. He wants you to walk in faith and knowledge of your new identity. Never allow Satan or the guilt of your past to condemn you. Your faith in Christ has made you whole. You may have been known as the worst of sinners, but by your faith in Christ everything has changed now. You cannot be condemned anymore because Christ is standing as your lawyer against every accusation. The Bible says, “Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died and more than that, he was raised, who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:33-34). So, embrace God’s everlasting love and you will not be eternally condemned. Remember, God’s love is beyond compare. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you because you love us. Help me to appreciate and reciprocate your love, in Jesus’ name, amen