Friday, November 15, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law! Psalms 119:18
LISTEN : Dangers can be avoided when the eyes are opened to see clearly. With open eyes, light can be appreciated and acceleration could be achieved. Imagine yourself being blindfolded and led away by unknown persons to an unknown place; would it be possible for you to identify where you are? Can you see things clearly? And if you’re abandoned there, would it be easy for you to find your way back home without help? Of course not! In the same way, you can’t discover mysteries from the word of God unless your eyes are opened. However, for your eyes to be opened, you must desire it. David prayed, “Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law!” (Psalms 119:18). This simply means that we all need divine help to see things from God’s perspectives. Without divine help you can’t understand the language of God. You can’t understand the word of God unless your eyes are opened spiritually. Spiritual blindness is responsible for rejecting the words of God. (Acts 26:18). Truly, if you’re blind, it will be difficult to know the right way to go. My dear, there are beautiful things for you in the word of God; but until your eyes are opened you can’t discover them. (Ephesians 1:17-18). When your eyes are opened, the coverings of ignorance will disappear. My dear, you can’t grope to find your way when you walk in the light of God. Like the joy of a blind person who suddenly regains his sight, you’ll experience unspeakable joy when your eyes are opened to hidden truths and blessings in the word of God. Beloved, ask God to open your eyes today, and you’ll discover hidden truths and blessings in His word. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Ask God to open your eyes to His words.
2. Pray for spiritual understanding and wisdom to follow the will of God.
3. Be desperate to know and to do the will of God.
4. When next you read the Bible, pray for grace to discover hidden truths.
Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you for all secrets belong to you. Therefore, open my eyes to see wondrous things from your word, amen.
Reflection : Dangers can be avoided when the eyes are opened to see clearly.
Quote : “The light of God’s word arrests the darkness of sin. For we can’t grope in the dark when we walk in the light of God.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, LORD, I confess today that I need You more than ever. And I will continue to follow you for the rest of my life, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Enoch was the son of Jared? (Genesis 5:18).
Today In History : November 15, 1969 A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
Stunning Fact : Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May your eyes be opened to the will of God. And may God help you to discover hidden truths and treasures in His words henceforth, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : MAKE GOD YOUR REST
Friday, November 15, 2019
Bible Verse : Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. Psalms 116:7
LISTEN : We can’t have rest in this wicked world without the God of peace. God Almighty is the rest for our soul. There is no rest or peace for anyone who abandons God. God created us in His own image and breathe upon us the breath of life. Therefore, to live without Him is to live without life. No matter what we do we should always return to Him. David said, ” Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.” (Psalms 116:7). David realised that he can’t enjoy peace and rest if he disconnects himself from God. Hence, he vows to return to God. In the same way, as people of God we should know that, it’s in resting in our Lord Jesus Christ that we find our strength. Jesus Christ offers to give us rest (Mathew 11:28-30). Therefore, to reject His invitation is to embrace frustration and destruction. So, come to Jesus Christ today and find rest for your soul. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, help me to find rest for my soul and to live in obedience to you for the rest of my life, amen.