Monday, April 13, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12
LISTEN : Thinking deeply about life will help us to seek after God. Life is too sophisticated and requires God’s help to understand. Yes, it is full of mysteries and requires the Omniscient God to dissolve. As a matter of fact, life is a mystery, and can only be understood by the help of the Almighty God. What is a mystery? It is something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. My dear, we will not understand life and its implications unless we are ready to learn its lessons from God. Unless God teaches us wisdom and the use of time, we will go through life without fulfilling His purpose for our lives. My dear, time is ticking away and many people seem not to notice it. Life demands wisdom, and life without wisdom is worthless (Proverbs 4:7). The wisdom of living is to be conscious of time. Life itself is time, and time is the regulator of life. Hence, to undermine time is to undermine life. Life will end in shame where good use of time is neglected. My dear, the beauty of life is to make the most of your time. When you recognise that you are not in the earth forever, you will do things today that will make tomorrow better off. Such consciousness will always fix your eyes on the value of time, and how it relates to life. My dear, if you can discover the importance of time to life, you would have discovered the mystery of life. Beloved, life flies with time. Therefore, be careful with what you do with your time; for a little procrastination, and a little waste of time, life will be wasted in the end. Remember, life is a mystery and only the Omniscient God can open our eyes to its reality. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to make the most of your time as long as you live.
2. Ask God for wisdom to live each day as a gift and blessing from Him.
3. Be conscious of time and eternity and fix your eyes on God and make the most of your time.
4. Don’t be ignorant of the relationship of time to life, rather use your time to prepare for eternity.
Prayer: Everlasting God! Wisdom and understanding belongs to you. Therefore, give me understanding to use my time wisely and be blessed eventually. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Life is a mystery, and can only be understood by the help of the Almighty God.
Quote : “Life is a mystery that can’t be dissolved until God is involved. And he who rejects God will end a fool in the end.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name. I acknowledged that life is time and time is life. Therefore, I will make the most of my time and life, 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 : April 13, 1960 The first navigational satellite is launched into Earth’s orbit.
Stunning Fact : Did you know you take over 23,000 breaths everyday?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God open your eyes to escape Satan’s deceit and manipulations. In Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : ARE YOU WATCHING THE TIME?
Monday, April 13, 2020
Bible Verse : But the end of all things is at hand: be all of you therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 Peter 4:7
LISTEN : My dear, are you watching the time? Time is passing and the game of this life will soon be over. Lots of strange things happening in the world today are signs of Christ’s second return to earth. The world will not continue because, someday, everything will come to an end. Jesus Christ will return to rapture His people and Judge the world for their sins. Then there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth by evildoers; My dear, are you prepared for Jesus’s return? The same way He ascended to heaven He will come back to the world. The Bible says, “… this Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky.” (Acts 1:11). My dear, are you ready for the sudden coming of Jesus Christ and the judgment of the world? Are you sure you will escape eternal condemnation? Are you watching and praying for a sustainable life of dedication to God? Please, if you have not yet received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, do it today. Stop the delay and arise and secure a place for yourself in eternity. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father! You love me very much and never wants me to perish. Therefore, help me to prepare for the coming of Christ Jesus, amen.