Friday, April 17, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : … I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
LISTEN : Your choice determines your end. Yes, every path you take in life leads to a destination. You can’t travel on the road of evil and expects to appear in the city of peace and righteousness. The truth is, your choice creates your destiny. You will rise or fall; and be made or marred by your choices. Your life is the summation of your choices. So, evaluate your choices regularly. 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 the life you want for yourself?” Her son tearfully replied, “Mother, I want something better, but I don’t know what to do. Please help me!” His mother said to him, “Son, you can get it right if you are determined to heed my instructions and constantly read the Bible.” Beloved, success and failure are results of our own choices. God has a better plan for us. He wants us to choose life and live (Deuteronomy 30:19). 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). To God, obedience to Him equals blessing. Therefore, make the choice to obey God and you will not be ruined by disobedience. 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 : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you have a good plan for me. Therefore, help me to do what is right and achieve success, amen!
Reflection : Your choice determines your end. For every path you take in life leads to a destination.
Quote : “Your choice creates your destiny. For you can’t travel on the road of evil and expects to appear in the city of peace and righteousness.”
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 God demands decency and orderly deposition from us? (1 Corinthians 14:40).
Today In History : April 17, 1970 Apollo 13–originally scheduled to land on the moon–lands back safely on Earth after an accident.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Canada has more lakes than any other country?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. You will succeed and prosper in all your endeavours. Henceforth, I terminate spirits of endless failure and disaster in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : GOD IS OUR PROVIDER
Bible Verse : But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Phil. 4:19
LISTEN: I know that in this critical moment of challenges around the world as a result of COVID-19, you are thinking about how you could survive the post effect of these challenges. My dear, relax! Jehovah is a great provider. He will not leave His people destitute and miserable because He is our God, Father and Provider. Beloved, He created you and knows what you need, and will provide you with your needs. God will not allow you to suffer endlessly, but will surely provide for you. No doubt, people labour and make investments, but God is the one who gives the increase. If God does not bless the works of our hands it cannot prosper. God has given us the assurance of divine provision. If we can ask Him for it He will supply us with the necessary provisions. (Matthew 7:7,8). So, you must learn to trust Him with your daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake you. His supply includes all our needs, not just some needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. (James 1:17). Whatever we have achieved, we achieved by His grace, not by our strength. Beloved, think deep and you will realise that God’s hand is in everything. So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear, instead, trust God to bless the works of your hands. He will surely bless you with divine provisions. Remember, He is our Father and will not leave us empty of provision. Trust Him and He will provide for you. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, you are the great provider. I pray that you provide our needs now and forever. Amen!