Friday, May 1, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he had the two tablets in his hand, and he did not know that the skin of his face was ablaze with light because he had been speaking with God. Exodus 34 :29
LISTEN : Quality time with God brings glorious transformation. Yes, staying with God causes you to reflect the nature of God. After spending forty days with God in Mount Sinai to receive the commandments of God, Moses returns to the camp in the wilderness a different man. His face reflects like great light, making it difficult for Aaron and the children of Israel to behold his face without a veil. (Exodus 34:35). He was filled with the glory of God and the Israelites were afraid to come close to him except he wears a veil over his face. He was soaked with the glory of God. Beloved, soak yourself in the presence of God; for he that is soaked with the presence of God will exists as a wonder to others. You can’t be soaked with the presence of God and not make a difference in your life. Like Moses, after spending time with God, you may not know that your life is radiating with the glory of God, but others will notice that you have encountered something supernatural. You can’t truly spend time with God and be consumed by carnality or shame. My dear, when you encounter the weight of God’s glory, those who encounter you will not deny the evidence that you’ve encountered the supernatural. Friend, seek the presence of God. God’s presence produces glory. When you spend quality time with God you will glow in His glory. (Luke 9:29). You can never carry the glory of God and end in shame. The glory of God makes you a terror to your enemies and kingdom of darkness. Beloved, soak yourself in God’s presence until your life glows with His glory. Remember, you need the presence of God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Seek God and soak yourself with His presence to experience His glory.
2. Determine to spend quality time with God and you’ll not lack His presence.
3. Whenever you read or hear the word of God, see it as opportunity to attract His presence.
4. Make every moment you spend in the presence of God a memorable and life-changing experience.
Prayer: Almighty God, thanks for your words today. Help me to soak myself with your glorious presence all the days of my life, in Jesus ‘ amen!
Reflection : He who is soaked with the presence of God will exists as a wonder to others.
Quote : “No one carries God’s glory and ends in shame; for the glory of God makes the carrier of glory a terror to the kingdom of darkness.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that God’s presence changes a man’s life. Henceforth, I will soak myself in His presence, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the name Eve means, the mother of all the living? (Genesis 3:20).
Today In History : May 1, 1948 North Korea is established.
Stunning Fact : Did you know spiders are arachnids and not insects?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God turn your life around for good. And may you not lose the presence of God in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : NOTHING CHANGES BY WORRYING
Friday, May 1, 2020
Bible Verse : Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
LISTEN : Nothing changes by worrying about it. Obviously, you can’t fix any problems by worrying about them. Why do you worry about everything? Why worry about your needs and problems when you can pray and trust God for answers? Do you think God doesn’t care about you? Besides, what do you think you can fix by worrying yourself? Beloved, God cares about you. Yes, He cares about us! No matter what you are facing right now, God is still faithful and does care about you. (Psalms 94:14 ; 55:22). The faithfulness of God is for all generations. Therefore, always trust His faithfulness and He’ll sustain you. Don’t believe the lies that God doesn’t care about your problems. Our verse of the day says, “Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Beloved, God is your maker. He created you for His good purposes. So, why doubt His ability to meet your needs and fix your problems. My dear, cheer up! God loves you. Learn to have faith in Him, stop worrying yourself, trust His promises, determine never to give up on Him, refuse to fear or faint in the face of troubles, and wait patiently for Him. Don’t waste your time worrying when you can praise, pray and trust God’s faithfulness. My dear, God is willing to help you. So, don’t destroy your life. Look up in faith, surely you’ll see God. Learn to cast all your worries on Him, because he cares for you. Remember, nothing changes by worrying. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear LORD! I believe in you. Therefore, I drop my burdens and pains at your feet today, amen.