Monday, July 6, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person who can find? Proverbs 20:6

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Trust is an asset, and when you lose it you crash your image.

LISTEN : Faithful people are hard to find, but they are just in the crowd. Trust is an asset, it is the bricks with which we build relationships and secure a future. Beloved, can you be trusted? Majority of those who profess loyalty end up betraying the trust because they lack the fear of God. (Deuteronomy 10:12,20-21). Trust is the foundation and beauty of a genuine relationship. It is the bridge that connects and guarantees stability in a relationship. Trust is a rare and unique quality possessed by those who fear God and respect the feelings of others. My dear, no one can feel safe where trust is perceived to be betrayed. The world is full of traitors, deceivers, liars, dishonest people, impostors, etc., who repeatedly betrayed trust because they lack the fear of God. The truth is, when our hearts are bankrupt of the fear of God, evil will dominate our motives and influence our actions. (John 8:44). We can hurt others (betray their trust) without remorse when we neglect to consider the consequences of our actions. However, we should know that when we hurt others by betraying their trust we are hurting ourselves directly or indirectly. Living a trustworthy life is key to a secured future. So, be trustworthy; for trust is an asset to the wise. It is important to your future. Hence, when you betray it, you will disconnect yourself from your God-given future; because when you cannot be trusted you can hardly be uplifted. Be wise!

1. Develop a trustworthy lifestyle and determine to sustain it.
2. Determine not to betray the trust reposed in you.
3. Walk in the fear of God and stop acting contrary to His will.
4. Invest in building a trustworthy lifestyle, for it will secure a future for you.

Prayer : Dear Lord, you are trustworthy and dependable. Help me to build a trustworthy lifestyle, and to live in fear of you, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Those who hurt others by betraying their trust, sooner or later would realize they just hurt themselves.

Quote : “Trust is an asset and it is not built in a day. Every time you are tried, you have an opportunity to build trust.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name, I confess that God is trustworthy and ever dependable. Therefore, I would live a trustworthy life, amen.

Today In History : July 6, 1519 Charles of Spain is elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona.

Stunning Fact : Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God help you to be faithful to Him and live a trustworthy life to the glory of His name, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Monday, July 6, 2020

Bible Verse : I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

LISTEN: Christ Jesus is our source and we are nothing without Him. We belong to God and therefore should serve His purpose. (1 Corinthians 6:19 – 20). We are created for His own glory, and when this purpose is not achieved we have failed Him. God wants us to be fruitful. That is, He wants us to produce good results and become abundantly productive. God wants us to be productive for His kingdom. He wants us to impact lives around the world and turn them over to Him. Beloved, God’s desire for us is to faithfully serve Him by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, and to live in line with His will. However, we cannot do His will or do anything of importance until we have chosen to commit ourselves to Him. Remember, you are not complete without God. Be wise!

Prayer : Dear Lord, thank you for your words today. Help me to be complete in you, in Jesus ‘ name, amen!

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