Thursday, July 16, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. …I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me. Matthew 25:34,40
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : It is not possible to lose your rewards for a faithful service to God and humanity if you are cheerfully serving and not weary.
LISTEN : If God can use you He can reward you. If you can serve in His name He can bless you. Those who serve God faithfully would be served eventually, for God rewards genuine service to Him. The Bible says, “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints.” (Hebrews 6:10). Truly, every genuine service done in the name of the LORD will be amply rewarded. Beloved, you will not regret doing a kind, unselfish, or sacrificial deed. In His message to the people, Jesus Christ talks about how His Father is going to reward those who live unselfish and sacrificial life for others and the sake of the kingdom of God. Jesus tells His audience that God acknowledges even the smallest act of kindness done to anyone in His name, especially believers in Christ Jesus ; and will unfailingly reward such services. (Galatians 6:7). As long as we live, we should live to please God. God’s agenda should come first no matter what. When we put God first, He will equally put us first. (Matthew 6:33). When we sacrifice to please Him, He will sacrifice to please us. My dear, serve God and be kind and generous to others in His name. Remember, doing a kind, unselfish and sacrificial deed will never miss heaven’s rewards (Acts 10:1-5,30-32). Be wise!
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH THIS MESSAGE?
1. readily render a kind, unselfish and sacrificial deed in God’s name no matter what.
2. In all you do, learn to put God first and yours second.
3. Do not serve God with a double mind, knowing that you will not miss your reward.
4. Always remember that God takes note of everything, even the smallest act of kindness.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I know you are a good God. Therefore, help me to render genuine service to You and humanity always, amen.
Reflection : He who does a kind, unselfish and sacrificial deed will never miss heaven’s recognition.
Quote : “Favour begat favour. For he who makes sacrifices for the kingdom of God would receive same from God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledge that I will not miss my reward for a faithful service to God and humanity. Therefore, I would serve to the glory of God, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know God cannot forget your labour for Him? (Hebrews 6:10).
Today In History : July 16, 1765 English Prime Minister Lord Grenville resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the life span of a house fly is between 10 to 25 days?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May your service and labour not be in vain, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : FIX YOUR EYES ON GOD AND BE CALM
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Bible Verse : Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. Psalms 37:7
LISTEN: The heart would be drown in the ocean of trouble where peace is absent. And there can be no peace until one’s eyes are fixed on God. My dear, when you fixed your eyes on God, your heart would receive peace. Beloved, rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him. Do not worry about the “prosperity” of the wicked, instead, strive to live in line with the will of God; certainly you will not regret it. Never be in a hurry for prosperity, rather, be diligent and trust the LORD. Our Bible verse says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him…(Psalms 37:7).” Beloved, leaning on God is the best thing you can do at a time when it seems nothing is working for you.People may give up on you, or practically reject you, yet, you must not give up on God. Besides, do not envy the wicked who “prospers” in what he does, for it is definitely not going to last forever. Do not forget that the wealth of the wicked is prepared for the wind (Pro.13:11). Wait for the blessings of the LORD, though it may delay, but it will come, and it comes with no sorrow. (Proverbs 10 : 22). My dear, no matter what, do not rush to where God does not lead you to or approve of, because it will surely end in heartbreak. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank you because You are faithful. I will trust in You always, amen.