Thursday, July 23, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : So I saw that there is nothing better than for a man to have joy in his work–because that is his reward…Ecclesiastics 3:22

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Being at your best is your responsibility and key to a greater future.

LISTEN : Work is good, it dignifies your life; and work done with joy and passion brings blessings. Passion makes you to be at your best, for you cannot achieve much with mediocrity. Yes, passion is the wheel with which purpose runs and goals are achieved. However, passion cannot be sustained without having joy in what you do. The day you begin to hate what you do, your passion for it begins to die. It will be practically impossible to achieve your goals if you are bankrupt of passion and joy. A lot of people set goals but do not reach those goals because they lack passion. They often abandon their goals as a result of distractions, impatience and lack of courage to persevere all the way. Beloved, you cannot be fulfilled until you have done well. So, how are you pursuing your goals? Apostle Paul reveals helpful information on how to reach our goals. He says, “I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize…”(Philippians 3:13-14). He (Paul) mentioned singleness of purpose, determination and focus as what has helped him to accomplish his God-given goals. He disengaged with his past and focused on the future. Beloved, is your past filled with regrettable experiences? Is your past trying to take the best of you? Please do not allow it. Love your work with passion and do it with joy, and you will be rewarded in the end. . Be wise!

1. Determine to be happy with what you do and make sure it is your God-given assignment.
2. Do not allow your past to stand as an obstacle to you. Instead, rise and advance to the future.
3. Be focused and determined to pursue your goals, and do not allow limitations to stop your progress.
4. Do not allow anyone to talk you into despising your own genuine work. Instead, be proud of it and keep on improving it.

Prayer : Dear Lord, you are the Creator of all things, and you created me in your own image. Therefore, help me to find joy in my work, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : He who must make noticeable progress in life must choose to be happy with himself and what he does.

Quote : “Passion fills the heart with joy and makes work pleasurable, for passion is the wheel with which purpose runs and goals are achieved.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God created all things, and created me in His own image. Therefore, I will happily do what I am gifted to do, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know Elijah proves to the prophets of Baal that God is the living God when the fire of the LORD fell? (1Kings 18:36-38).

Today In History : July 23, 1995 Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a comet.

Stunning Fact : Did you know sun light can penetrate clean ocean water up to a depth of 73m (240 feet)?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God cause you to rejoice in the works of your hands. May you not fail in your journey in this life, in Jesus’ name, amen!



Thursday, July 23, 2020

Bible Verse : Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19

LISTEN : What God does not create does not exist, and never will. God is the creator of all things, hence, our body and life belongs to Him. My dear, do you acknowledge God as the owner of your body and life? Are you ignorant of the fact that you belong to Him? Do you not know that the height of foolishness and ungratefulness to God is to reject, neglect and question Him as your owner and creator? The scripture says, ”Fools says to themselves, ‘there is no God. ‘They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right” (Psalms 14:1). Beloved, let us not forget that the Spirit of God lives in us, and that we are not our own? (1 Cor. 6:19). We should make efforts to be “eternally minded” and not “carnally minded.” We should stay in tune with the Holy Spirit always and deepen our relationship with Him. My dear, surrender your body to God and learn to live to the glory of His name. Remember, your body and life belongs to God. So, be wise!

Prayer : Eternal Father, I know you created me. Therefore, help me to serve you with my body as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen!

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