Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings. Proverbs 22:29
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : To excel in life you must bury the spirit of mediocrity and negativity and embrace hard work and the fear of God.
LISTEN : The desire to be great comes with a huge responsibility and price. No one becomes genuinely great with a mediocre mindset. True greatness or success is a product of excellent spirit. My dear, Do you desire to be great? Then pursue excellence and the fear of God. Be intentional about it and you will excel when you do. To excel is to be or do better than others. It is to be exceptionally good at or competent or skilled in doing or using something. It is to work with excellence. Excellence is key to promotion and greatness. It is the ladder to success. No one remains down or miserable with the spirit of excellence. Excellence is like a mountain, it does not hide. My dear, be intentional about pursuing excellence. You must get it right if you dream to get to the top. Never desire to excel without working for it (James 2:17). Lots of people fail to realise that excellence does not come by a mere wish but by diligent labour and the help of God. My dear, God really wants to bless you. He blesses people who have excellent spirit. He wants us to function in excellence because He is an excellent God. Surely, nothing can successfully resist a person with an excellent spirit (Daniel 6:3). Excellent spirit is not about the job you do, but about how you do it. It is not about your position in your place of work, but about your profitable input to the work you do. Remember, if you must get to the top you must get it right at the bottom. So, pursue excellence. Be wise!
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH THIS MESSAGE?
1. Determine to work hard to achieve excellence no matter what.
2. Always make a difference in your life, job, career and whatever you do.
3. Break the yoke of mediocrity in your life and function in excellence instead.
4. Do not merely wish for excellence, rather work hard for it.
Prayer : Blessed Father, you are an excellent God and you love excellence. Therefore, help me to love and work with excellence, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Excellence is never a product of wishful thinking, but of hard work.
Quote : “Excellent hard work and the fear of God are the prices of greatness. And he who dreams to be truly great must be prepared to pay the price.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God Almighty is an excellent God and loves excellence. Therefore, I will strive to be excellent in what I do, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the three sons of Noah that came out of the Ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Genesis 9:18).
Today In History : July 28, 1990 A fire at an electrical substation causes a blackout in Chicago. Some 40,000 people were without power for up to three days.
Stunning Fact: Did you know an elephant’s trunk can hold over 5 litres of water?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May the Lord bless you. Today I speak to your life, may God release excellent spirit into your life and help you to make a difference in your generation, in Jesus ‘ name, amen!
TOPIC : YOUR FAITH GETS HEALING FOR YOU
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Bible Verse : But he was pierced for our transgressions, and he was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
LISTEN : Our faith releases answers from God to us. When faith is at work healing will work. So, release your faith and be healed. My dear, we are not praying to be healed, we are already healed by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross (Matthew 8:17). His death brought both spiritual and bodily healing to those who walk in faith. My dear, you can be healed in the name of Jesus Christ. Healing is the honour God gives to the name of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ (Acts 3:12-13). Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross nullifies the stronghold of Satan (sin, sickness, death, etc. ) over humanity. When He died on the cross, He stripped Satan of his power and granted salvation, freedom, deliverance, peace, life, etc., to those who put their faith in Him. Beloved, you can be healed today. If Jesus Christ can die a painful and humiliating death for us on the cross, He can heal your body of sicknesses and diseases. So, do not be frightened by your present health condition, instead, be strengthened by your faith in God. Remember, you are healed by the stripes and death of Jesus Christ on the cross. So, release your faith and be healed today. Be wise!
Prayer : Almighty God, I thank you for bringing healing to my body through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Help me to walk in physical and spiritual health henceforth, amen!