Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on your word. Psalms 119:148
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : God’s word can never change anyone who refuses to give time and attention to it.
LISTEN: Attention towards a thing expresses direction of the heart. Your attention shows the movement and interest of your heart. In the same way, the time you spend studying and meditating in God’s word shows where your love lies. What you spend time on shows the direction of your interest. My dear, time is precious and should be spent wisely. What you spend your time on should both affect your life now and in eternity. Meditate in God’s word to discover His will. God’s will is the purpose of our existence. Hence, a God fearing person won’t rest until he or she has discovered and begins to do what pleases God (Job 23:12). My dear, it’s hard to do the will of God if you can’t spend time in His words. God’s word reveals His will. Therefore, until you understand His word you can’t follow His will. In our anchor Bible verse, David deliberately denied himself some sleep just to meditate on the word of God. That expresses how much he loves to do the will of God. His purpose of staying awake all night was not to attend to his domestic needs, worry over life’s circumstances, plot the downfall of his enemies, worry over wealth and prosperity of others, etc., but to meditate in the word of God. No wonder God called him “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13 22). He spent quality time in God’s word trying to find His will; He spent time in quiet thought for religious purposes; He engaged his mind for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. Like David, determine to spend time in the word of God always. Be wise!
What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Spend time to meditate in the word of God and live it.
2. Never permit anything to keep you from meditating in the word of God.
3. Love the LORD with all your heart and all you have without reservations.
4. Determine to strengthen your relationship with God by studying His word.
Prayer: Dear Lord, Give me grace to spend time in your word and to know you more and more as long as I live, amen.
Reflection: Time is wealth and very precious, hence, should be spent wisely.
Quote : “Time with God brings life. God’s word is worth our time; for if we can’t spend our time learning to know God, we’re living in vain.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that the word of God is alive and active. Therefore, I will study, meditate and obey His words, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know in Damascus, Ananias restored the sight of Saul of Tarsus? (Acts 9:17-18).
Today In History : August 11, 1492 Rodrigo Borgia is elected to the papacy as Pope Alexander VI.
Stunning Fact : Did you know England’s first great industry was wool?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, I speak on your life, may God guide you through the paths of righteousness and wisdom, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Bible Quiz : When did Prophet Elisha stop serving Prophet Elijah………?