Sunday, August 23, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law! Psalms 119:18
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Spiritual truth will appear hidden where the eyes are spiritually blinded.
LISTEN : Gain spiritual understanding. Your eyes are your light, and your light through God’s word is your life. You have no life without the light of God. Beloved, Life is full of mysteries, and until God opens our eyes we can see nothing. Only those whose eyes are spiritually opened know the will of God in any given situation. My dear, you will never understand what God does not reveal to you. (Deut. 29:29). To know His ways you should ask him to open your eyes spiritually. However, for your eyes to be opened, you must desire it. David prayed, “Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law!”(Psalms 119:18). This simply means that we all need divine help to see things from God’s perspectives. Without divine help you cannot understand the language of God. You cannot understand the word of God unless your eyes are opened spiritually. Spiritual blindness causes people to oppose the words of God. (Acts 26:18). Truly, if you are blind, it will be difficult to know the right way to go. My dear, there are beautiful things for you in the word of God; but until your eyes are opened you cannot discover God’s purpose (Ephesians 1:17-18). When your eyes are opened, the coverings of ignorance will disappear. You cannot grope anymore to find your way when you walk in the light of God. Like the joy of a blind person who suddenly regains his sight, you will experience unspeakable joy when your eyes are opened to hidden truths and blessings in the word of God. So, ask God to open your eyes today and you will discover hidden truths in His word. Remember, your eyes are your light. Be wise!
What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Ask God to open your eyes to understand His words.
2. Pray for spiritual understanding and wisdom to follow the will of God.
3. Be desperate to know and to do the will of God.
4. As you read the Bible, pray for grace to discover hidden truths.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank You because all secrets belong to You. Therefore, open my eyes to see wondrous things from Your word, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Light rules over darkness. And he who walks in the light of the Word of God cannot walk into darkness.
Quote : “Jesus Christ is the true light from heaven. Hence, if His light cannot dispels the darkness in you, you will forever be in darkness.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. LORD I confess that I need You more than ever. Therefore, help me to continue to follow You, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the name Jabez means, “pain or sorrow?” (1 Chronicles 4:9) .
Today In History : August 23, 1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from the moon.
Stunning Fact : Did you know China manufactures 70% of the world’s toys?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May your eyes be opened to the will of God. May God help you to discover hidden truths and treasures in His words, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Bible Quiz : What is the meaning of the word ICHABOD………. ?