Saturday, September 26, 2020

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. Psalms 49:3

Thought Of The Day : You will lose or win by the quality of your mind.

LISTEN: Use your mouth and heart wisely. Your mouth speaks the desires of your heart. It is the thought of your heart that your mouth speaks. Therefore, you must realize that, your heart is precious. It’s the centre of life. You lose or win by the quality of your heart /mind. My dear, watch your thoughts lest you falter. Don’t make room for senseless thoughts in your heart, for what your heart harbours will soon become a word from your mouth, or your action. (Matthew 12:34). Beloved, guard your thoughts, because, unguarded thoughts will produce reckless words and actions. Guard your words because you can be healed or harmed by it. Besides, you can heal and harm others with your words. God wants our mouths to speak wisdom and our hearts to reflect understanding. The absence of wisdom and understanding in our hearts is a demonstration of the absence of God’s Spirit in our lives. God’s Spirit is expressed by wisdom and understanding. Therefore, we should go to God to seek wisdom. The Bible says, “But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5). Truly, God is the source of true wisdom. Hence, when we exhibit wisdom we exhibit the gift of God. In our verse of the day, the Psalmist made a votive statement and said, “My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.” (Psalms 49:3). He vowed to order his life in line with the will of God. Here, he speaks of his ‘mouth and heart.’ He acknowledged his heart as the center of thoughts, and his mouth as the channel through which his thoughts could be expressed. My dear, determine to use your mouth and heart wisely and you will not regret your life. Remember, you’ll lose or win by the quality of your mind. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Show the wisdom and understanding of God in your heart by your conduct and moderation.
2. Watch your thoughts and words, and people will not watch your fall.
3 If you lack wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and He will give to you.
4. Let your mouth speak wisdom and your heart reflect understanding at all times.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, I will make wise use of my mouth and mind, amen.

Prayer: Eternal Father, help me to guard my heart and mouth against reckless and evil words and actions, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God cause you to watch your thoughts diligently, in Jesus’ name.

Reflection: Guard your heart and mind, because you will lose or win by the quality of your heart /mind.

Quote: “Rid your heart of senseless thoughts; senseless thoughts equals senseless actions: and senseless action produces a worthless life.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ choose Saul who later became Paul as a vessel of God to reach out to gentiles? (Acts 9:15).

Today In History : September 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

Stunning Fact : Did you know clouds fly higher during the day than the night?

Bible Quiz : Who was the father of Samson?

God bless you!

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