Friday, October 23, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : … I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
Thought of The Day : Choose wisely! Every choice you make brings you closer to success and life, or failure and death.
LISTEN : Be careful of the choices you make. This requires that you live wisely and cautiously (Ephesians 5:15-17). My dear, your choice determines your end. Yes, every path you take in life leads to a destination. You can’t travel on the road of evil and expects to appear in the city of peace and righteousness. The truth is, your choice creates your destiny. You will rise or fall, and be made or marred by your choices. Your life is the summation of your choices. So, evaluate your choices regularly. Listen to this story: a wayward son returned home to his heartbroken mother one morning with a prostitute, after several months of absence from home. His mother looked at him with tears and said, “Son, is this the life you want for yourself?” Her son tearfully replied, “Mother, I want something better, but I don’t know what to do. Please help me!” His mother said to him, “Son, you can get it right if you are determined to heed my instructions and constantly read the Bible.” Beloved, success and failure are results of our own choices. God has a better plan for us. He wants us to choose life and live (Deuteronomy 30:19). However, to experience His good plans for us, we should be careful of the choices we make. My dear, make the choice to follow the will of God. The choice to follow God’s will is a choice to success. God will take you to the top when you come down on your knees before Him. If you can’t find it difficult to obey God, He won’t find it difficult to bless you. The Bible says, “The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always end up at the top and not at the bottom, if you obey his commandments which I am urging you today to be careful to do.” (Deuteronomy 28:13). To God, obedience to Him equals blessing. Therefore, make the choice to obey God and you will not be ruined by disobedience. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t settle just for anything, know what you want and go for it to the glory of God.
2. Regularly evaluate your activities and make the right changes where necessary.
3. Stop at nothing to discover and become what you are created to be.
4. Whatever ugly situations you find yourself in, determine to seek help and press on.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, success is God’s plan for me. Therefore, I will follow His plans for my life, amen!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because You have good plans for me. Therefore, help me to do what is right and achieve success, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. You will succeed and prosper in all your endeavours. Henceforth, I terminate spirits of endless failure and disaster in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : Your choice determines your end. For every path you take in life leads to a destination.
Quote : “Your choice creates your destiny. For you can’t travel on the road of evil and expects to appear in the city of peace and righteousness.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know God demands decency and orderly deposition from us? (1 Corinthians 14:40).
Today In History : October 23, 2011 – The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan Civil War over.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Canada has more lakes than any other country?
Bible Quiz : Who did King Ahab refer to as the troubler of Israel?
God bless you!