Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from you. Psalms 69:5

Thought of The Day : If we know God knows our hearts and actions, we’ll avoid evil at all cost because of its consequences.

LISTEN : God knows and sees everything. His all – seeing eyes sees into the depth of our hearts and the most secret places of the earth. The truth is, nothing is hidden out of God. Truth is key to freedom (John 8:32). Knowing the truth is key to discovering how to enjoy real life. One important truth we are yet to understand is that, our sins are not hidden in the eyes of God. Besides, every act of sin is an act of foolishness. Yes, it’s hard to see sin as foolishness unless you are spiritually and eternally-minded. Until we acknowledge and confess our sins to God, we are not yet set to walk with Him. And until we’re determined to get things right, we’ll continue to get it wrong. We can’t profess to love God and still be madly in love with sin. When we take pleasure in sin we have chosen to go without God. My dear, what’s life without God? Life is an endless journey where God is not the head of the voyage. Life is empty and meaningless without God. The Bible says, For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?(Mark 8:36). My dear, nothing is truly a gain to us until God is the reason for our gain. Beloved, can you rewind your memory and evaluate your life? Are you in right standing with God? By your own assessment, have you done well? Can God be proud of you as His loyal and faithful servant? God wants you to acknowledge and confess your sin to Him and forsake them. Therefore, if your conscience is pricking you right now, it is time to examine your life and repent of your sins. Truly, God knows our foolishness, and our sins are not hidden from Him. But if you return to Him today, He’ll graciously forgive you. So, make a reasonable confession to God today. Remember, the only place we can possibly hide our sin is in the blood of Jesus Christ. He’s waiting for you right now, so, delay no more! Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Search your conscience and make peace with God today without delay.

2. Acknowledge, confess and forsake your sin today.
3. Make the fear of God your topmost priority as long as you live.
4. Examine your life and repent of every known sin today.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God searches our hearts. Therefore, I will examine my life and repent of my sins. Amen.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank You for Your words today. Help me to examine my life and repent of my sins, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today I speak on your life, may God open your eyes to know His will. Henceforth, may your life be pleasing to Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Unless you think, you’ll never realise that, sinfulness is foolishness fashioned in the form of pleasure.

Quote: “A trip without God is a journey to disaster. For life is a fruitless journey where God is not the head of the voyage.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know God fed Prophet Elijah in a time of famine through the ravens? (1Kings 17:6).

Today In History : December 22, 1918 The last of the food restrictions, enforced because of the shortages during World War 1, are lifted.

Stunning Fact: Did you know the human body has over 600 muscles?

Bible Quiz : Who was Ishbosheth to King Saul?

God bless you!

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