Friday, May 7, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Psalms 34:15

Thought of The Day : The fear of God in your heart increases His love for you and His love triggers His blessings.

LISTEN : Obedience to God makes you have His attention. The eyes and ears of God are opened to the cry of His loyal children. Beloved, are you part of God’s family? If you’re part of His family, you will gladly love and obey Him. My dear, your love for God attracts His presence – protection, provision and preservation. His eyes goes where you go; and His ears are open to your prayers. Our anchor Bible verse says,

“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”

Psalms 34:15

Couple of months ago, I gave an illustration of two young men who were testing their individual abilities to hear and see each other clearly from a distance. When they stepped a little away backwards from each other, one of them would shout, “Can you see and hear me?” The other would reply, “Yes, I can see and hear you clearly.” They continued the exercise to a point where they eventually lost sight of each other. And one of them shouted as before, “Can you see or hear me?” This time, there was no response because they can’t hear or see each other anymore. This demonstrates the limitations of man. We see and hear in part. We can only see what the human eyes could see, and what God reveals (Deuteronomy 29:29); and hear what the human ears could hear. But our God – the Almighty God is not like that. He sees and hears everything. As a matter of fact, God goes where His people go and delivers them from troubles. The Bible says,

When you pass through the waters, I am with you;
when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.

Isaiah 43:2

He leads them by His mighty hands and watches over them with His ‘all seeing eyes.’ His eyes are not like humans’ eyes that often suffer impairment. His eyes see clearly from heaven above the affairs of the righteous. His ears are open to their cry and groaning. He can’t forsake them because they are precious to Him. Beloved, do you believe in God? Have you received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life? If yes, then you are God’s beloved child. Your faith in Christ Jesus conferred on you the gift of righteousness and divine protection (Romans 5:17). God will guard you with His eyes, and swoop in to save you when the devil attacks you. His ears will be open to your prayers because your heart is equally opened to His words. My dear, fear God and live in obedience to Him, and you will be His beloved. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to fear God and obey His words no matter what.
2. Don’t be afraid when you are faced with trials, rather, remember that God is with you.
3. When you are troubled, pray to God and believe that His ears are opened to your prayers.
4. Trust your limitations in the hands of God and trust Him to empower you.

Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank You because You love me so much. Therefore, I will return Your love by loving You for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : You’re blessed! Today I speak on your life. May God cover you with His glory. May grace to do His will be released to you, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Your faith in Christ Jesus conferred on you the gift of righteousness and divine protection.

Quote : “God goes where His people go. He leads them by His mighty hand and watches over them with His all-seeing eyes.

Biblical Fact : Did you know we are justified by our faith in Christ Jesus, and are reconciled to God? (Romans 5:1).

Today In History : May 7, 1921, Over 5000 people have already starved to death in Ireland and it is feared many more will follow.

Stunning Fact : Did you know baby porcupines have soft quills at birth, which harden within a few days?

Bible Quiz : How long did David reign as king over Israel?

God bless you!

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