Friday, July 23, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great. Psalms 115:13

Thought of The Day : The blessings of God does not mind size or background; what counts is obedience and fear of God.

LISTEN : God wants to bless everyone both great and small who obeys and revere Him. But humans are too impatient to wait for God. Impatience has made lots of people to seek ‘blessings’ from wrong places and suffered dearly for it. Sadly, Satan has nothing to give without asking for something greater from you, perhaps your life. But the blessing of God gives peace and life. The Bible says,

The blessing from the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.

Proverbs 10:22

Beloved, that is the kind of blessings God wants to give you. Blessings without sorrow! However, you can miss God’s blessing if you are not prepared for it. Truly, God blesses those who love and fear Him. He is not a respecter of persons. He doesn’t deal with people according to their sizes, but according to their level of obedience and spiritual understanding. The more you surrender to God the more you are prepared for His blessings. Therefore, age, race, colour, and whatever background you have are no obstacles to His blessings. If there’s love and fear for Him, He can bless. My dear, no matter the pain and sorrow facing you today. If you can’t compromise on your love and fear for God, He won’t allow you to end as a failure. He will release kingdom riches in form of wisdom, ideas, favours, etc. The Bible says,

For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 10:11

Yes, he who loves and obeys God will not end in shame. Because love and fear of God matters to Him; those who meet such requirements will matter to Him too. God can’t abandon those who fear Him. In the Bible, Abraham honoured and obeyed God and was blessed for his obedience and faith in God. (Genesis 24:1). God rewarded his years of faithfulness and obedience to Him. My dear, God can bless anyone including you. So, position yourself for the blessings of God. Remember, we are positioned for God’s blessings when we walk in fear, faith and obedience to Him. Henceforth, determine to walk in obedience to God and you’ll attract His blessings. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t give up on life, rather be hopeful and have faith in God.
2. Determine to be obedient, dedicated and loyal to God.
3. Don’t be intimidated by circumstances around you. Instead, rise in faith and declare your victory.
4. Determine to walk in the fear of God and resist the spirit of disobedience.

Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for nothing is impossible to you. Help me to trust in you and serve you with fear and honour, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : May God subdue every enemy and demonic spirit standing in your way to success. in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Where love, obedience and fear of God is enthroned, The blessings of God will inevitably appear.

Quote : “Love, obedience and fear of God are the pathways to divine blessings. Hence, you are positioned for God’s blessings when you walk in fear, faith and obedience to God.”

Biblical Fact: Did you know Daniel also bears the name, Beltshazzar? (Daniel 1:7).

Stunning Fact : Did you know Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961?

Bible Quiz : How many days did the Israelites wander in the wilderness without water?

God bless you!

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