Friday, July 30, 2021.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Psalms 25:4
Thought of The Day : Knowing God gives birth to living eternally with Him.
LISTEN : The desire for God should be man’s greatest desire. Life has no meaning without God. The meaning of life is to know God and to enjoy Him. Sadly, we know much about the world and its ways, but little or nothing about God. Lack of knowledge and fear of God is the reason why the world is the way it is today. There is nothing better or greater than knowing God. As a matter of fact, we know nothing if we don’t know God; and we have nothing if we don’t have God. Knowing God shines light on our paths and prevent us from following the wrong path. How do we know God? The ways of God are buried in His words. To discover the will of God you must dig deep into His words. Our anchor Bible verse says,
“Make me to know your ways,
O Lord; teach me your paths.” (Psalms 25:4).
To know God you must desire it desperately. You must search for Him with all your heart, mind, might and all you have. You must sit and rise with His words. You must be teachable and readily available for Him. God’s word is the guide to His will. It keeps you from errors and evil. It directs your paths and helps you to put caution on your actions. The Psalmist said,
“Your word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path. (Psalms 119:105 ).
We are living in a wicked world, and we need God to overcome evil and wickedness of men. Therefore, knowing God is not optional but a necessity (Psalms 9:17). God will never force anyone to know Him, knowing Him is our responsibility, and for our own good. So, desire to know God. Remember, you know nothing if you don’t know God, and you have nothing if you don’t have God. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to know God for yourself.
2. Never forget that we are nothing without God, therefore, pursue His will.
3. Embrace the word of God and dig deep daily to know Him better.
4. Never tread the wrong paths, rather tread the paths of righteousness.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I desire to know you more and more. Therefore, open my heart to your words, in Jesus ’ name, amen!
Reflection : Knowing God shines light on our paths and prevent us from following the wrong path that leads to destruction.
Quote : “We know nothing if we don’t know God; and we have nothing if we don’t have God.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Peter was kept in prison awaiting execution, but the prayer of God’s people brought intervention to Him? (Acts 12:1-11).
Stunning Fact : Did you know The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal?
Bible Quiz : Who killed all his brothers in Israel just to become king?
God bless you!