Thursday, August 12, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : … but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32
Thought of The Day : It takes doggedness and a lion’s heart to stand alone for Christ.
LISTEN : Knowledge of God makes us stronger. Knowing God brings us into fellowship with Him. A sincere walk with God will bring Him into our lives (James 4:8-10). God releases Himself into us when we make efforts to know Him more and more. As a matter of fact, the more we know Him the more of His power and presence we will enjoy. My dear, strive to know God more and more. Apostle Paul said,
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.”
We should yearn for more of Christ in our lives; for it’s difficult to operate on the frequency of divine power without a quality relationship with God. You can’t be strong in God until you are acquainted with Him. How much you know God will determine how far you’re prepared to go for or with Him. Those who know God less are usually frustrated and powerless in the face of trials. They’re strangers to the power of God. My dear, the pressure we (believers) go through in the world will either result in staying dedicated to God, or renouncing Him. Those who are not strong and committed will renounce God when the going gets tough. The truth is, no person can stand pressure in the name of God when he or she is chicken-hearted. We need to be determine and dogged to be the kind of people God wants us to be for His kingdom. Beloved, be committed and dedicated to God (Daniel 3:16-18). No matter what, keep burning the incense of prayer, do exploits for God and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ with passion (Acts 8:1-8,40). Friend, do you want to do exploits for God? Then, love and fear Him ; grow in spiritual knowledge, self-discipline and don’t stop burning for Him. Remember, knowledge of God makes us stronger. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to dedicate yourself to God as long as you live.
2. Create atmosphere for the Spirit of God to operate in your life.
3. Open your heart to God and pray for His presence to fill your heart.
4. Demonstrate your faith and loyalty to God by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your word today. I pray that You strengthen me to be on fire for You now and always, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak to your life, henceforth catch the fire of dedication to God and receive strength to do exploits for Him, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : It is difficult to operate on the frequency of divine power without a quality relationship with God.
Quote : “To do exploits for God, you get to know Him deeper and deeper.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know James and John are the sons of Zebedee? (Matthew 4:21).
Stunning Fact : Did you know hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards?
Bible Quiz : How many years old was David when he died?
God bless you!