Thursday, August 19, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
Thought of The Day : We are answerable to God in everything because, He owns us and everything about us.
LISTEN : God is the owner of our body and life. Our body is His temple and should be kept sacred. There is no life without God. He is the Creator and sustainer of life. As a matter of fact, we are nothing without Him. We owe our lives to Him. Whether you believe in the existence of God or not, it does not change the fact that you belong to God. Therefore, God wants you to live with the consciousness that He is the owner of your life; and the way to respond to Him is by serving Him in obedience all your life. (Ecclesiastics 12:1). You must realise that you are nothing without Him, and should make Him the centre of your life. Sadly, lots of people have failed to acknowledge God in their lives; instead, they have attributed His goodness to things that are not God. Beloved, do you acknowledge God as the owner of your life? Surely, the height of foolishness and ungratefulness is to reject, neglect and question God as your Creator. The Bible says,
“Fools says to themselves, ‘there is no God.‘ They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right”
My dear, as believers in Christ Jesus, we must not forget that the Spirit of God lives in us and we are not our own? (1 Cor. 6:19). Our body is holy and should not be offered to sin. When you yield your body to sin, you have chosen the path of destruction. Brethren, we should strive to be spiritually-minded and not carnally-minded. Yes, this is not time to lose touch with the Holy Spirit, but time to deepen your relationship with Him. Henceforth, let us acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ over our lives and learn to live to the glory of God, because we are bought with a price, even the blood of Jesus Christ (v.20). Remember, God owns our lives. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Acknowledge that you owe your life to God; therefore, glorify Him with your life.
2. Mind what you do with your body, because you belong to God.
3. Never live as though everything depends on you, rather live, knowing that everything depends on God.
4. Do not reject or despise God, instead, accept and revere Him as your God.
Prayer : Eternal God, I thank You because You created the heavens and earth, and everything in them. My life belongs to you therefore, help me to glorify you with my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. You are blessed! May your life serve God’s purpose at all times, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : It is unfair not to acknowledge God in our lives; and worst, to attribute His goodness to things that are not God.
Quote : “The height of foolishness is to reject God as your Creator.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham takes another wife called Keturah after the death of Sarah? (Genesis 25:1).
Stunning Fact : Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water?
Bible Quiz : How many years did David reign as king in Israel?
God bless you!