Sunday, October 24, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Thought of The Day : When God’s kingdom becomes your concern, your own concern becomes His goal.
LISTEN : God’s purpose for everyone is to please Him and enjoy His blessings. He wants us to understand His will and make His kingdom our primary concern. Beloved, when God’s kingdom becomes your concern, your own concern becomes His goal. How do you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern? It is to care about the things God cares about. God does not care about material things – money and earthly possessions; He does not care about political position, power and fame. In fact, He does not care about a lot of the things we care about. He cares most about people. Humanity is God’s greatest goal. He cares about our welfare, salvation and eternal destiny. He wants us to be saved and blessed. Christ Jesus our Master demonstrated this fact when he walked the earth. The Bible says,
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power:
who went about doing good, and healing all that were
oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Christ’s anointing was for people. His mission was to save humanity from the grip of Satan. He achieved that when He died on the cross and declared, “…It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” (John 19:30). All that was for us. God’s kingdom is about people and we should invest our time, talents and treasures on people. Therefore, no matter what you have or who you are, surrender to God and build your life around the things that are most important to Him. Truly, He will make sure you have all you need, and you will find true purpose in life. So, seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and His blessings will be added to you. Henceforth, make God’s kingdom your primary concern. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Develop unquenchable passion for kingdom goals.
2. Determine to love people the way God loves them.
3. Be compassionate to others and treat them with love.
4. Never write off anyone who God has not written off.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me. Therefore, help me to love others the way you love me, in Jesus ’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. It is well with you. May you continue to enjoy love, favour and blessings of God in your life. Henceforth, receive strength and grace to show love to others, in Jesus ’ name, amen!
Reflection : God’s kingdom is about people, hence, we should invest our time, talents and treasures on people.
Quote : “Jesus Christ’s anointing was not for show off, it was for the world. His mission was to save humanity from the grip of Satan.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Naomi’s husband and her two sons died in Moab before she went back to Israel? (Ruth 1:3-5).
Stunning Fact : Did you know Elephants communicate through vibrations?
Bible Quiz : How many days was Jonah in the belly of the big fish?
God bless you!