Wednesday August 31, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. – Psalms 145 : 3 (UKJV)
LISTEN : What does a great God (JEHOVAH) deserve if not to be praised, adored, honoured, worshipped, revered, obeyed, highly esteemed, and glorified by his creation, especially the followers of Christ. The bible said, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” When you consider the greatness of God, you’ll understand that he is the great God who was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself. Therefore, Christ is the great God as well as our Saviour; great in all the perfections of his nature, of great wisdom, power, faithfulness, holiness, grace, and goodness; great in his person as God-man, God manifest in the flesh; great in all his offices and relations he bears and stands in to his people; and great in all his works of creation, providence, and redemption. Beyond doubt, God has demonstrated his goodness and greatness to the world; therefore, he is to be praised, and greatly to be praised by his people. God is to be praised with all we’ve got and with utmost capacities.
Beloved, who else is to be praised if not God? His greatness has no end. His greatness is unsearchable; that’s, the greatness of his nature, and the perfections of it; these are past finding out; and so are his ways and works, and the riches of his grace. Our God is great and worthy to be the object of people’s praise, day and night (Psalms 145:1-3). Those who knows God’s greatness should meditate upon it and proclaim it to others. The whole earth is full of God’s greatness and goodness towards mankind. Not only is God great, but he is full of goodness, showing covenant faithfulness to his people and gracious love to people everywhere. Therefore, those who have tasted his love should show their gratitude by praising him and telling others of his mighty works. In this way they will help spread his rule to the lives of others. Today, all creation, and in particular his people, should bring him unending praise for all his goodness and greatness.
Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. Count God’s grace and goodness on your life and express it in praise immediately you’re done with reading today’s devotional.
2. Don’t allowed life’s circumstances to stop you from giving praise to God.
3. Determine to give praise to God continually no matter what.
4. Don’t permit ingratitude to grow uncheck in your life, deal with it and you will see reasons to praise God.
Daily Task : Those who have tasted the love of God should show their gratitude by praising him and telling others of his mighty works. In this way, they will help spread his rule to the lives of others. Today, let’s bring God unending praise.
Daily Reflection : What does God demands of you if not to be praised, adored, honoured, worshipped, revered, obeyed, highly esteemed, and glorified.
Prayer : Blessed Lord, I praise your name today for your goodness and kindness towards us, I determine today to return praise for all your goodness in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I decree upon your life, grace to reciprocate God’s goodness in your life. Henceforth, you’ll not take God’s goodness for granted in Jesus ‘ name.