Friday, November 18, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Is not life more than food, and the body than its clothing?- Luke 12 : 23
LISTEN : Life is precious and priceless, is it not? Though sometimes, the sick may not completely agree to this fact, neither will the poor, afflicted, oppressed, bereaved, downcast, etc; simply because they believed that life has been so unfair to them and torturous. There dreams had variously been shattered and their lives made miserable. Most times, sustained thought of suicide is what dominate their minds, as a result, they do not see anything good in life anymore. To such, life is miserable, unpleasant, worthless and of no value. To them, life is no where near being precious and priceless. However, a careful look at life again will prove to them/you that life is really precious. What do I mean by that? I mean that if there is life there is hope. I am not in any way trying to excite you but telling you the truth. Life may be miserable today, but very soon all your misery will be over if you put your trust in God. You cannot be hopeless because you have God. There is never a man who can be hopeless, whose hope is in God. Hopelessness is only permitted in the life of the ungodly and those who do not know God.
Beloved, do not consider yourself miserable, hopeless, worthless or the likes; you are precious in the sight of God and so should you be in your own sight. Until you see yourself as precious in your own eyes, anything and anyone can deceive you to believe that your life is worthless. Beloved, life is precious, it is bigger than whatever you have, it is priceless. No matter what you go through in life, do not give up on life. God understands your misery, hence He commands us to not be afraid because He knows everything about us. The bible says, ” In fact, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows.(Luke 12 : 7). Friend, God has your life’s full details, do not be afraid, you will not end miserable. Just believe and confess that life is precious and priceless, and you will see your change soonest. Henceforth, see life as a temporary journey that is designed to take you through different places and people for a lasting experiences that will shape your life for a blessed future.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not give up on life no matter what you go through, for God will not give up on you.
2. Do not surrender to your misery, rather run to the Master (Jesus Christ) and obtain your miracle.
3. Always realise that you must see your life as precious for it to be indeed precious.
4. Acknowledge that God has your full details, therefore, cannot give you up for destruction.
Daily Task : Do not see life from its ugly circumstances and situations that it often deal to people, rather see it from the countless blessings it holds for those who are optimistic and put their trust in God.
Daily Reflection : Those who murmur, complain and cry over their lots in life hardly see the countless good things of life, but miseries and misfortunes.
Prayer : Almighty God, I thank you for your inspiring word today, I believe that life is precious and priceless no matter the challenges that comes with it. I ask for grace to go through life triumphantly in Jesus’ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over you, your life will not be miserable, hopeless, unpleasant, or worthless; God will guide you through life’s journey, in Jesus’ name.