Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his activities.- Proverbs 5 : 21.
LISTEN : Nothing is hidden from the eyes of God. Everything is opened to His view. God is omniscient, as a result He is all-knowing. He knows both our love and hate for Him. He knows what we do, where we did it, when we did it and how we did it. He knows where we go, our purpose of such trips whether good or bad. He knows your relationship with others whether it is serving His purpose or your selfish purpose. He knows our individual ambitions. He knows your every step.
Although you may do certain things and seem to get away with it, however, it cannot be for a long time. You might wonder and ask, Is it possible for God to know what I do? Does he follow me wherever I go? Is it possible for Him to take not of every single action of mine? Can He accurately take note of actions of billions of people all over the world? Beloved, you are in doubt of God’s ability to take note of every one’s action because you do not know the ways of God.
His ways are not our ways, neither His thoughts our thoughts. The bible says, ” For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55 : 8 , 9). Nothing is difficult for God to do. Friend, have you equally imagine some of the works, inventions and discoveries of men? Are they not amazing and thought provoking? If they are, why should we doubt the omniscient of God?
Like the radio and television stations reaching millions of people with information at the same time through their frequencies, so also, God knows how to focus His omniscient searchlight to get every information about your activities. Our verse of the day says, ” For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his activities”(Proverbs 5 : 21). Beloved, all our deeds are naked before Him. He takes note of all our activities. Therefore, let us strive to do things in line with His will, for He will certainly reward everyone according to his or her deeds. Remember, God is watching.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always remember that God is not ignorant of your actions, hence you should live wisely.
2. Never forget that whatever one sows he will reap, therefore sow a good seed.
3. Always examine your ways and strive to live in line with God’s perfect will.
4. Do not disregard God’s instructions, rather receive them and let them be your guide.
Daily Task: Whatever you do or wherever you go, never forget that God is watching you. Therefore, determine to live right no matter what.
Daily Reflection: It is the height of foolishness to believe that God is ignorant of one’s evil deeds. If one does not pay now one will pay later. Surely the reward will not fail.
Daily Prayer: Holy Father, I acknowledge your love for me, and the fact that you are watching my every action, therefore, help me to sustainably live right, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy over your life, may you not lose sight of the fact that God is watching what you do. May you do the right thing and not evil. May you not lose the blessings of God that is reserved for you, in Jesus’ name.