Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Indeed, what a man does is always in the LORD’s presence, and he weighs all his paths. Proverbs 5 : 21.

LISTEN: Beloved, do you think that God is ignorant of our respective deeds? Do you think that His silence over our evil deeds shows that He does not know about what we do? Do you know that He knows the path you take? Beloved, nothing is hidden from the eyes of the almighty God. Everything is opened to His view, because nothing is a secret to Him. God is omniscient, that means that He is all-knowing. He knows both our love and hate for Him. He knows what we do, where we did it, when and how we did it. He knows wherever we go, our purposes and intentions are opened to Him.

God knows how you treat others with love or hate as the case may be. He knows your relationship with others whether it is serving His good purpose or your selfish purpose. He knows where our hearts lies, as much as He knows our individual ambitions. He equally knows your every step whether it is good or evil. No doubt, you may commit evil sometimes and seem to get away with it, however, it would not be for a long time, because God sees what you do even in secret. I know you may 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 note of every single step I take? Can He accurately take note of actions of billions of people around the world?

Beloved, you are in doubt about God’s ability to take note of every one’s action because you do not know the ways of God. You fail to acknowledge that He is not human and cannot be limited by human reasoning. 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). This simply means that nothing is impossible for God to do. Beloved, if you imagine some of the works, inventions and discoveries of men? You will agree that they are amazing and thought-provoking.

Therefore, if we (humans) who are limited in knowledge and understanding can invent, produce, or discover amazing things on earth, like the aircraft, radio, television and their stations reaching millions of people with information at the same time through their frequencies, etc., can God not do much more? God knows how to focus His omniscient searchlight to get every information about our daily activities. Our verse of the day says, ” Indeed, what a man does is always in the LORD’s presence, and he weighs all his paths.” (Proverbs 5 : 21). Beloved, all our deeds are naked before Him. He takes note of all our activities. Therefore, let us endeavour to act in line with His will, for He will certainly reward everyone according to his or her deeds. Remember, God knows all our deeds.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not forget that God is not ignorant of your deeds, therefore determine to live wisely.
2. Never forget that our deeds are the seeds we sow daily into our future, therefore sow a good seed.
3. Regularly examine your ways and determine to live in line with the will of God.
4. Do not neglect God’s commands, rather accept and let them be your guide.

Daily Task: Whether in public or private life, never forget that God knows all our deeds. Therefore, determine to live right no matter what.

Daily Reflection: If we acknowledge the fact that God knows our respective deeds, doing the right thing will not be difficult since we know that everyone will receive what he or she sows.

Daily Prayer: Precious Father, I acknowledge your love for me, and the fact that you know everything I do, therefore, help me to live right now and forever, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I decree over your life, may your heart not be dull of understanding, in remembering the fact that God knows what you do. May you hunger to do the right and shun the evil. May you not lose the blessings of God that is reserved for you, in Jesus’ name.