Monday, May 22, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: I consider my actions and follow your rules. Psalms 119 : 59
LISTEN: No one does better without a regular examination of his or her actions. Where self-examination is neglected, positive change is difficult. But when you sincerely assess your life, maintaining a relationship with God will be desired. Beloved, how often do you examine your life? Do you really consider what you do? Do you know that your choices and actions can make or destroy you? Do you also know that when you refuse to consider your actions, you will certainly regret it eventually? Beloved, as a child of God, you should consider your actions before you do them and see that they agree with the rules. David said, ” I consider my actions and follow your rules.” (Psalms 119 : 59). In the same way, we should consider our actions so that we can observe the commandment to God.
Sadly, a lot of people do not consider their actions. They act and damn the consequences of their actions. They failed to know that actions are like seeds, whatever you sow you will certainly reap, here or hereafter (Galatians 6 : 7). When you consider your actions and obey the word of the LORD, your ways will be established. Beloved, God wants you to let your actions be uniformly and constantly good in spite of all temptations to the contrary. He wants you to do the right thing no matter the sustained pressure you receives to do otherwise. If you think and do the right thing, you can expect God’s blessing and good success in what you do. Always consider your actions and guard against doing the wrong thing. Whatever it will take to do the right thing and build a better future do. Do not forget that your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past; and your life tomorrow will equally be the result of your attitudes and choices you make today. Henceforth, determine to do the right thing no matter what. Always consider your actions and you would have saved yourself from the miseries of life that could be avoided through wise living. God bless you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Avoid negative actions lest you destroy your life.
2. Be careful of what you do because it might come back directly or indirectly to you.
3. Weigh your decisions before implementing them because they can make, or mar you.
4. Determine to order your steps and actions aright despite the pressure to do otherwise.
Daily Task: Always examine your decisions and actions from time to time, and make necessary and timely changes as quickly as possible.
Daily Reflection: No one who wish for a better future will leave his or her life unexamined. Therefore, secure your future by considering your actions daily.
Daily prayer: Almighty God, I thank you because of your love towards me, help me to consider my actions and to do what is right at all times, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy over your life, you will not be misled by evil people. May God help you to overcome the temptation to do what is wrong, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Where self-examination is neglected, positive change is difficult.
Today In History: May 22, 2015 The Republic of Ireland, long known as a conservative, predominantly Catholic country, becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.