Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. Psalms 92:13
LISTEN: Dedication to God attract His favour. When you are firmly rooted in His service you connect yourself to Him; as a result He will connect you to His purpose for your life. You receive power to flourish when you devote yourself to the cause of God. God will always bless the dedicated. He never fails to look after His people even when they do not seem to know that He takes care of them. Children of God often fail to realise that God is always mindful of them. He is very near to the dedicated, He loves those who have sold themselves completely to His service and purpose. No matter what happens, God knows those who truly belong to Him; because not everyone really belongs to God. Those who truly belong to Him are known by their value, reverence, dedication, honour, love, service and commitment to Him. The dedicated does not esteem God lightly. Instead they value Him above all else (See Job 23 : 12). God is their song and dwelling place, therefore, He will not fail to bless and cause them to flourish.
Beloved, how dedicated are you to God? The bible says, “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.” (Psalms 92:13). What does that mean? It means that being a part of the body of Christ (the church), releases upon us the blessings of God.(Ephesians 1 : 3). Those who have made it their habits to be committed to God will flourish in the house of God. This is why Jesus Christ urged His disciples to abide in Him and He in them so that they can flourish by His strength (John 15 : 4 – 7). But are you planted in the house of God? Are you dedicated to the assignments of His kingdom? Are you really committed to doing His will? Have you decided for Him come rain come shine? Are you deeply rooted in the body of Christ no matter the challenge? Beloved, determine to follow His will, for when you follow His will, He will certainly bless you, because His blessing makes rich and adds no sorrow (Proverbs 10 : 22).
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always remember that no matter what happens, God will bless those who value Him above all else.
2. Determine to dedicate and commit yourself to God no matter what.
3. Do not be a lazy and non committed Christian, rather dedicate yourself totally to God.
4. Determine to follow God’s purpose for your life, and you will attract His favour.
Daily Task: Value God above all else. Make Him your song and dwelling place and He will not fail to bless and make you to flourish by His strength.
Daily Reflection: When you are firmly rooted in God’s service, you connect yourself to Him and He will connect you to His purpose for your life.
Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, I bless your name for today, let your blessings manifest in my life and destroy every trace of evil and stagnation, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Certainly you will make a difference. Today, I prophesy over your life, may the blessings of the LORD by Jesus Christ locate you, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: He whom God can trust He can graciously empower.
Today In History: June 21, 1915. Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.