Friday, February 9, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: The LORD is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him. Lamentations 3 : 25
LISTEN: When our hearts yearn for God we will attract His love. When we trust and seek a warm relationship with Him we will experience His best. Jesus made an intriguing statement to His disciples of His dedication and commitment to do His Father’s will above all else. The Bible says, ” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work.” (John 4 : 34). Truly, there was hunger in Him to do the will of God. In the same way, God wants us to live like His Son Jesus Christ in pursuing His will, and relying on Him for help. We should have the mind of Christ Jesus in love, humility and obedience to God. (see Philippians 2 : 5 – 8). Jesus Christ though a God, willingly and obediently gave up His heavenly privileges to please His Father. He loves the Father passionately and sought to please Him in all things; as a result, God loves Him too. The Bible says, ” If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.” (John 15 : 10). Beloved, do you want to remain in God’s love? Always put your trust in Him and seek Him with all your heart. Surely, you will experience His love in your life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to obey God in all things and you will remain in His love.
2. Trust God and love Him with all your heart and resources.
3. Develop unquenchable hunger for God and His word.
4. Seek and maintain a warm relationship with God no matter what.
Daily Prayer: Blessed Father, I thank you for your word today, help me to love, obey, trust and seek you with all my heart and all I have, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, always put your trust in God and seek Him with all your heart, and you will experience His love in your life.
Daily Reflection: When we trust and seek a warm relationship with God we will unfailingly experience His best.
Daily Quote: “Time spent on pursuing a warm relationship with God, is time spent on building a glorious future.”
Today In History: February 9, 1994 Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.
Say This: Today, I confess God’s mercy and love for me. I will trust, obey, love and search for Him with all my heart, as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may the Lord bless and keep you. May you trust, obey, love and search for God with all your heart, as long as you live, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact: Did you know frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open?