Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, The LORD’s name is to be praised. Psalms 113 : 3
LISTEN : Everyday is a blessing from God, and an opportunity to be better at what you do to the glory of God. Sadly, not everyone recognises this fact because it is shrouded in mystery and takes divine wisdom to uncover. (Psalms 14 : 1). Those who see each day as a blessing from God don’t hesitate to give praise to Him no matter what. (Psalms 22 : 23 ; 50 : 23). But those who complain, murmur and count their losses on a daily basis take God’s grace for granted. Two guys who lived in the same room in a certain town woke up one morning to pray before going to their respective businesses. The one who was moderating the prayer said, “Let us pray for God’s favour over our businesses today so that we will return home in the evening with laughter.” They prayed and ended the prayer with high expectations for the day. Sadly, they experienced the opposite of their prayer instead. When it was time to pray in the evening, one of them was busy complaining and asking God why He failed to answer his prayer; while the other was busy praising God and trusting Him for another day. Many of us are like these two guys. We thank God only when we believe He has done enough, and complain when we feel disappointed. Our verse of the day says, ” From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, The LORD’s name is to be praised.” (Psalms 113 : 3). Beloved, God should be praised no matter what. He gives what He knows we need. Therefore, whatever He refuses to give us in prayer He knows we don’t need them; or He wants us to learn to trust Him more and more. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to thank God not only for what He has done, but for what He refuses to do.
2. Don’t complain when your answer is delayed, just know that God is working for you behind the scenes.
3. Don’t allow circumstances to alter your praise and worship to God.
4 Determine to begin and end everyday as a blessing from God.
Daily Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you because I know that everyday is a blessing from you. Therefore, help me to always acknowledge this fact and worship you no matter what, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, always remember that God should be praised no matter what. His faithfulness is for evermore. So learn to trust His judgment.
Daily Reflection : Those who see each day as a blessing from God don’t murmur over disappointment, or hesitate to give praise to Him.
Daily Quote : “God is faithful and loving. Hence, what He can only refuse to give you when we pray is what will not serve His purpose.”
Today In History : February 6, 1975 Iran and Iraq announce that they have settled their border dispute.
Say This : Today, I confess that I am blessed. Therefore, I will receive each day as a blessing from God to me no matter what, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and favour you. May you receive each day as a gift from God as long as you live, in Jesus ‘ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Hawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Almighty God, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.
GOD BLESS YOU