Thursday, March 15, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3 : 23, 24
LISTEN : Faithfulness is a very serious issue where God is involved. God cannot do anything serious with an unfaithful person. (Numbers 12 : 7). Faithfulness is vital to our relationship with Him. Hence, to be bankrupt of faithfulness is to lose fellowship with God. What does it mean to be faithful? It means having or showing true and constant loyalty: deserving trust and keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do. Beloved, this is exactly what God expects of His children. He wants us to be faithful. That is, He wants us to be loyal, trustworthy and reliable in our service to Him and humanity. (1 corinthians 4 : 2). In our verse of the day the Bible says, ” And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3 : 23, 24). This means that we should serve with the aim to glorify God. Whatever service we render to anyone, God should be our focus and reward. We should focus on pleasing Him not minding human actions. Surely, when we serve with the sole aim of glorifying God, we will become more and more faithful in our service and devotion to Him. We will not mind who benefits from our services, but rejoice because God is glorified. Beloved, do not faint in your service to God and humanity. Remember, a faithful service to God will attract a glorious reward. (Matthew 25 : 21 – 23 ; Colossians 3 : 24). Just be faithful. Trust me, you will not lose as long as you are working for Him. Be wise!
Having read Today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to be serious, loyal and committed in your service to God and humanity.
2. When you serve in any capacity, serve with God in view.
3. Whatever you do, do it readily as unto God and you will be rewarded.
4. Determine to glorify God with your actions and life generally.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for a brand new day. As I go about my business for the day, help me to fulfill your will by serving faithfully in any capacity, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not faint in your service to God and humanity. Instead, remember that a faithful service to God will attract a glorious reward from Him.
Daily Reflection : Faithfulness is vital to our relationship with God. Hence, to be bankrupt of faithfulness is to lose fellowship with God.
Daily Quote : “Faithfulness is the relevance of service; and a faithful service to God will attract a glorious reward from Him.”
Today In History : March 15, 1903 The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is faithful and demands faithfulness from me. Therefore, I will strive to be faithful to Him as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless you with wisdom to do His will. May you strive to be faithful to Him as long as you live, in Jesus ‘ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know snakes cannot bite in rivers or swamps (they would drown otherwise)?
(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