Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because it had been founded on rock. Matthew 7 : 24 – 25
LISTEN : Faith in Christ Jesus is necessary for spiritual, physical and emotional stability of the believer. (Colossians 2 : 2). The ups and downs a lot of people experience in their spiritual and Christian life can be traceable to what they do with the word of God. (Matthew 7 : 24 – 27). The word of God is the foundation upon which we can stand and not be moved. God’s word when properly applied will shield you from the damaging effects of troubles of life. The world is full of trials, temptations, miseries, sorrow, misfortunes and other countless ordeals. As a result, without comfort from the word of God life will become a nightmare and regrettable experience. Beloved, no one is exempted from troubles of life, everyone takes part in one way or the other. (Job 14 : 1). However, no matter what we face, we can overcome with help from the word of God. Hearing and obeying God’s word is what brings faith, and faith in God is what saves us. Therefore, to undermined God’s word is to ruin our future and frustrate our lives. Beloved, Obedience to God’s word is your defence against ‘the rain, flood and wind of life.’ You have no defence against temptation, persecution, errors, false teachings, trials, sickness and diseases, etc., if you are not rooted in the word of God. (John 8 : 32). Without faith in God and obedience to His word, life will surely fall apart. Henceforth, do not be a mere hearer of the word of God, but doer of it. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be obedient to God and put your faith in Him in every situation.
2. Do not undermine the words of God. Rather, accept and obey them.
3. Build up yourself in the most holy faith and determine to grow above your fears.
4. No matter what you face, do not give up on God and His words.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are faithful and dependable. Therefore, I will forever put my trust in you now and forevermore, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not be a mere hearer of the words of God, but doer of it. Determine to apply the message of truth in everything you do.
Daily Reflection : You have no defence against temptation, persecution, errors, false teachings, trials, sickness and diseases, etc., if you are not rooted in the word of God.
Daily Quote : “The word of God is the foundation upon which we can stand and not be moved. Without faith in the word, life gradually falls apart.”
Today In History : March 20, 1760 The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
Say This : Today, I confess that faith is the answer to fear and frustration. Therefore, I will put my faith in God no matter what, in Jesus, name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God strengthen and make you firm in faith, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the most sung song is happy birthday?
(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