Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90 : 12
LISTEN : Have you watched the television game show, “Who wants to be a millionaire?” In Nigeria, “who wants to be a millionaire?” is a game show based on the original British format of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Here in Nigeria the game show is hosted by Frank Edoho, Sponsored by MTN Nigeria and Produced By Ultima Limited. One contestant is allowed to sit on the ‘hot seat’ at a time to answer questions that will qualify him or her for a win. But what I am interested about in the game is the countdown time. Immediately a question is put to a contestant, the host would say, “Your time starts now”. Then the time begins to count down. One’s ability to win or lose depend on what is done within the time allowed. That got me thinking about what I am doing with my time. What am I really doing with my time? Am I preparing for eternity (an endless life after death)?
Beloved, do you ask yourself what you are doing with your time? Do you know your time is ticking and counting down without you realising it? Truly, when one is born, one’s time on earth has been determined. Time begins to count down the moment you arrive in the world. (Eccles 3 : 2). But your eternal destiny is determined by what you do with your time. Looking at the frailty of man and shortness of life, Moses the godly man of God prayed, ” So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalms 90 : 12). Beloved, wise living is the key to a great ending. When wisdom is undermined, life will lose its true meaning. Wisdom is the principal thing. (Proverbs 4 : 7). The path of wisdom is the path to life, peace and joy. Ultimately, wisdom prepares people for eternity. Friend, there is no real wisdom in anyone who thinks less of eternity and more of this world. Henceforth, learn to live wisely as you prepare for eternity.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not allow the pleasure of this world to rob you of the bliss of eternity.
2. Follow the path of righteousness and wisdom and you will not lose.
3. Ask God to guide and guard your steps as you live daily.
4. Be wise and know that your time is counting down on a daily basis.
Daily Prayer : Precious Father, you are good, loving and full of mercy. Your desire for humanity is to be saved through faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, help me to live wisely as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, learn to live wisely as you prepare for eternity.
Daily Reflection : There is no real wisdom in anyone who thinks less of eternity and more of this world.
Daily Quote : “Wise living is the key to a great ending. When wisdom is undermined, life will lose its true meaning” .
Today In History : April 3, 1862 Slavery is abolished in Washington, D.C.
Say This : Today, I confess that heaven and hell are real. Therefore, I will live wisely here on earth and prepare consciously for eternity, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God help you to live wisely here on earth and cause you to prepare consciously for eternity, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the ancient Greeks first grew carrots as a form of medicine and not a food?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Most High 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