Saturday, April 14, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : By his foolish behaviour a man’s ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord. Proverbs 19 : 3

LISTEN : Many of us blame God for what is solely our fault. We blame Him for our mistakes in choice of marriage partner, relationships, career, lifestyle, etc. We are glad to choose our path not minding whether He approves of it or not. We disobey Him at all times, but when our decisions backfire, we blame Him for not doing anything to help. It is regrettable to think we can take out of life what we did not sow into it. Life is like the computer system; the wrong data you put in, is what you will receive as the output. In computer science it is called “garbage in, garbage out.” Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) is where flawed, or nonsense input data produces nonsense output or “garbage”. It is used to express the idea that in computing and other fields, incorrect or poor-quality input will produce faulty output. This equally applies to life. Life will give you in return what you give to it. Hence, you must give to life what you want life to give back to you.

Beloved, do not destroy your life through senseless actions and lifestyles. (Proverbs 14 : 12). Your life is sacred and precious to God, and should be treated as such. Stop addictions and lifestyles that could limit your potential for greatness. Stop blaming God, your parents, grandparents, your family, homeland, your country, or the government for your predicaments. Rise and fix it. Quit foolish and reckless behaviours so that your life will not be turned upside down. Watch what you eat or drink, lest you wreck your life. My dear, do you know you are responsible for your failure or success in life? Do you also know that God will help you to succeed when you are willing to succeed, and allow you to fail when you are determined to fail? So, fix your life today through faith in Christ Jesus and stop blaming God and others for anything.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Watch what you eat or drink lest you wreck your life.
2. Stop blaming God or anyone for your predicaments, instead, rise and fix it.
3. Quit addictions and look for how best to improve on your life.
4. Determine to invest in life the good you want life to give back to you.

Daily Prayer : Almighty God, I thank you for opening my eyes to your words. I know I may be hurt by others, but I chose to surrender all to you. Help me to fix my life through your grace, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Daily Task : Beloved, rise and fix your life. Quit foolish and reckless behaviours, so that your life will not be wrecked and turned upside down.

Daily Reflection : Shun senseless actions and lifestyles, for your life is sacred and precious; and quit anything that could limit your potentials for greatness.

Daily Quote : “God will help you to succeed when you are willing to succeed, and allow you to fail when you are determined to fail.”

Today In History : April 14, 1981 America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returns to Earth.

Say This : Today, I confess that God cannot be blamed for my mistakes or predicaments. I am fully responsible for everything. Henceforth, I will do the needful and trust God for intervention, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and make you to know that your life is sacred and precious to Him. May you quit anything that will limit your potentials for greatness, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Australia was originally called New Holland?


(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

> 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.