Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Everything you do should be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16 : 14
LISTEN : A certain preacher of the gospel, while delivering his sermon on the topic of “love” one Sunday morning, charges his congregation to show love to all, and in all circumstances for a period of one week; and come back to church the next Sunday morning to share their experiences. The preacher said, “Brethren, as you go back home today till next Sunday, no matter what happens, determine to respond with love. Give and act in love and may the Lord bless you.” The next Sunday morning everyone of them gathered in readiness to share their respective experiences. The preacher asked, “Brethren, how was your last seven days?” A woman stood up and said, “Pastor, my marriage has been perfectly restored. I always have issues with my husband, but the last one week unconditional expression of love has changed everything. Pastor, love is priceless.” Immediately another woman jumped up and reported the same thing and said,” In short, love is everything. ”
Virtually all members of the congregation reported variously how love has changed their lives in no small measures within the seven days exercise. In response to that the Pastor said, “Brethren, you can see how wonderful and powerful love is? Never stop loving, rather let the ‘last seven days’ be to you a starting point. Make sure you do everything in love and you will not regret it.” Beloved, do you understand the story in today’s devotional? The message is for all of us. Love is good and priceless. Love is the cure for all evil. It is the fabric of a good relationship with God and man. Love forgives, is kind, generous, tolerant, patient, is not vengeful, envious, proud and the likes. (1 Corinthians 13 : 4 – 7). Love covers multitude of sin because love is of God. (1 Peter 4 : 8). God is the center of true love for God is love. (1 John 4 : 8). Learning to do everything in love is accepting to do everything in accordance with the will of God. Beloved, let us love one another, and do everything in true love. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to do everything in love and God will help you to achieve that.
2. Sow true love in your marriage and relationships and you will reap love in the long run.
3. Learn to forgive your offenders and drop the desire to be vengeful.
4. Be kind, generous, tolerant, patient and loving to others no matter what.
Daily Prayer : Blessed Father, you are good and loving because you are Love. By your love you saved and redeemed me. Therefore, help me to love others with your love, in Jesus ‘name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, let us love one another, and do everything in true love; and we will overcome whatever that comes to make enemies out of us.
Daily Reflection : Love is good and priceless, for Love is the cure for all evil and the fabric of a good relationship with God and man.
Daily Quote : “Learning to do everything in love is accepting to do everything in accordance with the will of God.”
Today In History : April 25, 1971 The country of Bangladesh is established.
Say This : Today, I confess that love is good and priceless. It is the fabric of a good relationship with God and humanity. Therefore, I will love unconditionally henceforth, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God empower you with the desire to love Him and others unconditionally, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Disneyland opened in 1955?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Dear Lord, 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