Friday, May 4, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. James 2 : 14 , 17
LISTEN : Level cannot change until you think and act properly. Your effort will be rewarded when you direct it towards God. A misdirected effort will amount to a waste of time, energy, resources, and ultimately, a waste of life. To experience a true change of level, you must begin and end with God. Life is a journey, each day should take us from where we used to be, to where we are meant to be. Therefore, if you want to live on a new level, you have to think on a new level. What you cannot imagine you cannot become. Yes! It must first crossed your mind before it finds expression in the physical. What you want to experience in your life must start as a thought, and metamorphose into an action before you can see a result. Thoughts preceed actions. Hence, no matter your faith, nothing will work until you act. Faith cannot work standing alone. The Bible says, “What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. (James 2 : 14 , 17).
Beloved, the power of faith is in its actions. Every good step you take forward is moving you to a new level. As much as we pray everyday for a change of level, we must also take the necessary actions to get there. We must make the needed sacrifice to accelerate results. On a daily basis, learn to act and make sacrifice in prayer. Pray when you feel like, and when you don’t feel like praying. It is when you act and pray when you don’t feel like it, that you trigger results. Don’t be lazy to pray, think and act, instead, rise and talk to God with expectation. David said, “LORD, in the morning you will hear me; in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer. (Psalms 5 : 3). Beloved, learn to think and act to attain what God has designed you to be. Don’t fold your hands and wait for ‘manna” to fall, rather, act in faith and cause God’s goodness to happen in your life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be lazy to pray, instead, be fervent and pray without ceasing.
2. Learn to make the necessary sacrifice of faith for a change of level.
3. No matter what, do not lose hope or focus, instead, direct your prayers to God daily.
4. Always match your good thoughts with actions, for nothing will work until you act.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you today for your words to me. Help me to think and act in line with your purpose for my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not be stagnant, instead, learn to think and act to attain what God has designed you to be.
Daily Reflection : Life is a journey, each day should take you from where you used to be, to where you are meant to be. No matter your faith, nothing will work until you act.
Daily Quote : “A misdirected effort will amount to a waste of time, energy, resources, and ultimately, a waste of life.”
Today In History : May 4, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.
Say This : Today, I acknowledged that faith without work is dead. Therefore, I will express my faith with positive actions henceforth, in Jesus’ name, amen
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your faith not fall short of God’s expectation, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Germany borders 9 other countries?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Blessed Father, 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