Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. Matthew 7 : 7
LISTEN : These three words (ask, seek and knock) in our Bible verse Of the day lead to one thing, and that is, “result.” God gives answer when we ask. He reveals and releases hidden things when we seek ; and He let us into His chambers and home of abundance and mysteries when we knock persistently on the door. God honours those who are importunate in prayer. He blesses those who are tenacious in seeking to discover His will and receive His blessings. He will not ignore those who refused to give up on knocking on the door of mercy and blessings. He promises to respond when we sincerely ask, seek and knock on His door of grace. The Bible says, “For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7 : 8). Beloved, stop complaining and begin to ask, seek and knock on the door you want to open for you. Never forget that “not to ask is not to receive, not to seek is not to find ; and not to knock is to have yourself locked out of God’s abundant blessings.” (James 4 : 2 , 3). Never miss any opportunity to ask, seek and knock on God’s door through prayer. Beloved, whatever your needs are, pray fervently and expect confidently, and God will cause you to receive, find what you seek and enter His room of endless supply. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop complaining about your problems, and begin to pray fervently and seek solutions.
2. Always ask, seek and knock on God’s door and you will receive.
3. Have faith in your prayers and ask until you receive.
4. Never stop praying because of delay in answer, instead, pray because of assurance of answers to prayers.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you answer prayer. Help me to trust in you, and to ask, seek and knock until I receive, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, whatever your needs are, pray fervently and expect confidently, and God will cause you to receive and enter into His room of endless supply.
Daily Reflection : God honours those who are importunate in prayer. He blesses those who are tenacious in seeking His will and blessings; and let in those who persistently knock on His door of grace.
Daily Quote : “Not to ask is not to receive, not to seek is not to find ; and not to knock is to have yourself locked out of God’s abundance of blessings.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is willing to give us our requests if we are willing to ask in faith. Therefore, I will ask until I receive, in Jesus ‘name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God grant your heart desires. May your life not be miserable, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 22, 1990 In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merge to become a single state.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the water in the Dead Sea is so salty that it is easier to float than sink?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
TOPIC: GOD REWARDS THE RIGHTEOUS
Bible Verse : Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. Prove 11 : 18
LISTEN : The Bible says, “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6 : 7). This simply means that, wickedness will produce evil and death to the wicked ; and good works will return a righteous reward to the upright. No matter what the wicked gained by way of wickedness, it will not be for long, because God’s judgment will surely catch up with him. Just as God will punish the wicked man for his evil, He will also bless the upright for his faith and obedience to Him. No matter how long it takes, the righteous in Christ Jesus will not lose their reward. They Will certainly be greatly rewarded. Serving God and living in accordance with His will is the guarantee for a sure reward. Beloved, do you want to be rewarded for your services to God and humanity? Do you desire the blessings of God that comes without sorrow? (Proverbs 10 : 22). Then, obey His words and have faith in Him. Do not be influenced by the prevalence of evil in the world, instead, let God’s words be your guide and principle; I assure you, you will not lose your reward, or deviate from God’s purpose for your life. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for a wonderful day and the gift of life.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, Mercy and love.
3. Pray for grace to live right in the world; and ask the Lord to preserve you.
4. Pray for grace to focus on doing the will of God no matter what.
5. Ask for a good night sleep, and destroy Satan’s plans over your life.
Everlasting Father, I thank you for your words to me tonight. Help me to live right and obtain the reward for a righteous living, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.