Sunday, May 27, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. John 9 : 4
LISTEN : Beloved, how long do you want to wait to begin to live for God? How much time do you think you have in the world to waste? Do you know time is running out? What have you done about your God-given assignments? Have you discovered why you are born? Are you living out your God-given purpose in the world? My dear, you are created to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Therefore, you must find out why God created you and how to achieve it. Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.” (John 9 : 4). Jesus knows exactly His purpose in the world. He knows He came to call sinners, cleanse and save them. (Luke 19 : 10). To Him, time is of the essence and so it should be to us. Beloved, your life is designed to serve God’s purpose ; and you should know what His purpose for your life is. Whatever you are called to do, do it now for time is running out. As Christians we should face our tasks – the great commission. (Matthew 28 : 18 – 20). We must commit to spreading the good news of the kingdom of God. God is counting on us to reach out to the world with the gospel of Christ. Whatever it will take to save a soul to God we must do, for now is the time. There is no better way to live than to live for God’s purposes; and no better way to die than to die in the will of God. Beloved, it is now or never. You do not have all the time in the world. So, do for God what you must do and be happy in eternity, or ignore Him and be miserable in eternity. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Commit yourself to spreading the gospel of the kingdom of God.
2. Stop procrastinating and work hard to discover and achieve your God-given purpose.
3. Stop living for yourself and begin to live for God.
4. Do what you must do for God today, knowing you do not have all the time in the world.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you for opening my eyes to your words. May I receive strength to commit myself to spreading the gospel of your kingdom, amen!
Daily Task : Beloved, let us commit to spreading the good news of the kingdom of God; for God is counting on us to reach out to the world for Christ.
Daily Reflection : Do for God what you must do and be happy in eternity, or ignore Him and be miserable in eternity.
Daily Quote : “There is no better way to live than to live for God’s purposes; and no better way to die than to die in the will of God.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I accept to commit myself and all I have to doing the will of God and spreading the gospel of Christ, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you spend your life in the will of God. May the Lord bless you abundantly, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 27, 1960 A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the first drug that was sold as a water soluble tablet was aspirin in 1900?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : IT IS TIME TO SEEK THE LORD
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Bible Verse : Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12
LISTEN : God’s blessing is released when people pursue righteousness. (Isaiah 1 : 19 ; Joel 2 : 25 , 26). Righteousness is key to divine blessing; and it is produced when people walk in faith and obedience to God. In the days of Prophet Hosea, God urged the children of Israel to act righteously and to faithfully love Him with all their hearts. He further asked them to repent and dedicate their time to trying to know Him. He promised to pour out many blessings on them if they will delight in doing His will. Surely, God will not fail to bless those who love and obey Him. He who is committed to doing the will of God is connected to receiving His blessings. Beloved, it is time to seek God. Enough time has been spent on following your own will and interests; it is time to seek the will of God. So, rise from your spiritual sleep and seek God until you find Him. When you find God you have found His blessings – peace, joy, rest of mind, divine health, divine supply, divine protection, mercy, hope, prosperity, life and everything He has promised to give to those who love Him. Be wise! (Proverbs 10 : 22).
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for His love and the gift of life.
2. Ask for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to give you a heart to love, obey and seek Him.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family.
Dear Lord, I thank you for your words and a wonderful evening. I pray for grace to seek you daily as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.