Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I will love you, O LORD, my strength. Psalms 18 : 1
LISTEN : David, by way of song declared his resolve to love God with all his heart, the day the LORD delivered him from the hands of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. David loves God, and every experience of his life intensified his love for God. No matter his trials and afflictions his love for God and His words was intact. (Psalms 119 : 97). He acknowledged God as his strength and shield, and attributed his victory to Him. For the goodness of God, he made a solemn promise to love Him heartily. Beloved, love for God is the foundation for a solid relationship with Him. You do not have a relationship with God until your heart is full of love for Him. (Matthew 22 : 37). My dear, like David, can you declare your love for God today? Can your family declare their love and loyalty to God? Can you boldly and genuinely say, “I will love you O LORD?” God is happy when His creation acknowledged Him as their strength. He is happy when we love Him above all else. Beloved, your love for God is measured by what you are willing to sacrifice to gain Him: it is measured by how much you can obey and serve Him. Our love for God is complete when we no longer resist Him, but joyfully serve, obey, trust and follow His will without excuses. Like David, let us love the LORD and trust Him as our strength; because when the LORD is our strength, victory is guaranteed. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Make God your strength and enemies will not strangle you.
2. Joyfully serve, obey, trust and follow God’s will without excuses.
3. Love the LORD and trust Him as your strength in all circumstances.
4. Increase your love, obedience and loyalty to God daily.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you love us. Help me to love you heartily as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, love the LORD and trust Him as your strength; because when the LORD is your strength, your victory is guaranteed.
Daily Reflection : Love for God is the foundation for a solid relationship with Him; and no one has a relationship with God until the heart is full of love for Him.
Daily Quote : “Love for God is measured by what one is willing to sacrifice to gain Him: and how much one can obey and serve Him at one’s own expense.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God loves me. Therefore, I declare that I will love Him heartily as long as I live, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless you and cause you to love Him with all your heart, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 30, 1971 NASA launches Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Spain’s largest source of income is from tourism?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
TOPIC: PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD
Bible Verse : Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalms 20 : 7
LISTEN : Your foundation will determine your stability; and who you follow will determine what follows you. Your victory in battles of life is a function of your source of strength. When your source of strength is weak, your chances of victory are slim. In the same way, when your source of strength is strong and reliable, victory is guaranteed. God is a strong tower (Psalms 18 : 10). He is a shield and refuge. He is a present help in times of troubles (Psalms 115 : 11). Those who love and fear Him run to Him in distress and are saved. He delivers His people from those who seek to destroy them. Beloved, is God your source of strength? Is He your help in times of troubles? What/who do you rely on for deliverance and victory in times of troubles? In our Bible verse David said, ” Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalms 20 : 7). Beloved, the name of God saves. Therefore, do not put your trust in anything other than God, for they will fail you ; instead, put your trust in the living God. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Pray for grace to trust God in every circumstance.
4. Ask God for a good night sleep, and pray against every evil plotted against you.
May God grant your heart desires, and may you not be disappointed. As you sleep tonight, may nightmares be far from you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.