Saturday, June 2, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person who can find? Proverbs 20 : 6
LISTEN : Beloved, can you be trusted? I believe you have heard someone say things like, “I remain loyal to you.” “I could be trusted.” “I will not fail you.” My word is my bond.” Sadly, majority of those who profess such loyalty and a false claim of trustworthiness, end up betraying the trust because they lack the fear of God. (Deuteronomy 10 : 12, 20 – 21). Trust is the foundation and beauty of a genuine relationship. It is the bridge that connects and guarantees stability in a relationship. Trust is a rare and unique quality, only possessed by those who fear God and respect the feelings of others. Friend, no one can feel safe where trust is perceived to be betrayed. The world is full of traitors, deceivers, liars, dishonest people, impostors, etc. They repeatedly betrayed trust because they lack the fear of God. Beloved, when our hearts are bankrupt of the fear of God, evil will dominate our motives and influence our actions. (John 8 :44). We can hurt others (betray their trust) without remorse when we neglect to consider the consequences of our actions. However, we should know that when we hurt others by betraying their trust we are hurting ourselves directly or indirectly. Living a trustworthy life is key to a secured future. So, build your trust; for trust is an asset to the wise. It is important to your future. Hence, when you gladly betray it, you will disconnect yourself from your God-given future; because when you cannot be trusted you cannot be uplifted. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Develop a trustworthy lifestyle and determine to sustain it.
2. Endeavour never to betray the trust reposed in you.
3. Walk in the fear of God and you will not act contrary to His will.
4. Invest in building a trustworthy lifestyle, for it will secure a future for you.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, you are trustworthy and dependable. Help me to build a trustworthy lifestyle, and to live in fear of you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not betray trust, for you will disconnect yourself from your God-given future. When you cannot be trusted you cannot be uplifted.
Daily Reflection : When we hurt others by betraying their trust, we are hurting ourselves directly or indirectly. Beware!
Daily Quote : “When our hearts are bankrupt of the fear of God, evil will dominate our motives and influence our actions.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is trustworthy and ever dependable. Therefore, as a child of God, I will live a trustworthy life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God help you to be faithful to Him. May you live a trustworthy life to the glory of His name, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : June 2, 1924 The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : WE ARE NOTHING WITHOUT GOD
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Bible Verse : I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15 : 5
LISTEN: We belong to God and therefore should serve His purpose. (1 Corinthians 6 : 19 – 20). We are created for His own glory, and when this purpose is not achieved we have failed Him. God wants us to be fruitful, that is, He wants us to produce good results and become abundantly productive. God wants us to be productive for His kingdom. He wants us to impact lives around the world and turn them over to Him. Beloved, God’s desire for us is to faithfully serve Him by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, and consistently live in line with His will. However, we cannot do His will or do anything of importance until we have chosen to connect and commit ourselves to Him. Our Bible verse says, “I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15 : 5). Beloved, we draw our strength from God. Hence, fruitfulness in the Christian faith will be practically impossible when the believer is disconnected from Christ the source of supernatural strength and life. My dear, are you faithful to Jesus Christ? Are you really doing what God expects of you? Are you truly depending on Him for strength and direction? If not, please retrace your steps today and remember that without God we can do nothing. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for His love and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to give you the heart to know that you are nothing without Him.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family.
5. Ask God for a good night rest.
May the Lord bless you. May you be ever connected to the Spirit of God; and may this night brings you joy, peace and rest, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.