Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. …I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me. Matthew 25 : 34 , 40
LISTEN : No one who faithfully serves God will serve in vain. God is not unrighteous, He rewards genuine service to Him. The Bible says, “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints.” (Hebrews 6 : 10). Truly, every genuine service done in the name of the LORD will be amply rewarded. Beloved, you will not regret doing a kind, unselfish, or sacrificial deed. In His message to the people, Jesus Christ talks about how His Father (God) is going to reward those who live unselfish and sacrificial life for others and the sake of the kingdom of God. Jesus tells His audience that God acknowledges even the smallest act of kindness done in His name to anyone, especially believers in Christ Jesus ; and will unfailingly reward such services. (Galatians 6 : 7). As long as we live, we should live to please God. God’s agenda should come first no matter what. When we put God first, God will put us first. (Matthew 6 : 33). When we sacrifice to please God, God will sacrifice to please us. Beloved, serve God and be kind and generous to others in His name. Remember, doing a kind, unselfish and sacrificial deed will never miss heaven’s recognition (reward). (Acts 10 : 1 – 5 , 30 – 32). Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. readily render a kind, unselfish and sacrificial deed in God’s name no matter what.
2. In all you do, learn to put God first and yours second.
3. Do not serve God with a double mind, knowing that you will not miss your reward.
4. Always remember that God takes note of everything, even the smallest act of kindness.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I know you are a good God. You know everyone’s labour and service both to you and humanity. Therefore, help me to render genuine service always, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, serve God and be kind and generous to others in His name; knowing that your reward will come from Him.
Daily Reflection : Doing a kind, unselfish and sacrificial deed will never miss heaven’s recognition for God is not unrighteous to forget a service done in His name.
Daily Quote : “When we put God first, God will put us first ; and when we make sacrifices to please Him, He will sacrifice to please us.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledge that I will not miss my reward for a faithful service and labour to God and humanity. Therefore, I will serve to the glory of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your service and labour not be in vain. May God reward you for your services to Him and humanity, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : June 5, 1967 The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan begins.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the life span of a house fly is between 10 to 25 days?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : REST IN THE LORD AND DO NOT ENVY THE WICKED
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Bible Verse : Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. Psalms 37 : 7
LISTEN: People despair any time they perceive or feel “abandoned” by God or others. Unfortunately, they failed to acknowledge the fact that God cannot forsake anyone who believes in Him. (Hebrew 13 : 5). God told Prophet Isaiah to proclaim to the righteous that it shall be well with them (Isaiah 3:10). Beloved, do not worry about the “prosperity” of the wicked, instead, strive to live in line with the will of God; certainly you will not regret it. Never be in a hurry for prosperity, rather, be diligent and trust the LORD. Our Bible verse says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him…” Beloved, leaning on God is the best thing you can do at a time when it seems nothing is working for you ; people may give up on you, or practically reject you, yet, you must not give up on God. Besides, do not envy the wicked who “prospers” in what he does; for it is definitely not going to last forever. Do not forget that the wealth of the wicked is prepared for the wind (Pro.13:11). Wait for the blessings of the LORD, though it may delay, but it will come, and it comes with no sorrow. (Proverbs 10 : 22). My dear, no matter what, do not rush to where God does not lead you to or approve of, because you will surely rush out in frustration, pain and disgrace. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Glorify God for today no matter what.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to be committed to Him.
3. Pray God to help you wait patiently for Him in all situations.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live for God.
5. Pray against all sorts of wickedness tonight, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may God keep you from falling. May the Lord show you the path of righteousness and order your steps in the right direction, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.