Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : When the foundations are destroyed, what can the godly accomplish? Psalms 11: 3
LISTEN : Foundation is a vital part of everything. Solid foundation, to a great extent determines stability and durability. Success and failure are determined by foundations. A faulty foundation is likely to produce a faulty outcome, and a good foundation is likely to produce a good result. Life itself is in danger of being destroyed when foundation is faulty. Everything rises and falls on foundation. (Luke 6:47-49). Hence, to neglect to lay a godly foundation is to accept to live at the mercy of circumstances. Foundation in this context talks about your base, your principles, your beliefs, values, and the fundamental part of your life. Is your foundation laid in God? Is God at the centre of your life? Is His word your base, the source of your principles, beliefs, values and conducts? Beloved, determine to build a godly foundation for yourself and sustain it no matter what. When a godly foundation is destroyed even the righteous will suffer. The Bible says “When the foundations are destroyed, what can the godly accomplish?” (Psalms 11:3). Beloved, watch your foundation, for you will rise or fall by what you stand on. Never forget that a faulty foundation is the road to a disorganised life and miserable future. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Lay a godly foundation for yourself and family, and work hard to sustain it.
2. Examine the foundation you are building on. If it is faulty, make a U-turn.
3. Do not follow the crowd foolishly, instead, ask to know the right way.
4. Form your principles and values from the infallible word of God.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, you are a solid foundation and refuge to those who believe in you. Help me to put my trust in you, and to build a godly foundation for myself and family, amen.
Daily Reflection : To neglect to lay a godly foundation is to accept to live at the mercy of circumstances.
Daily Quote : “A faulty foundation is the road to a disorganised life and miserable future.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that life rises and falls on foundations. Therefore, I will build a godly foundation for myself and my people, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you not build on a faulty foundation; and may your godly foundation not be destroyed, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Noah’s Ark rested on mountains of Ararat (in Turkey) when the flood receded? (Genesis 8:4).
Today In History : June 13, 1983 Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system.
Stunning Fact :Did you know a woodpecker’s tongue can wrap around its head twice?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SIN
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Bible Verse : If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
LISTEN: Sin is the problem of the world, every other thing comes as a result of it (sin). Our failure to obey God is the reason for our failure. Life has become a nightmare because God has been rejected and despised. No one is willing to take responsibility for his or her actions. People endlessly shift blame to others instead of admitting their own faults. Worst of all, we often see ourselves as sinless and perfect by our act of morality, instead of seeing ourselves as a people purified by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Beloved, without God’s forgiveness the yoke of sin would not have been broken in our lives. (Romans 5:8). But because of Christ we have been forgiven. Therefore, we should acknowledge our sins and repent of them when we discovered that we have sinned. As children of God, we are not to sin deliberately. But if we mistakenly fall into sin, we should return to God for mercy. The Bible says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8, 9) Beloved, learn to abstain from sin ; but if you mistakenly fall into it, do not run away from God, rather run to Him for mercy and restoration. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for your life and the lives of others.
2. Confess your sin and ask God for forgiveness.
3. Ask God for grace to acknowledge your sin and to repent of it.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live righteously.
5. Pray against all sorts of evil designed against you tonight.
Today I prophesy to you, may God open your eyes to acknowledge your sin. May the Lord help you to live righteously in this wicked world, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.