Thursday, June 21, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed on Him, If you continue in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31,32 MKJV
LISTEN : Friend, what is on your mind? What is it that dominates your thoughts? My dear, what dominates your thoughts will affect your life. Your life to a great extent is a product of your mind (thoughts). Your mind is an integral part of your life, and must be guarded jealously. (Proverbs 4:23). It is the seat of thoughts, reasons, feelings and memories. When you fail in your mind you have programed yourself to fail in life. Guard your mind /heart and you would have saved your life. God’s word is the way. No matter how we (humans) try to protect our minds from wandering from God’s purpose, or thinking on the wrong things, it will not work until we go to God. How do we go to God? We go to Him through His word. To Know God you should know His word and the power of the Holy Spirit. His word is the way to freedom and life. Filling your mind with God’s word will help you to think in line with God’s will and live God’s kind of life. (Psalms 119:11). God’s word will set you free from satanic yokes. Besides, when you continue in God’s word you will receive God’s approval as a true disciple of Christ, and you will not abide in error or remain under Satan’s control anymore. Henceforth, learn to fill your thoughts with God’s word and never leave your mind opened to evil thoughts and imagination. (2 Corinthians 10:4,5). Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be deceived, rather fill your thoughts with God’s word always.
2. Through God’s word, build and protect your faith and courage from collapse.
3. Guard your heart and mind jealously to stop the devil into your life.
4. Never leave your mind opened to evil thoughts and imagination.
Daily Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you for your words today. Help me to rid my mind of evil thoughts and imagination, and to fill my mind with your words, amen.
Daily Reflection : Filling your mind with God’s word will help you to think in line with God’s will, and live God’s kind of life.
Daily Quote : “Your mind belongs to you, so protect it; because when you fail in your mind you have programed yourself to fail in life.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that reading and meditating on God’s word is the way to life. Therefore, I will fill my thoughts with His words, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God enable you to fill your thoughts with His words. May your life reflect the glory of God, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham is buried by his sons Isaac and Ishmael in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron? (Genesis 25:8,9)
Today In History : June 21, 1887 Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the skeleton of an African elephant accounts for about 15% of its body weight
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : CAN THEY GLORIFY GOD IN YOU?
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Bible Verse : And they glorified God in me. Galatians 1:24
LISTEN: Beloved, can people praise God because of what you have become? Can your life be a source of joy to heaven? God cannot be praised when you live in sin. He cannot be praised when you spend your life in prostitution, terrorism, Kidnapping, blackmailing others, killing, stealing and committing all manner of atrocities against God and humanity. God cannot be praised because of you when your business is to break people’s heart, traumatise and cripple them. People can only praise God in you when your life becomes a source of comfort, encouragement, peace, joy, unity, progress, goodness and the likes to them. Addressing his audience, Apostle Paul narrated his involvement in persecuting the church, and the sudden encounter with Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:1-16). He concluded by telling the church that his encounter with Jesus transformed his life from persecuting the church to preaching the gospel he once sought to destroy. On hearing his testimonies, the brethren glorified God in him. (Galatians 1:15-24).). What a positive change! Beloved, what positive change can you make today to bring glory to God? Is it a change of attitude towards your marriage, the church, your family, mission and evangelism, addictions, business, relationships, your town, or your nation? Do it today and God will be glorified. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Ask God to use you as a vessel for His glory.
4. Pray and cancel every evil plot against you and your family.
5. Pray for peace of mind, good sleep and grace to do God’s will.
May the Lord bless you and make you a vessel of honour to Him. May you not fail to please God. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.