Thursday, July 12, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets. Matthew 7 :12 NET
LISTEN : Imagine yourself as a subordinate to another, an employee, a poor person, sick and weak, destitute, etc. How would you like to be treated? Warmly and kindly, right? But how are you treating people in such positions or situations now? By God’s grace you have risen above many others ; then, how are you treating those who are less privileged than you are? Do you not think they deserve some respect, kindness, support, encouragement, care and love? I believe if you are in their position you will desire nothing less. Beloved, what is good for you can be good for others. Give it to them! Do you like to be loved? Love others. Do you like to be respected? Respect others. Do you want to be favoured? Favour others. Do you hate your heart to be broken? Do not break the heart of others. Our verse of the day says, “In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12). God is interested in the way we treat others, and He will eventually treat us the same way we have treat others. When you value yourself and devalue other people, you mock God who created everyone in His own image and likeness. So, treat others as you would want them to treat you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be fair to others and treat them as you would want them to treat you.
2. Do good to others, knowing that you are doing it to God who will reward you accordingly.
3. Never treat anyone the way you would never want to be treated.
4. No matter your position or status, learn to honour and respect others.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and kindness towards humanity. Help me to love and be kind to others, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : God is interested in the way we treat others, and He will eventually treat us the same way we treat others.
Daily Quote : “When you value yourself and devalue other people, you mock God who created everyone in His own image and likeness.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God created everyone in His own image and likeness. Therefore, I will love, honour and respect others to the glory of God, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, it is well with you. May the love of God for humanity trigger you to love others the same way God loves them, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the name Moses, is given to him by Pharaoh’s daughter? (Exodus 2:10).
Today In History : July 12, 1794 British Admiral Lord Nelson loses his right eye at the siege of Calvi, in Corsica.
Stunning Fact : Did you know most of the Vitamin C found in fruits is in the skin?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : GOD THE GREAT PROVIDER
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Bible Verse : But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Phil. 4:19
LISTEN: God is our Father and Provider. He created us and knows what we need, and will provide us with our needs. God will not leave us destitute, He will surely provide for us. No doubt, we labour and make investments, but God is the one who gives the increase. If God does not bless the works of our hands it cannot prosper. God has given us the assurance of divine provision. If we can ask Him for it He will supply us with the necessary provisions. (Matthew 7:7,8). We must learn to trust Him with our daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake us. His supply includes all our needs, not just some needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. (James 1:17). Whatever we achieved, we achieved by grace, not by our strength. Beloved, think deep and you will realise that God’s hand is in everything. Do you know that even the smallest piece of bread you just ate could be traceable to God? So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear, instead, trust God to honour the works of your hands. He will surely bless you with divine provisions. Remember, He is the great provider. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to bless you with daily provision and support.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you, your family and the churches of God.
5. Pray for peace of mind, good sleep and faith to be saved.
May the Lord bless you and provide for your needs. May you not borrow to eat, but lend to others. May this night bring you joy, peace and rest, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.