Sunday, July 15, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7 NHEB
LISTEN : Your decision is a seed to your life. Anytime you make a decision whether good or bad, you just sowed a seed into your life. (Galatians 6:7). Life is ordered by decision and indecision. Your life is shaped or marred by what you do, or choose not to do. Every decision or indecision comes with consequences. A wrong decision will lead to a wrong outcome and a good decision will lead to a good result. Sometimes we rise by our decisions, and other times we fall as a result of same. We make or destroy ourselves by our own choices. But the wise thinks through every matter before acting on it. Yes, decision is a choice that you make about something after thinking about it : a determination arrived at after consideration. Sadly, a lot of people rush into doing things without thinking about them. Beloved, no decision is without a corresponding consequence. You will pay dearly or be rewarded for what you do, based on your decision. Truly, your daily decisions will build up to decide your fate. Therefore, learn to think before you do. (Proverbs 3:5-6). Are you about to take a job? Go into marriage relationship? Pick up a career? Quit a relationship? Quit a job? Quit your faith in Christ Jesus? My dear, think and think again! Make the right decision today, especially the decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and you will have nothing to regret at the end of your life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be careful with your decision making lest you ruin your life.
2. Always think through everything before you act.
3. First consider the consequences of the decision you intend to make before you progress.
4. Never hesitate to take responsibility for your decision, and do the needful to remedy the situation.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you for your words today. Help me to be wise in decision making. May I not make decisions that will destroy me, amen.
Daily Reflection : Your decision is a seed to your life. Anytime you make a decision whether good or bad, you just sowed a seed into your life.
Daily Quote : “No decision is without a corresponding consequence; it is the reason why everyone pays dearly or gets a reward for his or her decisions.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that we are made or marred by our own decision and indecision. Therefore, I will be careful when making decisions, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God guide you to make the right decision for your life and destiny, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Prophet Elisha once made an iron axe head to float? (2Kings 6:1-6).
Today In History : July 15, 1099 Jerusalem falls to the Crusaders.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the most common disease is tooth decay?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
Sunday, July 15, 2018
TOPIC: A GOOD REWARD
Bible Verse : Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. Proverbs 11:18
LISTEN : God will amply reward the righteous for their labour, and the wicked for their evil works. The Bible says, “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7). Wickedness will produce evil and death to the wicked ; and good works will return a righteous reward to the upright. (Isaiah 3:10-11). No matter what the wicked gains by way of wickedness he will surely lose, because God’s judgment will surely catch up with him. Just as God will punish the wicked man for his evil, He will also bless the upright for his faith and obedience to Him. No matter how long it takes, the righteous in Christ Jesus will not lose their reward. They Will certainly be amply rewarded. Serving God and living in accordance with His will is the guarantee for a sure reward. Beloved, do you want to be rewarded for your services to God and humanity? Do you desire the blessings of God that comes without sorrow? (Proverbs 10:22). Then, obey His words and have faith in Him. Do not be influenced by the wickedness of men, instead, let God’s words be your guide and principle. Surely, a good reward awaits you soon. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for a wonderful day and the gift of life.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, Mercy and love.
3. Pray for grace to live right in the world; and ask the Lord to preserve you.
4. Pray for grace to focus on doing the will of God no matter what.
5. Ask for a good night sleep, and destroy Satan’s plans over your life.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION :
Today, I prophesy to you, may God help you to live right and obtain the reward for a righteous living. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.