Thursday, July 19, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarik
Verse Of The Day : The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20.
LISTEN: Friendship has a way of affecting people. Friendship can make you better or worst depending on the kind of friends you keep. You are to be careful with your choice of friends. You are not under any obligation to associate with anyone. Association is by choice, and when we make the choice we should make it wisely. Walk with the wise, not with everyone. Being in the company of wise people will guarantee a blessed future; but the opposite will ruin your life. Right association is necessary for success in life. Your journey in this life can end as a success or failure; a fortune or a tragedy by the kind of friends you keep. Having a relationship with the wise will secure you a blissful future. Why must you walk with the wise? It is good to walk with the wise because, the wise is opened to wise counsel. He listens to good piece of advice and appreciates it. He never lean on his own understanding, but turns to the LORD always for direction. He flees from evil and obey God. The wise does not celebrate sin, but abhor it. He demonstrates his wisdom in godliness. (Proverbs 1:7). He who follows the wise can never miss his way, because wisdom is the compass of life. Beloved, walk with the wise and you will secure a future for yourself. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Avoid wrong association at all cost lest you ruin your life.
2. Choose your friends wisely and do not be influenced into a bad relationship.
3. Never encourage wrong association around you, rather discourage and condemn it.
4. Do not reject good piece of advice, instead, readily accept it and you will grow wiser.
Daily Prayer: Almighty God, I thank you for a day like this, help me to stay away from bad associations, but rather walk with the wise, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection: Your journey in this life can be a success or a tragedy by the kind of friends you keep. He who is ready for the future cannot reside in the congregation of fools.
Daily Quote : He who follows the wise can never miss his way, because wisdom is the compass of life.
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that walking with the wise will lead to success and life. Therefore, I will walk with the wise and be wise, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy to you, may God guide you to make the right decision and keep you from bad association, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Ahithophel the wise, kills himself because his counsel was refused for the first time? (2 Samuel 17:23).
Today In History : July 19, 1525 The Catholic princes of Germany form the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.
Stunning Fact : Did you know paper money was first used in China?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : REJOICE IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Bible Verse : I will sing to the LORD, because he has been good to me. Psalms 13:6
LISTEN : Let us rejoice in the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever. (Psalms 136:1-25). God is good to all, both young and old. No one can deny His goodness to humanity. He created the sun to give heat (warmth) and lighten the day, the moon to lighten the night. Rain to water our vegetations and to produce food enough to sustain us. He blesses us with many water sources (sea, rivers, streams, springs, swamps, lakes, lagoon, oceans, etc.); above all, He blesses us with life. Beloved, your life today is God’s goodness to you. Never take it for granted, or complain about what you think is not good enough in your life. Learn to acknowledge and appreciate the goodness of God no matter what. If you can praise God for what He has done for you no matter how little, He will do the unimaginable for you. David understands how reasonable it is to reciprocate God’s goodness, and he said, “I will sing to the LORD, because he has been good to me.” (Psalms 13:6). Beloved, is God not good to you? If really He is good to you, then, sing and honour Him for His goodness in your life today, and never stop to rejoice for what God has done for humanity. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for today.
2. Pray for forgiveness and restoration of your life.
3. Ask God for grace to always acknowledge and appreciate His goodness to you.
4. Pray and cancel all satanic plans against your life tonight.
Almighty God, I acknowledge your goodness to me. Therefore, I will appreciate, serve and worship you as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.