Thursday, August 2, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : If we live, we live for the Lord; if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. Romans 14:8
LISTEN : There are many who claim to serve God today, but only few truly belongs to God. Only few are committed to Him whether dead or alive. It is quite hard today to see people who declare their loyalty to God and stay committed to it. A lot of people are no longer living for God but for themselves. They place their own interests and opinions above God’s. Beloved, those who choose to place their own interests above God’s will wander into the wilderness of frustration, heartbreak and emptiness. As a wise person, you should strive to glorify God with your life. You should endeavour to live for God and not just for yourself. Friend, if you are living just for yourself, you are living merely for nothing. (Mark 8:36,37). So, do not abandon or ignore God. He who abandons God to pursue the world will eventually discover that he has laboured in vain. Surely, those who live in this life just to please themselves at the expense of God, will exit this world to mourn and groan forever in hell. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter what, never give up your faith for anything, rather, be strong in faith.
2. Do not live for yourself, instead, determine to live for God.
3. Never trade God for wealth or fame, because you will eventually lose them.
4. Determine to live for God no matter the circumstance.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, I bless your name because Christ Jesus died for the salvation of the world. Help me to put my trust in you and serve you as long as I live, amen.
Daily Reflection : He who lives in this life just to please himself at the expense of God, will exit this world to mourn and groan forever in hell.
Daily Quote : “Those who choose to place their own interests above God’s, will wander in the wilderness of frustration, heartbreak and vanities.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God Almighty is my God. I will serve and glorify Him with my life as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your life be pleasing to God. May God make you enviable for serving Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Ishmael Abraham’s son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin? (Genesis 17:25).
Today In History : August 2, 47 BC Caesar defeats Pharnaces at Zela in Syria and declares, “veni, vidi, vici,” (I came, I saw, I conquered).
Stunning Fact : Did you know the supersonic Concorde jet made its first trial flight on January 1st 1969?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
TOPIC : ARE YOU LIVING BY FAITH OR BY SIGHT?
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Bible Verse : For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
LISTEN: What you focused on will dominate your mind. What takes your thoughts will eventually direct your actions. If your eyes are on God your faith will thrive, but if they (eyes) are fixed on circumstances, your faith and courage will collapse. Beloved, God is urging you to have faith, so that He can assist you in every battle of life. When Satan comes, he comes to kill, steal and destroy. But Jesus Christ came to give you life. (John 10:10). No matter what you may have suffered in life, I have a good news for you, it is not yet over with you, God is working for you behind the scenes ; and the raging battles of your life will soon be over as you call on God for intervention. (Psalms 18:3). Beloved, do not be afraid, God is with you. He will revive and refresh you with abundant life when the battle is over. Just be strong and learn to live by faith, not by sight. Determine to anchor your hope in God and believe Him for the impossible (Luke 1:37). The trouble will soon be over. So, do not be distracted by what you see around you, instead, trust in God and you will be delivered and vindicated. 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 live by faith and not by sight.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live by faith.
5. Pray against all sorts of wickedness tonight, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may God keep you strong and courageous. May the Lord help you to walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.