Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. John 9:4
LISTEN : We all owe our lives to God, hence, our top priority should be to please Him always. (Matthew 6:33). We can achieve that by closely working together with Him to fulfill His purposes on the earth. We should fulfill our own purposes through God’s eternal purpose. My dear, you are created to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. And this you must do with urgency because we all have limited time on the earth. You should discover why God created you and how to fulfill that purpose. Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.” (John 9:4). Like Jesus Christ, you should know your purpose of existence. Friend, you are created to serve God’s purpose. And the purpose of God for your life is to do His will and faithfully spread the good news of His kingdom to the world. Fulfilling God’s purpose for your life is the greatest appreciation you can ever give to Him. Beloved, there is no better way to live than to live for God’s purposes; and no better way to die than to die in the will of God. So, pursue the will of God and fulfill His purpose for your life, because you do not have all the time in the world. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be dedicated to the spreading of the gospel of the kingdom of God.
2. Work hard to discover and achieve your God-given purpose.
3. Stop living for yourself and begin to live for God.
4. Do what you must do for God today, for you do not have all the time in the world.
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you for opening my eyes to your words. Help me to dedicate myself to the sharing of the gospel of your kingdom with others, amen!
Reflection : Work for God with your heart and be happy in this life and forever, or ignore Him and be miserable in eternity.
Quote : “Faithfully working together with God on the earth is the key to reigning and living together with Him in eternity.”
Faith Confession : Today, I commit myself and all I have to doing the will of God and spreading the gospel of Christ, amen.
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you spend your life in the will of God. May the Lord bless you abundantly, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the three sons of king Saul, Jonathan, Abinadab and Malchishua were killed with their father by the Philistines the same day? (1 Samuel 31:2,6)
Today In History : August 14, 1947 Pakistan becomes an independent country.
Stunning Fact : Did you know dogs sweat through the pads on their feet?
TOPIC : A RIGHTEOUS LIVING
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Bible Verse : Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12
LISTEN : The world is full of wickedness, but God demands that we live righteously no matter what. Obedience to God will trigger His blessings on our lives. God’s blessing is released when people pursue righteousness. (Isaiah 1:19). Righteousness is key to divine blessing; and it is produced when people walk in faith and obedience to God. God asked the children of Israel to act righteously and to faithfully love Him with all their hearts. He further asked them to repent and dedicate their time to discover who He (God) really is. He promised to pour out many blessings on them if they will delight in doing His will. Surely, God will not fail to bless those who love and obey Him. He who is committed to doing the will of God is connected to receiving His blessings. Beloved, it is time to seek God. Stop satisfying your selfish ambition and begin to satisfy God. Today, rise from your spiritual slumber and seek God until you find Him. When you find God you have found His blessings. Be wise! (Proverbs 10:22).
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for His love and the gift of life.
2. Ask for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to give you a heart to love, obey, seek and work with Him.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family.
Today I prophesy to you, may God give you grace to seek Him daily as long as you live, in Jesus’ name, amen.