Monday, September 10, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. Psalms 1:2
LISTEN : Are there benefits in delighting in the word of God? Will God’s word make you better than you are? The answer is a capital YES! The word of God is a refiner. It brings the best in a person by shaping the character of the person involved. Because God’s word is pure, it purifies anyone who values it. The Bible says thus : “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” (Psalms 12:6). Yes! The word of God revives, refreshes and reforms people. The Bible says, “The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish” (Psalms 19:7 BBE). Truly, when the word of God is present in a person’s life, transformation will occur; a sinner will be changed into a saint, hope will be given to the hopeless, bitterness will be turned to sweetness ; and shame will be turned into glory. Besides, God’s word is a way maker. It gives directions and enable those who esteem it to be successful and prevail in life. God commanded Joshua to highly esteem His word, and therefore assured him of success if he continuously study and meditate in His word. The Bible says thus: “Let this book of the law be ever on your lips and in your thoughts day and night, so that you may keep with care everything in it; then a blessing will be on all your way, and you will do well.” (Joshua 1:8 BBE). Beloved, how much do you love God’s word? Henceforth, grow your love for God and His words, and He will make you to succeed where others fail. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Study and meditate in the word of God to be refined and preserved.
2. Grow your love for God and His words, and He will shower His love on you.
3. Learn to believe, speak and obey the word of God no matter what.
4. Soak yourself in the word of God and God will transform you into the person He wants.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for the blessings of your word. Help me to delight in your words with the whole of my heart, amen.
Reflection : The word of God is a refiner. It brings the best in a person by shaping the character of the person involved.
Quote : “He who finds joy in the word of God has found joy in God ; and he who found joy in God has found life and its true meaning.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that the word of God gives directions, success, prosperity, transformation and blessings. Therefore, I will highly esteem the word of God henceforth, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Prophet Zephaniah was the son of Cushi? (Zephaniah 1:1) .
Today In History : September 10, 2003 Sweden’s foreign minister, Anna Lindh, is stabbed while shopping and dies the next day.
Stunning Fact : Did you know that the first toothbrush was invented in 1498?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God strengthen and bless you with love for His word. May your love for God grow and continue to grow, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : WE ARE HIS KINGDOM MESSENGERS
Monday, September 10, 2018
Bible Verse : And he says unto them follow me and I will make you fishers of men Matt 4:19
LISTEN : Beloved, do you know that every believer in Christ Jesus is His kingdom messenger? Yes, we are called to proclaim the good news of the kingdom. As Jesus Christ begins His earthly ministry shortly after He ended his forty days fast in the wilderness. He encountered two brothers at the sea of Galilee, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother as they were doing their normal fishing business, for they were fishermen. He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (v.19). Beloved, Jesus called them so He could train them in winning souls to the kingdom of God. Upon hearing Him, they left all and followed Him. Jesus transformed them into useful instruments for the kingdom of God. He (Jesus) made them both earthly and heavenly useful. He changed them from fishermen to soul winners; not just soul winners, but determined soul winners who understood that time is too short and sinners must be saved to God. My dear, are you a Christian (a believer in Jesus Christ)? As a follower of Jesus Christ, have you won a soul to Him? If not, what are you waiting for? Do you know you are called to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God? Beloved, be serious in the service of God. Do not allow anything to deter you from following Christ and saving souls to Him. So, just press on! Your reward awaits you at His coming. (Hebrews 6 : 10). Be wise!
1. Pray and bless God for His love and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to make you a committed and zealous soul winner.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family tonight.
It is well with you. May God make you a committed and consistent soul winner. May your labour and service to God not be in vain; and may your sleep tonight be sweet and safe, in Jesus’ name, amen.