Wednesday, October 10, 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 : Time is precious and must be spent wisely. We should spend our time and energy in the service of God and humanity; and whatever God has called us to do we should act on without delay. A delay in our service to God could result in a loss of His purpose for our lives. My dear, you are created to fulfill God’s purpose. Therefore, you must find out why God created you and how to achieve it. 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). Jesus knows exactly His purpose in the world. He knows He came to call sinners, cleanse and save them. (Luke 19:10). To Him, time is of the essence and so it should be to us. Beloved, your life is designed to serve God’s purpose ; and you should know what His purpose for your life is. Whatever you are called to do, do it now for time is running out. As Christians we should face our God-given tasks – the great commission. (Matthew 28:18–20). We must commit to spreading the good news of the kingdom of God. Whatever it will take to save a soul to God we must do, for now is the time. God is happy when a soul is saved, and those who love Him will do nothing less than save men’ souls to Him. Friend, 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. Beloved, it is now or never! Let us spread the gospel of Christ Jesus around the world. Let us act without delay. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God to the world.
2. Work hard to discover and achieve your God-given purpose.
3. Stop living just for yourself and begin to live for God henceforth.
4. Do what you must do for God today and delay no more.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you for opening my eyes to your words today. May I receive strength to commit myself to spreading the gospel of your kingdom, amen!
Reflection : The love of God compels us to live for God and not just for ourselves.
Quote : “When a soul is saved God is honoured, hence, those who love Him will do nothing less than ‘save a soul’ to Him.”
Faith Confession : Today, I commit myself and all I have to doing the will of God and spreading the gospel of Christ, amen.
Biblical Fact: Do you know God can protect and deliver the one He loves? (Numbers 23:23).
Today In History : October 10, 1985 An Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise ship is intercepted by US Navy F-14s and forced to land at a NATO base in Sicily.
Stunning Fact : Did you know apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee?
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.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
TOPIC: EXPRESS YOUR LIFE THROUGH WISDOM
Bible Verse : A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised. Proverbs 12:8
LISTEN : Wisdom is wonderful, and it is the beauty of life. What is wisdom? Wisdom is simply a good sense or judgment : right application of knowledge. Wisdom is very key to life. Life without wisdom is empty of purpose and directions; and life without purpose lacks meaning. Wisdom brings honour, and lack of it brings disgrace. One’s level of wisdom will determine how far one will go in life. It will determine the kind of people that will be willing to associate with you. Wisdom brings success, and everyone wants to identify with success. No one wants to be part of failure. Yet, a lot of people are not doing enough to get wisdom. The Bible says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7). True wisdom comes from God, hence, to get it you must have God. Wisdom is wrapped in the word of God, therefore, to walk in God’s wisdom you must deep yourself in God’s word. The deeper you go into the words of God the wiser you become. (Psalms 119:100). Beloved, you cannot be irrelevant when you walk in wisdom. Pursue wisdom and honour will pursue you ; despise it and you will be despised. Henceforth, make your life an expression of wisdom. Be wise!
1. Thank the Lord for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Pray for wisdom and understanding.
4. Ask for a good night sleep, and destroy Satan’s plans over your life.
Today I prophesy to you, may God help you to live in wisdom all the days of your life. in Jesus’ name, amen.