Thursday, January 24, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it? Luke 15:8
LISTEN : Is something missing in your life, and at the same time hard to find? Are you worried because you believe there is no solution to that situation? Not to worry! Nothing is lost until the owner stops to search for it. In the same way, what is missing in your life cannot be lost until you cease to search for it. What you cannot find God can help you find it. No secret is too hard for God to reveal. All secrets belong to Him (Deuteronomy 29:29). God is light and nothing can be lost in the light. It is only in darkness that things escape the views of men. But when light appears, revelations, insights, knowledge, understanding about hidden things are revealed. Beloved, to discover what is lost in your life (marriage, business, career, relationship, health, ministry, academics, etc) you need light. You need God. God is light. The light of God shines through His words. David said, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105). Use the word of God to discover the will of God about your situation. Pray and meditate in His word to receive revelations about your situation. Beloved, you cannot walk in the light of God’s word and remain in darkness. Your search will stop the moment you align yourself with God. So, search for what is missing in your life through the eyes of God’s word. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Embrace the word of God to experience His light in your path.
2. Study and meditate in the word of God daily to discover hidden things of your life.
3. Do not stop in your search for rest until you have discovered God.
4. Use the word of God to discover His will in every given situation.
Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you because you are dependable. Help me to trust you always and to discover and recover what is missing in my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : You cannot walk in the light of God’s word and remain in darkness. Your search in life will end the moment you align yourself with God.
Quote : “Keep searching! What is missing in your life cannot be lost until you cease to search for it.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is the solution to all human problems. Therefore, I will surrender my problems to Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Prochorus is one of the seven deacons chosen to serve in the early church? (Acts 6:5).
Today In History : January 24, 41 Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the first paperback book was printed by Penguin Publishing in 1935?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak to your life, may God help you to discover and recover what was lost in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : GOD IS A GOD OF LOVE
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Bible Verse : For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
LISTEN: What is life without love? A life without love is an expression of a life without God. God is a God of love and God is love (1John 4:8). He expressed His love by given His son Jesus Christ for us. God’s love for the world took Jesus Christ to the cross. He gave him up willingly for us to be saved. (Romans 8:32). Jesus Christ bore the weight of our sins on the cross because God loves us. He died to save and bring us back to God. His death brings us spiritual and bodily healing (Isaiah 53:5). What a privilege! God loves us even when we rejected and hated Him; because He is not like human, He loves even the unlovable. The love of God is agape, the God kind of love. God’s kind of love bothers itself with the welfare of others and cares to assist unconditionally. Beloved, in Christ, God gave His all. He loved us and still loves us in spite of our sins and misdeeds. Hence, it will be unfair to reject his love which He demonstrated in Christ Jesus. His love for us cost Him the very life of His Son, and through Jesus Christ, He gives us assurance of eternal life when we believe and stand with Him to the very end. My dear, Jesus Christ died because He loves us, therefore, we should love God because Jesus Christ died for us. Be wise!
1. Bless God for today no matter what.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to follow His will.
3. Pray for grace to acknowledge God’s love to you.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to love God.
5. Pray against spiritual wickedness, and ask God to keep you safe.
A WORD OF BLESSING
It is well with you. Today I prophesy to you, may you acknowledge the love of God and order your steps in the right direction, in Jesus’ name, amen.