Thursday, March 7, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty. Proverbs 14:23
LISTEN : A successful man who goes by the nickname, “Talk and do” was asked why he chose to be addressed by that name, he said, “By experience I’ve come to believe that, nothing is achieved by merely talking about it. Success is achieved by taking necessary and timely actions, and spending time in diligent hard work. That’s what I do, and that’s why I chose the name, “talk and do.” My dear, diligence is vital to success. This means that, God rewards diligent hard work. Again, it means that, success doesn’t come by mere wish, but by quality, intentional and carefully directed efforts toward your goals. A task that must produce result must be done with diligence (Proverbs 22:29). Anyone who’s diligent in what he or she does won’t fail to be successful. What does it mean to be diligent? It means to perform something with intense concentration, focus and responsible regard. When you give yourself completely to what you do, surely you’ll achieve your goal. Beloved, believe it or not, one of the best ways to use your time is to do one thing at a time, and to do it well, giving it your full focus. My dear, you can’t achieve success with a broken focus. And until you give yourself completely to your goal, you can’t get to the top of the ladder of your pursuit. Friend, learn to work hard and do it diligently. Remember, nothing can deny you success if you’re committed to diligent hard work. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Use your time to do one thing at a time, and do it well by giving your full focus.
2. Learn to work hard and do it diligently knowing that, you have a good reward.
3. Don’t merely wish for success, rather, work purposefully for it.
4. Remember that, success doesn’t come by mere wish, but by intentional and carefully directed efforts toward your goals.
Prayer : Almighty God, I thank you for your words today. Help me to work hard and give my full focus to what you’ve called me to do, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Until you give yourself completely to your goal, you can’t get to the top of the ladder of your pursuit.
Quote : “Success doesn’t come by mere wish, but by quality, intentional and carefully directed efforts toward your goals.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that diligent hard work brings success. Therefore, I’ll work hard diligently for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Noah was five hundred years old when he gave birth to Shem, Ham and Japhet? (Genesis 5:32).
Today In History : March 7, 0322 The Greek philosopher Aristotle dies.
Stunning Fact : Did you know you can smell a skunk 1.6km (1 mile) away?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May the LORD strengthens your hands for every good work, and prosper you beyond measure, in Jesus name, amen!
TOPIC : GOD COMMANDS LIGHT TO SHINE IN DARKNESS
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Bible Verse : For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
LISTEN : God commands light to shine in darkness. That is, where light is, darkness does not survive. Darkness is defeated when the light of God appears. The power of God over darkness is in His words. When He says, “Let there be light” everything that’s not in order receives normalcy. Beloved, the light of God is the cure for darkness. Darkness here represents sin, wickedness, sickness, ignorance, and anything that’s not serving the purpose of God. When the light comes into the heart of a sinner, sin is defeated. When it shines upon the sick, sickness is healed. When it shines upon a spiritually blinded person, he receives insight and understanding. Beloved, whatever situation you are right now, I command the light of God over you, in Jesus’ name. Henceforth, allow the light of God to shine in your heart and you’ll experience the glory of God. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you for the blessings of your word. Let the light of your word continue to shine in my heart, in Jesus’ name, amen!