Sunday, April 28, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12
LISTEN : God loves us and wants us to love others. Genuine love keeps God on our side. God resides with us when we walk in love. Friend, if you want to see God, be soaked with love. Surely, you can’t walk in love and not attract God. The atmosphere of love is an atmosphere of God’s presence. Our relationship with God and others are cemented by love. Where love is absent God is absent. God is love, and without love you will miss His fellowship. Love is powerful. It can melt the heart, reconciles warring parties, grants mercy; makes sacrifices, builds relationships, pacifies anger, kills envy, bitterness and jealousy, blesses others, etc. My dear, the heart of love is “a heart of gold.” So, learn to show love unconditionally. Be loving, because love will make a difference in someone’s life. My dear, you never lose by being loving, and you never know how far a loving example will go in someone’s life. Beloved, love and spread the message of love to others. Wherever you go, let the ambience of love dominate. My dear, do you want to experience the presence of God? Do you want to see God in your family? Church? Your life? Relationships? And other areas of your life? Then, walk in love. Nothing can stop the power of true love, because love is of God. Therefore, when you walk in love God will walk with you, in you and through you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Create an atmosphere for love and walk in love with others.
2. Wherever you go, always spread the message of the love of God.
3. Show some kindness to others as you will want them to do to you.
4. Build the heart of love for God and humanity and reject spirit of hatred.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, you are loving and merciful. Help me to love you and others as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Where love is absent God is absent.
Quote : “You cannot walk in love and not attract God. The atmosphere of love is an atmosphere of God’s presence.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is love. Therefore, I will walk in love with God and humanity, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Thomas Didymus one of Jesus’s disciples was absent when Jesus visited them after His resurrection? (John 20:24-29).
Today In History : April 28, 1932 A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless you with heart of love for Him and others. May God remember you for remembering others, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : DON’T GIVE UP HOPE
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Bible Verse : We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 2 Corinthians 4:8
LISTEN : My dear, don’t give up hope. There is hope even in a hopeless situation. Learn to rely on God in times of troubles and trials. (Psalms 56:3 ). Determine to live above your fears and believe that you cannot be crushed or driven to dispair. Encouraging believers in Christ Jesus to be strong, courageous and eternity-minded, Apostle Paul said, “We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair.” (2 Corinthians 4:8). My dear, trouble is a common experience of humanity. Some people are made by it, while others are marred by it. What makes the difference is what you believe (the state of your mind). Your faith in God will keep you moving when situation wants you to be stagnant. But he who puts his hope in God cannot be crushed by troubles of life. Beloved, no matter what, don’t give up hope. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank you today for everything. Help me to keep my hope alive no matter, amen!