Monday, May 6, 2019
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
LISTEN: Sometimes people complain about not being loved by others. But failed to understand that, to be loved, one should love others as well. You should give what you want to receive in return. My dear, if you sow the seed of love you will reap the harvest of love. In the same way, if you sow the seed of hatred you will reap same in return. So, learn to be who you want others to be to you, and stop treating others the way you will not like to be treated. God wants us to present to others what is honourable and acceptable. (2Corinthians 8:21). In other words, we should not do, or say anything to others with the intention to deceive or harm them. As a matter of fact, we should learn to treat others with love, respect and dignity. Beloved, if we profess to know God, His Word should be our guide to a holy living, fairness, justice, uprightness, love and the like. Besides, His word should be the foundation of our actions. When His word is the foundation on which our actions are based, wrong actions and mistreatment of others will appear disgusting to us. My dear, our God is a good God and He loves uprightness and fairness. Therefore, let us stop mistreating, oppressing, afflicting and treating others unfairly, and begin to treat others the way we will like to be treated by others. Remember, you must love to be loved. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never do, or say anything to others with the intentions to deceive, hurt or harm them.
2. Determine to treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
3. Learn to treat others with love, respect and dignity no matter your level of provocation.
4. Always act and remember that whatever you sow you will reap.
Prayer: Almighty God, you are Love and the God of love. Therefore, help me to love and be kind to others, and to treat them the way I will want them to treat me, amen!
Reflection : He who professes to know God, should take His word as a guide to a holy living, fairness, justice, uprightness, life and love.
Quote: “When the word of God is the foundation on which our actions are based, wrong actions and mistreatment of others will appear disgusting to us.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that love is good and priceless. Therefore, I will give it to others and expect same in return, amen!
Today In History : May 6, 1994 The Channel Tunnel linking England to France is officially opened.
Stunning Fact : Did you know goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today, I prophesy to you, may God command others to treat you with love, favour and kindness. May you show to others the same favour you receive from God, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : CHRIST, THE SUPERNATURAL MEAL FROM HEAVEN
Monday, May 6, 2019
Bible Verse : I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person may eat from it and not die. John 6:48-50
LISTEN : Nothing can truly satisfy in this life, until you have eaten the bread that comes from heaven. This food that comes from heaven is supernatural and life-giving. And he who taste of it will never die. My dear, Jesus Christ is that great meal. He is the bread that comes from heaven. His body like bread, was broken for us on calvary cross, and his blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. And if you have not tasted Him, you will continue to search endlessly for satisfaction. So, come to Jesus Christ today, and do not labour just for the food that will perish, rather labour for the bread of life which endures unto everlasting life; and only Jesus Christ the Son of God can give it to you (John 6:27). My dear, focus your attention more on eternity than the temporal world. Remember that this world will pass away and everything in it. Only those who live for God will overcome. (Matthew 24:13). Beloved, real life is only in Christ Jesus. He is the bread of life, whose strength and efficacy leads to eternal life. So, remember that, Jesus Christ is the meal from heaven; come, eat and live. Be wise!
Payer : Eternal Father, feed me with the bread of life until I hunger no more, amen!