Thursday, May 23, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven… Ecclesiastics 1:13
LISTEN : Knowledge will not come until you are ready to acquire it. Until you search deeper you cannot discover hidden truths. Life is mysterious and requires a thorough study, research, commitment and dedication to uncover its mysteries. My dear, search to discover hidden truths. Research on any areas of life that you don’t understand. Knowledge is available to anyone who is willing to learn through study, observation, experience, etc. So, don’t wallow in ignorance; search for what you don’t understand. There is answer to every question if you know who to ask, or where to look for the answers. If you should learn to stretch your mind you will know more than what you know now. Beloved, exercising your mind is as important as exercising your body. Your mind is one of your greatest assets. It can function beyond your wildest imagination if you are ready to unlock it. Your mind has the potential and capacity to discover mysteries. However, until you are ready to put your mind to optimal use, you will be limited in knowledge. Solomon was recorded as the wisest man in the Bible, not just because he asked for wisdom and understanding, but because he gave himself to the search for wisdom. When God accepted to give wisdom and understanding to Solomon in line with his prayer. Solomon didn’t relax claiming that God has given him wisdom and understanding. Instead, he went into research on matters of life. The Bible says, “And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven…” . (Ecclesiastics 1:13) (see also Psalms 119:99). He studied and made research and discovered things that others couldn’t discover. My dear, don’t live in ignorance; rather, study hard to discover what you don’t know. Remember, people perish for lack of knowledge; and you can’t be free until you have discovered the truth about life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to make the search for knowledge and truth a lifelong project.
2. Don’t accept to wallow in ignorance, rather, study to know and rightly apply your knowledge.
3. Search for the truth until you discover it.
4. Determine to exercise both your mind and your body.
Prayer : Dear Lord, you are God of wisdom and understanding. Therefore, help me to walk in wisdom and understanding, amen!
Reflection : Until you are ready to stretch your mind and put it to optimal use, you will be limited in knowledge.
Quote : “Until you search deeper you cannot discover hidden truths. Life is mysterious and requires a thorough study, research, commitment and dedication to uncover its mysteries.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that, ignorance is destructive. Therefore, I will seek and rightly apply knowledge, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Satan is referred to as ‘the thief’ in the Bible? (John 10:10).
Today In History : May 23, 1430 Burgundians capture Joan of Arc and sell her to the English.
Stunning Fact : Did you know India has over 50 million monkeys?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak to your life, may you grow in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. May God bless you beyond measure, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : LET US PRAISE GOD
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Bible Verse : From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, The LORD’s name is to be praised. Psalms 113:3
LISTEN : Beloved, are you forced to praise God? Do you find it hard to praise God for all He has done for you and for others? Then, you have a problem! No sane person will hesitate to give praise to God for all He has done. My dear, no matter your problems, everyday should inspire you to offer praise to God. However, you can’t praise God until you see each day as a blessing from Him. Surely, those who see each day as a blessing from God will never hesitate to give praise to Him no matter what. (Psalms 22:23 ; 50:23). But those who enjoy complaining, murmuring and counting their losses will take God’s grace for granted. Beloved, let us not only thank God when we believe He has done enough for us, and complain when we feel disappointed; instead, let us thank Him always. Our Bible verse says, “From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, The LORD’s name is to be praised.” (Psalms 113:3). Beloved, God is to be praised. So, let us appreciate Him for what He has given for us, and not complain about what we feel He denied us. Be wise!
Prayer : Almighty God, I know that you are worthy to be praised. Therefore, help me to praise you always, in Jesus’ name, amen!