Monday, August 26, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Whoso offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God. Psalms 50:23

LISTEN: A heartfelt praise honours God and blesses humanity. Besides, praise moves God and blesses the praiser. To praise God is to express thanks to or love and respect for Him. It’s to say good things about Him for all He has done or yet to do for you. Praise rejoices the heart of God and opens His hands to bless us. When God is praised miracles happen. Yes, it’s not possible to praise God and remain perpetually under satanic pressure. When you acknowledge and honour God through praise, He will respond to you with blessings. My dear, do you give thanks to God? Do you at all praise Him for His goodness towards you? No matter the situation, your mouth must not be empty of God’s praise. When your mouth is full of praise to God, He will fill your hands with His favour. Our verse of the day says, Whoso offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.” (Psalms 50:23). This means that, if you can praise God in spite of your troubles, God can honour and deliver you no matter what. Praise (thanksgiving) is God’s will for His people. (1 Thessalonians 5:18). If you can praise Him irrespective of any situation in your life, He will reveal His power and deliverance to you, and bless you beyond measure. Beloved, if you’ll dedicate yourself to the praise of God, God will commit Himself to blessing you. So, no matter what, let not your mouth be empty of praise to God. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to praise and honour God always.
2. Let your mouth be ever full of praise to God, and thank Him for what He has done or yet to do.
3. Never again occupy your mind with complaints and bitterness, rather rejoice and praise the Lord.
4. Be committed to the act of praise and thanksgiving, and God will certainly bless you.

Prayer: Almighty Father, I thank you because you are worthy of my praise. Help me to praise and honour you always as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : A heartfelt praise honours and moves God, and blesses humanity.

Quote : “He who dedicates Himself to the praise of God, will have God commit Himself to blessing him.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, Today, I confess that praise glorifies God. Therefore, I will glorify Him with praise as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Absalom conspired with the Israelites to dethrone his father David? (2 Samuel 15:13-14).

Today In History : August 26, 1943 The United States recognizes the French Committee of National Liberation.

Stunning Fact : Did you know paper originated from China?

A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your mouth not be empty of praise to God. May your praise and thanksgiving release God’s blessings to you, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Monday, August 26, 2019

Bible Verse : Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

LISTEN : My dear, surrender your plans completely to God. God is the highest authority. And the highest authority should be honoured and revered. God is the final voice. And what He gives His approval to can’t fail. Therefore, in order to truly succeed in our plans, no matter how good our plans are, they should pass through God’s scrutiny and approval. When God tests our plans and approve of them, they are sure to succeed no matter the obstacles. My dear, never be too sure of your plans that you neglect to commit them to God. Besides, you should learn to rely on God as you proceed with your works. Trust Him with every step you take to accomplish your purpose. David said, “Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”(Proverbs 16:3). Sadly, our refusal to commit our plans to God often frustrate our plans. My dear, henceforth, determine to commit your works to God and your plans will be established. Be wise!

Prayer : Everlasting Father! Today I commit my plans to you. Help me to always rely on you all the days of my life, amen!