Monday, September 2, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8
LISTEN : “In life, if you keep changing your mind unnecessarily, you can’t achieve laudable success. Your mind must be made up on your conviction else, you’ll be fooling yourself.” Says a dying man to his son. In the same way, until your mind is made up, it will be practically impossible to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life. Lots of things and people will want to distract or discourage you from this noble and life-changing decision. Your friends, relatives, work colleagues, spouse, family, your culture, fraternity, etc., won’t want you to make your mind up for Jesus Christ. They’ll want you to keep procrastinating the salvation of your soul. Resist them. Humble yourself before God and receive Jesus Christ whom He has sent to save you. But if you’re already saved, don’t quit your faith. Never dream of going back to the world, for it’s a decision to be eternally destroyed (Hebrews 10:38,39). My dear, don’t be unstable in your heart, instead, make the decision of eternity today. Love the Lord with all your heart and all you’ve got. Jesus Christ is the way. All other ‘ways’ that claim to serve the same purpose with Jesus Christ are counterfeits. So, open your eyes and you’ll not be deceived. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t procrastinate your salvation, do it today before it’s too late.
2. Humble yourself before God and receive Jesus Christ whom He has sent to save us.
3. Don’t be unstable in your heart, instead, make the decision of eternity today.
4. Determine to love the Lord with all your heart and all you’ve got.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, you are the only true God. Help me to not forsake you, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : In life, if you keep changing your mind unnecessarily, you can’t achieve laudable success. Your mind must be made up on your conviction else, you’ll be fooling yourself.
Quote : “When the mind is unnecessarily changed after a noble decision, achieving laudable success will be aloof.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that, Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Therefore, I will serve Him for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Elkanah had two wives; Hannah and Peninnah? (1 Samuel 1:2).
Today In History : September 2, 1666 The Great Fire of London, which devastates the city, begins.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the Sun has a diameter of 1,390,176km (864,000miles)?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. Today I speak to you. May your love for Jesus Christ grow and continue to grow, as long as you live, amen.
TOPIC : LEARN THE WAYS OF GOD AND BE WISE
Monday, September 2, 2019
Bible Verse : Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name. Psalms 86:11
LISTEN : Learn the ways of God and be wise. God’s way is the pathway to life. There is no life in anyone who chooses to abandon the ways of God. God’s way gives direction and meaning to the life of those who are programed to perish. His way gives light to the blind and life to the dead. The way of God sets the captive free and brings fulfillment to their God-given purpose. The way of God rejoices the heart and brightens up the face. Besides, the way of God saves, teaches and guides people to know God. No one knows the ways of God until he or she is willing to learn His ways. God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8,9), hence, those who want to follow His ways must first learn His way through obedience and humility. The ways of God are the “highways” of righteousness, holiness, godliness, obedience, faith, truth, dedication, peace, love, etc. Beloved, to know God you must hunger for Him. You must desire to please Him. God will never force anyone to learn or follow His ways, but will allow them to make their own decisions. So, you should make the decision to learn and follow His ways today. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, teach me your ways and help me to learn and live, amen.