Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : A generous person will be enriched, and the one who provides water for others will be satisfied. Proverbs 11:25
LISTEN : It takes determination to be generous, for some beneficiaries of generosity often turned out to be ingrates. However, those who understand the mind of God never bother themselves with human’s ingratitude, but God’s unfailing reward. God blesses those who bless others. He gives freely to those who give freely and share what they have with others. God will provide abundantly for those who provide abundantly for others. My dear, when you show kindness and concern for others, God will show concern and kindness to you. You can’t work for God and have everything work against you. God can’t fail to supply to you, if you can’t fail to supply to those in need. What God gives to you is not just for you alone, but for humanity. God said to Abraham, “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2). God blessed Abraham so that through him others will be blessed. My dear, we’re created to obey and worship God, and to love and serve one another. Truly, the true meaning of life can be discovered in what you can do for others and not just what you can get from them. Amazingly, the irony of life is that, what you can sacrifice for the well-being of others is what life can sacrifice for your own well-being. What you give, you will receive (Galatians 6:7). Yes! You can’t bless and not be blessed, for God blesses the generous. When you live to heal broken hearts, comfort the troubled, relieve the afflicted, give hope to the hopeless, and meaning to the lives of others, God will unfailingly do same to you. Beloved, be generous and remember that, God blesses the generous. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always bless others with what you have no matter what.
2. Learn to obey, love and worship God and serve others with what you have.
3. Determine to make sacrifices for the well-being of others and God will make sacrifices for you.
4. Determine to be a blessing to others and live to the glory of God.
Prayer : Dear Lord, you’re worthy to be praised. Make me a blessing to others as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : He who lives to heal broken hearts and comfort the troubled will attract same from God.
Quote : “Generosity is the lifestyle of the godly. The generous is motivated by love for God and humanity, and can’t be deterred by Humans’ ingratitude.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God blesses us to bless others. Therefore, I will serve and bless others with what I have, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know God says that there is no peace for the wicked? (Isaiah 57:21).
Today In History : November 13, 1952 Harvard’s Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the first sailing boats were built in Egypt?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May God bless you, and make you a blessing to others now and forever, in Jesus’ name’ amen!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
TOPIC : DO YOU VALUE THE WORD OF GOD
Bible Verse : But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. Psalms 1:2
LISTEN : The word of God is a refiner. It brings the best in a person by shaping the character of the person involved. Because God’s word is pure, it purifies anyone who values it. The Bible says thus : “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” (Psalms 12:6). Yes! The word of God revives, refreshes and reforms people. The Bible says, “The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish” (Psalms 19:7 BBE). Truly, when the word of God is highly esteemed in a person’s life, transformation will occur; a sinner will be changed into a saint, hope will be given to the hopeless, bitterness will be turned to sweetness ; and shame will be turned into glory. Besides, God’s word is a way maker. It gives directions and enable those who esteem it to be successful and prevail in life. God commanded Joshua to highly esteem His word, and therefore assured him of success if he continuously study and meditate in His WORD (Joshua 1:8). Beloved, how much do you love God’s word? Henceforth, grow your love for God and His words, and He’ll make you to succeed where others failed. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, help me to love your words as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.