Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12
LISTEN : Life is a mystery, and can only be understood by the help of the Almighty and mysterious God. We will not understand life and its implications unless we are ready to learn the lessons of life from God. Unless God teaches us wisdom and the use of time, we will go through life without fulfilling His purpose for our lives. My dear, time is ticking away and many people seem not to notice it. Life demands wisdom, and life without wisdom is worthless (Proverbs 4:7). The wisdom of living is to be conscious of time. Life itself is time, and time is the regulator of life. Hence, to undermine time is to undermine life. Life will end in shame where good use of time is neglected. My dear, the beauty of life is to make the most of your time. When you recognise that you are not in the earth forever, you will do things today that will make tomorrow better off. Such consciousness will always fix your eyes on the value of time, and how it relates to life. My dear, if you can discover the importance of time to life, you would have discovered the mystery of life. Beloved, life flies with time. Therefore, be careful with what you do with your time; for a little procrastination, and a little waste of time, life will be wasted in the end. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to make the most of your time as long as you live.
2. Ask God for wisdom to live each day as a gift and blessing from Him.
3. Be conscious of time and eternity and fix your eyes on God and make the most of your time.
4. Don’t be ignorant of the relationship of time to life, rather use your time to prepare for eternity.
Prayer: Blessed Father, wisdom and understanding belongs to you. Therefore, give me understanding to use my time wisely and be blessed, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : If you can discover the importance and relationship of time to life, you would have discovered the mystery of life.
Quote : “Life is a mystery, and can only be understood by the help of the Almighty and mysterious God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that life is time, and time is life. Therefore, I will make the most of my time and life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the first set of Jesus’s disciples were Peter and Andrew his brother? (Matthew 4:18-20).
Today In History : April 23, 1915 The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the electric chair was invented by a dentist?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God open your eyes to escape Satan’s deceit and manipulations. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : LIVING ABOVE CIRCUMSTANCES
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bible Verse : For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5 : 7
LISTEN: Look away from circumstances and start looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Faith is our weapon against Satan. Faith in Christ can conquer all. When Satan comes, he comes to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10). His intention is to see us heartbroken and discouraged and give up on life. But I have good news for you, it is not yet over with you, God is still working for you behind the scenes; and the raging battles of your life will soon be over as you call on God for intervention. (Psalms 18: 3). My dear, you are not alone. God is with you. Be strong and learn to live by faith, not by sight. Faith is the way to victory. To live by faith is to anchor your hope in God. It is to believe God for everything. Besides, it means to believe that whatever you are going through will soon be over. Therefore, do not be distracted by what you see, instead, trust in the LORD and He will deliver you. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to be strong and courageous in all situations, amen.