YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEVER A WASTE

MORNING

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints). Revelations 5:8

LISTEN : No prayer that is genuinely offered to God is a waste. God will surely release the answer to your prayers. In our Bible verse today, Jesus Christ revealed to Apostle John how important prayers of the saints are to God. As a believer in Christ Jesus, every prayer you have ever made is in the golden bowl that holds the prayers of the saints. Beloved, your prayers are with God. If you are a believer in Christ Jesus, your prayer is with God. Our Bible verse today says, “And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints.” Revelations 5:8). The prayers with God are the sum of all believers’ prayers through all time; as a matter of fact, they are about everybody and about everything that is consistent with the will of God. My dear, your prayers are not wasted. Your prayers are with God. If you prayed for someone else’s salvation, that prayer is with God. The bowl that is full of incense in the hands of the twenty four elders which represents the prayers of the saints, also have your prayers in it. If you prayed for God to use you as a vessel for His work in the world, that prayer is with Him. If you prayed for God to deliver the oppressed and comfort the heartbroken, that prayer is with Him. If you prayed for God to make you more and more like His Son, that prayer is with Him. If you prayed for healing for the sick, that prayer is with God. No matter the delay God will surely answer you. Therefore, if your prayers are with God your answers are with Him too. For he whom God has his prayers in His altar will soon testify of the goodness and power of God. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not stop praying because your prayer is with God and He will answer you in due time.
2. Persevere in prayer and pray until you succeed.
3. Ask God to make you more and more like Jesus Christ everyday.
4. No matter the circumstance, do not be discouraged, rather pray and have faith in God.

Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you answer prayers. Help me to pray and believe to receive what I ask for, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : When you pray and experience delay, keep praying to experience breakthrough.

Quote : “Those whose prayers are with God, their answers are with Him. For no prayer is a waste when it is in the altar of God.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I declare that, my prayers are with God. Therefore, I will pray always and not faint, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know Job was 140 years old when he died? (Job 42:16).

Today In History : January 19, 1783 William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Glass Gem is a unique strain of corn with kernels that look like pieces of rainbow-coloured glass?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak to your life, may God grant you your heart desires. May your prayers receive divine attention today, in Jesus’ name, amen!

EVENING

TOPIC : TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Bible Verse : To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastics 3:1

LISTEN : Time waits for no nobody. So, learn to do the right thing at the right time. Pursue your God-given purpose when you still have the time. My dear, life is too short and will be meaningless without purpose. Our purpose in life is the very meaning of our existence, and without understanding of this fact, we will suffer as a result of our own ignorance. We cannot make the most of our lives if our purposes of existence are not known. We will be tempted to believe and conclude that our lives do not matter, and we cannot impact our generations. From our Bible text above, we have many insights into the purpose of man on Earth and how to live a meaningful life by making the most of our time. It is imperative to know that time is important to every purpose in life. Hence, when time is undermined purpose is equally undermined. Beloved, pursue your purpose when you still have the time. Remember, time waits for no one. Be wise!

Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to pursue your purpose for my life when there is still time, in Jesus’ name, amen!

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