Saturday, August 31, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Hebrews 13:14
LISTEN : Do you know this world is not our home? And that we’re just pilgrims on the earth? Beloved, this world is not our home. the world is imperfect, fleeting, and vanishing; and certainly we must die out of it. My dear, learn to use this world with wisdom. Don’t live as though you have come to stay here forever. Hold the things of this life loosely, and hold firmly onto God. God is the source and real meaning of life. Hence, to live apart from Him is to be empty of purpose. My dear, life has no meaning apart from God. Therefore, it’s the height of foolishness to live as though God doesn’t matter to you. He who thinks that God doesn’t matter will himself eventually not matter in eternity. So, whatever the pleasure or excitement of your life, always remember that, this world is not your home. Our verse of the day says, “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” (Hebrews 13:14). This means that, whatever you have in this life, you have it just temporarily. And when you’re gone out of this world, you would have nothing if you don’t have Jesus Christ in your life today. Beloved, open your eyes. Stop living just for this life and begin to live for God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Live and always remember that, this world is not our home.
2. Watch your actions and never forget that, you’ll give account of yourself to God.
3. Be committed to God and remember that, your labour in God is not in vain.
4. Don’t be deceived by the so-called pleasure of the world. Instead, determine to live for God.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for a brand new day. I acknowledge that, this world is not my home. Therefore, help me to live for you always, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Use this world with wisdom. Don’t live as though you have come to stay here forever. Hold the things of this life loosely, and hold firmly onto God.
Quote : “It is the height of foolishness to live as though God doesn’t matter. For he who thinks that God doesn’t matter will himself eventually not matter in eternity.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that this world is not our home. Therefore, I will be careful how I live, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know James and John are the sons of Zebedee? (Matthew 4:21).
Today In History : August 31, 1949 Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Stunning Fact : Did you know hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. Today I speak to your life, may you not miss God’s purpose for your life. May grace to overcome temptation be given to you today, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : WORRY CAN’T CHANGE ANYTHING
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Verse Of The Day : Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
LISTEN : My dear, can you fix any problems just by worrying about them? Sadly, this is what most people do. They worry about everything. Why worry about your needs and problems when you can pray and trust God? Do you think God doesn’t care about you? Besides, what do you think you can fix by worrying yourself? Nothing! Beloved, God cares about you. Yes, He cares about us. No matter what you are facing right now, God is still faithful and does care about you. (Psalms 94:14). The faithfulness of God is for all generations. Therefore, always trust His faithfulness and He will sustain you. Our verse of the day says, “Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). My dear, God is your maker. He created you for His good purpose. So, why doubt His ability to meet your needs and fix your problems? Please cheer up! God loves you. Learn to have faith in Him, stop worrying yourself and put your trust in Him instead. Remember, worry can’t change anything. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, I believe in you. Therefore, I drop my burdens and pains at your feet today, in Jesus’ name, amen.