Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Do your best to present yourself approved by God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
LISTEN : God’s word is the carrier of His will. We know the will of God when we know His word. Therefore, until we grow stronger in the knowledge of God’s word, we can’t understand His will. The word of God reveals the will of God. God’s word is light. It gives directions, enlightens and saves from errors and the deceitfulness of sin. (Psalms 119:105). Our eyes are opened when we consistently study and gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the word of God. When we spend our times in the Word of God, and properly handle the Word of truth, we are saved from embracing Satan’s lies. (John 8:32). The deeper we grow in the knowledge of God and His words, the livelier we’ll become spiritually. Beloved, learn to dig deeper into the word of God. Those who soak themselves in God’s words don’t get dried up spiritually. Spiritual dryness occurs when you neglect to feed on God’s word. We are to soak ourselves in God’s words if we must grow and mature spiritually. To soak ourselves in the word of God is to allow His words to penetrate or affect our minds /hearts. It’s to allow the power of His words influence our feelings and actions. As a child of God, you should study hard the word of God to be able to teach others the true message accurately, and tell the world about Jesus Christ and allow them to make their own choices of eternal destiny. Remember, you’ll grow stronger in your relationship with God when you value His word. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Spend time with God in His words to gain insight, directions and wisdom.
2. Study God’s word to escape Satan’s deceit and manipulations.
3. Tell others about Jesus Christ and deliver them from Satan’s control.
4. Allow God’s word to control and influence your mind and heart positively.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I bless your name because your Word gives life and light. Help me to dig deeper into your words daily as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : He who loves the word of God loves God, and he who loves God loves life.
Quote : “The word of God matures your faith; the stronger you grow in the knowledge of the word of God the stronger you’ll grow in intimacy with God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I accept to consistently study the Word of God. Henceforth, I will spend quality time with God and His Words, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham was 99 years old, and his son Ishmael 13 years old and were circumcised the same day? (Genesis 17:24-26).
Today In History : September 11, 1974 Haile Selassie I is deposed from the Ethiopian throne.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May grace to study God’s word be given to you. Henceforth, may God open your eyes to His will and purpose for your life, amen.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
TOPIC: YOUR LABOUR WILL NOT BE IN VAIN
Bible Verse : Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. Prove 11:18
LISTEN : You can’t miss your reward. The Bible says, “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7).This simply means that, wickedness will produce evil and death to the wicked; and good works will return a righteous reward to the upright. No matter what the wicked gained by way of wickedness, it will not be for long, because God’s judgment will surely catch up with him. Just as God will punish the wicked man for his evil, He will also bless the upright for his faith and obedience to Him. No matter how long it takes, the righteous in Christ Jesus will not lose their reward. They Will certainly be greatly rewarded. Serving God and living in accordance with His will is the guarantee for a sure reward. Beloved, do you want to be rewarded for your services to God and humanity? Do you desire the blessings of God that comes without sorrow? (Proverbs 10:22). Then, obey His words and have faith in Him. Don’t be influenced by the prevalence of evil in the world, instead, let God’s words be your guide and principle; I assure you, you will not lose your reward, or deviate from God’s purpose for your life. My dear, press on. Your labour will not be in vain. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I know that you’ll reward everyone according to what he or she has done. Therefore, help me to do your will as long as I live, amen.