Saturday, June 9, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
LISTEN : We all owe our lives to God. Whether you believe in the existence of God or not, it does not change the fact that you belong to God. Therefore, God wants you to live with the consciousness that He is the owner of your life. (Ecclesiastics 12 : 1). You should not live as though, you are the master of your life. You should not reject God in what you do, or fail to realise that you are nothing without Him. Hence, God should be at the centre of your life. Sadly, many people have failed to acknowledge God’s “hands” in their lives; instead, they have attributed His mercy and goodness to things that are not God. Beloved, do you acknowledge God as owner of your life? Surely, the height of foolishness and ungratefulness is to reject, neglect and question God as your creator. The scripture says, ”Fools says to themselves, ‘there is no God.‘ They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right” (Psalms 14:1). We (Christians) must not forget that the Spirit of God lives in us, and that we are not our own? (1 Cor. 6:19). We should endeavour to be spiritually matured and not carnally minded. Beloved, this is not time to lose touch with the Holy Spirit, but time to deepen your relationship with Him. Henceforth, let us acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ over our lives and learn to live to the glory of God; as we remember daily that we are bought with a price, even the blood of Jesus Christ: and therefore, to glorify Him with our lives. (v. 20). Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. You owe your life to God; therefore, glorify Him with your life.
2. Mind what you do with your body and life generally, because you belong to God.
3. Never live as though everything depends on you. Rather live, knowing that everything depends on God.
4. Do not reject or despise God, instead, accept and revere Him as your God.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you created the heaven and earth and everything in them. My life belongs to you therefore, help me to glorify you with my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : It is unfair not to acknowledge God’s “hands” in our lives; and evil, to attribute His mercy and goodness to things that are no God.
Daily Quote : “The height of foolishness and ungratefulness is to reject, neglect and question God as your creator.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged and confess that I belong to God. Henceforth, I will use my body to the glory of His name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, you are blessed. May your life serve God’s purpose at all times, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham takes another wife called Keturah after the death of Sarah? (Genesis 25 :1)
Today In History : June 9, 1923 Bulgaria’s government is overthrown by the military.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : GOD SHALL SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bible Verse : But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Phil. 4 : 19
LISTEN: “God shall supply all your needs.” It sounds impossible, right? Beloved, God is our Father and Provider. He knows what we need, and will give it to us. No reasonable father will leave his children destitute, instead, he will care and provide for them. In the same way, God does the same thing and much more to us His people. No doubt, we labour and make investments, but God is the one who gives the increase. If God does not bless the works of our hands it cannot prosper. God has given us the assurance of divine provision. If we can ask Him for it He will supply us with the necessary provisions. (Matthew 7 : 7 , 8). We must learn to trust Him with our daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake us. His supply includes all our needs, not just some needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. (James 1 : 17). Whatever we achieved, we achieved by grace, not by our strength. Beloved, think deep and you will realise that God’s hand is in everything. Do you know that even the smallest piece of bread you just ate could be traceable to God? So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear, instead, trust God to honour the works of your hands, and bless you with divine provisions and protection. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to bless you with daily provision and support.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you, your family and the churches of God.
5. Pray for peace of mind, good sleep and faith to be saved.
May the Lord bless you and provide for your needs. May you not borrow to eat, but lend to others. May this night brings you joy, peace and rest, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.