Morning devotion

[6/23, 5:54 AM] : Ask, ‘Is there a better way?’

Sunday 23rd June 2019

‘The Lord will command the blessing on…all to which you set your hand.’ Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV

Almost anybody can spot the problem, discuss the problem and complain about the problem. But a solution-oriented person looks for ways to solve the problem.

James Murray Spangler was such a person. As a department store cleaner, he decided that the only way to overcome the boredom of his job, which consisted of sweeping floors, was to find a more innovative way to do it. Plus, he had the added incentive of being allergic to the dust he was sweeping every day. Then a thought came to him: ‘Instead of sweeping up the dust, maybe there is a way to suck it up.’ Where do such creative thoughts come from? God, our Creator. And since you are his offspring, he will share his ideas with you. Spangler’s questions led him to invent a crude but workable vacuum cleaner. He then sought out an old friend in the leather business to finance the manufacturing of his invention. The man’s name was W.H. Hoover. Not only did Hoover vacuum cleaners become very popular, but ‘hoovering’ became for at least one generation synonymous with sweeping floors.

Built into every obstacle is an opportunity; every question, an answer; every problem, a solution. So don’t be afraid to question methods, systems and equipment and ask, ‘Is there a better way?’ The world has been enriched by people who dared to ask that question. And you can be such a person, for God promises to bless ‘all to which you set your hand’ (Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV).
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[6/23, 5:54 AM] Monday Unureri: Today’s SOD – 2019-06-23
TOPIC: THE LIFTER CALLED INTEGRITY

SCRIPTURE: There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee,”because thou art his wife”: how then can I do this great wickedness,”and sin against God? Genesis 39″:9.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Righteousness is the secret of successful life and fulfilled destiny.

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Integrity connotes uprightness of character,”and portrays a life of probity, rectitude and honour. 

Integrity is a lifter of life and destiny. Integrity is a doorway to destiny fulfilment. The scripture confirms this. One good example of men of integrity in scripture was Joseph. Integrity upheld the destiny of Joseph. His destiny could not be ruptured because he avoided iniquity and held unto righteousness. When in Genesis 39″:9,”he was tempted to commit immorality with Potiphar’s wife, he refused and said”:

There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee,”because thou art his wife”: how then can I do this great wickedness,”and sin against God? 

Hear him also, in Genesis 42″:18:  ‘…This do,”and live; for I fear God”:’ Integrity lifted the life and destiny of Joseph. Righteousness is the secret of both a successful life and a fulfilled destiny.

We see another example of the lifting power of integrity in the scripture in the life of Daniel. Integrity upheld the destiny of Daniel. Concerning Daniel In the Book of Daniel 1:8,”the Bible says, But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat. Daniel refused to defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat in order to secure a solid destiny. The fact is, everything that defiles your conscience denies your destiny. 

In Daniel 6″:1-4,”the Bible makes it clear that Daniel was set above the princes because an excellent spirit was found in him. The princes became envious of his excellent life and tried to find occasion to accuse him but they could not find any. This was because no fault or error was found in him; integrity upheld the destiny of Daniel (Daniel 6″:1-4). 

Beloved,”make up your mind to uphold integrity; live a life devoid of offense, both towards God and towards man.

Remember this”: Righteousness is the secret of successful life and fulfilled destiny.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Ask God for the grace to live in
righteousness always.

2. Resist the temptation to sin against God.

PRAYER: O Lord,”I receive the grace to stay upright always. Help me to resist the temptation to defile my conscience in order not to lose my destiny, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING THE ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION AND EXCELLENCE.

DAILY READING: 2 Kings 4:18 – 5:27,”Acts 15″:1 – 35,”Psalm 141″:1 – 10,”Proverbs 17″:23

AMAZING FACT: Iceland is the only country without mosquitoes.

QUOTE: When you spend time with God,”the things in your life that can take you to hell become exposed, and you have the opportunity to repent of them. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: A fresh baptism of the fear of God and the grace for upright living is released upon you this day in Jesus’ Name. 
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[6/23, 8:12 AM] Monday Unureri: *Above Only Devotional*

Sunday, June 23

*Ambassadors and Living Proof of the Resurrected Christ*

_Acts 7:3&8 (NIV)_
_After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. *But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth._

Following His resurrection, Jesus was intentional about only showing Himself to His disciples. He gave them “convincing proofs” of His resurrection and then commissioned them by His power to“be” His witnesses. Their very presence, as they moved throughout the world, served to evidence to the world that Jesus is alive. Their very presence and their entire“being” was to be a reflection of His power to save and of His love to heal and deliver from any situation. This is the same commission that Jesus has given you and me because we are also His disciples. It is not enough to simply believe that Jesus is alive; God also wants our lives to amount to living, “convincing proof” that Jesus is alive so that we can continue His mission on earth. We are His witnesses and we are His ambassadors,” John 14:1 2(NIV), 2 Cor. 5:20. We can do what Jesus can do.

According to Ephesians 5:30, we are the bone of His bones and the flesh of His flesh. As Jesus is, so are we in this world, 1 John 4:17b. God the Father loves us the same way He loves Jesus and Jesus has sent us into the world the same way the Father sent Him, John 17:18&23. Beloved, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater.” He went to the Father so that the Holy Spirit can come to us (John 16:7). By the Spirit of God that is in you, you have the ability to be an effective ambassador of Christ and living proof that Jesus is alive. Men and women will see Christ in you and they will feel His love, His touch and His power radiating from your entire being.

Faith Declaration:
My life is living proof that Jesus is alive. My entire being is radiating the resurrection power and life of Jesus.

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[6/23, 10:57 AM] Monday Unureri: Trem Wisdom for the day

Sun 23rd Jun
YOU WILL EMERGE VICTORIOUS

Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivereth him out of them all”. Psalm 34:19 KJV

Often times, I get excited as I read the Bible. When it looks like the enemy has scored a point, then suddenly, you just see two words “but God”. That means that God, in His own exclusive class, has intervened in the case. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God delivers him out of them all. Beloved, I need you to get something clearly. God is not contending with the devil, because the devil is a defeated foe. The scripture says, ‘Having spoilt principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly; triumphing over them in it.’ My God stretches the heaven like a curtain. He looks from heaven and sees the inhabitants of the earth like grasshoppers. He will fight your battles and you will emerge victorious.

Jesus rose from the dead and said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in the earth” (Matthew 28:18 KJV) At the name of Jesus every knee should bow. All things and beings in the three levels of the universe submit to Him- in heaven, on earth, and in hell. That is the God we serve! When you begin to attribute to the devil the power that he doesn’t have and the position he doesn’t hold, you are simply giving him undue attention. The devil does not have power and authority over a child of God; not even the least believer. The Bible says we have been quickened with Christ, raised and made to sit together with Him in heavenly places. Where Christ is, that is where we are. As He is, so are we in this world.

Often times, we sing that song: “Demons tremble at His presence…” Have you asked yourself who the carriers of His presence are? The believers of course! When you appear, demons tremble because of what you carry. Christ in you is the hope of glory. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. When you have this understanding, you know that the battle you are facing is not over until you win. You will certainly emerge victorious.

Further Reading: Ruth 1:6-221 John 4:4-6; Philippians 2:5-11
Daily Bible Reading: Morning – Esther 9-10, Evening – Acts 7:1-21

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[6/23, 11:00 AM] Monday Unureri: #copied
KEEP TELLING YOUR CLASS MATES ‘MY DADDY IS COMING’
It was midterm ‘open day in my children’s​ school. My first born told me after the family devotion ‘ Daddy,please come to my school by 10a.m. My friends said their dad or mum are coming and I told them; my daddy too is coming’

I was about stepping out of the office some minutes to 10a.m to go for the open-day excerise when I saw a man and his wife coming for counselling. It was a serious issues that needed my attention. Before I could finish with them, it took few hours.

Meanwhile​, over there in my son’s class, his friends were already making jest of him ‘ Wonder, you said your dad is coming, where is your dad?
He kept telling them, ‘ my dad will come. He told me he is coming and I know he will come. He might come late, but he will come’

Other children in the class that their parents had come for their own open day excerise were bragging and mocking my son that his daddy is not coming and that he is just lying.

It got to a time, my son was loosing hope, it was getting really late and school closing time was getting nearer. The jesting continued. It got to a time, he was looking like a liar. He was trying to be brave and fighting his tears from falling.

I finished all the counselling and I drove to their school. As I stepped out of the car, my son saw me from afar and he started jubilating, saying with excitement, ‘ my daddy is here! I told all of you that he might come late, but he will come!, My daddy is here…’
As I entered into the class, the whole class gave me the usual class welcoming greeting.

I noticed my son’s eyes was looking dull and bright at the same time..I asked him if he was crying. It was then his class teacher told me all the drama that happened between him and his friends. I heard some of his friends saying, Wonder’s daddy has come, now, Wonder is happy.
Are there people reading me now that people are already asking you ‘ When is your Daddy (God) coming for you over this your situation you are passing through?’ May be you have been telling them, my Daddy (God) is coming to heal me, He is coming to make me fruitful. He is coming to change my story. He is coming to give me my own spouse. He is coming to bless my business and remove this limitation from my life. My Daddy is coming to bring me out of this tight corner.

Friend, has it started looking as if your are just boasting about a Daddy (God) that is no where to be found ? Are your friends, family members , in-laws, neighbours already calling you ‘ a liar’? Are you loosing hope already over that situation and you are thinking, am I sure my Daddy is going to come?
May be as a result of the insult, jesting, mocking you are getting from your ‘ class mates’ your eyes are already full of tears day and night. You wet your pillow with tears. May be you even cried today before seeing this post.
Cheer up my dear friend, your Daddy (God) is ‘driving’ into your ‘school compound’ now and when He steps down from His ‘car’ into your ‘class’ (situation) every one and anything that have been mocking you and asking you ‘ Where is your Daddy?’ shall all give your Daddy (God) a standing and a bowing ovation to acknowledge that, surely ‘Your Daddy has come!’ and your secret tears shall be replaced with a public smile and laughter.
Hold on oh dear wearied soul. I say to you friend, your Daddy (God) is coming! It might look as if it is getting late, but be encouraged. Keep telling your ‘class’ mates ‘ My Daddy is coming! It might look late, but my Daddy (God) is coming to bless, heal, favour, lift, help, and prosper me!

I believe this will minister encouragement to someone here.

Thanks for reading🙏🙏

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