[8/31, 6:49 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-08-31
TOPIC: MORE UNDERSTANDING OF TRUE WORSHIP
SCRIPTURE: But the hour cometh,”and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth”: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: True worship is making a difference in the life of the ungodly.
Yesterday,”we saw that the main purpose of our existence is living to praise and worship God. We also saw that true worship is what is acceptable by God. That led us into exploring what true worship is all about.
Today, we are going to see three more definitions of true worship.
1. True worship is offering God the treasures of our lives. The wise men opened up their treasures and brought out quality gifts unto the King of kings in order to confirm their true worship (Matt. 2″:11). True worship is giving God the very best of your life.
There are people who say that they do not want to serve God now,”they want to enjoy life first; they believe that they can serve God only in their old age. And God may be saying to them, so you want to give me the leftover of your life, you want to give me the retired and tired version of you?
The truth is, God honours people who give Him the best of their lives like some of us who spent our youth on Him and for Him.
2. True worship is living a life that provokes worship from others.
This means, you live in such a manner that draws people to God. You live a life that makes people follow, serve and glorify God.
3. True worship is making a difference in the life of the ungodly.
But you cannot make a difference until you are different. You cannot be like the world and change the world.
Remember this”: True worship is making a difference in the life of the ungodly.
1. Determine to draw people to God through your lifestyle.
2. Give God the best of your life,”time and resources.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: UNDERSTANDING TRUE WORSHIP
PRAYER: Lord,”I long to be like You in character. Draw me close to You and fill me with Yourself, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING”: Job 37:1 to 39:30,”2 Corinthians 4″:13 to 5:10,”Psalm 44″:9 to 26,”Proverbs 22″:13
QUOTE: The Almighty God is looking for true worshippers because they are scarce. They are so rare and precious that God even seeks for them. Culled from THE PROTOCOL OF THE ARK by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the mantle of true worship in this season in Jesus’ Name.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Glory-filled Sunday Service by 9:00am tomorrow. Endeavour to come to Church with your friends and loved ones. God bless **************************************************************************
SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH:
SEMENCE DE DESTINEE
SAMEDI,”LE 31 AOÛT 2019
THEME”: MIEUX COMPRENDRE LA VERITABLE ADORATION
LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Mais l’heure vient,”et elle est déjà venue, où les vrais adorateurs adoreront le Père en esprit et en vérité; car ce sont là les adorateurs que le Père demande. Jean 4″:23.
PENSEE DU JOUR: La véritable adoration consiste à faire une différence dans la vie des impies.
Hier,”nous avons vu que le but principal de notre existence était de louer et d’adorer Dieu. Nous avons également vu que la véritable adoration est ce qui est acceptable par Dieu. Cela nous conduit à explorer ce qu’est la véritable adoration.
Aujourd’hui, nous allons voir trois autres définitions de la véritable adoration.
1. La véritable adoration offre à Dieu les trésors de nos vies. Les Mages avaient ouvert leurs trésors et offert des cadeaux de qualité au Roi des rois, afin de confirmer leur véritable adoration. (Mathieu 2″:11). La véritable adoration consiste à donner à Dieu le meilleur de sa vie. Il y a des gens qui disent qu’ils ne veulent pas servir Dieu maintenant,”ils veulent profiter de la vie d’abord; ils
[8/31, 6:50 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷
*OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
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_DATE: SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019_
*THEME: THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.*
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:8
*Bible Reading: Matthew 22:35-40*
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Love can be defined as a strong feeling of affection for someone, emanating from a firm decision to love that person. The Bible offers us an understanding of the source, character and value of love based on nature and actions of God. It teaches that God is source of love and that His very character is love. If you have ever been so deeply and passionately in love with someone to the point of obsession, you may actually lose your appetite and forget to eat. Your mind may become occupied of nothing else but that person. The object of your love is that last thing you think of when you go to bed and the first thing you think of when you wake up. It is clear from these descriptions that love involves the totality of a person. Love is central theme of the Bible, and is a primary characteristic of God’s nature. It is also the fundamental demand that God places on mankind towards fellow human beings.
From the words of Jesus in today’s Bible reading, it is clear that we are expected to love God first with all our heart, soul and mind. However, we need to experience the love of God in our hearts before we can truly appreciate what true love is, and only then can we demonstrate this love to others. The love of God is revealed in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as stated in John 3:16, which says:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Out of love, God gave His only begotten Son as ultimate ransom for the salvation of humanity. He now commands everyone who has partaken of His love to reciprocate it by loving one another. Speaking in John 15:12, the Lord Jesus Christ said:
“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
The Bible makes it very clear that love is revealed through action, especially what is done in the interest of others. Children of God should never be identified with envy, hatred, pride, selfishness or any form of wickedness, as all these are contrary to the nature of God they possess. We should naturally show forth gentleness, goodness and kindness to our neighbors. As Christians, let us always radiate the love of God with meekness, patience and joy. Love is greater than all spiritual gifts, as the best of these gifts is useless without love. 1 Corinthians 13:2 says:
“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”
Beloved, are you walking in the love of God?
Father, please help me to love You with all my heart, soul and mind in Jesus’ Name.
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
2 Samuel 17-18
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
*HYMN 9: IN CHRIST ALONE*
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
[8/31, 7:03 AM] 919063: *Above Only Devotional*
Saturday, August 31
*Don’t Settle For Less*
_Genesis 39:6-3, 10-12 (GNB)_
_Potiphar turned over everything he had to the care of Joseph ….Joseph was well-built and good-looking, …after a while his master’s wife began to desire Joseph and asked him to go to bed with her. He refused… *Althoug she asked Joseph day after day, he would not go to bed with her. …one day when Joseph went into the house … She caught him by his robe and said, “Come to bed with me.” But he escaped and ran outside, leaving his robe in her hand._
When Joseph was in charge of Potiphar’s house, he could have decided to settle there and begin to relax or bend his principles, faith and relationship with God but he did not. After all, he was a stranger in that land and he was lucky to be alive and even have such a privileged position. Think of all that Joseph would have missed and even deprived others of if he had possessed such a low mentality. Sometimes people will tempt you to settle or compromise. Both the other students of Elijah’s Bible school and Elijah himself were trying to discourage Elisha from following Elijah closely, but Elisha knew what he wanted and he did not settle for anything less, 2Kings 2:5-6.
Potiphar’s wife tempted Joseph to compromise, but he didn’t fall. She might have promised him many things but Joseph was alert and he was content. He was not moved by anything that was not God’s will for his life. He was also not lusting after her. If he was, peradventure it would have been harder for him to resist her temptation. Joseph was focused and committed to holding on to God and serving Him to the end. Beloved, please forget whatever you may have achieved or gone through in the past. Don’t feel like you have arrived. Press forward toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, Phil. 3:12-14. Remember God’s word to you and where He is taking you to. Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard and minds have not imagined what God has in store for you. He will reveal it to you by His Spirit (1 Cor. 2:9-10) and He will keep you and bring you to it.
Heavenly Father, I am ready for the fullness of your will and plans for my life. Help me to stay focused and committed to you.