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Friday, September 22, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 23Sep2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart..." (Luke 18:1 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY A great many people get discouraged in praying because the answer does not come at once. It should be settled in the mind, first, that God always hears the true prayer, and that he will always send an answer, though it may not always be the answer we desire. - James R. Miller ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, O Lord, not to be discouraged when Your answer to my prayers is been delayed.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 22Sep2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY The journey of life is not to be walked alone but benefits from mutual support of another. - Dennis Fisher ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to walk harmoniously with others in this life journey.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 21Sep2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “And when they came to Chidon’s threshing floor, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God” (1 Chronicles 13:9-10 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY When we begin to make decisions based on reason and analysis instead of the leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, we get into trouble with God. - Os Hillman ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, O God, to follow Your leadership in doing anything for You so that I will not get into trouble with You!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 20Sep2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Reflecting on our heavenly home, and all that we will have there, helps us to be at peace with God always. - Amos Tella ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to always reflect on your heavenly home.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 19Sep2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us” (Ephesians 3:20 MSG). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY God is the God who created all of space and if you believe in that kind of God, He can do anything. - Billy Graham ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to believe in the God who has created all of space and can do anything.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 17Sep2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters-one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!’” (Matthew 17:4-5 NIV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY It is good to be in the presence of God and worship Him. It is good to serve Him in any way we can. However, it is better to listen to Him and obey Him in our day-to-day activities. - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will learn to always listen to God when you are serving Him.

“LISTEN TO HIM!”

Dearly Beloved, “LISTEN TO HIM!”   “Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters-one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!’” (Matthew 17:4-5 NIV). Many people nowadays enjoy being in the presence of God (in churches, prayer mountains, camps, religious conferences and seminars, and the like) serving Him and most especially praying (and possibly fasting) to Him for one thing or the other. However, most of these people are not ready to listen to and obey Jesus Christ in that presence of God and in their day-to-day activities.  This was the error about which God corrected Peter and the other two disciples when Jesus Christ was transfigured in their presence on a mountain. They were so overwhelmed with the experience that Peter suggested that they should remain there. However, God reaffirmed His declaration that Jesus Christ is His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased, and that they should listen to Him. Listening to Jesus entails total obedience to His commands and wills for one’s life especially in one’s day-to-day activities. No wonder, He led the disciples to where they could really listen to Him. It is good to be in the presence of God and worship Him. It is good to serve Him in any way we can. However, it is better to listen to Him and obey Him in our day-to-day activities. Going to churches, prayer mountains, camps, religious conferences and the likes to worship God without listening to Him and obeying His commands is like wasting one’s precious time. Samuel candidly told Saul: Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams (1 Samuel 15:22 NIV). Jesus Christ also said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15 NIV). Note that He did not say, “You will serve me,” though serving Him is also good, but listening to Him and obeying His commands are more paramount. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that you will learn to always listen to God when you are serving Him.