Why You Should Search For Wisdom

Why You Should Search For Wisdom

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CHILDREN –

The word search is a verb; it is an act of looking for something. Looking for something with passion and not giving up until it is found.

There are several things that the word of God encourages us to search for, wisdom is one of it.

It’s very important that we seek to be wise as God’s children!

There are several reasons why you should search for wisdom as a child of God. One will be that it helps us to represent our father better because wisdom makes us exceptional.

The book of proverbs has helped identify more reasons you should search for wisdom, and want to be wise.

I hope you are set to learn something new this morning! Let’s look at our focus verse.

Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” –Proverbs 8:34-36 (NIV)

First of all, let me show you something interesting about this verse. You don’t get wisdom by wishing you were wise, or just praying to be wise. Wisdom comes by;

1. Watching Daily

2. Waiting daily                                         

These two things denote taking efforts to search out something, and patients because it will take time to attain a certain level of wisdom, but that’s if you put in the work daily.

So, the question this morning is why should you and I search for wisdom?

  • Whoever finds wisdom will find life.
  • Whoever finds wisdom will receive favour from God.
  • Whoever doesn’t find wisdom will eventually harm himself.
  • Whoever hates wisdom loves death.

PRAYER:
Father, help me to search for wisdom

ACTION PLAN:
Memorize the Focus verse for today

DECLARATION:
I am wise, I search for wisdom every day, and I have the help of God




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Dear Singles, God Has Plans For You

Dear Singles, God Has Plans For You

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SINGLES-Dear Singles, God Has Plans For You

We are just a few weeks to the next half of the year, I know that there are things you wish had happened before now, but I know there are still unanswered prayers.

This morning, I bring you a word from the Lord. God yet surprise you this year!

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.  –Amos 9:13 (KJV)

God can still give that astounding result. This year God can still surprise you in your relationship. This is the year that God will establish you in His plans in the area of relationship.

I want you to go into the remaining half of this year with renewed hope, and vigour. I want your faith to be strong because it is still your year!

I want you to forget about past unpleasant experiences and trust God for the new because he can surpass your expectations!

I want you to read the above verses in The Message translation!

“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” GOD’s Decree. “Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once–and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. –Amos 9:13 (MSG)

Yes, I come in the name of the Lord and in the power of the Spirit this morning to declare to you that things are going to happen so fast….yes because it is your year to pursue, overtake, and recover all without fail. It is a year wherein you will cease in your own strength and tap into the synergy between the humane and the divine!

Things will happen so fast, that your head will swim! My God! You won’t be able to keep up! As you are sharing one testimony, another has happened. God will visit you like never before. He will reward your faithfulness. The time to favour you is now, yea, it is the set time.

Good things will be happening at once. In the area of relationships, academics, jobs, careers, open doors and so on…grace heaped on grace…

Everywhere you look and turn into…blessings!

Believe it! Don’t doubt it. When you take God’s word as it is and run with it, it becomes your experience, because His words are so powerful!

I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong… -Ecclesiastic 9:11 (AMP)

It is not about your intellectual prowess or your business acumen; it is about the favour of God upon your life.

Thank God for the dignity of labour, but there is a difference between favour and labour!

God’s favour will distinguish you. It will set you apart.

God will favour you! He will satisfy you with His favour!

Decide that your life will be different in the remaining half of the year! Decide to enjoy all that God has for you by staying away from any form of sin and disobedience. Let your obedience be fulfilled so that the fullness of His blessings can become yours!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
This year will be a great and fulfilling year for me. I will succeed this year in Jesus name

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, I dedicate the rest of this year to you in Jesus name, and I pray that all your plans and purposes for me this year come to pass in Jesus name.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, and rivers in the badlands. –Isaiah 43:19 (MSG)

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Pray, Praise, and Set Goals.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Matt 1-3




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The Futility of A Life Without God By Pastor Dunamis (6th March 2022)

The Futility of A Life Without God By Pastor Dunamis (6th March 2022)

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Futility of A Life Without God was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 6th of March 2022 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.

In his teaching, Rev. Dunamis made mention of the following important points:

A lot of people, in their pursuit of happiness, exclude God. That’s futility!
King Solomon studied life, experimenting with his own life, and gave us some conclusions.
It is wisdom to apply the researches of this man, instead of going through the same route and messing up your life.

He experimented with wine (Eccl 2:3) and found out that wine is a mocker (Prov. 20:1, 23:29-30).
Wine may offer you temporary relief, but begins to mock you afterwards.

Women are deep, and should be respected. King Solomon experimented with women, and found out that a woman can be a bitter pill to swallow (Eccl 7:26, MSG). In essence, he was saying, “Don’t mess with women!”
Happiness cannot be found by sleeping around – you may have an orgasmic feeling afterwards, but after two hours, you will be back to your misery.

The pursuit of money cannot bring you the joy and satisfaction you desire. You’re mistaken if you believe that; listen to King Solomon:

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this [is] also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good [is there] to the owners thereof, saving the beholding [of them] with their eyes? The sleep of a labouring man [is] sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. There is a sore evil [which] I have seen under the sun, [namely], riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. Ecclesiastes 5:10-13 (KJV)

God wants you to have money, and not for money to have you.

He experimented with possessions (Eccl 2:4-6, 10), and found all these things were vanities (Eccl 1:2) – futility!

In all the experiments King Solomon carried out, he concluded that chasing all of these things were vanity and vexation of the spirit… and that only the fear of God and His pursuit is worth striving for:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (KJV)

Prioritize God in your life.

Serve God with your life, devotional life (don’t be too busy to fellowship with God – in prayers and in studying the Bible)
Serve God with your time (find a service area and fill it)
Serve God with your money
Serve God with your heart/emotions
Honour God with your words

God has made up His mind to bless you; He only needs you to cooperate.

To listen to messages of Rev Dunamis, go HERE or HERE




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Living A Life That Pleases God

Living A Life That Pleases God

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One of the most important things in life is to live a life that pleases God. It’s good to be loved by your parents, and be the best in school, have nice friend and wear nice things, but a righteous life is much more important than all this.

God wants you to always put him at the beginning and end of every decision you make. He wants you to consider what Jesus will do in any and every situation you find yourself.

How do I know this?

Ecclesiastes 12:13 [KJV] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

This is what the Bible says

The end of the matter is to fear God and keep his commandments

In fact, when we do this as little children, God is happy with us and blesses your parents to take better care of you.

1. Fear God.

Live in constant reverence for God. Think of how he will feel if you didn’t care for your friends. Think of how God will feel if you don’t tell the whole truth to your parents. That’s how to fear God.

2. Keep his commandments

Doing what the Bible asks you to do.

Don’t lie. Don’t steal. It’s all listed in the ten commandments God gave Moses. To make it easy for you, love God and honour him and then love your neighbor as yourself. When you love those around you, then you won’t steal or lie to them.

Are you thinking of how to do this? It’s easy with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Just say these words;

Precious Holy Spirit, come and dwell in my heart today and forever. Teach me how to love God and everyone around me, help me to always live a life that pleases God, all this I pray in Jesus name. Amen

Believe that the Holy Spirit is already with you to help you achieve this.

I await your testimonies.

Prayer:

Lord, help me to live a life that pleases you; Amen

Action point:
Ask the Holy Spirit for help

Declaration:
I am an obedient child in Jesus name, Amen.

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Demonic Activities Versus Fleshly Lust in Marriage

Demonic Activities Versus Fleshly Lust in Marriage

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We’ll be discussing the topic “Demonic Activities Versus Fleshly Lust in Marriage” in our devotional for couples today

In several counselling sessions I have been privileged to be in with my husband, I have heard cases that are so difficult to resolve.

Now, after a few years of marriage, I have come to realize that some of those messy scenarios have their foundations in demonic influences.

We need to be conscious of this so that it helps us to effectively address issues well.
We need to establish the fact that the devil HATES marriage. He loathes it with a perfect hatred. A good marriage irritates him and infuriates him. He is not just a nuisance but an enemy of your marriage and mine.

Having an understanding of who our enemy is, it becomes easier for us to properly wage war against our enemy.

Most of the issues or problems we face in marriage are due to demonic influences. I pray that God will open the eyes of our understanding today to recognize who the real enemy is.

There is the flesh that we all must see to it that we crucify.
For example, a choleric husband can be given to anger. He sees himself always getting angry. It could be his flesh. All he has to do is crucify or mortify his flesh. If he doesn’t do that, his marriage will suffer for it.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:24 KJV

On the other hand are the activities of the devil through demonic influence or evil spirit. The aim of these spirits is to torment and torture us as married couples. They also don’t want is to know or serve the Lord effectively.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV

The abundant life Jesus came to give us, they want to make sure it is a mirage.

For example, anger becomes demonic when demons or evil spirit makes one angry at every provocation in an uncontrollable and harmful way.

In marriage, your spouse will do things that you don’t like. The devil torments and doesn’t make you enjoy your marriage when there is a spirit of anger.

Some of the emotional or attitudinal issues we experience are the activities of the evil spirits. For example, most depression, fear, rejection, sicknesses, selfishness, etc.

What we need to do to these evil spirits is to cast them out. Cast them out of our marriages and life

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19 KJV

I will continue tomorrow by God’s grace.

God bless your marriage.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I have control over my weaknesses.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Pray that God will give you the wisdom to stay above sin

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and overall the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19 KJV

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Deal with your weakness.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Luk 10




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