TREM Daily Devotional 30 October 2018 by Dr. Mike Okonkwo
Topic: Obey Instructions
Scripture: “He replied, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” – Luke 11:28 NIV
Message: Too many believers are going about flouting God’s instructions and expecting to see results. You cannot flout God’s word and expect to see God’s kind of results. His word is there to guide you; His word is there to show you how to navigate your life. However, if you do not follow His instructions, you cannot blame God. The Bible tells us “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV) God knew ahead of time that in this life, there would be occasions for you to be anxious, and so provided a solution for those times. TREM Daily Devotional 30 October 2018
The challenge with a lot of us is that we handle it our way, and expect a different result, and it does not work that way. The bible is filled with solutions to every problem humanity would ever face, but the question remains, are you acting in accordance with the prescribed solution? The scriptures tell us not to worry about tomorrow, what to eat, what to wear. Now it did not say don’t plan, but it says don’t worry. The truth of the matter is that you cannot even worry and plan at the same time, because your plans will be filled with a lot of negativity, because worry produces negative thoughts. The Bible tells us to speak to our mountains, but most of us go around talking about our mountains, and then we fold our arms and say it is not working.
Beloved, we must make up our minds to obey God’s word. There are no two ways about it. If you want to see results, if you want your situation to change, then obey the word of God. I will surely hear your testimonies.
Further Reading: James 1:21-25, Isaiah 1:19
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 20-21; Evening- 2 Timothy 4
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TREM Daily Devotional 30 October 2018 was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.