daily devotional guide

Please, tap or click on appropriate day of the week, and prayerfully get nourished by meditatively reading the corresponding bible devotional content.

  • Monday:

     

    A KIND HEART

    Nehemiah 5:14-18

    Nehemiah the governor was very kind. He need not to make the people pay taxes to him like the governors before him had done. “….I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor. But the former governor that had been before me was chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea even their servants bare over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God”. (Nehemiah 5:14-15)

    In our society today, those in authority, rather than being kind to the poor, set up law and taxes that put a lot of burden on the people. Though Nehemiah was entitled to some privileges, he refused to take them because he knew it would put more burdens on the people.

    As God’s children, we should be kind to others; just like God who had compassion on us and sent His only son (Jesus) to die on the cross for us. Maybe you wonder, “How can I be kind to my friends? Well, there are many ways you can show kindness – you could give help, pray for others, give your time or gifts no matter how little you feel it might be. Show acts of kindness today.

    MEDITATION:

    And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Ask God for the grace to be kind to everyone around you.
    2. Give a gift to someone today, you will be very happy that you did

         

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  • Tuesday:

     

    Woe to Idolaters

    Habakkuk 2:18 – 20

    Idolatry is the worship of idols. An idol is an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship. In other words, anything a man identifies and worships as his god.

    The children of Israel carved idols from wood and stone and called it their god. God told them, “Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.”  (Habakkuk 2:19).

    You may not worship a graven image but may have some other thing that you adore as a god in your life. It may be food and because of that you cannot fast. It may be your phone which you cannot do without even when the Word of God is being preached in a Church service. It may be a particular bad habit which you have refused to let go. Be warned! God will never share His glory with anything or any man.

    God is supreme; He created all things and expects us to serve Him alone. You must therefore do away with anything that has taken the place of God in your life. Let go of those things you have treasured so much that you think you cannot let go.

    MEDITATION

    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything… for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; (Exodus 20:4 – 5)

    PRAYER POINTS

    1. Identify anything that is an idol in your life and make up your mind to drop it.

    2. Pray that God will give you the heart to love and serve Him as the only true and living God.

     

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  • Wednesday:

       

     

    DEDICATION

    Nehemiah 12:27-47

    Nehemiah and people of Judea, after they had finished building the wall, decided it must be dedicated to God before it can be used. Dedication means to hand something over to God. It is a time to thank God and sing praises to Him for the enablement to achieve a purpose. Dedication shows reverence to God as it is only Him who has made it possible for such to be achieved.

    The first thing God expects of us as believers is to dedicate our lives Him. When your life is given to wholly to Jesus, then other things which He had enabled you to achieve or acquire can then be dedicated to Him, examples are children, house, car, land, job, etc.

    Nehemiah and his people rejoiced that day and offered great sacrifices unto the Lord, and we know that whatever we commit into the hand of God is safe and secure.

    MEDITATION:

    And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all the places, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps. (Nehemiah 12:27)

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Pray and re-dedicate your life in case you are not in good standing with God.
    2. Pray for yourself and your loved ones.

     

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  • Thursday:

       

    Be On The Watch

    Habakkuk 2:1

    Prophets in the Bible were always represented as watchmen. Watchmen were like our Security guards today. In ancient days, the watchmen were responsible to warn the city of approaching danger. They usually stayed in a tower that was high enough so they could see ahead. In the same way, the prophets looked out for the security of the people and also received information from the Lord. When Habakkuk said he would climb the watchtower, he meant he would separate himself to pray, study God's word so he could know the mind of God.

    As God's children, we must always pray, just like Jesus did. When we pray, we communicate with God, we tell Him our problems and He speaks to us as well. Jesus lived a life of prayer. He always prayed which means He was always on His watch. He told His disciples “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation…” (Matthew 26:41)

    Be on your watch, pray always, study the Bible to hear from God that way you will live a fulfilled life.

    MEDITATION

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8)

    PRAYER POINTS

    1. Ask the Lord to help you to pray

    2. Ask God to reveal His mind to you in every aspect of your life.

     

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  • Friday:

                                                             

     

    Habakkuk's Vision (1)

    Habakkuk 3:7 – 12

    In today's devotional, Habakkuk saw a vision of God coming down in a bright light (Verse 3) and because God was so great, mountains and hills melted before Him (Verse 6) and everyone, the enemies from Cushan and Midian were terrified.

    Prophet Habakkuk could not hold his peace when he saw this vision. He wondered what made God angry, was it the rivers or the streams as we see in Verse 8. Even the sun and moon stopped moving at the great presence of God. Well, God was angry and in His anger, He had come down to save His people from their enemies (Verse 13)

    Habakkuk saw all of these in a vision. Through this vision he came to know that God is mighty, that even nature trembles before Him. Do you know that God is so great and powerful? He is higher than the Highest and Greater of the greatest. Always have this in mind and know that God is bigger than any problem you might have.

    MEDITATION

    The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: (Habakkuk 3:10a)

    PRAYER POINTS

    1. Praise God for His greatness.

    2. Ask the Lord to open your eyes in order see & know Him more.

     

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  • Saturday:

      

    Rejoice In God

    Habakkuk 3:17-19

    Well, everything Habakkuk had seen was in a vision, it had not yet happened. God's children were still being oppressed by their enemies. But you know what? Habakkuk made up his mind to wait patiently for the day when the vision he had seen would come to pass (Verse 16).

    Habakkuk did not grumble or complain while waiting on God, he decided to be happy and thank God in advance (Verse 17, 18)

    How do you feel when things go contrary to your expectations? How do you feel when what you prayed about has not happened? Child of God, rejoice in the Lord even in that hopeless situation, and He will surely bring it to pass.

    MEDITATION

    Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)

    PRAYER POINTS

    1. Thank God for every situation in your life.

    2. Pray for the grace to rejoice always in the Lord no matter the situation.

     

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  • Sunday:

         

         

     

    God’s Love for Jacob

     

    Malachi 1:1-5

     

    Throughout the Bible, God had always raised someone who would speak on His behalf and deliver His messages to His people, Israel. Malachi was one of those prophets chosen by God to speak to the people. The book of Malachi tells us the message God gave through Prophet Malachi.

     

    In Malachi 1:1, God told the Israelites, "I love you." But they replied, "Really? How have you loved us?" You see, the Israelites were always quick to forget all the great things God did for them. They forgot how He brought them out of Egypt, how He divided the Red Sea, gave them food in the wilderness, brought them to the Promised Land and made them greater than all other people.

     

    God loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son to die on the cross of Calvary in order to save you. Accept that love (Jesus) today and be saved. Do not ask God “How have you loved me?” When you commit sin, you are asking God the same question the Israelites asked Him. So live a holy life, do not tell lies or fight or do anything bad but be a good boy or girl.

     

    MEDITATION

     

    …Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. (Jeremiah 31:3)

     

    PRAYER POINTS

     

    1. Ask for mercy in any way you have doubted the love of God in your life.

     

    2. Ask for the grace to acknowledge God's love in your life.

      

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