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:

     

     

    THE NEW BIRTH

     

    John 3:1-10

     

    A man named Nicodemus went to Jesus to ask some questions. He recognized that Jesus was sent by God so he visited Him in the night. In responding to Nicodemus’ questions, Jesus said “verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus was confused, he wondered if as an adult, he could go back into his mother’s womb to be born as a baby again.

     

    Jesus was talking about the new birth. To be born again means to be born of the spirit where the old man with its sinful nature is transformed into a new person. It happens when you give your life to Jesus Christ and ask him to be the Lord over your life. When he comes into your life, you become a changed person, controlled by the Holy Spirit of God, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

     

    You can be in Church and not be born again just like Nicodemus who was a ruler of the Jews but was not born again. A born-again child of God no longer conforms to this world (Romans 12:2). He is a new man who lives and walks in true righteousness and holiness. Born of the Spirit means to receive the Holy Spirit and to live by His direction. God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24). You must learn to live the God-kind of life through his Son, Jesus Christ.

     

    MEDITATION:

     

    Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again (John 3:7).

     

    PRAYER POINTS:

     

    1. Thank God for salvation if you are born again and ask Jesus to come into your life if you are not
    2. Pray for your friends and family who are not born again.

      

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  • Tuesday:

      

    GIFT FOR MANKIND

    John 3:16-20

    Let’s say for a moment, you have just a toy car or bicycle and your parents ask you to give it to someone who is not even your friend. What would you do? Would you willingly give up your only treasure or you would say no? Well, God was faced with a more serious situation – He was to give His only son, Jesus Christ so He could die for us who were enemies with him because of our sins. Well, God gave Jesus up because He loves us so much.

    God’s love is so deep and wide, enough to embrace all persons including you. He wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). All we have to do is to believe on His son Jesus Christ and we will be saved. But those that do not receive or believe in Him suffer eternal punishment (Mathew 10:28).

    When we believe in Jesus, we get eternal life. Accept the love of God today, and be born again.

    MEDITATION:

    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Thank God for giving us Jesus to die for our sins.
    2. Pray that God will help you receive and treasure this gift all through your life on earth.

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  • Wednesday:

       

    THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA

    John 4:6-14

    Jesus was on his way to Galilee through Samaria, when he decided to rest while His disciples went in search of food. While He was sitting beside a well in Samaria, a woman came to draw water from that same well. Even though Jesus was tired and had not eaten, He used the opportunity to speak with this woman and at the end of their discussion, she became a believer and even went ahead to invite the men of Samaria to meet Jesus. They followed her and many of them believed.

    When His disciples returned and met Him talking with this woman, they were surprised because they knew He was very hungry. Jesus told them; “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (John 4:34)

    You must follow Jesus’ example. Around you are people who need to hear God’s word. Use every opportunity you have to speak to someone about Jesus. You are saved so you can lead others to Jesus.

    MEDITATION:

    But whoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. (John 4:14a)

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Pray that God will help you to use the opportunity available to preach his word to people around you.
    2. Pray for grace to be close to the source of living water always. 

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  • Thursday:

      

    HE SEES ME

    John 4:16-19

    James had a red toy car that could move on its own when turned on. All his friends wanted to play with it. It was break time and everyone was out playing on the playground. “Now is the perfect time” thought preye, and went to James’ bag. He looked left, then right, he looked at his front and then at his back – there was no one. So he pulled out the red toy car, put it in his pocket and was about to walk away when he heard a whisper, “You forgot to look up!” Even though nobody was around, God was seeing him and everything he did. Preye felt so sorry, he put back James toy and asked God to forgive him for trying to steal.

    That was what happened to the Samaritan woman. Jesus asked her to call her husband and she said she had no husband. She did not realize that God knew everything about her, He saw what she did in the open and in the secret. Jesus then told her about her secret, she had five husbands and she was living in sin.

    There’s a song that says “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see (2x), there’s a bigger eye above, that is watching around you still, so be careful little eyes what you see”. God knows you, He sees you, He sees you and we are open before him.

    MEDITATION:

    Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Saith the Lord, do not I feel heaven and earth? Saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:23-24)

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Pray and confess your secret sins to God.
    2. Make a commitment to God to be faithful in the open and in secret. 

      

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  • Friday:

                                         

    WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH

    John 4:20-24

    Tari had a Bible but he read it on Wednesday during service. The only time he prayed or sang songs to God was when he was in Church. One day, his friends decided to beat up Tony because he played with their football. Tari said, “No, I can’t do that, God will be angry with me”. His friends burst out laughing “God? When did you become a Christian?” Tari was shocked. But you see, Tari’s worship to God was only on Wednesday and in church. He never prayed when he got to school, or before eating or before writing his exams; he never read his bible at school and never even spoke to any of his friends about Jesus Christ, he never behaved or spoke like a child of God, so how could they have known that he was a Christian?

    Worship means reverent, honour and homage paid to God. Our first worship to God is our lives. In the Old Testament, people could only worship God at the Temple, but today, we should worship God in spirit and in truth that means, our lives must bring glory to God at all times and everywhere.

    Our worship of God is directed by our love for Him; as we love, so we worship. To worship God in spirit and truth involves loving Him with his heart, soul, mind and strength. Make a decision today, to worship God in spirit and in truth.

    MEDITATION:

    And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (Mark 12:30)

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Confess your sins to God.
    2. Make a decision today, to worship God in spirit and in truth.

     

       

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  • Saturday:

      

     

    COME AND SEE

    John 4:28-40

    “Good news” Jane said as she walked into the classroom, she had just returned from the Scholarship Board office and the application form to study Medicine oversea was out. Jane had picked up the form for herself and also for her friend, Mary. She explained to Mary all the requirements for the application and gave her the form to fill. “Thank you so much”, said Mary. “You are a true friend”. The Samaritan woman had met Jesus and she went into the town to tell her friends and others about Jesus so they too could meet him and be saved.

    How do you think Mary would have felt if her friend Jane did not tell her about the Scholarship and did not pick a form for her? Then, she would not be a good friend. Well, that is what we do when we do not tell our friends about Jesus. We are keeping back the Good news that Jesus saves from them. Do you know that anyone who had not receive Jesus Christ as Lord and personal savior, will not make it to heaven, but will go to hell on the last day? When you keep this message and do not tell others, it means you do not want them to be saved like you.

    Do not think you are too small, it was the maid of Naaman that told him about the Prophet in Israel and he became whole at the end (2 Kings 5.) be a good friend today, and tell your friends that Jesus saves.

    MEDITATION:

    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns (Isaiah 52:7).

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Thank God for your salvation.
    2. Pray for your friends and relations who do not know Jesus. 

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  • Sunday:

         

     

    BE CONCERNED

    Nehemiah 1:1-4

    Nehemiah was very sad when he heard of the dismal state of Jerusalem, although he achieved an influential position in the palace of Artaxerxes 1 (the Persian king). Nehemiah did not consider the luxuries of the palace as anything compared to the promises of God (Hebrew 11:24-26). What about you? How do you feel when you see others especially the children of God facing difficulties or challenges, and you are well to do? Does it bother you? Or because you are rich, you are very comfortable but to hell with others? It should not be so.

    Nehemiah was not comfortable, he did something and you too can do something. Some brethren might not have the money to pay their children school fees, you can assist and support them, some might not have food, you can support, some students might be having difficulty understanding some subjects, you can help to put them through. There are many ways you can help out, and as you do, be assured you will never lack your reward.

    MEDITATION:

    And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept and mourned certain days, and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. (Nehemiah 1:4)

    PRAYER POINTS:

    1. Pray and ask God for grace to have compassion for others.
    2. Ask God to open your eyes to the needs of others so as to help out.

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