DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post April
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Wednesday, 13th April, 2022

Bible Reading:  Psalm 39: 3-6, Ecclesiastes 1:2

Memory Verse:  Nothing makes sense! Everything is nonsense. I have seen it all–nothing makes sense! Ecclesiastes 1:2 (CEV)

Someone wrote: I visited my 120 years old grandmother and gave her some money when I was leaving and she told me she doesn’t need money again. She said that she can no longer buy nor sell at her age, so I should give the money to the younger ones who need it.

I also have a former governor friend whom I worked with as a green horn journalist. He was governor from 1999-2007. Not too long ago, I saw him. After I checked in, he was left seated by the corner of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria awaiting his flight. No one even recognized him again, not even passengers from his State where he was governor, and as I walked up to him and greeted him, then I asked if he wanted any assistance, he stretched forth his trembling hands to hold me and simply said, “Thank you for even recognizing me again. I just want your attention briefly, my son….

I also have a retired Major General friend whom I served as a golf caddy at the NDA golf course in Kurmi Mashi, Kaduna. He was so rich he built a beautiful house he was so proud of. I visited him too not long ago and I wanted us to climb to our favourite spot at his balcony upstairs. He stared at me with a broad smile and said, “Jally, I can’t remember the year I went up there. It is lizards, cobwebs and the likes that live there now. Even the kids, when they come, they don’t enjoy my company in the house anymore than a few hours and they are gone. I don’t have the limbs to climb up there again and the cost of cleaning keeps getting higher.”

I have seen a lot more things. How yesterday became the day before, and how today became yesterday, and how tomorrow became today. How the past became history, and how the present became the past, and how the future became the present. Nothing ever remains where it is. Your strength, your muscles, your beauty, your wealth, your guts, your worth, your courage, your talent, your YOU, will progressively diminish until it returns to dust. The richest man in the world in the 1960s will be on the payroll of the richest man in the world today. Even the strongest lion in the jungle will someday become weak, frail and be eaten by the same predators it once terrorized.

Keep that in mind always and know that no matter how appealing and tempting that thing may seem, our interest in it will diminish with time. Our strength to consume or own it will vanish with time, until everything is surely taken away from us or we are surely taken away from everything. Nothing is permanent in this world.

Quote: In the long run, all that matters will be: Did you finish your God-given assignment on earth? Not how many houses, clothes, shoes, or properties. 

Prophetic Decree:  The spirit of the end time shall not choke your soul, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Sing this song by GUC: I will put you in front. Front of my Melody. You’re all that matters…

2. Lord, help me to put You at the centre of my life, all the days of my life, in Jesus name.

3. O Lord, help me to hate poverty, and at the same time, help me to put prosperity in the right perspective, in Jesus name.

4. Holy Spirit, please shield my heart from the vanities of this life, in Jesus name.

5. I refuse to die like King Uzziah and king Solomon, I choose to die like Father Abraham, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 18-20; Psalm 11, 59

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