Wisdom For The Day Devotional 8 December 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – God Desires Intimacy With You
TOPIC: God Desires Intimacy With You (TREM Devotional 8 December 2022)
“And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou?” Genesis 3:9 (KJV)
Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:
Over the years, religion has taught us that God is quick to turn His back on us, especially when we do something wrong. So, we have become very distant from God and will rather relate with God from a distance. The truth is that God desires intimacy with you even more than you desire to be intimate with God. From our text scripture, after the devil deceived man to sin, Adam and his wife heard the voice of the Lord walking in the garden in the cool of the day and they both went to hide from the presence of the Lord God because they knew they had disobeyed God. God called Adam and said to him, where art thou? This is our Holy God seeking Adam who had just sinned against him. It shows that God is hungry for intimacy with His children. God wants a robust fellowship with man that He created.
God was asking Adam, where are you? Where are you running to? Why are you stressed? Why are you depressed and frustrated? Why are you anxious? Where are you? Adam said I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid. Do you know that this is really the condition of a lot of people today? Fear of what to eat, fear of tomorrow, fear of school fee, fear of survival, fear if my marriage will survive, fear I am going to die without a roof on my head. Fear all over the place. Why? Because no more intimacy with God, the source.
Enoch had a robust intimate fellowship and relationship with God. He was just enjoying God. He was not walking with material things, but with God. Genesis 5:24 says “…and he was not”. What that phrase means is that he was not stranded, disappointed, in want, not sick, not fearful, not seized by the devil and he was not a failure with life. All these were because Enoch walked with God. These are more also your portion if you begin to walk with God.
Genesis 3:1-10; 5:18-24
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Daniel 8-10
Evening – 3 John
DAILY CONFESSIONS: December 4th – December 10th
I am the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in me. Therefore I choose not to defile my body because God dwells in me. I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. I have been chosen before the foundation of the world to be holy without blame before Him in love. I am a beloved child of God, having received redemption through His blood and even the forgiveness of sins by the riches of His grace. (1Corinth 3:16, Eph1:3-4, Colo1:14)
I am more than a conqueror for greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I am the light of the world and the salt of the earth. The Lord crowns my years with His goodness and my path drips with fatness. The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; therefore I shall not fear. The Lord is the strength of my life. I shall not be afraid. (Rom 8:37, 1Joh 4:4, Math 5: 13-15, Ps 65:11, Ps 27:1)
Every day and in every way I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally, and in all my endeavours.
I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life. Nothing will cut me short. I will make a formidable impact in my world for the Kingdom.
IT IS MY WEEK OF ACCELERATION!
Wisdom For The Day Devotional 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.
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