Daily Devotion – Actions overshadow Words

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Topic: Actions Overshadow Words

Personal Daily Confession:

I confess today, The word of God is always my compass and guiding force therefore I am not directed by dictates of this world. I live for Christ and I am His vessel. Through me destinies will align to the will of the Most High and Heaven will rejoice over me. I am a candidate of heaven, I will never miss my eternal glory in Jesus’ name, amen.

Memorise: For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. – John 13:15

Read: John 13:12-15 (KJV)

12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

Thursday MESSAGE:

Many parents complain that their children do not obey them. Most times however, the parents are to blame.

Children can see and hear more than you know; they absorb information from their homes both consciously and subconsciously.

When there is a difference between the words and actions of a parent, the children become confused and will most likely follow the actions of their parents since ‘Actions speak louder than words.’

The best way to teach children is by example.Lead the way and they will follow.

I recall an instance when my children were small. We had a visitor who came with his child.

One of my sons went into my room, and wore my tie and came out to meet the little boy. He laid his hands on the boy’s head and said “fall down.”

We all laughed, but I never forgot the lesson. The boy had observed that when I laid hands on people they would fall, but even beyond that, he noted that I always had my tie on when doing so. What attention to detail!

That is how detailed children are in their observations.

Hence, you must deliberately set examples. Paul, in Philippians 4:9 said:

“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

A father who cannot get his eyes off ladies will raise a promiscuous boy. A mother who constantly gossips will raise a gossip.

Start being the right examples to your children from now. You want them to read their Bibles and pray daily? Do the same.

If you want your children to be kind to others, be kind too. When little children always see their parents punching away at their phones and hardly ever see them with books, it will take God’s grace for the children to enjoy reading.

Be deliberate about your actions, bearing in mind that your children can see everything you are doing, and they will also follow the same path. Set a worthy example; do the right things always.

Key Point:

Showing an example is a thousand times more effective than verbal teaching.

Prayer Points

Everlasting Father, thank You for this wonderful day and grace of life. Thank you for Your mercy upon me and salvation of my soul

Glorious God, grant me grace and enablement to live for You always regardless of the plans of the wicked, in Jesus’ name

Holy spirit manifest daily inside of me and be my guiding force in all that I do, in Jesus’ name

Daily Declarations

I decree this Thursday a new light is shining over all that concerns me and my household, we are moving from grace to grace in Jesus’ name

I decree, my actions will please the Lord my God. I will be careful at all times and shall not rely on my strength alone, in Jesus’ name

I decree I am highly favoured and blessed beyond the imagination of men, in Jesus’ name

I decree, Father, don’t let me become too familiar with You, as to take You for granted; please, restore unto me the joy of Your salvation, in Jesus’ name.

Bible In One Year: Luke 23, John 18-19


This Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

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