Monday, May 1, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32 : 27.
LISTEN: When we are confused, frustrated and depressed because of certain issues in our lives, we tend to see nothing good anymore in life. We tend to believe that all hope is lost; as a result, nothing seems to make sense to us anymore. We rather wish to die than stay alive to experience miseries, sorrows and shame. But if you think deep, you will certainly realise that there is no reason to give up just because you have issues that seem to take your life. All you should do is to acknowledge that God is able, and will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. (1Corinthians 10 : 13). Whatever the case, nothing is new to man, and nothing is new to God either. He said, “Behold I am the LORD, the God of all flesh, is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32 : 27). Beloved, hope in God is what you need. Remember that the devil will not give up fighting you, therefore, you must not give up resisting him and pressing on.
Nothing is too hard for God, therefore, do not lose hope. Do not allow the devil to steal your faith, because that is the only asset you have to approach God. Protect your faith with all you have and put your hope in God. Do not allow the devil to overcome you. Whatever battle he wages against your finances, marriage, business, career, academic, family, ministry, wealth, etc., do not surrender your faith to him. He believes that if he can attack what you have he would have attack your faith. So, do not give him such regrettable opportunity. Remember that your case is not different from what many others are going through on a daily basis. God has not given up on you, therefore you must not give up on yourself. Hope in him and you will experience his grace. Cheer up! Help is coming for you.(Jeremiah 30 : 17).
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not worry yourself about your situation, rather pray, act and trust in God.
2. At all times, determine to encourage yourself in God no matter what.
3. Do not allow depression to ruin your life, instead, be cheerful and believing.
4. Always remind yourself of God’s faithfulness and then trust his promises.
Daily Task: No matter the circumstance, learn to be calm and relax in moments of troubles; hope in God, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow his instructions diligently and delightfully.
Daily Reflection: Faith in God is the currency with which we purchase God’s products; without it we cannot obtain what God had designed to be ours.
Daily Prayer: Almighty God, I put my trust and hope in you, do not let my enemy subdue me, nor put me to shame, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy over your life, your hope in God will not be cut off. Every disappointment and failure you may have encountered, may God manipulate it in your favour, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: What is bigger than man is far lesser than God. Hence, one with God equals victory.
Today In History: May 1, 2011. Osama Bin Laden is killed in Abbottabad Pakistan by US Navy SEALS in Operation Neptune Spear.