Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity. Proverbs 24 : 16
LISTEN: Anyone can fall, but not everyone can rise again. However, everyone has equal opportunities to rise again after each fall. The difference is in one’s personal perspectives on the challenges of life. Some see challenges, trials, tribulations, troubles, tragedies, afflictions, etc., as end of the road for them; while others in their troubles, sees a ‘way in the wilderness’, ‘road in the sea’ and possibilities in the midst of impossible situations. They see beyond their problems because they have God on their side. Their hearts are enlarged by faith to speak and believe that with God nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1 : 37 ; 2Corinthians 4 : 13). They are not limited by their falls, instead, are spurred to higher heights by same. Beloved, life is not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get up and keep going. You can choose to keep going, or stop your progress when you fall. However, the righteous cannot accept defeat when he falls, because he believes that his life is not determined by a ‘fall’, but by his own decisions.
Our verse of the day says, ” Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity. (Proverbs 24 : 16). Beloved, faith is important to your stability in Christ. It keeps you moving when your own strength is gone. Faith opens our eyes to the power of the all-powerful God. It keeps our eyes fixed on the promises of God. When we fall, faith is the unseen hand that extends to help us up. Believing in God through Christ Jesus makes us righteous. Hence, this righteousness by faith keeps us closer to him, and empower us to courageously wrestle ourselves out of depression, frustration, failure and all things the devil may throw at us. Sadly, this is not the portion of the wicked, their portion is with calamity. Because there is no fear of God in them, therefore God abandoned them to their own fate. Besides, because they do not have faith in God, they are easily swallowed up by their troubles because they see troubles of life as end of the road for them. Beloved, walk in faith. No matter the number of times you fall, rise up each time you fall and Keep going. God bless you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Keep going no matter the challenges, for you will certainly get to your destination if you do not quit.
2. Determine to rise up when you fall and refuse to stay down.
3. Be prepared for a fall, and when it does happen, dust yourself and move on.
4. Refuse to be stopped by circumstances of life; keep pushing on till you break through.
Daily Task: No matter what, learn to walk in faith. Rise up each time you fall and Keep going; certainly you will get to your desired destination.
Daily Reflection: life is not about how many times you fall or wounded, but how many times you get up, overcome and keep going.
Daily Prayer: Almighty Father, you are kind, merciful and loving, help me to move on in spite of challenges, troubles, afflictions and circumstances of life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Because faith in God helps us to rise up anytime we fall. Therefore, I prophesy to you, your fall will not mark your end. It is not over with you. By your faith in God, you are delivered, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Quote: A man of faith is not limited by his falls, but spurred to higher heights by same.
Today In History: May 27, 1941. The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British naval and air forces.