Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verese Of The Day: The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Proverbs 18 : 14
LISTEN: Are you sick, weak, worried and afraid? Is your ailment life threatening, as a result, you have given up on life? Have you lost every hope of recovery and survival? Beloved, do you know that you can still live and thrive no matter your situation? Do you also know that you can still conquer your sickness and disease and still stay alive if you believe? If you determine to be courageous and strong no matter the threats to your life, you cannot be defeated. No matter the situation, you must learn to believe the report of the LORD and not of men. Your faith in God and courage in time of sickness is your healing and deliverance. That is what will sustain you in your sickness or affliction. The Bible says, ” The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” (Proverbs 18 : 14). This means that, a man sustains the ills of his body, and the trials of life, by the strength and energy of his mind. Faith in God will give energy and strength to your mind. But if the mind be wounded, if grief have shot the dagger into the soul, what can then sustain the man? Nothing but the unseen God. Therefore, when afflicted, learn to pray to God and do not lose hope. (James 5 : 13a). God who forgave our sins is willing to heal our diseases. Beloved, surrender your conscience to God and receive healing both for your body and spirit. A man’s own spirit has, in general, sufficient fortitude to bear up under the unavoidable trials of life; but when the conscience is wounded by sin, and the soul is dying by iniquity, who can lift him up? God alone can; for salvation is of the Lord. So, surrender yourself to God, be strong and you shall live and not die.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. When sick and afflicted, learn to pray to God and do not lose hope.
2. Determine to be courageous and strong no matter the threats to your life.
3. Determine to protect your conscience from being wounded by sin and iniquity.
4. Surrender yourself to God, be strong and you shall live and not die.
Daily Task: Beloved, do not be worried or afraid when sick or faced with life threatening situations. Instead, have faith in God and know that God will not abandon you.
Daily Reflection: Surrender to God, for when the conscience is wounded by sin, and the soul is dying by iniquity, who can save him? God alone can, for salvation is of the Lord.
Daily Prayer: Almighty God, I thank you for your word today, help me to surrender to you, and keep my conscience from being wounded by sin, sickness and sorrow, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God keep you from evil. May He keep your conscience from being wounded by sin, sickness and sorrow, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Faith in God gives energy and strength to the mind. But when the mind is wounded, it is helpless without God.
Today In History: September 19, 1893 . New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.