Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. Psalms 140 : 12
LISTEN: Beloved, do you believe the word of God? Do you know that God can only do for you what you are prepared to believe in His word. When you undermines His word you will forfeit His blessings too. To receive from Him you should grow your faith and believe His word. The word of God is the source of faith. Faith can only be produced when God’s word is taken seriously. Faith in God is the result of His word you treasured in your heart. The bible says, “So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10 : 17). Beloved, how much of the word of God you hid in your heart will determine your level of faith in Him. If you are empty of God’s word you will be empty of faith. What you hear and believe about God will determine your faith in Him; and your faith in Him will determine what you will receive from Him. Truly, what you think of God will determine what you get from Him, for your situations cannot change until you believe His word for a change of your situations. Certainly, the process of receiving from God must begin with your faith. No faith, no positive results.
Beloved, do you know that in spite of your afflictions and miseries, God can deliver you by your faith? My dear, it is your duty to grow your faith to receive from God. No matter your situation you should determine to be strong and courageous. Say and believe what you want to see, for what you cannot see you cannot grab. No matter how downcast you are right now, do not allow your predicament to ruin your life. In our verse of the day, the psalmist who was equally afflicted as we are said, ” I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. (Psalms 140 : 12). Beloved, do you have same faith like the Psalmist in today’s bible verse? Do you believe that God will plead your cause? If you sincerely believe, then pray and trust His word and you will not be put to shame.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter how bad your situation is, do not allow it to ruin your life.
2. Pray and believe in God with all your heart and you will be delivered.
3. No matter what, determine to grow your faith to receive from God.
4. Refuse to be frustrated, confused and miserable; instead, be strong and courageous.
Daily Prayer: Everlasting Father, I thank you for a brand new day. I surrender my problems to you. I ask that you help me as I put my hope in you no matter what, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, no matter your situation you should determine to be strong and courageous. Say and believe what you want to see happen in your life.
Daily Reflection: The word of God is the source of faith. Faith can only be produced when God’s word is taken seriously. Faith in God is the result of His word you stored in your heart.
Daily Quote: Faith is so important that even God himself demands it as a prerequisite to accessing His inheritances.
Today In History: December 7, 1988 An earthquake in Armenia kills an estimated 100,000 people.
SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I will believe the word of God in all situations. Henceforth, I will not doubt any of His words, in Jesus, name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, your faith will not die no matter what, but grow from strength to strength, in Jesus’ name.