Monday, January 15, 2018.
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: Beloved, do you know that God is bigger than your problems? Do you also know that everything is possible to Him? Nothing is too big for God to handle. The bigger your problems, the better for our God. Big problems only announce the name of our big God. Mountains fall before Him. Sicknesses and diseases melt in His presence. No evil survives in His presence. So do not be afraid. Sadly, the spiritually blinded people cannot see how big God is. When they are confused, frustrated and depressed because of certain issues in life, they tend to see nothing good anymore in life. They believe that all hope is lost; as a result, nothing seems to make sense to them anymore. However, if we can think deep, we will certainly realise that there is no reason to give up just because of problems. Instead, we should acknowledge that God is able, and will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear. (1Corinthians 10 : 13). Beloved, God is bigger than your problems. He can handle what you cannot handle. Just trust Him. Surely, the devil will lose the battle against your life, if you will not lose your faith.
Friend, nothing is too hard for God to do. 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, health, etc., do not surrender your faith to him. He believes that if he (Satan) can conquer what you have (your faith) he would have destroyed you. So, do not give him the opportunity. Always remember that God has not given up on you, therefore you must not give up on yourself. Hope in Him and you will experience his grace. (Jeremiah 30 : 17). So, cheer up! Help is coming for you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop worrying yourself about your situation, instead pray, act and trust in God.
2. Always 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 Prayer: Everlasting God, I put my trust and hope in you, do not let my enemies subdue me, or put me to shame. Give me the grace to overcome my problems, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, no matter the circumstance, learn to be calm and relax in time of trouble; hope in God, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow his instructions diligently and delightfully.
Daily Reflection: Have faith in God. No matter the trouble, our God can handle it. Because big troubles are just there to announce the name of our big God.
Daily Quote: No problems survive in the presence of God, no matter how big. The bigger the problem, the better for our God.
Today In History: January 15, 1624 Riots flare in Mexico when it is announced that all churches are to be closed.
Say This: Today, I confess that God is bigger than my problems. Therefore, I will not be afraid. No matter my situations, fear and anxiety, I will trust the Lord, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, your expectations will not be cut off. Every disappointment and failure you may have encountered, may God manipulate them in your favour, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact: Did you know that the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other?