Friday, February 2, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For she kept saying, “If only I touch his clothes, I will be healed.” At once the bleeding stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. Jesus knew at once that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” Mark 5 : 28 – 30
LISTEN: Miracles are products of faith. Miracle will be missing where faith is absent. In other words, absence of faith will amount to absence of miracle. Miracle simply means an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. That is, miracle is ‘God’s supernatural work of grace and mercy done to bless and help a helpless person whose trust is in God. God will manifest divine intervention when we put our faith in Him. Many are yet to experience the best of God due to lack of faith. The Bible is clear on the role of faith in our relationship with God. The Bible says, ” Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.” (Hebrews 11 : 6). Friend, just calm down and come to Jesus He will fix your problems. Just know that a touch of faith will bring miracles: for where there is no faith there will be no miracle.
When you doubt God’s power to help, you will receive nothing from Him. But when you trust Him when the world has failed you He will intervene and change your story. Our bible verse of the day is an account of the woman with issue of blood. This woman had a plague that made her bleed continuously for twelve years. Her life was messed up, her health broke down and her life was covered with shame and misery. However, when she heard about Jesus, she took a bold step of faith and said, ” If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” (Mark 5 : 28). Then she pushed through the crowd and touched the garment of Jesus, immediately, the bleeding stopped. This touch of hers that brought the miracle was not an accidental touch, nor a touch of curiosity; it was a touch of faith. Beloved, what are you going through today? What is it that has broken your heart? What has robbed you of sleep and peace of mind? Just calm down and take it to Jesus, surely, He will fix your problems.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter your situation, learn to take a step of faith and trust God for help.
2. Trust God with your heartbreak, worries and concerns knowing He cares for you.
3. When you are stressed out, relax and come to Jesus and He will fix your problems.
4. Grow your faith and enhance your ability to receive from God.
Daily Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you because you love me and want me to grow in my faith. Therefore, help me to grow my faith daily as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, never give up on life, rather come to Jesus and He will fix your problems. Just know that a touch of faith will bring miracles.
Daily Reflection: When you doubt God’s power to help, you will receive nothing from Him. But when you trust Him when the world has failed you He will intervene and change your story.
Daily Quote: Miracle is a product of faith, and where faith is missing, miracle is denied.
Today In History: February 2, 962 Otto I invades Italy and is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
Say This: Today, I confess that faith is necessary to please God. Therefore, I will invest in growing my faith to please Him as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God bless you and make your faith to grow daily. May the miracle you seek come to you as your faith grows, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact: Did you know the tallest mammal is the giraffe?