Saturday, February 10, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4 : 4
LISTEN: If you know who you are, you will not dread what should tremble before you. You belong to the Lord, the Lion of the tribe of Judah; hence should be bold as the Lion. (Proverbs 28 : 1) There is no reason to fear or doubt when you are walking with God. Fear cannot dominate anyone whose heart is occupied with faith. Truly, when Jesus Christ is at the center of our lives victory is guaranteed. Though there are numerous battles to fight in life, but these battles have been conquered for us by Jesus Christ; and so we have access to victory by our faith in Him. The Bible says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” (1John 5 : 4). Beloved, your faith is important to what happens to you and how you come out of it. When your faith fails, your confidence is sure to drop; and when your confidence drops, fear will dominate and paralyse you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to grow your faith. My dear, are you afraid of certain things in your life? Are you afraid of what the future holds for you? Are you worried about your health? Or your finances? Etc. Not to worry! There is one greater than your problems. His name is JEHOVAH. Invite Him into your life and you will experience His power. If God is in, and with you, victory is sure. (1 John 4 : 4). Always remember that He is greater than everything put together. So do not be afraid, for there is no reason to fear. God is with you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not stagger or be weak in faith, rather be strong and courageous at all times.
2. Invite Jesus Christ into your life and you will experience the power of God.
3. Study and meditate on the word of God to increase and sustain your faith.
4. Do not be a coward. Instead, occupy your heart with faith and you will conquer in life.
Daily Prayer: Everlasting Father, you are the all – powerful God. Man, demons and all powers bow to you. Therefore, I bow before you today because you are my God. Help me to be bold and victorious, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Always remember that God is greater than your problems and everything put together. So do not be afraid, for there is no reason to fear. God is with you.
Daily Reflection: There is no reason to fear or doubt when you are walking with God. Fear cannot dominate anyone whose heart is occupied with faith.
Daily Quote: “When faith fails, confidence is sure to drop; and when confidence drops, fear will dominate and oppress.”
Today In History: February 10, 1258 Hulagu, a Mongol leader, seizes Baghdad, bringing an end to the Abbasid caliphate.
Say This: Today, I confess that I belong to God. I am not afraid of anything or situation confronting me. I am a conqueror because I have received the spirit of boldness and not of fear. I will always walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God help you not to be afraid of anything or situation confronting you. You are a conqueror because God has given you the spirit of boldness and not of fear. May you always walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact: Did you know an elephant’s trunk can hold over 5 litres of water?