Thursday, February 22, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: … the LORD will bless his people with peace. Psalms 29 : 11
LISTEN: Are you experiencing peace or living under pressure? Today, peace is rare in many homes, the society and the world at large. Peace is a blessing from God. Nobody can experience real peace if God is not the giver. Besides, the peace of God is not the same as the peace of the world. (John 16 : 33). The peace of the world is temporal, but the peace of God is eternal. The peace of the world is based on what we own (wealth, health, possessions, etc); but the peace of God is based on the God we have. The peace of God gives rest, but the peace of the world comes with pressure. The things we claim to have are the same that often breaks our heart. But the peace of God is that which mends our broken hearts. The peace of God is mainly for the people of God. Our verse of the day says, ” The LORD will bless his people with peace.” (Psalms 29 : 11). However, those who choose to keep God out of their lives cannot enjoy the peace of God. Beloved, do you know you can enjoy peace when passing through trials? Do you also know you can have peace when you have nothing, but God? It sounds strange, right? This is how it works, choose to include God in everything you do, and to carry His spirit of peace and rest rather than the spirit of pressure and stress, and you will discover how wonderful the peace of God is. Friend, are you in any form of pressure? Have you been stressed out by trials and miseries? Is your life miserable and empty of peace? Not to worry! There is hope for you. Invite God and His peace will fill your heart. (see Philippians 4 : 6 , 7).
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Embrace the peace of God and you will not walk under unnecessary pressure and stress.
2. Seek peace and pursue it, for peace brings rest, but crisis and conflicts brings stress.
3. Do not trust or seek peace in your wealth and possessions, rather seek the peace of God.
4. Seek peace for your life, home, society and the world at large.
Daily Prayer: Dear Lord, you are the God of peace. Your peace surpasses all understanding. Help me to seek and receive your peace into my life today. I resist satanic pressure, but embrace your peace, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, are you in any form of pressure? Have you been stressed out by trials and miseries? Invite God and His peace will fill your heart today.
Daily Reflection: Do you know you can enjoy peace when passing through trials? And when you have nothing, but God? It comes when you include God in everything you do, and rely on Him for directions.
Daily Quote: “Life without the peace of God equal to pressure and frustration; but life blessed with the peace of God equal to rest.”
Today In History: February 22, 1349 Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland.
Say This: Today, I confess that life is miserable without the peace of God. Therefore, I will seek and embrace the peace of God as long as I live in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may the Lord bless you. May you seek and receive the peace of God into your life. May you resist every satanic pressure and embrace the peace of God, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact: Did you know acrophobia is the fear of heights?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Almighty God, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.