Sunday, February 25, 2018
Author:Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For you have armed me with strength for the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. 2 Samuel 22 : 40
LISTEN: Friend, are you faced with trials and very difficult situations in life? Are you afraid that you may lose your peace of mind, and possibly your life? Are you confused about what to do? Are you asking in frustration when all that will be over? Beloved, do you know you can be relieved of your stress by placing your hope in God? Do you know you can overcome your fears when you consciously grow your faith? Do you know God can arm you with supernatural strength to make it through the storm? Beloved, I may not really know what you are going through right now, but I have a God who knows and wants to help you. But you must acknowledge Him as your Saviour and source of strength. In our verse of the day, David acknowledged and revered God as his deliverer, stronghold and source of strength. (2 Samuel 22 : 40). He acknowledged and praised God as the hand behind his victory over all his enemies, including King Saul. (2 Samuel 22 :1 – 3). David made it through the storm because his hope was in the living God. In spite of his trials and afflictions he could boldly say, ” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23 : 4). Friend, do not be afraid, put your hope in God and you will make it through the storm of your life.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Have faith in God and trust Him to see you through in every storm.
2. Do not be afraid of what you are going through. Instead, arm yourself with faith.
3. Acknowledge God as your source of strength and you will receive His strength.
4. No matter the situation, pray and believe that God will certainly answer you.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I know that life is full of ‘thorns and thistles.’ Therefore, protect me from evil and all the plans of the wicked, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not be afraid or depressed no matter what. Instead, put your hope in God and you will make it through the storm of your life.
Daily Reflection : Stop asking in frustration when the trials and afflictions of your life will be over, and start trusting God for intervention.
Daily Quote : “Life can stress – out even the strongest person ; but we can be relieved of our stress by placing our hope in God.”
Today In History : February 25, 1928 Bell Labs introduces a new device to end the fluttering of the television image.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is able to guide and protect me through the storm. Therefore, I will not be afraid, but trust Him for Deliverance and victory, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and arm you with supernatural strength. May He see you through in every storm and order deliverance for you, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the diameter of the sun is 1,390,000km (865,000 miles)?
(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.