Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” Romans 9 : 20
LISTEN : A man visited the disabled colony somewhere in West Africa, and having seen their ordeals and suffering, and the government’s negligence and inability to help them; the man asked some of the disabled people among them who appeared to be their leaders. “How do you cope with the challenges of disability? I expected to hear words of frustration, hopelessness, regrets, bitterness and anger from them. But surprisingly, each of them spoke little of their predicament, but smilingly diverted to what they have done for themselves through empowering one another with skills acquisition without help from the government, and concluded with these motivating words, ” There is ability in disability. ” I was touched and inspired by their resolve. Beloved, what are your actual or perceived disabilities? What has made you to reject yourself? Why are you angry with God over things you cannot change? Why do you think God is wrong to have allowed you look the way your looking? Why are you quarrelling God over your height, size, skin colour, family of birth, community or state of origin? Who are you to question or resist God’s established purpose? Our verse of the day says, ” But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” Romans 9 : 20 Beloved, what you cannot change learn to accept ; and what you cannot cure learn to endure. Life will be sweet and blissful when you cease to fight what is divinely established. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Appreciate the works of God in your life and never oppose what God has done.
2. Accept who you are, and stop complaining and comparing yourself with others.
3. Do not allow your disability to stop your God-given abilities.
4. Do not be angry with yourself or God for your disability. Instead, thank God for everything.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, you created the heaven and the earth and everything in them. I know am not a mistake, but I am created for a purpose. Therefore, help me to accept the way I am made to the glory of your name, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not quarrel God over your height, size, skin colour, community, state or country of origin. Rather, learn not to question or resist God’s established purpose.
Daily Reflection : What you cannot change learn to accept, and what you cannot cure learn to endure.
Daily Quote : “Life is sweet and blissful when we cease to fight what God has purposefully established.”
Today In History : February 27, 1988 Debi Thomas becomes the first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
Say This : Today, I confess that I am created in the image of the living God. I am blessed. Therefore, no matter what I go through or where I find myself, I will serve God’s purpose for my life, in Jesus ‘name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and empower you to succeed in life. No matter what you go through or where you find yourself may you serve God’s purpose, in Jesus ‘name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know there are 132 rooms in the US White House?
(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.
GOD BLESS YOU