Thursday, March 1, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15 : 13
LISTEN: Beloved, be full of hope no matter what. (Romans 4 : 18). A woman lost her husband and her seven children in succession to a strange ailment. As she wept for them, she kept saying, ” I know my God is not asleep. My hope is in Him.” But many who came to sympatise with her wept and screamed, “This is terrible! Not even one left? What a hopeless situation!” Amazingly, the woman stood up and wiped her tears and said,” My situation is not hopeless, God is at work in my life; when He is done with me I will sing a new song.” All the sympathisers were stunned with her confession of faith. Years later she remarried and gave birth to children who later became great and a blessing to her. (Jeremiah 32 : 27 ; Luke 1 : 37). Beloved, God gives hope to those who put their trust in Him. With God you cannot be hopeless in life. Faith in the power of God will certainly drive away hopelessness. But what does it mean to be hopeless? It means to have no expectation of good or success. It is to despair; and giving no ground for hope. Many are hopeless and do not believe to see success in their lives. They believe that the future holds the worst for them. Beloved, are you like that? Please cheer up! All hope is not lost. Just abound in hope and trust in God, He is everything you need. Do not give up on Him, for He will not give up on you. Surrender your hopeless case to Him today and allow His Spirit to fill your heart with hope. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter how miserable your situation may be, do not lose hope or give up on God.
2. Determine to live hopefully and courageously for a better tomorrow.
3. Leave your hopeless situation with God and trust Him to get you out of the mess.
4. When you feel hopeless, speak good things to yourself and hope to see your words come true.
Daily Prayer: Blessed Father, You are the God of hope, I know it is not yet over with me no matter what. Therefore, help me to overcome my hopelessness and ever remain hopeful and overcoming, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Abound in hope no matter what, for there is no crime in being hopeful. Always resist hopelessness for it is an evil seed against your life.
Daily Reflection: There is no miserable person in God, because faith in God is the force that drives away hopelessness and doubt.
Daily Quote: “It takes faith to abound in hope when all signs point towards hopelessness.”
Today In History: March 1, 1780 Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.
Say This : Today, I confess that I am full of hope and courage. No matter what I face, or where I go, I am hopeful because my God lives, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God arrest the spirit of hopelessness and frustration in your life, and make you to be strong, hopeful and victorious, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump?
(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