Monday, April 9, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8 : 28
LISTEN : When hit by troubles, tragedies or difficult situations, it is hard to believe that all things work together for good. At such times, we tend to believe that our world has fallen apart. But for those who walk by faith they know that God is in control, therefore, will manipulate everything in their favour no matter what. (Romans 8 : 31 ; Psalms 118 : 6). There was an old poor man who had an only son and three little grandchildren. He was known for his faith and positive attitude towards situations. He goes by the nickname, “All things work together for good.” Critics often used the nickname against him when something bad happens to him. They would mockingly say, “All things work together for good, does that also include this situation? ” And the poor old man would reply,” Yes, all things includes this situation. ”
One day, the worst happened. His only son died leaving him and his three little grandchildren. On the day of the funeral service of his son, the old man stood up and walked to where the body of his son was laid, and turning to those who gathered for the funeral service he said, “God knows why it is like this. I know that all things work together for good of those who love Him. I am not disappointed for God is in control.” Touched by his unwavering faith and confession, a wealthy man who was in the crowd came out with tears in his eyes and said to him,” Papa, henceforth you and your grandchildren are my responsibility. From here, we all will head to my house and there you will live for the rest of your life.” Those who once criticised the old man’s faith were ashamed for seeing all things working together for good. Beloved, do you believe all things are possible to God? That all things work together for good? No matter the circumstance, always believe that your faith in God will not be disappointed. Certainly, all things will work in your favour.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Have faith in God and be positive minded in every situation.
2. No matter the circumstance always believe you will not be disappointed.
3. Do not give up when people mock and criticise you for your faith in God, rather press on.
4. Stand firm in faith and do not waver or doubt the power of God.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting God, you are powerful. With you all things are possible. No matter what I go through, make all things to work in my favour, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, no matter the circumstance, always believe that your faith in God will not be disappointed ; certainly, all things will work in your favour.
Daily Reflection : When hit by troubles, tragedies or difficult situations, it is hard to believe that all things work together for good. But faith makes it possible.
Daily Quote : ” No matter how bad a situation may seem in a believer’s life, it is still part of the process of God’s good plans.”
Today In History : April 9, 1968 Murdered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is buried.
Say This : Today, I confess that with God nothing is impossible. Therefore, no matter what I go through, all things will work together for my good to the glory of God, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I Prophesy to you, may God take away your burdens. I command every arrow of misfortune in your life to be diverted to hell, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know melophobia is the fear of music?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Merciful Father, 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