Friday, April 13, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastics 3 : 1
LISTEN : Life is a season, a journey and a process of learning the true meaning of life itself. Everyone living in this world has already undertaken the journey of life, and must pass through all seasons of it. (Job 14 : 1). Season, in this context is a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature. The book of Ecclesiastics gives insight into what ‘season’ looks like. It is said to consist of good and bad experiences, favourable and unfavorable, pain and gain, prosperity and poverty, birth and death, love and hate, joy and sorrow, laughter and weeping, peace and war, planting and reaping; failure and success, victory and defeat, rough and smooth, the list goes on and on. So, whatever season of life you are in, you should learn to live in the will of God. Whether the ‘season’ is favourable or unfavourable, God should be praised. (1 Thessalonians 5 : 18).
Beloved, have you hit a rough season in any area of your life? Cheer up, a better one is on the way. Life may be unfair to you, but God is good and will be good to you. With God on your side, your tears will give way to joy, hate to love, misfortune to fortune, sickness to health, failure to success, poverty to prosperity, weeping to laughter, sorrow to joy, defeat to victory, war to peace, confusion to clarity; and shame will give way to glory. My dear, do not panic, worry or tremble when faced with troubles, trials and challenges, for “after rain comes sunshine.” Certainly, God will calm your storm and restore peace to your life; because, after every “storm comes a rainbow” – the emblem of promise and covenant of preservation. This season, God will smile on you and restore your wasted years and labour, in Jesus’ name. Henceforth, keep calm and you will see the glory of God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter how rough the season of your life is, keep calm and see the glory of God.
2. Do not allow your defeat to become your end, instead, strive to overcome.
3. Stop weeping and groaning for your misfortunes and start trusting God instead.
4. Do not allow your troubles or worry to swallow your praise and prayer to God.
Daily Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you today for your love towards me. I am happy because you know every season of my life. Help me to overcome my rough seasons and move to a new and better season, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : No matter the season of life you find yourself, learn to trust God and keep calm, and you will see the manifestation of His glory in your life.
Daily Reflection : If you cease to panic or worry when faced with trials or difficult situations, God will calm your storm and restore peace to your life; for after the ‘storm comes a rainbow’ – the emblem of promise and covenant of preservation.
Daily Quote : “Life is a season, a journey and a process of learning the true meaning of life itself; only wise learners dig deep to discover its meaning.”
Today In History : April 13, 1970 An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.
Say This : Today, I confess that life is a season, a journey and a process of discovering the true meaning of life itself. Therefore, I will learn wisely and trust God with the process, journey and seasons of my life, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bring you out of your rough season and transfer you to the season of your dreams, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know cows do not have upper front teeth?
(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