Friday, April 27, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4 : 6
LISTEN : When you are hurting and troubled, who do you complain to? When your heart is broken and your world comes crashing down, whose shoulders do you lean on for consolation? When your life has been turned upside down by tragedies and misfortunes, and all you could sense or feel around you is misery, who do you cry to? When you can’t find solutions to your problems, who will you talk to? Your father, mother, mentor, friend, or spouse, right? No doubt, we all do seek help and support when life seems to be against us. We run to those we believe can help us get over our predicaments. Unfortunately, we often end up disappointed and more heartbroken because humans’ help cannot truly satisfy. Beloved, it is time to stop complaining about your problem and start talking to God about it.
When you begin to talk to God in faith about your problems, your problems will naturally respond to the voice of God. The word of God is the voice of God. When you speak to God by faith through prayer, supplication and thanksgiving, your problems will eventually surrender to the power of His word. God is sovereign. He has unlimited power and authority. Nothing is too hard for Him to do. (Jeremiah 32 : 27). Why not tell Him about your predicaments? He is prepared to help you. The Bible says, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4 : 6). Beloved, stop crying and groaning about your problems and start praying and trusting God instead. Just share your burdens with Him and He will take them from you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to share your burdens with God and allow Him work things out for you.
2. stop crying and groaning about your problems and start trusting God for intervention.
3. Learn to carry your problems to God through prayer, petition and thanksgiving.
4. Do not rely solely on human strength and support, for they will not truly satisfy.
Daily Prayer : Merciful Father, I thank you because you are aware of all my problems. Therefore, I surrender all to you. Help me to be victorious no matter what, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, stop crying and groaning about your problems and start praying and trusting God instead.
Daily Reflection : No matter the weight of your problem, just share it with God and He will take it from you and give you rest.
Daily Quote : “Problems naturally respond to the voice of God when prayer and focus are directed to Him by faith”
Today In History : April 27, 1813 American forces capture York (present-day Toronto), the seat of government in Ontario.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is bigger than any problems I will ever face. Therefore, no matter what, I will carry my burdens to Him in prayer, petition and thanksgiving, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your problems respond to your prayers. May your faith overcome your problems, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know you burn more calories sleeping than watching TV?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Dear Lord, 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