Saturday, May 19, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Many there are who say of my soul, “There is no help for him in God.” Psalms 3 : 2

LISTEN : Have you ever been in a situation where people boasted that, you are not going to come out unharmed? Have you ever been told that things will never be the same again in your life after your encounter with a terrible situation? Besides, have you ever been told that you are doomed, and there is no way out of your predicaments? I have had several of such experiences, but God miraculously led me out of the pit of destruction. God is rich in mercy and will always make a way of escape from trouble for anyone who truly believes in Him. Your enemies may conclude that you are doomed, and even added like Pharaoh King of Egypt did, that God cannot help or save you from their hands (Exodus 5 : 2) ; but one thing is certain, God will never fail to protect His own. God’s hands of deliverance are long enough to reach any pit or prison where His child is locked up. Even if they say, there is no hope of escape for you, God will enable you to triumph over your enemies. (Psalms 3 : 2 , 3). God knows how to disappoint the enemy and establish His own purpose. Beloved, you cannot be doomed when you dwell in the secret place of the Most High. Satan cannot kill anyone whose life is already sacrificed to God. (John 10 : 27, 28 ; Colossians 3 : 3). Friend, just follow God and you will triumph over your enemies ; abandon Him and you are doomed. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter the circumstance, do not turn your back on God and He will preserve you.
2. Surrender your life to God and Satan will not have your life sacrificed to him.
3. Do not be afraid of what man can do to you, rather, be afraid of what God can do to man.
4. No matter how critical the situation may be, always put your trust in God.

Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, all powers belong to you. I am not afraid of what man can do to me. I depend on you therefore, I will not be put to shame, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task : Beloved, determine to follow God and you will triumph over your enemies ; but when you abandon Him you are doomed. So, think!

Daily Reflection : God’s hands of deliverance are long enough to reach any pit or prison where His child is locked up.

Daily Quote : “No one is doomed who dwells in the secret place of the Most High; for Satan cannot kill anyone whose life is already sacrificed to God.”

Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is my help. Therefore, Satan and enemies of my life cannot triumph over me. I am more than a conqueror because of Jesus Christ, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you not be defeated by the enemy. May God keep you in perfect peace, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today In History : May 19, 1780 Near total darkness descends on New England at noon. No explanation is found.

Stunning Fact : Do you know giraffes cannot swim?




Verse Of The Day : I laid myself down and slept. I awakened; for the LORD sustains me. Psalms 3 : 5

LISTEN: Sleep is a gift from God. The Bible says, “When you lie down, you shall not be afraid: yea, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.” (Proverbs 3 :24). But not too many people see it from this view point. When we sleep and wake up strong and agile, we tend to take God’s grace for granted. We take sleep as a natural thing that must come when we need it. It is very unfair that people do not accord God the honour and praise that is due Him for being such a gracious and generous God. He gives us sleep to enable us rest and restore our body from pressure of the day, and to prepare us for future endeavours. Beloved, have you not heard about people who slept and never woke up? People with no medical conditions, yet, there lives ended up while asleep? Besides, have you not heard or seen people who complain about their inability to sleep? People who are tired of living and opted for suicide because no sedative was powerful enough to give them sleep? Friend, when you lose sleep for one night, for a reason you do not know, you will realise what God has done for you in giving you sleep without charge. Henceforth, acknowledge the grace of God towards you and give Him praise. Be wise!

1. Thank God for keeping you alive.
2. Confess your sin and make peace with God tonight.
3. Appreciate God for the privilege of sleeping naturally, and pray for others who have sleep disorder.
4 Commit the night to God and ask Him to keep you safe and sensitive to His voice tonight.

PRAYER : Blessed Father, I thank you for your grace and kindness toward me. I acknowledge your grace in giving me sleep. May I always respond to you in humility and gratitude, in Jesus’ name, amen.

God bless you. See you tomorrow.