Monday, July 2, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
LISTEN : Why worry about your needs and problems when you can pray and trust God? Do you think God does not care about you? Besides, what do you think you can fix by worrying yourself? Beloved, God cares about you. Yes, He cares about us! No matter what you are facing right now, God is still faithful and does care about you. (Psalms 94:14 ; 55:22). The faithfulness of God is for all generations. Therefore, always trust His faithfulness and He will sustain you. Do not believe the lies that God does not care about your problems. Our verse of the day says, “casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Beloved, God is your maker. He created you for His good purposes. So, why doubt His ability to meet your needs and fix your problems. My dear, cheer up! God loves you and cares about what you go through. Learn to have faith in Him, stop worrying yourself, trust His promises, determine never to give up on Him, refuse to fear or faint in the face of troubles, and wait patiently for Him. Do not waste your time worrying when you can praise, pray and trust God’s faithfulness. God is willing to help, so do not destroy your life. Look up in faith, surely you will see our dependable provider (God). Cast all your worries on Him, because he cares for you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be strong and have faith in God no matter what.
2. In all circumstances be hopeful and trust the promises of God.
3. Do not give up on life, instead, be strong, courageous and press on.
4. Wait patiently for God in time of trouble and He will deliver you.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because I know you truly care about me. Therefore, help me to trust in you always, because I know you will intervene, amen.
Daily Reflection : No matter how bad “a life” is, God is faithful and powerful to transform it.
Daily Quote : “Problems are not fixed by worrying, they are fixed by faith powered actions.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God loves and cares about me. Therefore, I will be strong and glad because He is on my side, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God favour you. May the Lord attend to your prayers. May your life not be ruined, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Moses’s wife, (Jethro’s daughter) is called Zipporah? (Exodus 18:1,2).
Today In History : July 2, 1776 The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
Stunning Fact : Did you know ants can lift 50 times their own weight?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : LET THE WORD OF GOD INTO YOUR HEART
Monday, July 2, 2018
Bible Verse : Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11
LISTEN : How much do you love the word of God? God’s words in your heart will influence your life positively. Your actions are based on the state of your heart. Therefore, if your heart is empty of God’s words, your actions will be dominated by evil. This is why we are urged to jealously protect our hearts. The Bible says, “Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.” (Proverbs 4:23). Beloved, if you lose control of your heart (mind ), you have lost control of your life. Guard your heart jealousy with the words of God, because your life is a function of it. Do not play with God’s words, instead, take it seriously. Our Bible verse this evening tells us how to stay out of sin and disobedience to God. The Psalmist says, “Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11). Beloved, do you have God’s words in your heart? Do you read and meditate in the words of God? If not, do it today and be blessed. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for His love and the gift of life.
2. Ask for forgiveness and restoration of your life.
3. Pray for divine protection tonight and the peace of God in your heart.
4. Ask God for grace to treasure His words in your heart.
5. Pray and cancel every evil plan against you tonight.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your words today. Help me to let your words into my heart daily as long as I live, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.