Monday, August 6, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
LISTEN : All powers belong to God. God can empower and enable anyone He wants to glorify. Through Christ Jesus, God has divinely enabled us (believers in Christ) to walk in authority. Our strength comes from God, therefore, our victory is guaranteed. Beloved, starting off your day in victory will make you never to recognise any form of impossibility. But scripture tells us that faith makes all things possible. Faith brings us up to where God is. The realm God dwells is the realm of possibilities; and no one can access that realm without faith. The Bible says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37). Beloved, when God is involved everything is possible. The Bible says, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” (Mark 9:23). You cannot be limited by any circumstance if your faith is alive and active. But where there is no faith, certain problems are accepted as insurmountable. Beloved, where faith reigns, doubt and fear will fade away like flowers. You can do all things because you have been divinely empowered. So, no matter what you are going through, like Apostle Paul in our verse of the day, you can learn to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Henceforth, Lean on God and He will increase His strength in you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to never be limited by any circumstance no matter what.
2. Do not lean on your own understanding, rather lean on God’s power.
3. Believe you can do all things through Christ and you will be strengthened.
4. Start off each day with victory in view and you will not be defeated.
Daily Prayer : Blessed Father, I know you are great, and nothing is impossible to you. Therefore, help me to walk in faith and experience the power of possibilities, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : People are often limited by what they believed to be an impossible thing. But faith makes all things possible, because faith brings us up to where God is.
Daily Quote : “Problems cannot survive in the land of faith; for where faith is at work, troubles and trials will fade away like flowers.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that all things are possible both to God and a person of faith. Therefore, I will grow my faith daily to receive from God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may you not be stopped by troubles of life. May the Lord help you to rise above limitations, in Jesus’ name.
Biblical Fact : Did you know that Noah was six hundred years old when the waters came flowing over all the earth? (Genesis 7:6).
Today In History : August 6, 1942 The Soviet city of Voronezh falls to the German army.
Stunning Fact : Did you know owls cannot move their eyes from side to side?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
TOPIC : UNITED FAMILY
Monday, August 6, 2018
Bible Verse : Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity… for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore Psalms 133:1,3
LISTEN: Unity is the language of love. Unity cannot survive where love is absent. Unity brings progress and development. It brings the blessings of God to the people. When a family decides to embrace unity, they have equally positioned themselves for the blessings of God. But any family divided against itself cannot stand. (Mark 3:25). Besides, a divided family will shut the door of progress and development (blessing) against itself. Unity goes with peace, where you cannot find unity you cannot find peace ; and where you cannot find peace you cannot find unity. Beloved, God’s blessings go to where there is peace and unity. God blesses a peaceful and united home, because He knows His blessings will be useful and appreciated. Without peace and unity, blessings received cannot be sustained. Friend, are you living in peace and unity in your home? Are you really getting on well with other members of your family? Unity is good and attracts God’s blessings. The Bible says, ““How good and pleasant it is for brethren (brothers and sisters) to live together in unity: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” (Psalms 133:1,3) So, pursue unity and God’s blessings will come your way. Be wise!
1. Thank God for keeping you alive and safe today.
2. Ask the Lord to forgive your sins and restore your relationship with Him.
3. Ask God for spirit of unity and grace to get on well with others.
4. Pray for protection and peace of mind.
5. Thank God for answering your prayer.
May your sleep be sweet tonight. May God give you the spirit of unity to get on well with others. May His blessings locate you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.