Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : So God looked at the Israelites. He knew that they needed his help. Exodus 2:25 EE
LISTEN : God sees what you cannot see. He knows what you do not know. He goes where you cannot go. He is powerful and glorious. He shows up when you least expect His presence. When He seems to be silent in your situation, He is still talking to you if you can pay attention. He is working behind the scenes to perfect His good plans for your life. He knows and feels your pain. (1Peter 5:7). When you cry out in distress He knows that you need His help. Beloved, God is closer to you than you think. The children of Israel were enslaved and afflicted by the Egyptians for many years. They groaned and cried to God for a very long time; eventually, God heard their cry. Our verse of the day says, “So God looked at the Israelites. He knew that they needed his help.” (Exodus 2:25 EE) God saw their miseries and anguish. He knew that they needed His help desperately. Though, they thought that God had abandoned them, but were glad when He (God) intervened and brought them into the land of promise. My dear, God sees your pain. He knows that you need His help. Have faith in Him, surely He will help you. Those who cry to Him in faith, and groan in hope of divine intervention will not be ignored or put to shame. Beloved, look to God and be saved. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be strong and courageous and know that God sees your pain.
2. Pray fervently in every situation and expect God’s intervention.
3. Do not be afraid, rather, remember that God is closer to you than you think.
4. No matter what, learn to fix your eyes on God and be saved.
Daily Prayer : Compassionate Father, I thank you because you understand my pain. Help me to be strong and courageous in the face of trouble, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : When God seems to be silent in your situation, He is still talking to you if you can pay attention. He is working behind the scenes to perfect His good plans for your life.
Daily Quote : “Those who cry to God in faith, and groan in hope of divine intervention will not be ignored or put to shame.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God sees and knows everything. Therefore, I will not be afraid, I will trust in Him always, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and visit you this season with divine intervention, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know David reigned over Israel forty years? (1 King 2:11).
Today In History : August 8, 1942 U.S. Marines capture the Japanese airstrip on Guadalcanal.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a crocodile cannot move its tongue?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
TOPIC : GOD LOVES THE WORLD
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Bible Verse : For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
LISTEN: No one loves the world (mankind) like God. God’s love for the world took Jesus Christ to the cross. God gave him up willingly for us to be saved. (Romans 8:32). Jesus Christ bore the weight of our sins on the cross because God loves us. Our well-being was His concern when He put on Jesus Christ the sin of us all. Jesus died to save and bring us back to God. His death brings us spiritual and bodily healing (Isaiah 53:5). God loves us even when we rejected and hated Him; because He is not like human, He loves even the unlovable. The love of God is agape, the God kind of love. God’s kind of love bothers itself with the welfare of others and cares to assist unconditionally. Beloved, in Christ, God gave His all. He loved us and still loves us in spite of our sins and misdeeds. Hence, it will be unfair to reject his love which He demonstrated in Christ Jesus. His love for us cost Him the very life of His Son, and through Jesus Christ, He gives us assurance of eternal life when we believe and stand with Him to the very end. (John 3:16). My dear, Jesus Christ died because He loves us, therefore, we should love God because Jesus Christ died for us. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Bless God for today no matter what.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to follow His will.
3. Pray for grace to acknowledge God’s love to you.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to love God.
5. Pray against spiritual wickedness, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may you acknowledge the love of God. May the Lord show you the path of life and order your steps in the right direction, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.