Thursday, August 16, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalms 56:11
LISTEN : When you fix your eyes on God and His word, He will calm your troubled heart, drive away your fear, and build your faith in Him. Fear is a dangerous thing and must not be nurtured or allowed to thrive. Fear destroys people and practically leave them helpless and incapable of making right decision in the face of trouble. (1 Samuel 13:8–13). However, if you put your trust in God nothing can move you because faith fears nothing. With faith in your heart, nothing hits you as hard ; nothing is such an obstacle too strong to keep you from winning and making progress in life. My dear, fear not! If you can put your faith in God everything is doable and possible. No matter the situation, it is impossible for you to drown in a boat that Jesus Christ is the head. No matter what, learn to have faith in God. In our verse of the day the Psalmist said, ”In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” (Psalms 56:11). No doubt, men can do their worst, but by faith, the best of God for your life can alter the worst of men. Beloved, do not allow people’s threats or circumstances around you to drown your faith, instead, let your faith continue to grow and you will overcome even the impossible situation. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Believe the promises of God and your faith and courage in Him will grow.
2. Do not be afraid of circumstances around you, instead, be strong in faith.
3. In all circumstances be strong and move on; and determine to bounce back no matter what.
Prayer : Everlasting God, I Put my confidence in you. Therefore, help me to be strong and resilient in all situations, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Deal with your fears; for fear destroys people and practically leave them helpless and incapable of making right decision in the face of trouble.
Quote : “Learning how to fix your eyes on God and His word will calm your troubled heart, drive away your fear, and build your faith in God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that my trust is in God. Therefore, I will not be afraid what man can do to me. I am confident that I will overcome all obstacles against my life, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: which is also Hebron in the land of Canaan? (Genesis 23:19)
Today In History : August 16, 1984 The safe of the sunken ocean liner Andrea Doria is opened on TV after three decades, revealing cash and certificates but no other valuables.
Stunning Fact : Did you know camels are born without humps?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you grow your faith and overcome every battle of your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
TOPIC: PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THE LIVING GOD
Bible Verse : Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalms 20:7
LISTEN : God is a solid rock. His name is powerful and troubles the kingdom of darkness. He is our foundation, strength and stability. Friend, your foundation will determine your stability; and who you follow will determine what follows you. Your victory in battles of life is a function of your source of strength. When your source of strength is weak, your chances of victory is slim. In the same way, when your source of strength is strong and reliable, victory is guaranteed. God is a strong tower (Psalms 18:10). He is a shield and refuge. He is a present help in times of troubles (Psalms 115:11). Those who love and fear Him run to Him in distress and are saved. He delivers His people from those who seek to destroy them. Beloved, is God your source of strength? Is He your help in times of troubles? Who do you rely on for deliverance and victory in times of troubles? In our Bible verse David said, ” Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalms 20:7). My dear, the name of God saves. Therefore, do not put your trust in anything other than God, for they will fail you ; instead, put your trust in the living God. Be wise!
1. Thank the Lord for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Pray for grace to trust God in every circumstance.
4. Ask God for a good night sleep, and pray against every evil plot against you.
May God grant your heart desires, and may you not be disappointed. As you sleep tonight, may nightmares be far from you, in Jesus’ name, amen.