Sunday, August 19, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. Psalms 31:5
LISTEN : When the going gets tough and you do not know what else to do, place your faith in God. Look to Him for provision, protection and intervention. Talk to Him about what you are going through. Tell Him your fears and worries because He cares for you (1Peter 5:7). God is forever faithful and will not fail you. He is always there to help when trouble hits you. Beloved, God is faithfully waiting for you to call to Him. Why not call to Him today and be delivered? When you are stretched and stressed out by troubles, spread yourself in God’s word. Breath the fresh air of His presence. Dig deep into His words and you will find rest for your soul. Friend, the words of God will point you to His faithfulness. Truly, when you understand the words of God you will acknowledge and appreciate His faithfulness. Beloved, cheer up! God is forever faithful to those who put their trust in Him. So, put your trust in God and you will not be put to shame. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Study to know God’s Word and you will find rest for your troubled heart.
2. When you no longer know what else to do in times of troubles, put your faith in God.
3. Learn to pray and tell God your fears and worries because He cares for you.
4. Surrender to God and trust His faithfulness.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you are forever faithful. Help me to be strong and run to you in times of troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : The words of God will show a man the faithfulness of God; and those who understand God’s word will acknowledge and appreciate His faithfulness.
Quote : “When you are stretched and stressed out by troubles, spread yourself in God’s word. Breath the fresh air of His presence; and dig deep into His words to find rest for your soul.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is faithful and mighty. Therefore, I will put my confidence in Him as long as I live, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know that when the Philistines captured the ark of God from the Israelites, they brought and set it by Dagon their god? (1 Samuel 5:2).
Today In History : August 19, 1988 A cease fire begins in the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq.
Stunning Fact : Did you know sharks never stop moving even when they sleep or rest?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God increase your faith. May your faith in God not be disappointed as you trust Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : GOD IS KIND AND BENEVOLENT
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Bible Verse : The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. Psalms 145:9
LISTEN : God is good and kind to all. His faithfulness endures forever. Things we enjoy in this world could be traceable to the goodness of God. The air we breath, the water we drink or use for other purposes, the food we eat, etc., are the goodness of God. Beloved, God is truly good to all His creation. He is kind and compassionate toward us; He is disposed and ready to do us good at all times. He is the life of all. Without Him we have no life (Acts 17:25). There is not one of us whom He is not ready and willing to bless; or whose welfare He is not ready to promote. His goodness is to all (both the good and the bad). The Bible says, “And his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psalms 145:9). That is, in all that He has made, there is evidence that He is a kind and benevolent God. He has a heart to love and to bless what He has made (see Matt 5:45). He is gracious. He is not disposed to cast off the weak, the erring, and the suffering. He is willing to pardon, receive and restore the repentant, and to wipe away the tears of the brokenhearted. God’s goodness and mercy are ultimately demonstrated in Jesus Christ who tasted death for every man. His grace for every soul is free. Beloved, no matter what happens, think of what God has done for you, and you will agree and declare that God is kind and benevolent. Be wise!
1. Pray and bless God for His love and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to give you the heart to acknowledge and appreciate His goodness.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plots against you and the people of God.
It is well with you. May God open your eyes to His kindness and benevolence, and make you not to forget His blessings in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.