Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
LISTEN : How you think affects what you do, and what you do will determine what you become in the long run. If you think it is possible to succeed in life, win the fight against terminal diseases, discouragement, failure, etc., you can achieve that through the help of the Holy Spirit. But if you think in your mind that nothing is possible, trust me, the devil will help you achieve nothing and misery as your portion in life. My dear, starting off your day in victory will make you never to recognise any form of impossibility. It will cause you to walk by faith and enjoy the dividends of faith. When your heart is full of faith, life is full of possibilities. Faith makes all things possible. Faith brings us up to where God is. The realm where 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, never lose hope in life or walk as some defeated folk; because where God is present everything is possible. So, cheer up! You can tap into such privilege of possibilities by faith in God. The Bible says, “… If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” (Mark 9:23). Friend, can you see that you cannot be limited by any circumstance if your faith is alive? Henceforth, no matter what you are going through, exercise faith and learn to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). Besides, always lean on God and you will receive supernatural strength and ability to do what seems impossible. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be stopped by any circumstance, rather press on to victory.
2. Never depends on your own understanding, rather lean on God’s power.
3. Just believe you can do all things through Christ and you will be strengthened.
4. Make decision to start off each day with victory in view, and you will not be defeated.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, you are the Sovereign One, and nothing is impossible to you. Therefore, help me to walk in faith and overcome in life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : How you think affects what you do, and what you do will determine what you become in the long run.
Quote : “When your heart is full of faith, life is full of possibilities; for faith makes all things possible.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that faith makes all things possible. Therefore, I will grow my faith and receive the blessings, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Joshua blessed Caleb the son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance? (Joshua 14:13).
Today In History : January 9, 1915 Pancho Villa signs a treaty with the United States, halting border conflicts.
Stunning Fact : Did you know horses have 18 more bones than humans?
A Word Of Blessing : You are blessed. Today I prophesy to you, may you not be stopped by troubles of life. May God help you to rise above limitations, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
TOPIC: GOD WANTS YOU TO GROW UP
Bible Verse : As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2
LISTEN : Beloved, God wants you to grow up. He wants you to mature in spiritual things. He wants you to feed on His words and grow thereby. We eat food not just to satisfy our hunger, but to be strong, grow healthy and stay alive. Growth and life generally cannot be sustained without food. In the same way, our spiritual life cannot be sustained without spiritual food (the word of God). To grow spiritually we should thirst after God. When we hunger and thirst after God and His righteousness, nothing will satisfy our hungry soul but God alone. Only His words can truly satisfy our spiritual needs. Beloved, your hunger for God begins when you realise your emptiness without Him, and the need to desire His words. (John 15:5). We are to hunger for God’s word the way we hunger for physical food. God’s word is key to spiritual growth and maturity. Sincerely, we cannot attain God’s expectations if we do not desire His words. Our Bible verse says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:” (1 Peter 2:2). Beloved, to be spiritually strong and matured, you must desire God’s word the same way a baby would desire the mother’s breast milk. So, embrace, study and meditate on God’s word to grow in line with His will. Be wise!
1. Thank God for protection and daily provisions.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, cleansing and restoration of your life.
3. Pray for grace to hunger and thirst after God and His words.
4. Pray against every mountain of your life, and cast them into the sea forever.
A WORD OF BLESSING
Today I prophesy to you, may God cause you to grow as you study and meditate on His word daily, in Jesus’ name, amen.