Friday, January 18, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. Psalms 116:8
LISTEN : Friend, are you confused with life? Have things got so bad with you that you think it is all over with you? Please cheer up! We have a God who does great things. God specialises in making bad things good. (Jeremiah 32:27). No matter how bad a situation is, if it is handed over to God by faith, change happens without delay. (1 Peter 5:7; Mark 5:25-34). Shattered dreams and hopes are fixed in God’s presence. Broken homes and marriages are mended in His presence. A death sentence can be changed to longevity. Sicknesses and diseases are replaced with good health and vitality through the power of God. Beloved, God can cancel the death sentence that is programed against your life. He can wipe your tears away and keep your feet from falling. In our verse of the day David said, “For you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.” (Psalms 116:8). So, if you can put your trust in God He can shield you from evil with His hands. No matter the arsenals of Satan and his agents against you, God is powerful enough to dislodge and destroy them for your sake. My dear, be strong in the Lord. Do not worry about how ugly and shattered your life is; rather trust God for a sudden and miraculous transformation. If you can believe that God makes bad things good, you will be next in line for a miracle. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not worry yourself about your problems, rather lean on God for solutions.
2. Pray, watch and trust God to hear your cry and deliver you from evil people and powers.
3. Never write off yourself no matter what, rather be strong and courageous and keep pressing on.
4. No matter how confused or frustrated you are, just look up and fix your eyes on Jesus Christ.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you make all things beautiful in their own times. Therefore, fix my life and save me from evil, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : God makes bad things good. No matter how bad a situation is, if it is handed over to God by faith, change happens without delay.
Quote : “Faith dislodges Satan of his arsenals, and conferred a sudden remarkable victory on the carrier of faith.”
Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledge that God makes bad things good. Therefore, I will trust in Him no matter the circumstance, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know when God allows you to be tried, He desires to bless you? (Deuteronomy 8:15,16).
Today In History : January 18, 1991 Iraq starts firing Scud missiles at Israeli cities.
Stunning Fact: Did you know half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May the Lord bless you and turn away your captivity and give you a new life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : DO NOT LOSE YOUR FAITH
Friday, January 18, 2019
Bible Verse : For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
LISTEN: My dear, is your faith in God intact? What really controls your life? Faith or fear? Remember, you will fail or succeed by what controls your mind. Life is a “battle field; ” as a result, everyday casualty is recorded. However, God is urging you to have faith, so that He will assist you in these battles of life. When Satan comes, he comes to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10). His intention is to leave you miserable and heartbroken. Beloved, whatever you are passing through, the devil’s intention is to see you give up on life and die unfulfilled? But I have good news for you, it is not yet over with you, God is still working for you behind the scenes ; and the raging battles of your life will soon be over as you call on God for intervention. (Psalms 18: 3). Beloved, you are not alone. God is with you. He will revive and refresh you with abundant life when the battle is over. My dear, be strong and learn to live by faith, not by sight. (2 Cor.5: 7). To live by faith is to anchor your hope in God. It is to believe God for the impossible (Luke 1: 37). Besides, it means to believe that whatever you are going through will soon be over. Henceforth, do not be distracted by those bad things happening in your life currently, instead, trust in the LORD and you will certainly receive divine intervention. So, no matter what, do not lose your faith. Be wise!
1. Thank God for your life and the lives of others.
2. Confess your sin and ask God for forgiveness.
3. Ask God for grace to live by faith and not by sight.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live by faith.
5. Pray against all sorts of wickedness tonight, and ask God to keep you safe.
A WORD OF BLESSING
It is well with you. Today I prophesy to you, may God keep you strong and courageous. May the Lord help you to walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus’ name, amen.