Saturday, April 6, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small! Proverbs 24:10
LISTEN : “Son, you won’t grow up in life if you keep running away from problems”, so say a father to his son. What is problem? It is something that is difficult to deal with: something that is a source of trouble, worry, etc. Problem no doubt, is no person’s dream, but it is the beauty of life. If you can’t solve a problem, you can’t fully enjoy life. Life is full of problems, and only those who can solve problems can cope with life. My dear, don’t be scared of problems. Rather, turn it to your own advantage (1 Corinthians 16:13). Beloved, be strong and courageous and trust God to help you benefit from your problems. The fear of facing problems can rob us of the opportunity to benefit from them. But problems offer us the opportunity to become better and more efficient in what we do. Problems can be a benefit, because they push you to do something different, to try something new, to improve, to be more creative, to achieve what you never thought you could, to be a champion, to be relevant, etc. My dear, if you look at problems from a positive perspective, you will always discover at least a benefit from every problem. As a matter of fact, problems well managed will produce a turnaround in your life. So, when you are stretched by problems, don’t complain, despair, or give up on life. Instead, rise to the challenge. Remember, you can benefit from your problems. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t be scared of problems, rather determine to solve them.
2. When problems arise, determine to turn them to your own advantage.
3. Be strong and courageous and trust God to see you through every storm.
4. Learn to see problems from a positive perspective, and do what you must do to overcome them.
Prayer: Almighty God, I thank you because there is nothing too hard for you to do. Therefore, help me to overcome my troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : The fear of problems can rob us of the opportunity to benefit from them. So, when you are faced with problems, don’t complain, despair, or give up on life; rather face them head-on.
Quote : “Problem no doubt, is no person’s dream, but it is the beauty of life. If you can’t solve a problem, you can’t fully enjoy life.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that life is full of problems, and only those who can solve problems can cope with life. Therefore, I will learn to solve problems to the glory of God, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Moses went into the midst of the cloud, up into the mount: and was there forty days and forty nights? (Exodus 24:18).
Today In History : April 6, 1896 The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.
Stunning Fact : Did you know squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground?
A Word Of Blessing : May the Lord bless you. May you receive grace to solve problems and be blessed. May you not be stranded in life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Bible Verse : … but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18
LISTEN : Growing in the knowledge of God is your responsibility. When you spend quality time in the word of God, you will grow wiser in the knowledge of truth, and be saved from the spirit of error and Satan’s lies. (John 8:32). Beloved, the deeper you grow in the knowledge of God and His words, the stronger you get spiritually. So, dig deeper into the word of God to escape ignorance, spiritual dryness and destruction. If you must grow and mature spiritually and defend the gospel of Christ, you must study the word of God deeply. My dear, dig deep into the word of God to be able to teach others the true message accurately. Henceforth, study to know and be prepared to tell the world about Jesus Christ, and guide them to make their own decisions about their eternal destiny. Remember, growing in the knowledge of God is your responsibility. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to grow daily in the knowledge of God, amen.