BRACE UP FOR ANY SITUATION

MORNING

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world. Matthew 16:33

LISTEN : A story is told of a man who would wake up every morning to charge his son to brace up for any situation in life. He would say to his son, “Son, no matter how hard or frustrating a situation may be, don’t be discouraged or afraid; rather, brace up for the situation and you will not be defeated in life.” The boy grew up with this mindset and became strong and courageous. There was never a problem he does not have the courage and strength to confront and overcome. Challenged by his courage and willpower, his friends asked him, “Friend, why is it that you always overcome in every situation no matter how bad?” the boy smiled and replied, “I grew up with a winning mindset. My father thought me to brace up for every situation.” My dear, what mindset do you grow up with? Do you grow up with a winning mindset or losing mindset? Are you thinking and living like a winner or a loser? Are you living like a victor or a victim? Friend, how you think is important to what you become (Proverbs 23:7). If you think like a loser you are sure to continue to lose. But if you think like a winner you will be challenged to win. My dear, troubles will come no doubt, but victory is guaranteed by faith in our Saviour Jesus Christ (Mark 9:23). He has made the provision for our victory in every battle. So, rather than worrying about life’s circumstances, be strong and begin to celebrate your victory in Christ, and you will enjoy peace of mind even in difficult situations. Beloved, determine to brace up for any situation. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional what is expected of you?
1. Put your trust in the living God and you will enjoy lasting peace.
2. Don’t be scared of problems, rather have faith in God.
3. Don’t forget that you will encounter troubles in the world; and when you do, be strong and courageous.
4. Walk in the power of the victory that Christ has purchased for us and brace up for any situation.

Prayer : Dear Lord, thank you for such a wonderful day. Today, no matter the circumstance, help me to overcome every trial, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : If you think like a loser you are sure to continue to lose. But if you think like a winner you will be challenged to win.

Quote : “Faith in God keeps us calm, strong and courageous when the storm is against us. But fear keeps us worried even when the storm is over.”

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that it is good to brace up for challenges. Therefore, I will be strong and courageous and rise to every occasion by faith, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Peter raised Dorcas also called Tabitha from death? (Acts 9:40).

Today In History : May 8, 1794 The United States Post Office is established.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Finland has the largest number of Islands in the world (over 179,550)?

A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak over your life, may God see you through every storm. May you rise above your troubles, and may God deliver you from destruction, in Jesus’ name, amen!

EVENING

TOPIC : THE WORD THAT OPENS THE EYES OF MEN

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Bible Verse : So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12

LISTEN : To learn about life, you should learn from God the owner of life. Learn from the word of God because His word gives insight and understanding. It equips us with knowledge needed to live in the will of God. When we have God’s word dwell richly in us, it will enable us to teach, build and encourage one another with wisdom. The wise will not neglect to build others up to live in line with the will of God. However, where God’s word is taken lightly, people will grow in selfishness, strife, disunity, and all manner of foolish behaviours and actions. Beloved, no real wisdom comes outside the word of God. God’s word is the best instructional book we have in this life. When we embrace the word of God, understanding and wisdom will come naturally. Beloved, how much do you love God’s word? Do you know that no one can do the will of God without obedience to His word? Therefore, let us embrace God’s word today and have our eyes opened to His purpose. Be wise!

Prayer : Most High God, I thank you for your word today. Open my eyes to your will always, in Jesus’ name, amen!

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