Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Woe unto him that strives with his Maker…Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What make you? or your work, He has no hands? Isaiah 45:9
LISTEN : How you are can’t stop what you can become if you’re determined to pursue your purpose of existence. You can’t be limited unless you’re limited by your thoughts. Sadly, because of ignorance, lots of people quarrel with God over who they are. They argue with Him over what they feel isn’t right in their physique and nature. They limit themselves by thinking about their inabilities instead of improving on their lives. They’re ignorant of the fact that, what we are bodily can’t stop what we can achieve. My dear, change the way you think and the way you live will change too. Acknowledge that, everyone is created with some talents and abilities. Whether you are a cripple, blind, dumb, deaf, dullard, etc., there’s ability in you. But until you accept this truth you can’t change anything in your life, instead, you’ll continue to dwell on your weaknesses instead of developing your areas of strength.
My dear, God’s grace can turn weaknesses into strength if you’re willing. (Joel 3:10; 2 Corinthians 12 :9. Therefore, stop despising and rejecting yourself. Instead, accept yourself to discover your inherent and untapped abilities. Henceforth, cease to complain and mourn over your deficiencies. Never blame God for anything, instead thank Him for everything. It’s dangerous to argue or blame God for your physique and nature. The Bible says, “Woe unto him that strives with his Maker!…” (Isaiah 45:9). Beloved, if there’s a willing heart, I assure you, you can achieve much with your deficiencies what others can’t achieve in their perfect state. So, stop making your life miserable and determine to be a wonder to the world. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t despise yourself over your bodily make-up, instead, accept who you are and glory God.
2. Never allow your inabilities to hinder you, instead, determine to turn your weaknesses to strength.
3. Put your energy towards discovering who you are, and what you can do better with your life.
4. Stop complaining about your deficiencies and begin to celebrate yourself and think positively about life.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, the creator of heaven and earth. Help me to accept who I am and to make life meaningful for myself, amen.
Reflection : God’s grace can turn weaknesses into strength if you’re willing.
Daily Quote : “Change the way you think and the way you live will change. Be positive-minded and the thoughts of your inabilities and weaknesses will be replaced with thought of strength.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is good to me, no matter what I’m going through. I will serve and praise Him as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ raised Lazarus who was dead for four days from the dead? (John 11:43-44).
Today In History : September 24, 1962 The University of Mississippi agrees to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting.
Stunning Fact : Did you know jellyfish do not have a brain?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May God bless and protect you. May you acknowledge, serve and praise Him as long as you live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : FAITH BRINGS GOD’S HAND UPON YOUR LIFE
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Bible Verse : For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
LISTEN: It’s impossible to please God without faith. This means that, you can’t attract God without faith. Faith brings God’s hands upon your life. It keeps you focused on God and not on your problems: it guarantees victory in every battle of life. When you go through life circumstances by faith you can’t be subdued. When you walk by faith you’re 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. 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. So, don’t be distracted by what is currently happening in your life, instead, trust in the LORD and you’ll certainly receive divine intervention. Beloved, hold on to faith because faith will bring the hand of God upon your life. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, help me to walk by faith and not by sight, amen.