Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26
LISTEN : Never lose hope. Fix your eyes on God by faith. Without faith it’s impossible to hold on to God when your world comes crashing down. As a matter of fact, faith will make you to consistently fix your eyes on God when your problems try to push you away from God. Yes, you could drown yourself in the ocean of frustration and hopelessness when your eyes are off God. My dear, no matter the pressure you’re going through, always put your trust in the living God and be hopeful. Determine to sustain your faith in God no matter what and be ever hopeful. Because God lives, you’ll not be doomed. My dear, don’t doubt the power of the living God. He can help you if you can trust Him. Don’t serve Him and yet doubts His powers. He who doubts God will end up receiving nothing from Him. (James 1:6,7). Beloved, no matter what, you should learn to hope in God. Our verse of the day says, “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” (Lamentations 3:26). So, stay hopeful. Hope doesn’t disappoint. Keeping your hope alive is the key to your desired future. But when your hope dies, you have willingly offered your future to be slaughtered in the altar of regrets. Beloved, cheer up! It is not yet over. Do all you must do to fix your eyes on God and not on your problems. Beloved, be hopeful and wait on God to bless the works your hand. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter what, determine to always stay hopeful.
2. Don’t give up when you encounter the impossible, instead, trust God for intervention.
3. Strive to be rooted in faith, and resist the spirit of hopelessness.
4. No matter what, always remind yourself that it’s not yet over with you.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, there’s nothing impossible to you. Help me to fix my eyes on you always, in Jesus’ name, amen
Reflection : Without faith it’s impossible to hold on to God when your world comes crashing down.
Quote : “He who takes his eyes off God would be drown in the ocean of frustration and hopelessness.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is faithful and able to do all things. Therefore, I will not give up, I will wait for Him until my change comes, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Naomi’s husband Elimelech died in the land of Moab? (Ruth1:1-3) .
Today In History : October 1, 1960 Nigeria gained her independence from Britain.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the shell is 12% of an egg’s weight?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God intervene in your troubles. May the Lord help you to conquer your trials, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : LIVE TO THE GLORY OF GOD
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Bible Verse : And they glorified God in me. Galatians 1:24
LISTEN: We’re created by God, and therefore should live the rest of our lives for Him. We should live to the glory of God. God is honoured when we live to glorify Him. Conversely, He is dishonoured and despised when we live in sin. He is insulted when we spend our life in prostitution, terrorism, Kidnapping, blackmailing others, killing, stealing and committing all manner of atrocities against Him and humanity. My dear, you disobey and disrespect God when you choose to break people’s heart, traumatise them, and make their lives miserable. Beloved, God wants you to be a source of comfort, encouragement, peace, joy, unity, progress, goodness and the like to others. Talking to his audience, Apostle Paul narrated how he persecuted the church, and the sudden encounter he had with Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:1-16). He concluded by telling the church that his encounter with Jesus transformed his life from persecuting the church to preaching the gospel he once sought to destroy. On hearing his testimonies, the brethren glorified God in him. (Galatians 1:15-24).). Isn’t that interesting! My dear, what positive change can you make today to bring glory to God? Do it today and God will be glorified. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, Help me to glorify you with my life always, in Jesus’ name, amen.