Wednesday, October 2, 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 : God saves and helps His people. He fixes impossible situations of His people to demonstrate His love and sovereignty. No matter how bad a situation is, by faith, change can happen. (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 the Psalmist 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 weapons 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. Don’t worry about how ugly and shattered your life is; rather trust God for a sudden and miraculous transformation. If you can believe that God can do all things, you’ll be next in line for a miracle. Remember, God saves and helps His people. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never 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 : Dear Lord, 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 : Put your trust in God and He will shield you from evil with His hands.
Quote : “Obedience and faith in God open the door to divine protection, provision, assistance and mercy.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I acknowledge that God saves and helps His people. 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 : October 2, 1941 The German army launches Operation Typhoon, the drive towards Moscow.
Stunning Fact: Did you know ostriches have a 14 meter (46 foot) long small intestine
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May the Lord bless you and turn away your captivity and give you a new life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
TOPIC : HOW WE SHOULD FORGIVE
Bible Verse : You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, evil, and slanderous talk. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. Ephesians 4:31,32
LISTEN: The life of Christ is the life of God. It’s a lifestyle created after the image of God. It’s a kind of life that the unbelieving world has rejected, resented and hated, because it comes with great responsibility. It’s a kind of life that is lived to please God by eschewing evil. It’s a life of sacrifice, commitment and dedication to the Almighty God. Without putting on the life of Christ, which in other words is the new life, we cannot serve God acceptably. The bible says, “I plead to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that all of you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be all of you transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Romans 12:1,2). Beloved, living the life of Christ is to live with a renewed mindset dominated by love, forgiveness, compassion, righteousness, holiness and the like. Putting on the life of Christ comes with a change of attitude, from the old to the new. Therefore, let us put away evil lifestyles and put on the life of Christ – love, peace, gentleness, purity, mercy, compassion, and to forgive others the same way God forgave us through Christ. That’s the right way to live. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, help me to forgive others the way you have done in my life, amen.