Saturday, October 19, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
LISTEN : Friend, you can’t fix your problems by worrying about them. No matter how much you worry about your problems, you can’t be any better but the more frustrated. So, why worry when you can pray and trust God? Do you think God doesn’t care about you? Besides, what do you think you can fix by worrying yourself? My dear, God cares about you. Yes, He cares about everyone of us. Therefore, no matter what you are facing right now, God is still faithful and does care about you. (Psalms 94:14; 55:22). The faithfulness of God is for all generations. Beloved, always trust His faithfulness and He will sustain you. Never again think that God doesn’t care about your problems. Our verse of the day says, “casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). My dear, God is your maker. He created you for His good purpose. He loves you and cares about what you’re going through. So, have faith in Him; stop worrying yourself, trust His promises, determine never to give up on Him, refuse to fear or faint in the face of troubles, and wait patiently for Him. Henceforth, don’t waste your time worrying when you can praise, pray and trust God’s faithfulness. Surely, God is willing to help, so don’t destroy your life, instead, look up in faith and you’ll discover that God is a dependable provider. My dear, cast all your worries on Him, because he cares about you, and remember that you can’t change anything by worry about them. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be strong and have faith in God no matter what.
2. In all circumstances be hopeful and trust the promises of God.
3. Don’t give up on life, instead, be strong, courageous and press on.
4. Always wait patiently for God in time of trouble and He will deliver you.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you care about me. Therefore, help me to trust in you always, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Faith in God turns a problem into an assets.
Quote : “Worry will reign where faith is inactive and dies where faith reigns supreme.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God loves and cares about me. Therefore, I will be strong and glad because He is on my side, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know that the name Eve means, the mother of all the living? (Genesis 3:20).
Today In History : 19 October, 1949 The People’s Republic of China is formally proclaimed.
Stunning Fact : Did you know spiders are arachnids and not insects?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May God favour you. May the Lord attend to your prayers. May your life not be ruined, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
TOPIC : DETERMINE TO SERVE GOD FAITHFULFULLY
Bible Verse : Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Psalms 2:11
LISTEN: God is faithful and must be worshipped faithfully. Faithfulness in service to God is a mark of true loyalty to Him. In every generation, God is looking for true worshippers; that is, those who will worship Him in sincerity and in reality. Yes, God is to be worshipped with awe and fear. Many claim to serve God today but don’t have fear and honour for Him. Fear for God is a demonstration of true wisdom. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10). No man is truly wise who doesn’t fear the LORD. The first prove or lesson of man is to fear God-to respect Him. God must be placed the first in our lives. God should be our first choice in life. He is more important than our businesses, wealths, careers, etc. He is important than every other thing. God is greater than everything in life put together. Hence, when we make decisions, we should first think about Him. We should ask to know His will. Beloved, God can’t honour anyone who chooses to despise Him (1 Samuel 2:30). Beloved, we should fear God with a sense of reverence which is due to His supreme majesty. We are to serve Him faithfully and excitedly. Henceforth, let us live in line with His will, as we remember that He deserves our sincere worship and honour. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, grant me grace to serve you faithfully as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.