Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice. Psalms 55:17
LISTEN : My dear, when troubles of life wants to suffocate you, cry out to God in prayers. Prayer is like oxygen. You can’t suffocate in battles of life when you constantly breathe the fresh air of prayer. No one can survive without oxygen. In the same way, we will die spiritually if we cutoff communication with God. But our spiritual energy can be sustained when we breath the fresh air of prayer. When we communicate with God, we’ll discover His will and be delivered from our troubles. When prayer is genuinely made to God, answers can be expected. God never fails to deliver on His promises. He does exactly what He says He’ll do (Numbers 23:19). Though, troubles may force us to think that God has forsaken us; but if we can pray without ceasing, we’ll surely overcome our problems. Beloved, God answers prayers if we pray in faith (Jeremiah 33:3). When prayer becomes important to you God will certainly hear you. So, you must learn to persist in prayer; that is, to pray without ceasing. Those who will prevail with God are those who through faith will persist in prayer. David said, “Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice.” (Psalms 55:17). David refused to give up praying no matter his situation. He prayed until he received (Psalms18:6). He was not bothered about God’s delay in answering his prayer, instead, he was strong in faith knowing that God will surely answer him. My dear, don’t give up on prayer; instead, pray until you receive. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to persist in prayer and never quit praying no matter what.
2. Don’t be weak in prayer, instead, pray persistently.
3. Always pray in faith knowing that God will answer you no matter the delay.
4. Just carry your problems to God and trust Him as your solution provider.
Prayer : Blessed Father, you’re my God and solution provider. Hear me when I cry to you in my distress, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : And those who stay in touch with God will unfailingly discover His will.
Quote : “When trouble increases, increase your passion for prayer and sustain your passion after the trouble.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I acknowledge and therefore confess that God will hear us when we pray. Therefore, I will pray and trust until He hears me, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Nehemiah was the son of Hacaliah? (Nehemiah 1:1).
Today In History : October 29, 1814 The Demologos, the first steam-powered warship, launched in New York City.
Stunning Fact : Did you know white cats with blue eyes are usually deaf?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today I prophesy to you, may God hear your prayers. May the desires of your heart be granted, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
TOPIC : GOD WILL GIVE WHEN YOU ASK
Bible Verse : Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. Matthew 7:7
LISTEN : God responds to prayer of faith. He’ll give when you ask of Him. He gives to those who ask of Him. So, ask Him. My dear, you’ll not receive until you ask in line with His will. Learning to ask is learning to receive. God gives answers when we ask. He reveals and releases hidden things when we seek; and He’ll let us in when we knock on His door. God honours those who are importunate in prayer. He blesses those who are tenacious in seeking to discover His will and receive His blessings. He’ll not ignore those who refuse to give up on knocking on the door of mercy and blessings. He promises to respond when we sincerely ask, seek and knock on His door of grace. The Bible says, “For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:8). My dear, stop complaining and begin to ask, seek and knock on the door you want to open up in your life. Never miss any opportunity to ask, seek and knock on God’s door through prayer. Remember, God gives to those who ask of Him. Therefore, you can’t be empty of answers when your mouth is full of prayers. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you because you answer prayers. Therefore, hear me when I call you, in Jesus’ name, amen!