Thursday, October 31, 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 : Whom God loves He delivers from death; wipe away tears from his eyes, and keeps his feet from falling. It’s not possible to be defeated when God is the leader of your battle. My dear, are you confused and frustrated? Have things got so bad with you that you think it’s all over with you? Relax! We have a God who does great things. He’ll change your story. (Jeremiah 32:27). No matter how bad a situation is, if it is handed over to God by faith, change happens without delay. (1 Peter 5:7; Mark 5:25-34). Shattered dreams and heartbreak 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 David 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. God is powerful enough to dislodge forces of darkness and strip them of their weapons just 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 miraculous transformation, and believe that, God will keep you from disasters and heartbreak. 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. Always 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 : Whom God loves He delivers from death, wipe away tears from his eyes and keeps his feet from falling.
Quote : “When disaster hits, and heart breaks, God sends peace and comfort into our hearts through faith in Him.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God will keep me from disasters. Therefore, I will trust in Him no matter the circumstance, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the rain that brought the flood in the days of Noah fell forty days and forty nights? (Genesis 7:12).
Today In History : October 31, 1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated in New Delhi by two Sikh members of her bodyguard.
Stunning Fact: Did you know gorillas can’t swim?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May the Lord preserve you and turn away your captivity and give you a new life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
TOPIC : GOD’S PRESENCE CHANGES THINGS
Bible Verse : And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2
LISTEN : God’s presence changes things. His presence moves what can’t be moved. When God moves, Satan and his agents tremble. (James 2:19). When He moves, Problems receive solutions. When God moves, those who walk in darkness will receive light; because darkness can’t survive where God’s light is present. When God moves everything falls into place, for His power will override and overturn the devil’s decisions. Beloved, when God moves in your life, emptiness will give way to abundance, and death will give way to life. Surely, when He moves, He will give life to your hopeless situations. The Bible says, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2). My dear, the earth was previously without form and void. It was formless and empty. It was completely desolate; and was a complete expression of confusion and disorder. However, the move of God changed everything. God spoke His word and brought everything into existence. The Bible says, “God said, Let there be light, and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3). My dear, is your life full of confusion and disorder? Is your life empty and fruitless? Not to worry! Have faith in God, because when God moves He will fix your life. Remember, God’s presence changes things. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, you move in mysterious ways. Therefore, Transform my life now and forever, amen.