IT IS TIME TO STOP AND REFILL

MORNING

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

LISTEN : No one makes a trip by a car on an empty tank. Besides, no one continues to drive a car without refilling an empty or new empty tank. In the same way, you cannot go through life if you are empty of spiritual energy. You need divine assistance. You must regularly stop to refill to be able to proceed in life. God is our source. Therefore, no matter our schedules, we should withdraw at some point in time for purpose of prayer, meditation and communing with God. My dear, refill your yourself in the altar of God and be revived again. Do not drive your life on “an empty tank” lest you experience a puncture of your expectations. Spend time with God and receive new strength. We often get tired of life because of problems associated with it. Sometimes we are stretched beyond our limits, but with God we can overcome (Romans 8:37). Pressure weighs down the body and reduces its strength. And we go through diverse troubles on a daily basis. Therefore, we should know when to retreat and refresh to be able to continue to function well, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We should learn to go to God for strength. Those who wait upon the Lord cannot lack the strength needed for life and the service of God. Their strength will be renewed, and they will soar even in storms of life as eagles (Psalms 103:5). Beloved, it is impossible to be empty of spiritual energy when you are connected to God. My dear, your connection to God guarantees divine assistance in all areas of your life. So, stop being reckless and unwise and begin to walk with God. Be wise.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Know when to be with the crowd and when to be left alone.
2. Learn to withdraw and be with the Holy Spirit to refresh and renew your strength.
3. Don’t neglect to spend quality time with the Spirit of God no matter what.
4. Always listen to the voice of God and act as instructed.

Prayer : Dear LORD, you are good to me. Help me to always turn to you for strenght and security, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : He who waits on the LORD will surely refill to continue with life’s journey.

Quote : “Life is full of activities. And he who cannot create time to stop and renew his strength at God’s altar, will eventually be exhausted with life.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that the journey of life is tough. Therefore, I will stick with God to renew my strength, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know the rod of Moses changed to a serpent before Pharaoh and swallowed up the rod (serpent) of Pharaoh’s magicians? (Exodus 7:10-12).

Today In History : January 5, 2005 Eris, largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System is discovered in images taken Oct. 21, 2003, at Palomar Observatory.

Stunning Fact : Did you know room temperature is defined as between 20 to 25C (68 to 77F)?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I declare on your life, may God fill you with supernatural strenght for spiritual warfare and excellence, in Jesus’ name, amen!

EVENING

TOPIC : GOD SUPPLIES OUR NEEDS

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Bible Verse : But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Philippians 4:19

LISTEN: God supplies our needs. He provides where efforts fail. God loves His own. Yes, He feeds His people and supplies their needs. He knows our needs and will always provide for us. My dear, no matter the situation, God will not leave you destitute, He will surely provide for you. He has given us the assurance of divine provision. Therefore, if we can ask Him for our needs, He will supply us with the necessary provisions. (Matthew 7:7,8). So, you must learn to trust Him with your daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake you. His supply includes all our needs, not just some needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. (James 1:17). So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear, instead, trust God to honour the works of your hands. He will surely bless you with divine provisions. Henceforth, do what you can and allow Him to do what you can’t. Remember, God feeds His people. Be wise!

Prayer : Blessed Father, you are my provider. I look onto you for my daily bread, amen!