BE STRONG AND WAIT FOR GOD’S SALVATION

MORNING

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26

LISTEN : God cannot be late if He wants to deliver anyone from trouble (Luke 18:7-8) He comes at the right time and not just in our own time (Isaiah 55:8). And those who must receive from Him must learn to wait for Him in faith (Psalms 27:14). People tend to give up hope because they believe they have come to the end of the road in their lives. They believe it is all over, and therefore accept their misfortunes as their own fate. A lot of people think and end this way in times of troubles because they are not established in faith. Anything can shake them to their nerves because they are bankrupt of the word of God. Beloved, no matter what, you should learn to hope in God. Our verse of the day says,”It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” (Lamentations 3:26). My dear, hope does not disappoint. Keeping your hope alive is the key to your desired future. But when your hope dies, you have regrettably and unconsciously “murdered your future.” Beloved, be strong and wait for God’s salvation. Determine to keep your hope alive and God will certainly respond to your prayers. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter what, determine to keep your hope alive.
2. Do not give up when you encounter the impossible, instead, trust God for intervention.
3. No matter the circumstance, always remind yourself that it is not yet over with you.

Prayer : Almighty God, I thank you because with you nothing is impossible. Henceforth, I surrender myself to you, and I believe my problems are solved, amen.

Reflection :God cannot be late if He wants to deliver anyone from trouble. He comes at the right time, His own time, and not just in our own time.

Quote : “Sustain your hope and focus on your goal no matter what it takes; because when your hope dies, you have regrettably and unconsciously “murdered your future.”

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is faithful and able to do all things. Therefore, I will not give up, I will wait for Him until my change comes.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Nehemiah was the son of Hacaliah? (Nehemiah 1:1).

Today In History : August 18, 1974 Luna 24, the USSR’s final major lunar exploration mission, soft-lands on moon.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water?

Prophetic Declaration : Beloved, you will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God intervene in your situations. May the Lord help you to overcome your troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen.

EVENING

Saturday, August 18, 2018

TOPIC : THE WORD THAT GIVES WISDOM

Bible Verse : I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts. Psalms 119:100

LISTEN : God’s word gives wisdom, and wisdom is key to life. Wisdom is the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7). And we get nothing if we lack wisdom. Life as a whole is empty without wisdom and understanding. A lost of wisdom is a lost of direction. The Bible says, “Wisdom is profitable to direct.” (Ecclesiastics 10:10). However, earthly wisdom does not qualify for this kind of wisdom ; because earthly wisdom is characterised by jealousy, bitterness, selfish ambition, corruption, hate and the likes. The wisdom that God approves is kingdom–based. The Bible says, “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17). Beloved, that is God’s kind of wisdom. It comes from paying attention to the words of God. When you study, meditate and apply the information you gathered from God’s words, it will set you apart from others. You will think God’s way and not your own way. You will shun evil and follow the will of God. In this kind of wisdom, what matters to you is the will of God and nothing else. Beloved, study and meditate in the word of God and you will be enabled to live wisely. Be wise!

PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, mercy and restoration.
3. Pray for wisdom and understanding of His will and purpose for your life.
4. Pray and condemn every tongue or demonic force that is risen against you.
5. Pray and bless God for answering your prayer.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION
Today I prophesy to you, may God endow you with wisdom and understanding to live for Him and His kingdom purposes, in Jesus’ name, amen.