Saturday, April 28, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalms 56 : 11
LISTEN : Fear by nature paralyses and weakens people. ( Psalms 31 : 13 ; Psalms 34 : 4). It practically leaves its victim incapable of making right decision and being courageous in the face of trouble. (1 Samuel 13 : 8 – 13). However, nothing can move anyone whose trust is in God. Faith in God will make him or her flexible to troubles of life. Truly, troubles can only “bend a person of faith temporarily, but cannot break” him or her. When you are flexible and open, then nothing hits you as hard ; nothing is such a “monster” or obstacle too strong to keep you from making progress, or becoming resilient after every battle of your life. With faith in God everything is doable and possible. Yes, it is impossible for you to sink when you are sailing in the boat of faith! In his time of trouble, the Psalmist affirmed his faith in God and said, ” In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” (Psalms 56 : 11). No doubt, men can do their worst, but by faith, the best of God for your life can thwart and alter the worst of men.
Beloved, where do you put your trust in? Is it in man or God? Where you put your trust in will determine the confidence of your heart. If your trust is in God your courage will grow and overcome every obstacle; but if your trust is in anything or anyone other than God, you will surely lose strength and courage when troubles hit you so hard. Friend, learn to put your trust in God no matter what. Do not allow people’s threats or circumstances around you to drown your faith, instead, let your faith continue to rise in God and you will overcome even the impossible. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Put your trust firmly in God and your confidence and courage will grow sustainably.
2. Do not be afraid or pushed around by circumstances, instead, be strong in faith.
3. Deal with spirit of fear by putting your faith in God and you will receive freedom.
4. No matter the circumstance, determine to bounce back no matter what.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, my confidence is in you. No matter what comes my way, help me to be strong and resilient at all times, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, learn to put your trust in God no matter what. Do not allow threats or circumstances around you to drown your faith, instead, let your faith grow in God and you will overcome even the impossible.
Daily Reflection : Troubles can only “bend a person of faith temporarily, but cannot break” him; for faith makes him flexible and resilient to trials.
Daily Quote : “With faith in God everything is possible; for it is impossible to sink in the ocean of trials when sailing in the boat of faith.”
Today In History : April 28, 1932 A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
Say This : Today, I confess that my trust is in God. Therefore, I will not be afraid what man can do to me. I am confident that I will overcome all obstacles against my life, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God empower you with strength and courage. May you overcome every battle against your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Blessed Father, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.
GOD BLESS YOU