Sunday, August 18, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I look up toward the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, the Creator of heaven and earth! Psalms 121:1-2
LISTEN : Grow your confidence in God. The more your confidence in God grows the better prepared you are for the troubles of life. You’re sure of victory when God is on your side. When your confidence is in God, it will be difficult to stay depressed and heartbroken no matter the situation. But when you depend on man as your ultimate helper, trust me, you’ll be disappointed because man is not God. Man by nature can fail, disappoint, or die, thereby rendering your confidence in them invalid. In fact, when man fails you, you’ll realise how frail man is. My dear, have faith in God. Look to Him for help and stop depending solely on man. God is our help, for we can have no help in this wicked world without Him. Therefore, no matter what happens, your eyes should be on Him. He never fails anyone who hopes in Him. Beloved, it’s necessary to put your trust in God, because, those who fixed their eyes on God by faith will conquer their fears and worries. They’ll surely overcome discouragement and depression, and receives divine assistance, and obtain victory over enemies (Psalms 144:1). My dear, determine to seek the help of God. In our verse of the day the Psalmist said, “I look up toward the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, the Creator of heaven and earth!” (Psalms 121:1-2). So, offer your prayers to God and have faith in Him, and He will surely answer your prayers. Remember, when your confidence is in God, you’ll enjoy His constant intervention and help. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Put your confidence in God and take your eyes off your problems.
2. Never rely solely on the help of man; for no man can help you like God.
3. Have faith in God and never surrender to your fears and worries.
4. Always pray to God in time of trouble and stop bothering yourself with the same problem.
Prayer: Precious Father, I thank you because you are trustworthy. Help me to trust in you for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : When your confidence is in God, it will be difficult to stay depressed and heartbroken no matter the situation.
Quote : “He who depends solely and firmly on the help of man will discover the frailty of man when death prevents man from fulfilling his good promises.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that my confidence in God will increase from day today, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know God is merciful and also a consuming fire? (Hebrews 12:29) .
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 all insects have 6 legs?
A Word Of Blessing : lt’s well with you. Today I speak to your life, may your faith in God continue to grow now and forever, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Sunday, August 18, 2019
TOPIC : DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN MISS HEAVEN?
Bible Verse : Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. Colossians 3:2
LISTEN : Be wise lest you miss heaven. Truth is, you can miss heaven if your heart is stolen by the world and materialism. My dear, eternal life should be your ultimate goal. Always reflect on life after death. When you think in this direction, God will help you to act wisely. Thought triggers actions, and your actions will determine your success or failure in life. It will equally determine where you will spend eternity – heaven or hell. That’s why it’s vital to direct your thoughts in line with the will of God. In our Bible verse , we are urged to think about things that are above and not about things that are on the earth (Colossians 3:2). We should constantly desire the blessings that God has prepared for us in heaven. (1 Corinthians 2:9,10); and bother ourselves with the things of heaven and abstain from evil in the world. Besides, our minds should be consumed with thoughts of “a blissful life with God after our earthly life.” We should always think about our eternal home, a place of peace, free from crisis, heartbreak, sicknesses and diseases, death and sorrow, etc. My dear, don’t you want to be part of the eternal bliss? Please make the right choice today. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, help me to be conscious of eternity as long as I live, amen.