Saturday, November 24, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
LISTEN : Unless you believe in your mind that you can do it, it cannot be done. On a daily basis people stop themselves by what they believe in their minds. Beloved, it cannot work in your life until it works in your mind and heart. Therefore, starting off your day in victory will make you never to recognise any form of Impossibility. People are often limited by what they believed to be an impossible thing. But scripture tells us that faith makes all things possible. Faith brings us up to where God is. The realm God dwells is the realm of possibilities; and no one can access that realm without faith. The Bible says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37). My dear, when God is involved everything is possible. Today, we can tap into such privilege of possibilities by faith in God. When a man whose son was tormented by demonic spirit came to Jesus for the healing of his son, after His (Jesus) disciples could not heal him; he narrated his ordeals to Jesus, and the Bible says, “And frequently it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” (Mark 9:23). Friend, did you hear that? You cannot be limited by any circumstance if your faith is alive. But when there is no faith problems seem insurmountable. Henceforth, no matter what you are going through, you can learn to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). So, lean on God because He is the source of supernatural strength. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to never be limited by any circumstance no matter what.
2. Do not lean on your own understanding, rather lean on God’s power.
3. Believe you can do all things through Christ and you will be strengthened.
4. Start off each day with victory in view and you will not be defeated.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I know you are great and nothing is impossible to you. Therefore, help me to walk in faith and experience the power of possibilities now and forever, amen.
Reflection : People are often limited by what they believed to be an impossible thing. But faith makes all things possible, because faith brings us up to where God is.
Quote : “Watch your mind, for nothing can work in your life until it works in your mind and heart.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that all things are possible both to God and a person of great faith. Therefore, I will grow my faith daily to receive from God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know without faith it is impossible to please God? (Hebrews 11:6).
Today In History : November 24, 1938 Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.
Stunning Fact : Did you know cabbage is 91% water?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak into your life, may you not be stopped by troubles of life. May the Lord help you to rise above limitations, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : PRESS ON AND FAINT NOT
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Bible Verse : And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them. Judges 8:4
LISTEN : Victory does not come so easy, it comes with a huge price. If you must conquer you must fight. If you are pursuing victory, no matter how strong you are, you will faint or feel frustrated and helpless at some point. As life gets tougher, people tend to faint and get discouraged. One of the reasons why many people fail in their quest for success is because they surrender to “exhaustion.” They got tired and felt they cannot go on anymore. Beloved, you should learn to be strong, courageous and determined when pursuing your God-given purposes (Joshua 1:6,7,9). You should get moving even when you lack the strength to proceed further. Learn to “think outside the box” and realise that you cannot make it all alone. You need help. You need God. When your strength is gone and you cannot proceed any further, you need God. When your hope is disappointed, you need God. When fear and enemies threaten your life, you need God. With God, your strength, hope and courage will return. In our Bible verse, Gideon and his three hundred men prevailed over the one hundred and thirty five thousand Midianites, because they first overcame the temptation to surrender to “tiredness” (Pro 24:10). The Bible recorded thus: “they were tired, yet pursuing them”(Judges 8:4). Beloved, do you have such courage and determination? Please do not give up on your dreams and vision. Keep pushing, certainly you will break through. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Bless God for blessing your day, and sustaining your life.
2. Ask the Lord for forgiveness and grace to fellowship with Him.
3. Pray for grace to move forward despite hindrances and troubles.
4. Cancel all satanic manipulations and plans against you, and thank God for answering your prayer.
A WORD OF BLESSING
May the Lord bless you. Today, I speak to your life, may God give you grace to fight your battles and overcome, in Jesus’ name, amen..