Monday, July 16, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being. Psalms 139:16
LISTEN : Beloved, have you seen someone in trouble and heard him or her say, “I am finished?” When faced with a precarious and tragic situation, people often say words like, “it is all over.” “My world has come to an end” ; “what are my living for?” The list goes on and on. People talk like this because they are limited in understanding. They fail to acknowledge the fact that God who created them knew everything before they ever happened. My dear, there is one truth you should know, and that is, “everyone is a work in progress.” Yes, you are “a work in progress.” God is not done with you. What you are going through is just a stage in your life. Your life has been designed even before you came into existence. Rather than dwell on your pain, woes and tragedy, discover what you are created to do and pursue it.
Whatever happens to you, tell yourself that you are a work in progress. God is in the business of making you better. And until He is done with you, you will not leave the earth. Beloved, be strong and trust God. He knows you before you were formed in the womb. (Jeremiah 1:4,5). In our verse of the day the Psalmist said, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being.” (Psalms 139:16). Truly, God knows every stage of your life. And He has made provision for your victory. All He wants you to do is to trust Him and move on with your life no matter what. So, be strong, God is not done with you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter what you face in life, do not give up. Rather, be resilient and trust God.
2. In every situation see yourself as a work in progress with God, and proceed with faith.
3. Your utterances in times of troubles matter. So, learn to say what will bless your life.
4. Always remind yourself that God is not done with you and will never abandon you.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because my life is in your hands. I am a work in progress with you. Therefore, help me to be strong and courageous in every situation, amen.
Daily Reflection : Whatever happens to you, tell yourself that you are a work in progress; and God is in the business of making you better.
Daily Quote : “Everyone is a work in progress ; and wisdom pushes the wise to never dwell on their pain, woes and tragedy, but discover what they are created to do and pursue them.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God knows everything about me. He knows my pains and troubles. Therefore, He will not give up on me, because I am a work in progress in His hands, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God not abandon you. May He finish what He has started in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Prophetess Deborah who once judged Israel, is the wife of Lapidoth? (Judges 4:4).
Today In History : July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the largest exporter of sugar is Cuba?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : YOU CAN BE VICTORIOUS THROUGH GOD
Monday, July 16, 2018
Bible Verse : You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
LISTEN: You may have nothing, but when you have Jesus Christ you have everything. You have authority over Satan and his agents. You belong to God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah; hence should be bold as the Lion. (Proverbs 28:1) There is no reason to fear or doubt when you are walking with God. Fear cannot dominate your heart if your heart is occupied with faith. Truly, when Jesus Christ is at the center of our lives victory is guaranteed in every battle. The Bible says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” (1John 5:4). Beloved, your faith is important to what happens to you and how you come out of it. So, do not allow your faith to fail. When your faith fails, your confidence will collapse ; and when your confidence collapses , fear will dominate your life. Therefore, no matter your worries about the future, your health, finances, etc., do not worry! Just trust God and He will give you victory. (1 John 4:4). Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for your life and the lives of others.
2. Confess your sin and ask God for forgiveness.
3. Ask God for grace to live by faith and not by sight.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live by faith.
5. Pray against all sorts of wickedness tonight, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may God keep you strong and courageous. May the Lord help you to walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.