Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalms 118:6
LISTEN : You can prevail over situations when God is on your side. When you walk with God fear will disappear. God is Light and Light drives away darkness. In the same way, faith drives away fear. My dear, your walk with God will cast away your fears. David said, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me” (Psalms 118:6). Faith in God gives courage and confidence. When God is with you, no matter what is against you, you will surely prevail. You can’t be crushed or terrified by wickedness of men. In a wicked and sin-ridden society, people are forced to live in fear, and life seems so scary because there are threats to human life. Yet, he who fears the LORD can’t live in fear of men. For he who is already buried inside Christ Jesus, no power can turn him or her into a prey. My dear, when you anchor your hope in God your faith will swallow your fears. David said, “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.Though an host should camp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.” (Psalms 27:2-3). My dear, put your trust in God and stop the fear. When you fear God you’ll have no need to be scared of anything or anyone. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be strong and courageous and rise in faith to overcome your fears.
2. Walk with God and surrender your concerns to Him.
3. When you are afraid, determine to trust in the living God.
4. Fear God and you will not have reasons to be afraid of any anything or anyone.
Prayer : Almighty God, you are my defence and refuge in time of trouble. Therefore, help me to trust in you for the rest of my life, amen!
Reflection : He who is soaked with the fear of God has nothing more to fear.
Quote : “Victory is sure when God leads our battles; and nothing can terrify us when we are hidden in Christ Jesus.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that I belong to God. Therefore, I will not be afraid of evil. I am more than a conqueror, amen!
Biblical Fact: Did you know Moses went into the midst of the cloud, up into the mount: and was there forty days and forty nights? (Exodus 24:18).
Today In History : August 13, 1881 The first African-American nursing school opens at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May God help you to conquer your trials, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
TOPIC : LET US WORK FOR GOD
Bible Verse : I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. John 9:4
LISTEN : My dear, rise and let us work for God. But how prepared are you to work for God? Do you know you owe your life to Him? And your top priority should be to please Him always? (Matthew 6:33). My dear, you can achieve the purpose of God by working together with Him to fulfill His purposes on the earth. My dear, you are created to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. And this you must do with urgency because we all have limited time on the earth. You should discover why God created you and how to fulfill that purpose. Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.” (John 9:4). Like Jesus Christ, you should know your purpose of existence. You are created to serve God’s purpose. And the purpose of God for your life is to do His will and faithfully spread the good news of His kingdom to the world. Therefore, there is no better way to live than to live for God’s purpose; and no better way to die than to die in the will of God. So, pursue the will of God and fulfill His purpose for your life. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, fill me with passion for your assignment to me, in Jesus name, amen!