Friday, April 24, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
LISTEN : To be able to win in life, think like a winner. It’s not possible to win a battle you’ve already lost in your mind. Besides, you can’t be greater than the capacity of your mind. You’re what you think. How you think affects what you do, and what you do will determine what you’ll get in the long run. If you think it is possible to succeed in life and win the fight against diseases like coronavirus, pressures, etc., you can achieve that through the help of the Holy Spirit. But if you think in your mind that nothing is possible, trust me, the devil will help you achieve nothing but misery. My dear, starting off your day in victory will make you never to recognise any form of obstacles. It will cause you to walk by faith and enjoy the dividends of faith. When your heart is full of faith, life is full of possibilities. Faith makes all things possible. Faith brings us up to where God is. The realm where 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). Beloved, never lose hope in life or walk as some defeated folk; because where God is present everything is possible. So, cheer up! You can tap into such force of possibilities by faith in God. The Bible says, “… If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” (Mark 9:23). My dear, can you see that you can’t be limited by any circumstance if your faith is alive? So, no matter what you’re going through, just exercise faith and learn to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). Henceforth, think like a winner and lean on God and you’ll receive supernatural ability to overcome the impossible. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t be stopped by any circumstance, rather press on to victory.
2. Stop depending on your own understanding, rather lean on God’s power.
3. Always believe you can do all things through Christ and you’ll be strengthened.
4. Make the decision to start off each day with victory in view, and you will not be defeated.
Prayer : Eternal Father, nothing is impossible to you. Therefore, help me to walk in faith and overcome all obstacles, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : You can’t be greater than the capacity of your mind, for you’re what you think.
Quote : “Winning and losing in life begins in the mind. Hence, he who wins the battle of the mind is set for victories in life.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that faith makes all things possible. Therefore, I will grow my faith and receive the blessings, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Jesus Christ was 30 years old when he began his work? (Luke 3:23).
Today In History : April 24, 2013 A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
Stunning Fact : Did you know sound travels 4.3 times faster through water than in air?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May you not be stopped by troubles of life. May God help you to rise above limitations, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : ALWAYS COMMIT YOUR WORKS TO GOD
Friday, April 24, 2020
Bible Verse : Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Psalms 16:3
LISTEN : Do you want to succeed in all you do? Then, work and walk with God. With God you can succeed in your plans. God is the highest authority. And the highest authority should be honoured and revered. God is the final voice. And what He gives His approval to can’t fail. Therefore, in order to truly succeed in our plans, no matter how good our plans are, they should pass through God’s scrutiny and approval. When God tests our plans and approve of them, they’re sure to succeed no matter the obstacles. My dear, never be too sure of your plans that you neglect to commit them to God. Besides, you should learn to rely on God as you proceed with your works. Trust Him with every step you take to accomplish your purpose. David said, “Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” (Psalms 16:3). Sadly, because of ignorance of people to acknowledge and honour God, they fail even with their good plans. My dear, henceforth, determine to commit your works to God and your plans will be established. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father! Today I commit my plans to you. Help me to always rely on you all the days of my life, amen!