Saturday, October 13, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. Psalms 31:5

LISTEN : Are you looking for someone to lean on in times of troubles? Are you in pain and heartbroken, and your world seems to have fallen apart? Are you tired of life because life seems to be unfair to you? Not to worry! Commit yourself to God. Stop being afraid and lean on God. When the going gets tough and you do not know what else to do, place your faith in God. Look to Him for provision, protection and intervention. Talk to Him about what you are going through. Tell Him your fears and worries because He cares for you (1Peter 5:7). God is forever faithful and will not fail you. He is always there to help when trouble hits you. Beloved, God is faithfully waiting for you to call to Him. Why not call to Him today and be delivered? When you are stretched and stressed out by troubles, spread yourself in God’s word. Breath the fresh air of His presence. Dig deep into His words and you will find rest for your soul. Friend, the words of God will point you to His faithfulness. Truly, when you understand the words of God you will acknowledge and appreciate His faithfulness. Beloved, cheer up! God is forever faithful to those who put their trust in Him. So, commit yourself to Him and put your trust in Him and you will not be put to shame. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be rooted in God’s Word and you will find rest for your troubled heart.
2. When you no longer know what else to do in times of troubles, put your faith in God.
3. Always pray and tell God about your fears and worries because He cares for you.
4. Do not be afraid, instead, surrender to God and trust His faithfulness.

Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are forever faithful. Help me to be strong and lean on you in times of troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : When troubles come, commit yourself to God. Stop being afraid and lean on Him.

Quote : “What you keep with yourself you may lose, but what you keep with God is protected and increases in value.”

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is faithful and mighty. Therefore, I will put my confidence in Him as long as I live, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Rehoboam the son of Solomon succeeded him as King of Israel? (1king 11:43).

Today In History : October 13, 1990 The Lebanese Civil War ends when a Syrian attack removes Gen. Michel Aoun from power.

Stunning Fact : Did you know the winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze over completely?

Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God increase your faith. May your faith in God not be disappointed as you lean on Him always, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Bible Verse : The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. Psalms 145:9

LISTEN : God is good and kind to all. His faithfulness endures forever. Things we enjoy in this world could be traceable to the goodness of God. The air, water, food, etc., are the goodness of God. Beloved, God is truly good to all His creation. He is kind and compassionate toward us; He is disposed and ready to do us good at all times. He is the life of all. Without Him we have no life (Acts 17:25). There is not one of us whom He is not ready and willing to bless; or whose welfare He is not ready to promote. His goodness is to all (both the good and the bad). The Bible says, “And his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psalms 145:9). That is, in all that He has made, there is evidence that He is a kind and benevolent God. He has a heart to love and to bless what He has made (see Matt 5:45). He is gracious. He is not disposed to cast off the weak, the erring, and the suffering. He is willing to pardon, receive and restore the repentant, and to wipe away the tears of the brokenhearted. God’s goodness and mercy are ultimately demonstrated in Jesus Christ who tasted death for every man. His grace for every soul is free. Beloved, no matter what happens, think of what God has done for you, and you will agree and declare that God is kind and benevolent. Be wise!

1. Pray and bless God for His love and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to give you the heart to acknowledge and appreciate His goodness.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plots against you and the people of God.

It is well with you. May God open your eyes to His kindness and benevolence, and make you not to forget His blessings in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.