Friday, December 21, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice. Psalms 55:17
LISTEN : There is power in prayer. Genuine prayer will produce mind blowing results. He who is addicted to the act of prayer cannot be empty of results. (Matthew 7:7,8). Like faith, prayer gives us the opportunity to access what God has freely given to us through Christ Jesus. My dear, a person of prayer, is a person of power; for one who is connected to God is connected to divine authority. When prayer becomes a delight, divine attention becomes an undeniable experience. When we consistently “breath the air of prayer, we cannot suffocate for lack of spiritual oxygen” (the Spirit of God). Beloved, do you pray? Do you pour out your troubled heart to God in prayer? If your faith must survive, you must grow in the act of prayer. (Luke 22:46). Those who cannot pray can hardly overcome temptation. Prayer offers us spiritual support and refuge. It gives strength which our human abilities cannot give. It releases into our hearts and minds the peace of God in times of troubles, and keep our hope alive when it is hard to trust and obey God. David acknowledged this truth when he prayed and said, “Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice.” (Psalms 55:17). Beloved, do not faint or give up praying. God cannot be tired of hearing and attending to our prayers no matter how many times we come to Him. Therefore, pray and keep praying until you break through. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter what, do not give up praying, rather pray until you receive.
2. Pray to God in your distress and He will hear you.
3. Be serious and active with your prayer life
4. Make prayer your lifestyle and you will enjoy a warm relationship with the Spirit of God.
Prayer : Merciful and loving Father, I thank you because you answer prayers of faith. Therefore, hear me when I call you in my distress, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : A person of prayer, is a person of power; for one who is connected to God is connected to power.
Quote : “Prayer releases into our hearts and minds the peace of God in times of troubles, and keep our hope alive when it is hard to trust and obey God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that prayer is key to a sustained relationship with God; Therefore, I will pray until I receive what I asked for, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know God changed the name of Abraham’s wife from Sarai to Sarah? (Genesis 17:15)
Today In History : December 21, 1946 An earthquake and tidal wave kill hundreds in Japan.
Stunning Fact : Did you know crocodiles are colour blind?
A Word Of Blessing : You are blessed. Today I prophesy to you, may you not faint in prayer. May the grace to pray and receive answers be released to you now, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : OFFER PRAISE TO GOD AND FEAR HIS NAME
Friday, December 21, 2018
Bible Verse : All of you that fear the LORD, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel. Psalms 22:23
LISTEN : God is awesome and deserves our praise and fear. In all the earth there is none like Him. His faithfulness and mercy endure forever. His faithfulness is for all generations of those who love, fear and obey Him. Beloved, do you fear God? Are you born again by the Holy Spirit? Our verse of the day says, “All of you that fear the LORD, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel.” (Psalms 22:23). Those who fear the LORD and referred to as seed of Jacob and Israel in this Bible passage, are all God’s faithful of all generations, and we, who have come to God by faith in Christ, and have become sons and daughters of Abraham (spiritual Israelites) by faith. The Bible says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for all of you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if all of you be Christ’s, then are all of you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:28,29). Beloved, because we are God’s people, we should praise, glorify and reverence Him at all times. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Give praise to God for a wonderful today.
2. Pray for forgiveness both for yourself and others.
3. Pray for grace to fear, praise and glorify God all the time.
4. Pray against every evil in your life as you retire for the day.
5. Plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your life and thank God for prayer answered.
A WORD OF BLESSING
It is well with you. Today I speak over your life, may God bless and fill your mouth with His praise, in Jesus’ name, amen.