Sunday, January 27, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many. Isaiah 51:2

LISTEN : No one begins a journey with God unless he or she is prepared to walk in faith and obedience to Him. God does not force anyone to obey or have faith in Him; rather, He wants our full obedience in our relationship with Him. A journey with God seems difficult to our human nature though, but it is a journey to success, peace, prosperity, life, favour, and many more blessing which God reserves for those who love and fear Him. Beloved, never begins anything without God on your side. However, to begin a journey with God like Abraham (Gen 12:1-4), you must do three things : (1). Have a determination to follow Him no matter what. Be ready to go where He leads. (2). Make a decision to have faith in Him. Do not be swayed by circumstances, instead fix your eyes on Him. (3). Be willing to obey Him always. Never resist His instructions. It may look ridiculous or hard to follow, but just follow it, for it leads to life and blessings. When God called Abram (Abraham) He called him as one man. He had no child and his wife Sarai (Sarah) was barren. The future seems so uncertain for them; but when God was done with him his life was full of blessings (Gen 24:1). His identity was changed from an exalted father (Abram) to a father of multitudes (Abraham) (Gen 17:4-8,15-17). Besides, his situation was changed from being a childless man to being a father of multitudes (Gen 21:1-7). Beloved, are you doubting the power of God? If you want to see God in your life just follow Him like Abraham did. No one follows God and ends up a failure. People fail because they follow their own will instead of God’s. Henceforth, follow God and He will bless you beyond your widest imagination. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Follow God and do not fear to tread where He leads.
2. Do not rely on your own understanding, rather lean on God’s power.
3. Never allow the size of your problems to take your eyes away from God who gives solutions to problems.
4. Be obedient to God and put your confidence in Him no matter the circumstance.

Prayer : Everlasting Father, you are faithful and worthy to be praised. Therefore, help me to walk with you always no matter what, amen!

Reflection : No one begins a journey with God unless he or she is prepared to walk in faith and obedience to Him.

Quote : “No one follows God and ends up a failure; for those who follow the desires of God end up receiving their own heart desires.”

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is faithful to those who love and fear Him. Therefore, I will love and fear Him for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know Parmenas is one of the seven deacons chosen to serve in the early church? (Acts 6:5).

Today In History : January 27, 1967 Three astronauts are killed in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a cat can keep purring while inhaling and exhaling?

A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless you and prosper you. May you walk and continue to walk with God, in Jesus’ name, amen!



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Bible Verse : But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Phil. 4:19

LISTEN: Heaven is too full of provisions for children of God to starve and die here on the earth. God promises to provide our needs because He knows what we need. He has given us the assurance of divine provision. If we can ask Him for it He will supply us with the necessary provisions. (Matthew 7:7,8). We must learn to trust Him with our daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake us. His supply includes all our needs, not just some needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. (James 1:17). Whatever we have, we obtained by grace, not by our strength. Beloved, think deeply and you will realise that God’s hand is in everything. Do you know that the air, water, and even the smallest piece of bread you just ate today could be traceable to God? So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear; instead, trust God to honour the works of your hands, and bless you with divine provisions and protection as long as you live. Be wise!

1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to bless you with daily provision and support.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family.
5. Intercede for the oppressed, afflicted and the sick.

It is well with you. May the Lord bless you and provide for your needs. May you not borrow to eat, but lend to others, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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