Friday, August 9, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Psalms 27:10

LISTEN : God is closer to you than you think. He’ll help you when you cry out to Him for help. When you trust Him to help you, He’ll carry your burdens for you (1 Peter 5:7). God knows those who belong to Him and therefore can’t forsake them. (2 Timothy 2:19). So, don’t think that, God has forsaken you just because you’re in trouble, rather look onto Him because He’s there for you. He’ll intervene at the right time. Therefore, don’t despair, instead, exercise your faith in Him. Believe me, you can experience the faithfulness of God if your eyes are ever on Him. God is able to sustain the righteous and his seeds; so, don’t be depressed, rather exercise faith in God. Don’t ever think God has abandoned you or lose hope, just because no one seems to care. Instead, put your trust in God. Friend, all hopes can’t be lost when God is the source of your hope; just the same way we’ve gained nothing when we haven’t gained God. Therefore, stop relying solely on man for help and begin to put your trust in the living God. David said, When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.(Psalms 27:10). Henceforth, look onto God for all hope is not lost when God is the source of your hope. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop worrying about your situations and start trusting God instead.
2. No matter the situation never gives up, instead, be strong and courageous always.
3. Don’t give up on life because of heartbreak, instead be strong and resilient.
4. Sense the presence of God with you always, and determine to be strong and courageous.

Prayer : Everlasting God, you’re loving and faithful. Therefore, I put my trust in you now and forever, amen.

Reflection : You can experience the faithfulness of God if your eyes are ever on Him.

Quote : “All hope can’t be lost when God is the source of hope. And nothing is gained when you haven’t gained God.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is my hope and trust. Therefore, I will trust Him with my problems always, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know God finished creating the heaven and earth in six days and rested on the seventh day? (Genesis 2:1-2).

Today In History : August 9, 1910 The first complete, self-contained electric washing machine is patented.

Stunning Fact : Did you know the most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak to your life, may your expectations not be cut off. May your desires be granted; and may you not fail to trust God with your cares and battles, in Jesus’ name.



Friday, August 9, 2019

Bible Verse : A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. Proverbs 1:5

LISTEN : Don’t stop learning. Always hear and increase in knowledge. We learn to become better. The wise never stops learning, rather, they learn to increase in knowledge and remain relevant in life. Nobody is too learned and wise to stop learning. Learning is a lifetime project. The more you learn, the more you know and become wiser, relevant and increase in knowledge. You will become refined and know how to think better and act better when you acquire knowledge, whether theoretical or practical knowledge. Sadly, a lot of people don’t want to learn new things, because they believe they know everything or are afraid to try something new. As a result, have nothing more to learn from others. (Proverbs 26:12). Beloved, never stop learning; instead, labour to acquire more knowledge, especially knowledge about God. Keep searching for knowledge and open your ears and heart to it. You’ll become better when you acquire and apply true knowledge. As you search for knowledge, strive to also know the word of God. The word of God is the source of true wisdom. God’s word brings about increase in knowledge. Learning the words of God is the best learning. It is the most profitable and profound knowledge in the earth because it shows us how to live in line with the will of God. Beloved, are you a wise person? Pursue wisdom! Be a good listener and you’ll increase in learning. Be wise!

Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to learn and increase in understanding, in Jesus’ name, amen!

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