Friday, October 4, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 2 Corinthians 4:8

LISTEN : With God there’s hope for you. Life can be unfair and terribly frustrating, yet, there is hope when we have God in our side. (Romans 8:31). My dear, when God is in your side things naturally fall into place. With God, there is hope in every situation no matter how hopeless the situation may seem. Troubles and trials may overwhelme you, but faith in God can terminate their power over your life. Frustration and hopelessness can’t reign in your life when faith rules your heart. My dear, there’s hope for you! So, learn to depend on God in everything, especially in times of troubles and trials. (Psalms 56:3 ). Determine to live above your fears and believe that you can’t be crushed or driven to dispair. When encouraging believers in Christ Jesus to be strong, courageous and eternity-minded, Apostle Paul said, “We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair.” (2 Corinthians 4:8). Beloved, trouble is a common experience of humanity. Some are made by it, while others are marred by it. What makes the difference is what you believe. Your faith in God will keep you moving when situation wants you to be stagnant and heartbroken. But he who puts his hope in God can’t be crushed by troubles of life or driven to despair. Henceforth, believe in God and you’ll not drown in the ocean of trials. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to live above your fears and trust God no matter what.
2. Build your faith in God and be determine to fight the fight of faith.
3. No matter how frustrating your situation may seem, don’t lose hope or give up on God.
4. Always depend on God in every battle and believe that God will fight for you.

Prayer : Blessed God, I know you never fails. Therefore, don’t allow me to lose hope. Instead, may I be hopeful, strong and courageous, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : With God, there is hope in every situation no matter how hopeless the situation may seem.

Quote : “Fear, frustration and hopelessness can’t reign in the heart when faith is nurtured and enthroned.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that with God there is hope. Therefore, in every situation, I will put my hope in Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Philip one of the seven deacons had four daughters who were virgins and prophetesses? (Acts 21:8-9).

Today In History : October 4, 1943 US captures the Solomon Islands in the Pacific.

Stunning Fact : Did you know an ostrich can outrun a horse?

A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. May God grant you your heart desires. May your expectations not be cut off, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Friday, October 4, 2019

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

LISTEN: With God, there’s assurance of divine provisions. God knows what you need because he created you. He will not leave you destitute, He will surely provide for you. No doubt, you might labour and make investments, but God is the one who gives the increase. If God doesn’t bless the works of our hands they can never prosper. God 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). So, you must learn to trust Him with your daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake you. 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 achieved, we achieved by grace, not by our strength. Beloved, think deep and you will realise that God’s hand is in everything. So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear, instead, trust God to honour the works of your hands. He will surely bless you with divine provisions. Remember, He is our Father and will not leave you empty of provision. Trust Him and He will provide for you. Be wise!

Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you promised to provide for your people. Therefore, bless my labour today, amen.

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