Thursday, November 21, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Bible Verse : When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalms 56:3
LISTEN : Faith drives away fear, just as fear drives away faith. Never permit fear to dwell in your heart (John 14:1). The reign of fear in your life is the beginning of doom (1John 4:18-20). My dear, be prepared to fight fear through faith, or be prepared to fall through fear. He who can’t fight fear will be defeated by same. My dear, You won’t cease to be afraid of circumstances of life until you are ready to put your trust in God. Faith in God is the antidote to fear. In the midst of situations that threatens your peace and joy, and possibly your life, faith in God can keep you courageous, strong and hopeful. Don’t forget that, you can’t end your fears until you’re prepared to grow your faith. Fear will end when faith grows. Faith alone has the power to kill your fears. George Muller, a Christian Evangelist said, “The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” Beloved, are you afraid? Have you ceased to trust in God? Has fear eaten deep into your heart? Please wake up! Don’t be a slave to fear when you can gain your freedom through faith. The choice is yours. Grow your faith and overcome your fears, or grow in fear and lose your faith and life. So, determine to grow your faith. Remember, faith drives away fear. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to fight your fears by your faith.
2. When you’re afraid put your trust in the living God.
3. Never allow fear to ruin your life, instead, grow in faith to grow your life.
4. No matter the circumstance, always resist the temptation to be afraid.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for your word today. Help me to fight my fears with faith in you, amen.
Reflection : Faith drives away fear, just as fear drives away faith.
Quote : “He who is not prepared to fight fear through faith, must be prepared to fall through fear; for the reign of fear in the heart is the beginning of doom.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, my faith must grow and my fear must die henceforth, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know two angels came to Lot’s house in Sodom? (Genesis 19:1).
Today In History : November 21, 1904 Motorized omnibuses replace horse-drawn cars in Paris.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a cat has 32 muscles in each ear?
A Word Of Blessing : May your fears die for your faith to grow henceforth, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : NEVER MURMUR AGAINST GOD
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Bible Verse : Neither murmur all of you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 1 Corinthians 10:10
LISTEN : No matter what you’re going through, don’t murmur against God. It’s evil and dangerous to murmur against God. To murmur is to express grief, pain, or discontent: it’s to say something that expresses annoyance or unhappiness. Murmuring against God is satanic. It’s an expression of lack of faith in God. It’s a way of telling God that you don’t trust Him and His promises. God brought the children of Israel out of slavery in the land of Egypt, but rather than have faith in God when they were confronted with lack of water, hunger and starvation, they murmured against God and His servants, Moses and Aaron; and wished they had died in the land of Egypt instead of bringing them to die in the wilderness. (Exodus 16:2-3;17:2). Besides, when some of the spies sent to explore the land of Canaan returned with evil report of the land, the congregation wept all night and doubted God’s ability to bring them to the land of promise (Canaan). God was angry with the Israelites, and the destroying angel destroyed the people involved (Numbers 14:35-37). Beloved, you’re warned not to tread the same path to destruction. So, beware and be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, you’re good and has good plans for me. Therefore, help me to be content with you and to avoid murmuring against you, amen!