Saturday, December 7, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. Psalms 54:4
LISTEN : God is the help of the helpless and hopeless. Great is our God. He is compassionate, loving and merciful. He is our help in times of troubles (Psalms 46:1). Beloved, let the world know who our God is. Let them know that, He keeps His promises to them that loves Him. God can’t forsake His own people. He protects His own when Satan comes to deceive and devour them. He never disappoints those who trust in Him. He is always with His obedient and loyal servants when they go through fire and rivers of life. He promises to not allow the fire of life burn them, or be drown by water of afflictions (Isaiah 43:1-2). God is truly our helper. My dear, you can’t be helpless when you have the help of God; you can’t be miserable when you have a miracle-working God; and you can’t be defeated when you have God, the mighty in battle. So, when you’re helpless and miserable, just come to Him. When your world is falling apart, come to Him. When everyone has abandoned you, come to Him (Psalms 121:1-2). When your future looks dark and uncertain, come to Him. When sicknesses and diseases threaten to take away your life, come to God. God is willing to help you when you’re willing to help yourself by obeying and trusting Him as your God. My dear, build a relationship with the Spirit of God and allow His presence to influence you. When the presence of God goes with you, you’ll be strengthened and delivered out of your troubles. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t give up on life, Just keep trying and put your trust in God.
2. Determine to build your faith through the word of God; and learn to walk by faith and not by sight.
3. No matter how miserable your situation seems, don’t give up on God.
4. Develop and maintain a relationship with the Spirit of God, and don’t give room for fear or doubt.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, you’re my help and shield. Therefore, help me in my time of need, amen!
Reflection : He who walks with the presence of God won’t struggle to experience His power.
Quote : “When situation seems hopeless and helpless, God still remains the only help.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is my help and defense. Therefore, I’ll not be disappointed when I call to Him for help, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know it’s the responsibility of parents to train their children in the ways of the LORD? (Proverbs 22:6).
Today In History : December 7, 2003 A tornado in Kensal Green, North West London, damages about 150 properties.
Stunning Fact : Did you know African elephants only have 4 teeth?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May the Lord deliver you from evil and wickedness of men. May the Lord help you always, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : YOU CAN’T BLESS OTHERS AND NOT BE BLESSED
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Bible Verse : A generous person will be enriched, and the one who provides water for others will be satisfied. Proverbs 11:25
LISTEN : He who blesses others will be blessed in return. God blesses us to bless others, therefore, you should learn to be a blessing to others. God said to Abraham, “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2). God blessed Abraham so that through him others will be blessed. My dear, we’re created to obey, honour and worship God, and to love and serve one another. The true meaning of life is in living a sacrificial life. Amazingly, the irony of life is that, what you can sacrifice for the well-being of others is what life can sacrifice for your own well-being. What you give, you’ll receive. You can’t bless and not be blessed. When you live to heal broken hearts, comfort the troubled, relieve the afflicted, give hope to the hopeless, and solve problems for others; God will unfailingly do same to you. So, determine to be a blessing to others. Remember, you can’t bless others and not be blessed. Be wise!
Prayer : Almighty God, all good and perfect blessings are from you. Therefore, help me to bless others with your blessings in my life, amen!