Friday, December 13, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For this reason I tell you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
LISTEN : My dear, don’t waste time praying if you won’t believe in your prayers. I told a story about a young lady who was diagnosed with a terminal disease. And the doctor was blunt about it as he breaks the news to her. He said, “Young lady, you have just six months to live.” The lady replied, “That’s, if God says so! But I’m assuring you I’m not going to die, I’ll surely live.” Few years later, the doctor and the lady met and he couldn’t recognize her. This time she was completely healed, and the doctor was amazed at her miraculous recovery. And therefore exclaimed, “This can only be God!” My dear, if it’s hard for you to believe you can receive what you ask for, it’ll be impossible for you to receive it. (James 1:6-7). No one can possibly stop you if you believe that you can’t be stopped. God is willing to give you what your faith can grab. (Mark 9:23). Therefore, when you come to the altar of prayer, just believe that God is able to give you what you ask of Him. When you pray in faith God will surely respond. Whether He delays to respond, the truth is that, He’ll unfailingly respond. It’s God’s responsibility to answer your prayer when it’s done in faith. God can’t neglect act of faith because it honours Him. He respects faith because faith relies on Him for results. When you pray in faith, you’re telling God that, nothing is impossible to Him; therefore, you’re sure you can have what you ask for. Those who pray and believe that they’ll receive what they ask for don’t live by sight, but by faith. They’re not moved by circumstances, but by the power of God. My dear, God can’t refuse to give to you what your faith can grab. So, pray and believe in your prayers. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what’s expected of you?
1. Don’t pray until you’re ready to pray in faith, for you’ll gain nothing praying without faith.
2. Don’t be moved by circumstances, rather be moved by the power of God.
3. Learn to walk by faith and not by sight; believe God not your situation.
4. Press on and don’t allow any situation to keep you in one place.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you today. Help me to walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : When you come to the altar of prayer, just believe that God is able to give you what you ask of Him.
Quote : “Never waste your time praying if you won’t believe in your prayers; for a faithless prayer is a waste of words, energy and time.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Martha and Mary are sisters of Lazarus of Bethany? (John 11:1).
Today In History : December 13, 1940 Adolf Hitler issues preparations for Operation Martita, the German invasion of Greece.
Stunning Fact : Did you know all owl lay white eggs?
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference . May the grace to walk by faith and not by sight be given to you from above, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : I’M THE BREAD OF LIFE
Friday, December 13, 2019
Bible Verse : I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person may eat from it and not die. John 6:48-50
LISTEN : Jesus Christ declares, “I’m the bread of life.” As a matter of fact, nothing can truly satisfy in this life until you have eaten the bread that comes from heaven. This food that comes from heaven is supernatural and life-giving. And he who taste of it will never die. My dear, Jesus Christ is that great meal. He is the bread that comes from heaven. His body as bread, was broken for us on calvary cross, and his blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. And if you have not tasted Him, you’ll continue to search endlessly for satisfaction. So, come to Jesus Christ today, and do not labour just for the food that will perish, rather labour for the bread of life which endures unto everlasting life; and only Jesus Christ the Son of God can give it to you (John 6:27). My dear, focus your attention more on eternity than the temporal world. Remember that this world will pass away and everything in it. Only those who live for God will overcome. (Matthew 24:13). Beloved, real life is only in Christ Jesus. He is the bread of life, whose strength and efficacy leads to eternal life. So, remember that Jesus Christ is the meal from heaven; come, eat and live. Be wise!
Payer : Eternal Father, feed me with the bread of life until I hunger no more, amen!