Monday, December 23, 2019

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall all of you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

LISTEN : Change is part of life. As a matter of fact, life will lose its meaning without change. Life is refined by positive change. However, God himself cannot change, but He can change things for good (Malachi 3:6). He does great things and command growth to occur where there is stagnation. No meaningful growth can occur without change. Life improves and advances with change. Therefore, to experience growth or progress you should embrace change. People often find change a hard thing to accept because, they are addicted to the old way of doing things. They feel comfortable with the existing state of affairs. They want things left the way they presently are. But achievers are embracers of change. No doubt, change is hard, but if positive change is given a chance, it will make all the difference. In times of change and transition, it is very easy to feel emotionally troubled with uncertainty; but if your eyes are on God He will bless you through the vehicle of change. My dear, those who have launched out to do new things, to experiment, to remedy problems, to find solutions, to pioneer, to achieve the impossible, to take great strides for humanity, have all been embracers of change. So, don’t resist change. To resist change is to resist growth and progress. My dear, imagine that, since you were born nothing has changed in your body. Your bones are still as soft and feeble as they were when you were born; and you have not yet increased in size, height and understanding, how would you look like now? In the same way, life cannot be meaningful without change. As a matter of fact, change is part of life and it gives life its true meaning. So, embrace change and be relevant. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Embrace positive change and stop resisting it.
2. No matter the circumstance, be strong and lauch out to do new things.
3. Pray and ask God to help you embrace the change that will change your life for good.
4. Don’t resist change just because you hate the person who initiates the change, rather, embrace it because of the benefits of the change.

Prayer : Almighty God, You change not, but You can change anything. Therefore, help me to embrace positive change, amen!

Reflection : Life improves and advances with change; and great achievers are embracers of change.

Quote : “For life to be complete, what is part of life, whether pleasant or unpleasant ought to be accepted in good faith.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, positive change makes life more meaningful. Therefore, I will embrace it, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know Elijah killed 450 prophets of Baal in one day? (1Kings 18:19-40).

Today In History : December 23, 1947 President Harry S. Truman grants a pardon to 1,523 who had evaded the World War II draft.

Stunning Fact : Did you know giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May your life change for good. May every change you encounter bring you to your God-ordained destination, in Jesus’ name, amen!



Monday, December 23, 2019

Bible Verse : By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Psalms 33:6

LISTEN : There will be no heaven and earth without the word of God. Both were created by the word of the living God. Word is the power and weapon of God. He does everything by His word. He blesses, heals, delivers, fights, and does everything by His words. To know Him we should know His word. The more we read, understand, and act on the word of God, the more we will be able to move into the powerful manifestation of His presence. Understanding and believing the word of God can equally cause us to create things through the word. The same word that worked for God can work for us because we are created in the image of God. Beloved, God’s word is spirit, hence, acting on the word of God gives spirit and life to your own words. “Faith-filled” words are vehicles for a miracle. Faith gives life to your word and turns it into something supernatural. My dear, do you declare your words in faith? Do you know your word is lifeless without faith. So, speak in line with the word of God and you will see His great manifestation in your life. Remember, God’s word is wonderful and you can experience it today. Be wise!

Prayer : Heavenly Father, manifest your power in me today, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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