Sunday, February 16, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalms 118:6
LISTEN : When you go with God power goes with you. Where God goes His acts are known. With God on your side and faith in your heart the power of fear is defeated. Fear dies in the presence of God. “No matter what happens to me, I have no fear”, says a man in trouble. His friend asked him, “Why wouldn’t you be afraid?” He replied, “Because God is with me.” My dear, in the same way, you can prevail over situations when God is on your side. When you walk with God fear will disappear. God is Light and light drives away darkness. In the same way, faith drives away fear. Your walk with God will cast away your fears. David said, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me” (Psalms 118:6). Faith in God gives courage and confidence. When God is with you, no matter what is against you, you will surely prevail. You can’t be crushed or terrified by wickedness of men. In a wicked and sin-ridden society, people are forced to live in fear, and life seems so scary because there are threats to human life. Yet, he who fears the LORD can’t live in fear of men. For he who is already buried inside Christ Jesus, no power can turn him or her into a prey. My dear, when you anchor your hope in God your faith will swallow your fears. David said, “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.Though an host should camp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.” (Psalms 27:2-3). My dear, put your trust in God and stop the fear. When you fear God you’ll have no need to be scared of anything or anyone. So, awake your faith and put your trust in God. Henceforth, keep declaring to your situations, “I have no fear for God is with me.” Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be strong and courageous and rise in faith to overcome your fears.
2. Walk with God and surrender your concerns to Him.
3. When you are afraid, determine to trust in the living God.
4. Fear God and you will not have reasons to be afraid of any anything or anyone.
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank you for your goodness towards me. You are my defence and refuge in time of trouble. Therefore, help me to trust in you for the rest of my life, amen!
Reflection : When you go with God power goes with you. For where God goes His acts are known.
Quote : “He whose heart is already consumed with the fear of God has nothing more to fear.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that I belong to God. Therefore, I will not be afraid of evil. Amen!
Biblical Fact: Did you know God made Moses a ‘God’ to Pharaoh king of Egypt? (Exodus 7:1).
Today In History : February 16, 1741 – Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, “The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle”.
Stunning Fact : Did you know rain contains vitamin B12?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Henceforth, receive help to conquer your trials always. In Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : PEACE IS AVAILABLE IN CHRIST JESUS
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Bible Verse : I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world. John 16:33.
LISTEN : A wicked world can’t give peace of mind, only the Creator of the world can. Peace is available in Christ Jesus. However, to enjoy the peace of God you should have a relationship with Him. In this crisis-ridden world, peace is possible in Christ Jesus. Jesus said to His disciples, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world.”(John 16:33). The mystery behind the peace of God the believer enjoys in the midst of troubles is based on his relationship with God. The believer understands that all power belongs to God and therefore can’t be afraid of anything. He derives his or her comfort and peace from the word of God. As a result, nothing can hurt or offend him. He is not afraid of bad news because his God is in control. My dear, is your life characterised by crisis and frustration? Is your heart empty of peace? Please, believe God and His word and you’ll enjoy great peace no matter the circumstance. Where God reigns peace abounds. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for your word today. Make me to enjoy your peace always, amen.
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