Friday, June 19, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being. Psalms 139:16
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Our past, present and future are well known to God and His purposes for our lives are buried in our destiny.
LISTEN : When God is making a man things often appears rough and tough, yet, the end will be worth the pain. Sadly, when faced with a precarious and tragic situation, people often say words like, “It is all over.” “My world has come to an end” ; “What am I living for?” The list goes on and on. People talk like this because they are limited in understanding. They fail to acknowledge the fact that God who created them knew everything before they ever happened. My dear, there is one truth you should know, and that is, “God is in the process of making you better.” Yes, you are “a work in progress.” God is not done with you yet. What you are going through is just a stage in your life. Your life has been designed even before you came into existence. Rather than dwell on your pain, woes and tragedy, discover what you are created to do and pursue it. God is in the business of making you better. And until He is done with you, you will not leave the earth. Beloved, be strong and trust God. He knows you before you were formed in the womb. (Jeremiah 1:4,5). In our verse of the day the Psalmist said, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being.” (Psalms 139:16). My dear, God knows you more than you know yourself. So, surrender your life to Him and you will not regret your decision. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Surrender yourself to God and allow Him make you the kind of person He wants you to be.
2. Do not murmur when God is refining you through trials, instead, yield yourself to Him.
3. Give glory to God in all situations and be strong and courageous in the face of trouble.
4. Maintain positive Confession no matter how tough or rough your life might be.
Prayer : Dear Lord, You are my God. Therefore, no matter the circumstances, make me the person that you want me to be. In Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Reflection : God is always in the process of making His people look exactly like His Son Jesus Christ.
Quote : “No one is a product of chance or mistake. Everyone is the handiwork of God designed for His own glory.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name! I confess that God is making me what He created me to be. Therefore, I will surrender to Him, amen
Biblical Fact : Did you know that the wages of sin is death? (Romans 6:23).
Today In History : June 19, 1968 Over 50,000 people march on Washington, D.C. to support the Poor People’s Campaign.
Stunning Fact : Did you know saltwater Crocodiles has the strongest bite?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. You will fulfill your destiny. May God make you into His purpose. In Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : THERE IS SOLUTION FOR YOUR TROUBLED HEART
Friday, June 19, 2020
Bible Verse : Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
LISTEN : There is solution for your troubled heart. Yes, there is hope for you if you refuse to lose hope. Hope, you are wondering what the solution to your troubled heart could be, right? Our Bible verse gives the answer to it. It says, “Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.“ (Matthew 11:28). Jesus Christ wants to help you. He wants to take off your heavy load off your life. What he accomplished by his death has settled all debts that brought the burdens upon us. However, he needs our cooperation. In his message to his audience, he asked everyone who wants to hear to come to him and obtain peace of mind and salvation for their souls; that is, come and free yourself from Satan’s bondage through the power of God in Christ Jesus. To benefit from this invitation you must be willing to come to him. Those who come will have their burdens lifted. So, come to Christ Jesus today. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, I come to You today. Deliver me from all pressures and pains, in Jesus ‘ name amen.