Friday, June 26, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Worry creates pain and sorrow, but worship produces joy, strength and favour.

LISTEN : Worry leads to woes, but worship leads to ‘a win.’ When you worry you lose, but when you worship you win. Worry does not attract God into our lives, worship does. What does it mean to worry? It means to feel or cause to feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems. On the other hand, to worship is to show reverence and adoration for God. My dear, why worry about your problems when you can pray, worship and trust God? Do you think God does not care about you? Besides, what do you think you can fix by worrying yourself? Beloved, God cares about you. Yes, He cares about us all! No matter what you are facing right now, God is still faithful and does care about you. (Psalms 94:14 ; 55:22). The faithfulness of God is for all generations. Therefore, always trust His faithfulness and He will sustain you. Our verse of the day says, “casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). My dear, God is your maker. He created you for His good purposes. So, why doubt His ability to meet your needs and fix your problems. So, cheer up! God loves you and cares about what you go through. Learn to have faith in Him, stop worrying yourself, trust His promises, determine never to give up on Him, refuse to fear or faint in the face of troubles, and wait patiently for Him. Do not waste your time worrying when you can praise, pray and trust God’s faithfulness. My dear, God is willing to help, so do not destroy your life with worry. Look up in faith, surely God will show you favour. Henceforth, determine to worry not, but rather worship more. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Be strong and have faith in God no matter what.
2. In all circumstances be hopeful and trust the promises of God.
3. Do not give up on life, instead, be strong, courageous and keep pressing on.
4. Wait patiently for God in times of trouble and He will deliver you.

Prayer : Almighty God! I thank You because I know You truly cares about me. Therefore, help me to trust in You always, amen.

Reflection : Worry leads to woes, but worship leads to a win. Worry hinders rain of blessings, worship provokes it.

Quote : “When you worry you lose, but when you worship you win. Worry does not attract God into our lives, worship does.”

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God loves and cares about me. Therefore, I will be strong and glad because He is on my side, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Moses’s wife, (Jethro’s daughter) is called Zipporah? (Exodus 18:1,2).

Today In History : June 26, 1975 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is convicted of election fraud.

Stunning Fact : Did you know ants can lift 50 times their own weight?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God favour you. May the Lord attend to your prayers. In Jesus’ name, amen.



Friday, June 26, 2020

Bible Verse : Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11

LISTEN : God’s word cannot impact your life until you open your heart to God. It begins with passion for His word. My dear, how much do you love the word of God? God’s words in your heart will influence your life positively. Your actions are based on the state of your heart, remember. Therefore, if your heart is empty of God’s words, your actions will be dominated by evil. This is why we are urged to jealously protect our hearts. The Bible says, “Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.” (Proverbs 4:23). Beloved, if you lose control of your heart (mind ), you have lost control of your life. So, guard your heart jealousy with the words of God, because your life is a function of it. Do not play with God’s words, instead, take it seriously. Our Bible verse this evening tells us how to stay out of sin and disobedience to God. The Psalmist says, “Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11). Beloved, do you have God’s words in your heart? Do you read and meditate in the words of God? If not, do it today and be blessed. Be wise!

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to hide your words in my heart, amen!

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