Sunday, September 27, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26

Thought of The Day : Where expectations are genuine, hope cannot be lost.

LISTEN : A person of faith does not lose hope no matter what. He or she is firm in his or her expectations, because he or she knows that, God is forever faithful and will always keep to his word. However, people tend to lose hope when they can’t see a way out of their predicaments. In some severe cases, people take their own lives just to ‘end their miseries’, not knowing that, they’re compounding their woes. My dear, no matter the pressure, never lose hope (Job 14:1,14). Fix your eyes on God by faith. Without faith it’s impossible to hold on to God when your world comes crashing down. As a matter of fact, faith will make you to consistently fix your eyes on God when your problems try to push you away from God. Yes, you could drown yourself in the ocean of frustration and hopelessness when your eyes are off God. Beloved, no matter the pressure you’re going through, always put your trust in the living God. Remember that God lives, and you’ll not be doomed or be put to shame. No matter what, you should learn to hope in God. Our verse of the day says, “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” (Lamentations 3:26). So, stay hopeful. Hope doesn’t disappoint. Hence, you must determine to keep your hope alive. Yes, your future is your responsibility, and you can’t walk into the future with fear and hopelessness. Determine to protect your hope, for when your hope dies, you have murdered your future with your own hand. My dear, be strong! It’s not yet over with you. So, never lose hope, instead, be hopeful and wait on God to bless the works of your hand. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Be strong and courageous and determine to always stay hopeful no matter what.
2. Don’t give up when you encounter the impossible, instead, trust God for intervention.
3. Be rooted in faith, and resist the spirit of hopelessness.
4. No matter what, always remind yourself that it’s not yet over with you.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is faithful and able to do all things. Therefore, I will not give up, I will wait for Him until my change comes, amen.

Prayer : Everlasting Father, there’s nothing impossible to you. Help me to fix my eyes on you always, in Jesus’ name, amen

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God intervene in your troubles. May the Lord help you to conquer your trials, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Faith keeps your eyes fixed on God even when your world is turned upside down.

Quote : “Faith sees God not circumstances. Hence, faith grows under pressure and fights fear, hopelessness and depression.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham was 75 years old when he left Haran? (Genesis 12:4).

Today In History : September 27, 1910 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

Stunning Fact : Did you know Guinea fowl chicks are called ‘keets’?

Bible Quiz : Eliazer the chief servant of Abraham was from where…….?

God bless you!

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