Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not ask wisely about this. Ecclesiastics 7:10
Thought Of The Day : Never mourn your situation, rather pray to God until something happens.
LISTEN : Have faith in God and you’re safe. No doubt, things may work against you, but God will surely work for you. When the world seems like crashing down on us, God works behind the scenes for our sake. So, why say, why me? “Why me” is a common confession people make when something bad happens to them. But when they prosper or something good happens they never ask why me? My dear, this is wrong. Stop asking why me and begins to advance courageously and purposefully to the future. Why ask why me instead of finding solutions to your problems. God understands and is willing to help you. So, stop mourning the good old days and start appreciating God for everything. Never mourn your situation, rather pray to God until something happens. No condition is permanent, remember! When you think you have nothing to live for because of your present situation, remember that God who sees the past can bless the present and shape the future. My dear, don’t dwell in the past that you forget to appreciate God for the present and believe Him for the future. It’s such a bad way to reciprocate God’s goodness and mercy towards you. No matter what happens now, your memories of good old days shouldn’t drown your gratitude for today. What’s happening to you now may not be what you wished for, yet, it is worth thanking God for. Just accept today the way it is and work and pray for a better tomorrow. Stop murmuring and counting your losses, for it will further frustrate you; instead, praise God for the gift of life and trust Him for a better life. Our Bible verse says, “Do not say, Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not ask wisely about this.”(Ecclesiastics 7:10). Beloved, stop wasting your entire life asking why you’re experiencing what you never wished for, instead, pray and work hard for a change. Surely, if your hope is in God you’ll never be put to shame. Henceforth, if something unpleasant happens to you, never ask “why me.” Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Be content with what you have and keep calm and wait for God.
2. Don’t murmur when the past seems better than the present. Instead, praise God all the same.
3. Never despise the gift of God no matter how small, instead, receive it and appreciate God for it.
4. Fear God and be conscious of your plans for a better tomorrow.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that no matter the situation, life can still be the same when I have faith in God. Amen!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because your word gives life. Help me to live in hope of a better life, amen.
Reflection : Be strong and advance courageously to the future; realizing that, to get to Canaan you must encounter the wilderness.
Quote : “Life is too short to be wasted thinking endlessly about an ugly past. Only fools allow the hurt of the past to ruin the blessings of the present and future.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the three sons of Noah that came out of the Ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Genesis 9:18).
Today In History : October 7, 2001 War in Afghanistan begins.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes?
Bible Quiz: Who named living creatures?
God bless you!