Monday, October 19, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face! Job 13:15
Thought of The Day : If faith cannot fail, expectations cannot be cut off.
LISTEN : Lots of people can profess faith, but just few can hold onto their confess when the going gets tough and the storm is up against them. In the face of trials some abandon their conviction. The truth is, conviction shakes where the heart is unstable, but is firm where the heart is fix and resolved. Our faith in God grows and becomes stronger when we grow in understanding and knowledge of God. My dear, the more of God you know determines how far you can go with Him. Those who truly know God are hard to be knocked out by circumstances of life. No matter the blow, a person of faith deems it unreasonable to lose his faith in God even when the going gets tough. Job is one of those who would not trade God for anything. He was prepared to lose his life than lose his faith. (Job 1:1–22 ; 2:1-10). You may ask, “how was Job able to survive his trials?” “Why was he not broken beyond remedy?” “How was he able to remain firm in his faith in God when it was obvious that he found himself in a situation in which no deliverance seems possible?” “How was he able to cope with the loss of everything that was dear to him?” “Why did he not give up hope and quit his faith?” The answer is simple. In our verse of the day. Job said, “Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face!” (Job 13:15). Job overcame his trials because he refused to compromise his faith no matter what. He attached more value to his faith than anything else. Wealth or no wealth, family or no family, money or no money, popularity or no popularity, Job was determined to stick with God. Not too many people could do what Job did. He demonstrated his unwavering commitment to God. though his torments were increased more and more, so that there seems to be no hope of recovery, yet, he continued to trust God. Beloved, like Job, let us pledge our allegiance to God and hold onto our faith from start to finish. Remember, if your faith cannot fail, your expectations cannot be cut off. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Be strong and keep your faith in God beyond compromise.
2. Determine to be consistently committed to God even when others are losing their faith.
3. No matter what, do not give up your integrity, for it is a vital key to your future.
4. No matter your problems, do not allow them to destroy your faith and confidence.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that God is faithful to His words. Therefore, I will commit myself to Him, serve and worship Him faithfully, amen.
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank You for being merciful to me. Help me to overcome my troubles and remain strong and committed to You at all times, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God bless you and cause you to serve Him with total commitment, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Faith in God grows and becomes stronger when we grow in understanding and knowledge of God.
Quote : “Knowing God solidifies personal conviction. Conviction shakes where the heart is unstable, but firm where the heart is fix and resolved.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know Eli’s two sons were Hophni and Phinehas (1 Samuel 1:3).
Today In History : October 19, 1960 France grants Mauritania independence.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a snail can sleep for 3 years?
Bible Quiz : What made Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to dwell in the land of Goshen, in Egypt?
God bless you!