Saturday, October 31, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Then Job answered the LORD: “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted…” Job 42:1-2
Thought of The Day : When you are tired of life, remember that there is a God who can turn misery into a miracle; and mess into a message.
LISTEN : Do you want to live long, strong and healthy? Then, learn to place everything in the hands of God. Cast your burden on God and He will take you beyond your widest imagination. Couple of months ago I told a story about a young girl who was sighted crying and sobbing profusely. The man who saw her asked her, “Young girl, why are you crying?” She replied, “I want to die. I am tired of life. There is nothing to live for.” The man asked again; “Why did you say ‘there is nothing to live for?”’ She replied tearfully, “I have lost everything. My parents and siblings have been killed by war.” The man broke down in tears and hugged her and wrapped his arms around her neck for a long while and looked at her and said, “You will not die. You are the only one left in your family to make a difference. I have been in same situation some years ago. I lost everything and attempted suicide like you, but God sent someone who came at the right time and saved me just the same way He has sent me to save you. Look at me today, I have gained more than I ever lost. So be strong and have faith in God. You would be fine if you can leave everything in the hands of God.” Immediately she wipes her tears and declares, “I will not die. I will be strong, and I will put my trust in God.” My dear, perhaps your own case is similar to this young girl’s; but just be strong and hopeful. In a strange temptation, Job lost everything to disaster, yet, he anchored his hope in God. He made this declaration about God, “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:1-2). Job believes that, no matter the situation, God’s purpose for his life would prevail. And God answered him eventually. Beloved, it is not yet over with you. No matter your tragedies or misfortunes God can turn it around. However, to experience a turn around in your situations, you must believe that, God can do all things (Mark 9:23).For he who believes that, God can do all things will surely receive intervention from Him. So, no matter what, determine to leave everything in the hands of God. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Never kill yourself because of troubles. Rather be hopeful, strong and courageous.
2. Have faith in God, knowing that, all power belongs to Him.
3. Wipe your tears and fix your eyes on God and He will deliver you in due time.
4. Always remind yourself that, God is able to do all things, and therefore will help you.
Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name! I confess that God can do all things. Therefore, I will put my trust in Him no matter what, amen.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you can do all things. Therefore, deliver me from my troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May the Lord bless you. May every plan of disaster and misfortune orchestrated against you be destroyed, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : He who believes that, God can do all things will surely receive intervention from Him.
Quote : “Faith makes us to leave impossible situations in the hands of the all-powerful God and expects results.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the rain that brought the flood in the days of Noah fell forty days and forty nights? (Genesis 7:12).
Today In History : October 31, 2011 – The global population of humans reaches seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as the Day of Seven Billion.
Stunning Fact : Did you know gorillas cannot swim?
Bible Quiz : Who baptized Jesus Christ and why?
God bless you!