Friday, November 20, 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 : A strong and courageous Christian woman who just lost her husband and two kids to auto crash was asked, “Madam, what’s the secret of your strength, that, this tragedy couldn’t break you.” She replied, “I choose to worship, not worry! I worship because I know that God cares about me. Therefore, it is useless to worry about what I can’t fix” My dear, this message is for you. 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? 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. When our heart is full of worship for God, God will fill our heart with peace. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
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.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God loves and cares about me. Therefore, I will be strong and courageous because He is on my side, amen.
Prayer : Almighty God! I thank You because I know You truly cares about me. Therefore, help me to trust in You always, amen.
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.
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.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Moses’s wife, (Jethro’s daughter) is called Zipporah? (Exodus 18:1,2).
Today In History : November 20, 1945 – 22 former Nazi officials went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
Stunning Fact : Did you know ants can lift 50 times their own weight?
Bible Quiz : Why did the Israelites wander in the wilderness for 40 years?
God bless you!