Saturday, December 12, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:19
Thought of The Day : Afflictions don’t determine the end of the righteous, but faith in God does.
LISTEN : God never fails, what often fails is our faith. Where faith works God works. As a matter of fact, faith is the currency with which we purchase victory in the market of trials. Yes, he who walks in faith will surely overcome trials and afflictions. Trouble may come, but deliverance is sure. My dear, being a Christian does not exempt you from troubles of life. Troubles will come, but God promises to deliver us at all times. All we need to do is trust Him. My dear, this piece of advice is for everyone of us. no one is immune to problems of life. Everyone has a fair share of them (Job 14:1). The righteous (children of God who are bought by the blood of Jesus Christ) are no exception to that. As a matter of fact, they share greatly in the troubles of life because of their faith. Our Bible verse says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (Psalms 34:19). The love and mercy of God for the righteous are greater than the weight of trouble upon them. His loving hands are never weak to lift them up from the dust anytime they fall. No matter the weight and amount of affliction they’re faced with, the grace of God is sufficient to give them victory. The righteous are the beloved of God therefore, God won’t leave them to suffer shame and endless humiliation. No matter how many times they might face trials, God will deliver them time and time again. What a wonderful promise from a loving God! Beloved, whom the LORD loves He saves; and whom He saves He protects. So, just believe that, no matter the number of times you may face trials, God will surely deliver you time and time again. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t forget that God never fails.
2. When faced with trouble, be strong and courageous and count on the faithfulness of God.
3. As a child of God, never forget that God is with you always.
4. When you’re tempted, determine to grow in patience and faith.
Faith Confession : In Jesus name, I confess that, God is with those who obey and fear Him. Therefore, no matter what I face, He’ll deliver me, amen!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, you’re God of the righteous. You love those who obey you. Therefore, help me to overcome my troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May you make a difference. May the Lord deliver you from all your troubles and place you on a higher ground, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : God is bigger than all, and there is no problem too big for Him to solved, or too small to ignore.
Quote : “Faith is the currency with which we purchase victory in trials ; and he whose eyes are on God despite troubles would rise above reproach”
Biblical Fact : Did you know God tried Joseph before promoting him in Egypt? (Psalms 105:19).
Today In History : December 12, 1964 Kenya becomes a republic.
Stunning Fact : Did you know there are over 1,400 species of bats worldwide.
Bible Quiz : What is Marah?
God bless you!