Monday, December 14, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Proverbs 18:14.
Thought of The Day : It is hard to survive or outlast trials unless the heart is determined to overcome by faith.
LISTEN : Do you want to live long? Then free your mind from unnecessary loads. No matter the circumstance, don’t open your mind up for depression. It’s miserable to live all your life a depressed person. Depression puts you at the mercy of circumstances. It’s a wound to the human spirit; and that’s not God’s plan for anyone. No doubt, we suffer untold hardship and miseries sometimes in life. However, we can survive everything by the strength of our spirits (faith in God), My dear, even if you’re wounded in your body, don’t be wounded in your spirit. That is, no matter what happens, don’t come to the point where you conclude that, it’s over with you. My dear, it’s suicidal to be wounded in spirit. The Bible says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” (Proverbs 18:14). God wants us to be strong and courageous in moments of troubles. He wants us to have hope and faith, and sustain the desire to live and not die. In trouble times, we often hear people say things like, “I can’t make it.” “I am tired, I can’t go on anymore. I want to die, for there is nothing to live for.” The list goes on and on. Beloved, it’s dangerous to think like that. You can hardly survive or outlast your problems unless you’re determined to overcome. That’s why it is important to stay positive even if you’re down (Psalms 118:17; Job 19:25). He who is down, yet, stays positive and hopeful, will outlast his challenges and miseries. But he who finds it hard to believe for the best will certainly see the worst. So, be strong and courageous and refuse to sink with your problems no matter what. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Stay positive and hopeful to outlast your challenges.
2. Be strong and courageous and refuse to sink with your troubles.
3. No matter how wounded you are, don’t be wounded in your spirit.
4. Never doubt what God can do, rather believe He can see you through your troubles.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God delivers the oppressed from oppression. Therefore, He’ll deliver me, amen!
Prayer : Precious Father, you’re God of the oppressed. Deliver me from my troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today I speak on your life. Every oppression and demonic seed growing in your life dies today, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : Anyone who finds it hard to believe for the best will certainly see the worst.
Quote : “ Stay hooked to God, for he who is down, yet, stays positive and hopeful, will outlast his or her challenges and miseries.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the wages of sin is death? (Romans 6:23).
Today In History : December 14, 1961 – Tanzania joins the United Nations.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Scissors were most likely invented in ancient Egypt?
Bible Quiz : Who led the Israelites through Jordan River?
God bless you!