Thursday, April 15, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Thought of The Day : In God’s good plans for the believer in Christ Jesus, even the good, bad and ugly are raw materials in His hands.
LISTEN : When you believe in God, no matter what you go through, all will end in your favour. When God leads His people, He uses everything including the most unlikely and unpleasant situations to perfect His will. But the good news is that, because He is in control, victory is sure. The Bible says,
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?“
The Psalmist re-echoed same and said,
“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?“
Beloved, if you’re with God you have nothing to fear. Few months ago I told a story about an old poor man who had an only son and three little grandchildren. He was known for his faith and positive attitude towards situations. He goes by the nickname, “All will end in my favour.” Critics often used the nickname to mock him when something bad happened to him. They would mockingly say, “It would end in my favour, Hope, it does not include this ugly situation? ” And the poor old man would reply,” Yes, it includes this situation. ” One day, the worst happened. His only son died leaving him and his three little grandchildren. On the day of the funeral service of his son, the old man stood up and walked to where the body of his son was laid, and turning to those who gathered for the funeral service he said, “God knows why it is like this. I know that all things work together for good of those who love Him. I am not disappointed for God is in control.” Touched by his unwavering faith and confession, a wealthy man who was in the crowd came out with tears in his eyes and said to him,” Papa, henceforth you and your grandchildren are my responsibility. From here, we all will head to my house and there you will live for the rest of your lives.” Those who once criticised the old man’s faith were ashamed for seeing all things working together for his good. My dear, do you believe that God can turn your battles around? No matter how ugly the situation seems, God can make everything work in your favour. Therefore, in every situation, reassure yourself that all will end in your favour and it would surely happen. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Have faith in God and be positive minded in every situation.
2. No matter the circumstance always believe you will not be disappointed.
3. Do not give up when people mock and criticise you for your faith in God, rather press on.
4. Stand firm in faith and do not waver or doubt the power of God.
Prayer : Almighty God. You are powerful. With You all things are possible. Therefore, no matter what I go through, make all things to work in my favour, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
A Word of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. May God take away your burdens. I command every arrow of misfortune in your life to be diverted to hell, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Faith makes all things possible and denies Satan the opportunity to reign as king in our lives.
Quote : “Even the worst situation in a believer’s life is still part of the process of God’s good plans for him or her.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the two sons of Eli were Hophni and Phinehas? (1 Samuel 4:16-17).
Today In History : April 15, 1946 : Nearly 30 million people are close to dying of starvation and the countries of the world are trying to send food to help those starving including the US the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation department is coordinating efforts.
Stunning Fact : Did you know melophobia is the fear of music?
Bible Quiz : Who was the third king of ancient Israel?
God bless you!