Monday, May 3, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad. Psalms 126:3

Thought of The Day : When God chooses to set you free, Satan’s prison can’t keep you even for one extra second.

LISTEN : God turns bitter experiences to moments of sweetness. As a matter of fact, God does great things, and He can do it for you too. He can ease your pain when you exercise faith in Him. Yes, He can put a smile on your face. He did it for Martha and Mary of Bethany. The Bible says,

“…Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that, if you believed, you would see the glory of God?'”

John 11:40

With God, what brings us pain can equally brings us gain. God replaces sorrow with joy, weeping with laughter, pain with relief, etc. God wants to show you kindness. He wants to put a smile on your face. But you must have faith in Him. My dear, are you heartbroken because you lost your job? Is your life fallen apart because you lost a loved one? Are you sick or bedridden? Are you gradually losing hope and given up on life? Are you finding it hard to feel happy again after your heart- wrenching experience? Beloved, be strong and courageous. Times of extreme misfortune or difficulty are not meant to last forever. There is “light at the end of the tunnel.” There is always good days after the dark days. But only those who are able to endure by faith will receive the blessings thereof. The Bible says,

“… Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Psalms 30:5

The Israelites were in captivity with no hope of freedom; but when God intervened, the story changed. They (Israelites) marveled at such sudden intervention and freedom, and they exclaimed in excitement,

“When the LORD brought back those who returned to Zion,
we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with singing… The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad.”

Psalms 126:1-3

Beloved, in every situation just look to God. Surely, your dark days will give way to joy, peace and celebration. So, wipe your tears and expect your cheers. Trust me, God will surely put a smile on your face. Friend, I see you in next level. So, have faith in God and don’t allow fear to ruin your life. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t dwell on your pains and losses, instead, trust God for a better tomorrow.
2. In all situations, be strong, pray and trust God for intervention.
3. Always celebrate God’s benefit to you no matter how small it seems.
4. Have faith in God and never give up on life; just believe to see His goodness in your life.

Prayer : Everlasting Father, You are kind, loving and merciful. Help me to overcome my troubles and be successful, in Jesus’ mighty name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : May God be gracious to you. May He turn your weeping into laughter, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : God is the most powerful and He works wonders. But it is hard to experience the wonders of God’s power until you believe and revere His holiness.

Quote : “He who God chooses to bless no one can curse; for His mercy speaks in judgment.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Jacob was embalmed in Egypt before his burial? (Genesis 50:2).

Today In History : May 3, 1950, The United Auto Workers Union called off their 100 day strike against Chrysler Corporation sending 144,000 back to work.

Stunning Fact : Did you know all worker bees are female?

Bible Quiz : Who baptised Jesus Christ?

God bless you!

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