Thursday, May 6, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Thought of The Day : When we keep our distance from God, we would lose the strength and the protection His presence provides.

LISTEN : Lean on God for strength or be prepared to lose in battles of life. We are faced with diverse trials on a daily basis, and most times we are defeated because we failed to lean on God and draw strength from Him. Prayer and faith in God is our spiritual energy. Beloved, you need to wait on God to win the battles of your life. As a matter of fact, you cannot go through life if you are empty of spiritual energy. You need divine assistance. You must regularly stop to refill to be able to proceed in life. God is our source. Therefore, no matter our schedules, we should withdraw at some point in time for purpose of prayer, meditation and communing with God. My dear, refill yourself in the altar of God and be revived again. Do not drive your life on “an empty tank” lest you experience a puncture of your expectations. Spend time with God and receive new strength. We often get tired of life because of problems associated with it. Sometimes we are stretched beyond our limits, but with God we can overcome (Romans 8:37). Pressure weighs down the body and reduces its strength. As we go through diverse troubles on a daily basis, we should know when to retreat and refresh to be able to continue to function well, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We should learn to go to God for strength. The Bible says,

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

Awesome! This means that, no matter how exhausted you are with your life, you can still inhale the fresh air of God’s presence and bounce back to life. However, when we keep our distance from Him, we would lose the strength and protection His presence provides. My dear, those who wait upon the Lord cannot lack the strength needed for life and the service of God. Their strength will be renewed, and they will soar even in storms of life as eagles (Psalms 103:5). Beloved, it is impossible to be empty of spiritual energy when you are connected to God. Your connection to God guarantees divine assistance in all areas of your life. So, stop being reckless and unwise and begin to walk with God today. Henceforth, lean on Him for strength. Be wise.

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Know when to be with the crowd and when to be left alone with God.
2. Learn to withdraw and pray to refresh and renew your strength.
3. Don’t neglect to spend quality time with the Spirit of God no matter what.
4. Always listen to the voice of God and act as instructed.

Prayer : Dear LORD, You’re good to me. Help me to always turn to You for strenght and security, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : You’re blessed! May God fill you with supernatural strenght for spiritual warfare and excellence, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : He who waits on the LORD will surely refill to continue with life’s journey.

Quote : “Life is full of activities; he who fails to create time to stop and renew his strength at God’s altar, will soon be exhausted with life.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know the rod of Moses changed to a serpent before Pharaoh and swallowed up the rod (serpent) of Pharaoh’s magicians? (Exodus 7:10-12).

Today In History : May 6, 1994, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand formally opened the Channel Tunnel between their countries.

Stunning Fact : Did you know room temperature is defined as between 20 to 25C (68 to 77F)?

Bible Quiz : Who climbed a tree just to see Jesus Christ?

God bless you!

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