Thursday, July 22, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

Thought of The Day : Knowing that God’s hand is upon you for good keeps you moving even when it is difficult to move.

LISTEN : God works on us to become what we are created to be. He often allows us to go through pains to deliver His good purpose and blessings to us. My dear, as a child of God what you go through most times might just be God trying to refine you and not to ruin you. God can’t start what He doesn’t intend to finish. His works are completed even before He starts them. The Bible says,

“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.”

Isaiah 46:9-10

My dear, you are ‘work in progress’ in God’s plans, and surely He will finish what He begins in you. This means that, you are a project to be completed no matter what. You may not have received the expected attention to your prayers, but the truth is, God will finish what He started in your life. Our verse of the day says,

“For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6

God is the master planner. He is taking His time to beautify you. You will come out great and better when He is done refining you. Job said,

But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Job 23:10

Please don’t be in a hurry! Forget about the delays, heartbreak, rejections, disappointments, sorrows, etc. you are faced with. Just believe that God is not done with you. No matter what happens, God will not abandon you. He will surely finish what He started in your life. So, be confident in His power ; surrender to His refining process of your life ; and do not write yourself off. Remember, God is refining you and not trying to ruin your life. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t write off yourself just because others wrote you off as a failure.
2. Always remind yourself that, you are a ‘work in progress’ in the hands of God.
3. Hold on to God and believe that, He will not abandon you.
4. Yield yourself completely to God and let Him shape you into His purpose.

Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because I’m safe in your hands. And I’m sure that you will complete what you started in my life. Therefore, help me to yield more and more to you daily, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life, you will not be abandoned. You are henceforth delivered from spirit of delay, rejection, frustration, disappointment, heartbreak, premature death, hardship and sorrow. In Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : When God seems far away, He will appear closer when faith is involved.

Quote : “When trouble threatens your peace of mind, fear makes it looks like God is beyond our reach. But the arrival of faith reveals how close and ready God is to help us.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Elizabeth’s pregnancy was already 6 months old when an angel visited Mary? (Luke 1:26).

Stunning Fact : Did you know the first Lifesaver flavour was peppermint?

Bible Quiz : Who was Virgin Mary to Elizabeth?

God bless you!

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