Thursday, October 14, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face! Job 13:15
Thought of The Day : Faith in God grows and becomes stronger when we grow in understanding and knowledge of God.
LISTEN : God is too faithful to fail. No matter what we go through He is committed to His word. If only we could keep pushing until we mature our faith, we would discover that He is with us even in our trials. Beloved, maturing your faith in God as a believer in Christ Jesus is your responsibility. The Bible says,
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”
Your faith grows when you feed on God’s word (see 1 Peter 2:2; Romans 10:17). Faith weakens where the heart is unstable and empty of God’s word; but firm, when the heart is consumed by God’s word. Our faith in God grows and becomes stronger when we grow in understanding and knowledge of God. The more of God you know determines how far you can go with Him. Those who truly know God are hard to be knocked out by circumstances of life. No matter the blow, a person of faith deems it unreasonable to lose his or her faith in God even when the going gets tough. Job was one of those who would not trade God for anything. He was prepared to lose his life than lose his faith in God. (Job 1:1–22 ; 2:1-10). He lost everything that was dear to him, yet, he couldn’t give up on God. Job said,
“Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face!”
Job overcame his trials because he was not ready to compromise his faith no matter what. He placed more value to God than anything else. Wealth or no wealth, family or no family, money or no money, popularity or no popularity, Job was determined to stick with God. Not too many people could do what Job did. He demonstrated his commitment to God. Though, his torments were increased more and more, so that there seems to be no hope of recovery, yet, he continued to trust God. Beloved, like Job, let us pledge our allegiance to God and hold onto our faith from start to finish. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Be strong and keep your faith in God beyond compromise.
2. Determine to be consistently committed to God even when others are losing their faith.
3. No matter what, do not give up your integrity, for it is a vital key to your future.
4. No matter your problems, do not allow them to destroy your faith and confidence.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for being merciful to me. Help me to overcome my troubles and remain strong and committed to you at all times, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. May God bless you. May you be totally committed to Him as long as you live, in Jesus’ name, amen
Reflection : The more of God you know determines how far you can go with Him.
Quote : “Faith weakens where the heart is unstable and empty of God’s word, but firm, where the heart is consumed by same.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know Eli’s two sons Hophni and Phinehas died in battle the same day? (1 Samuel 4:17-18).
Stunning Fact : Did you know ants can lift 10-50 times their body weight?
Bible Quiz : How and why did Hophni and Phinehas die?
God bless you!