Saturday, November 13, 2021
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For she kept saying, “If only I touch his clothes, I will be healed.” At once the bleeding stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. Jesus knew at once that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” Mark 5:28-30
Thought of The Day : Faith is not a call to inaction, but the determination to take action because you know that God lives and answers prayer.
LISTEN: To experience God, you must come to Him by faith, for you can’t receive what you ask of Him until you ask and walk in faith. Faith is a force that God can’t resist. In fact, faith turns expectations into experiences. Faith is key to a miracle, and miracle brings testimony. Miracle will be missing where faith is absent. This means that, absence of faith will amount to absence of miracle. God wants to intervene in our problems if we can stay in faith. He’ll manifest His glory when we put our faith in Him. Sadly, lots of people are yet to experience the best of God due to lack of faith in Him. The Bible is clear on the role of faith in our relationship with God. The Bible says,
“Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.”
My dear, just know that a touch of faith will bring miracles and testimony; because where there’s no faith expectation will be cut off. When you doubt God’s power, you’ll receive nothing from Him. But when you trust Him when the world has failed you, He’ll intervene and change your story. Our bible verse of the day is an account of the woman with issue of blood. This woman had a plague that made her to bleed continuously for twelve years. Her life was messed up, her health broke down and her life was covered with shame and misery. However, when she heard about Jesus, she took a bold step of faith and said,
“If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”
Then she pushed through the crowd and touched the garment of Jesus; immediately, the bleeding stopped. Faith is not a call to inaction, but the determination to take action because you know that God lives and answers prayer. Beloved, what are you going through? Henceforth, approach God in faith and you’ll succeed in the journey of life. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter your situation, learn to take a bold step of faith and trust God for help.
2. Trust God with your concerns, knowing He cares for you.
3. When you’re stressed out, relax and come to Jesus and He’ll fix your problems.
4. Grow your faith and enhance your ability to receive from God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You because you love me and want me to grow in faith. Therefore, help me to grow my faith daily as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing: Today, I prophesy on your life. You’re blessed! Receive grace to grow in faith daily. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: Miracle will be missing where faith is absent; for faith is the vehicle of divine intervention.
Quote: “A journey of faith can never end in failure. Hence, he who makes a trip to God, must travel through the vehicle of faith.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know Simon Peter and his colleagues experienced a great catch by Jesus’s command, after a wasted night of labour? (Luke 5:4-6).
Stunning Fact: Did you know the side of a hammer is called a cheek?
Bible Quiz : Who killed Abel the son of Adam?
God bless you!