Friday, November 19, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. James 5:13

Thought of The Day: Prayer of faith changes affliction into glorification.

LISTEN : Affliction responds to prayer; prayer is the antidote for afflictions and satanic invasion. Prayer of faith changes affliction into opportunity for greatness. No doubt, when affliction visits, people tend to think that, life will never be the same again. But prayer of faith changes the equation. Indeed, affliction is “a thorn in the flesh.” Affliction is the state of being afflicted : the cause of persistent pain, distress and great suffering. My dear, are you afflicted? Are you suffering? And your suffering seems to have no end? Not to worry! Talk to God about it. Our verse of the day says,

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.”

James 5:13

This means that, you should tell God your concerns and drop your questions with Him. He has answers to them all. Prayer brings God’s attention to your problems. If you can pray sincerely to Him, He’ll give solutions to your problems. My dear, you haven’t received solutions to your problems yet, because, you chose to handle it yourself. The Bible says,

“You desire and you do not have. . .because you do not ask.”

James 4:3

When you ask, I assure you, you will receive from God. (see Matthew 7:7,8). No matter the affliction, pray; and never rely on your own strength. Always remember that what your strength can’t carry God can carry it. Pray until God hears you. So, when you’re afflicted, pray, have faith in God, never lose hope, be strong and courageous; and never complain or write off yourself. If your hope is firmly in God you won’t be put to shame. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Talk to God about your problems and trust Him to help you.
2. Don’t quit praying, rather pray until you receive.
3. No matter what, determine to keep your hope alive and know that God will surely answer you.
4. Don’t be afraid or worried about your problems, instead, pray and exercise faith in God.

Prayer : Almighty Father, You’re a loving and compassionate God. Therefore, deliver me from my troubles and bless me to the glory of your name, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : May the Lord bless you. Yokes of afflictions are destroyed in your life now and forever, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Faith is that voice that pushes a man to tell God about his concerns and trusting He’ll attend to it.

Quote : “Affliction suffocates and fades away when faith brings God into our own situation.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know that life and death are in the power of the tongue? (Proverbs 18:21).

Stunning Fact : Did you know grapes explode when you put them in the microwave?

Bible Quiz : Who announced the birth of Jesus Christ?

God bless you!

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