Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the LORD your God, am with you in all you do. Joshua 1:9 (NET)

Thought of The Day : With courage and faith, no obstacles will be too hard to surmount.

LISTEN : You will be stopped in your journey of life if you are empty of courage and faith. Courage and faith are two forces that cannot be subdued. When the going gets tough courage keeps you moving even when all you could see is obstacles; and faith keeps your eyes on God against all odds. The Bible says,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…”

With your eyes on Christ, you can conquer crises. My dear, faith takes your eyes off problems and direct it towards God. When Joshua took over the mantle of leadership from Moses. Just after the death of Moses, God repeatedly asked Joshua to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:6-9). He asked him not to be afraid or panic in the face of troubles. And assured him of His presence wherever he goes. God knows that, Joshua was going to face diverse people and situations that would threaten his peace of mind. Hence, he encouraged him to be strong and brave. God said to him,

“I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and
don’t panic, for I, the LORD your God, am with you in all you do.”

Joshua 1:9

My dear, no matter your purpose in life, you’re bound to face obstacles. However, to sustain your courage you must believe that, God is with you everywhere you go. Henceforth, determine to glide on the wings of faith and courage and you’ll live. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. In the midst of troubles don’t panic, instead, trust in God for intervention.
2. In every situation be strong and courageous and look on to God.
3. Don’t be afraid. Instead remember that God is with you always.
4. Anytime you’re afraid, remind yourself of the promises of God and lean on Him.

Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank You because You’re with me always. I will forever hide myself in You and obtain victory, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Henceforth, soar with courage and conquer territories, in Jesus ’ name, amen.

Reflection : He who is in God’s assignments will never miss His abiding presence.

Quote : “God never fails, He goes everywhere with the one who is ready to go everywhere for Him.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was transformed into an animal? (Daniel 4:33).

Today In History : March 24, 1208, King John of England opposes Innocent III on his nomination for archbishop of Canterbury

Stunning Fact : Did you know the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers?

Bible Quiz : What are the names of Jesse’s three sons who followed King Saul to war?

God bless you!