He Keeps To His Words

Devotion for Wednesday August 9, 2017

Topic: He Keeps To His Words

Text: Joshua 21:45

The words of Solomon in 1 Kings 8:56 confirm our topic for the today. God has never spoken and failed to do what He said. Joshua subscribed to the fact that all God said concerning possessing the Promised Land by Israel came to pass. The inviolable truth of God’s promise and its fulfillment is what Christians should look up to even when it delays in coming to pass. If in anything, it has seemed to come short, we should be ready to take all the blame to ourselves. God does not speak always but when He utters a word, He abides by it.

What are His promises you have laid hold on and they have not come to pass? What are you currently passing through that has almost consumed you and you have started to doubt the promises of God and their fulfillment in your life? Joshua testified that all God promised him and Israel came to pass. Solomon did same. All the promises He made to Paul also came to pass. I am assuring you, the user of this devotional today that God’s promises about your life and future will be fulfilled. Congratulations in advance. All will come to pass in your life in Jesus name. Just keep trusting and waiting for at the right time, it will be fulfilled.

Food for Thought: “He who is the slowest in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

Memory verse: Joshua 21:45

Prayer: God, bring all your promises for me and my family to fulfillment in Jesus name. Amen.

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The Danger In Doubting God’s Word

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Devotion for Sunday May 28, 2017

Topic: The Danger In Doubting God’s Word

Text: 2 Kings 7:1 – 2

When Angel Gabriel gave God’s message to Zachariah that his wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son they will call John, he doubted the message because he and his wife were aged, and he was punished. God did not spare him because he was a priest. He became dumb till God fulfilled what he doubted (Lk 1:18–20; 1:62–64). Doubt and faithlessness has consequences on our lives as they deny us most of the good things that should have come our way.

The statement of the officer in our text was an expression of unbelief, for which Elisha immediately announced that he should be excluded from a share in the coming plenty. It is unlikely that this prediction will be fulfilled, that the officer thought God must pour out wheat and barley from heaven before it could have a literal accomplishment. The way this man was cut off from this blessing is the most unfortunate thing that can happen to any man. He saw but didn’t partake of it.

Do you doubt God’s promises about getting married, getting a good job, admission, children, etc? Repent today before God will punish you for doubting. Rom. 4:17–22 is clear evidence that Abraham did not waver in faith. Trust God as Abraham did. There are many requests we make and fail to receive the answer not because God is not willing to answer us but because of our doubt and unbelief. No wonder the opinion of James in Jas 1:6. Doubt can bring fear and make us undermine the potentials in us. Again, we should be mindful of saying negative things about ourselves and others as words are living being.

Food for Thought: Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win by fearing to attempt – William Shakespeare.

Memory verse: 2 Kings 7 verse 2b

Prayer: God, remove fear and doubt in me, and strengthen my faith in Jesus name.

A Blessed Man

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Devotion for Sunday May 14, 2017

Topic: A Blessed Man

Text: Jeremiah 17:7 – 8

Today’s text is opposite that of yesterday. Here, the man is blessed who trusts and hopes in the Lord. In Ps. 1:1ff is the record what makes a man blessed. Here, Jeremiah confirms it. God blessed Noah and his sons because they did what was pleasing to Him. Noah was a different man in his generation. Are you different in this generation? Do you hate all the evils of this age? Israelis were contemplating of asking Egypt for military assistance against invading Assyrians and God said that doing so is a curse but when they trust and hope in Him they will be blessed, and will be like a tree planted by the waters (17:7 & 8 compare Ps. 1:1 & 2).

Trusting in the Lord is beneficial to us in many ways – we are blessed, we are fruitful in all ramification, etc. Can you mention other benefits? Do you sincerely trust God in all things or in some things only? Those that put their trust in the living God certainly will continually receive from Him life and all the good things of life too. These will result to heavenly joy and peace which will always fill their souls. God does not intend to place curses on us. We can only be under curse when we wilfully disobey Him. We will be blessed and remain so when we walk in obedience to His word (Deut. 5:33) and when we delight to do His will and please Him. Where do you belong – those who obey God or those who disobey?

Food for Thought: Happiness comes from earthly things; blessedness comes from God.

Memory verse: Jeremiah 17 verse 7

Prayer: Help me O Lord my God to always please and obey you so as to enjoy your blessings in Jesus name.

Are You Afraid?

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Devotion for Friday May 5, 2017

Topic: Are You Afraid?

Text: Luke 8:50

Faith is very indispensable in our daily lives. God expects us express our faith when confronted with greater challenges of life. It is lack of faith that breeds fear and doubts. Jairus came to Jesus requesting that He should come to heal her daughter. On the way, Jairus was informed that the girl was dead and he should not border Jesus any longer. A hopeless situation indeed! Some of us, we will break down in tears. It is my prayers that God will turn every hopeless situation in your life to hopeful situations in Jesus name. When Jesus heard this, He said, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.”

Fear is one of the things that deny us our miracle. Fear arises when we anticipate evil but when our faith is solid, we will excel. Are you afraid of failure, the danger lurking around you, business collapsing, attack, etc? Jesus is saying that you shouldn’t be afraid. There is no need to be afraid no matter the situation.

Jesus told Jairus, do not be afraid. So He is telling you not to be afraid of what has not even happened. As you remove fear and trust God for a great and fruitful future, I decree it shall be so in Jesus name. As you trust Him concerning that project you want to embark upon, He will perfect it for you. Emerson said, “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Trust God for what you have not seen about your future and your career. Trust Him because He knows the best for you.

Food for Thought: “Beware of despairing about yourself; you are commanded to put your trust in God, and not in yourself” – St. Augustine.

Memory verse: Luke 8 verse 50

Prayer: 1. God, remove fear in me and give me the grace to trust you. 2. God, increase my faith in Jesus name.

 

Hand Them Over To Him

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Devotion for Saturday March 11, 2017

Topic: Hand Them Over To Him

Text: Psalm 55:22

The Psalmist advised us in Psalm 37:5 saying, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.” This counsel is very necessary because life is full of challenges. Someone once asked me, if there is any life void of worries. I believe that there is no one who doesn’t worry. The difference is that a true Christian hand over his/her problems to God and leaves everything in His hands while unbelievers will carry the burden on themselves.

We don’t have to undermine this counsel because of our own, we cannot do anything meaningful. It is a way to have peace in the midst of all uncertainties of life. Again, challenges of life are so many that they can easily overwhelm us except for the grace of God. Above all, God is the one that has all the wisdom that can help us live victoriously. The best way to ease yourself of anxiety is to lay your load upon God. Dependence on God keeps our souls in peace. God wants us to give our burdens to Him, but often we continue to bear them even when we say we trust in Him. Trust the same strength that sustains you to carry your cares also.

What is that burden of your heart now? Is it food to eat this morning? Is it money to transport you to office or children to school? Hand them and all other problems to God. Jesus advised us also on this matter in Matthew 6:25 – 34. When we worry, it means we don’t trust God. Don’t insult God by undermining His ability to provide for us.

Food for Thought: Anxiety springs from the desire that things should happen as we wish rather than as God wills.

Memory verse: 1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you (ESV).

Prayer: Lord, help me to remove worry out of my life by handing over every need to you.

Trust Him At All Times

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Devotion for Thursday March 2, 2017  

Topic: Trust Him At All Times

Text: Psalm 62:8 – 12

When we have enjoyed the grace of God, we will find it easy to invite others to enjoy same with us. If you have not known and enjoy fellowshipping with God, it will be extremely hard for you to tell others about such fellowship. This was the case of the Psalmist here. He had tested the goodness and faithfulness of God which gave him the impulsion to give the counsel in Psalm 62:8. The counsel is that we should trust God wholeheartedly.

What the Psalmist meant here is that we must trust God at all times, not to trust ourselves at sometimes or in any creature but in Him only. We should trust in Him to guide us when in doubt, to protect us when in danger, to supply for us when in want, and to strengthen us for every good word and work.

This counsel is the best we can get from anywhere. The reason is simple. God is Almighty; He owns everything and can do all things we desire. Then, if He can do all we want and can provide for us, why can’t we trust in Him as we do in small things as well as in big things? Why is it that we are easily despaired? We need to understand God we serve so well so as to begin to trust Him. If we don’t know Him enough just as the Psalmist did, we will continue to doubt Him as John the Baptist did when he was in prison. When we know God so well, we can trust Him. You can only trust what you know. Therefore, know him well by studying His words always.

Food for Thought: Psalm 18:2

Memory verse: Psalm 62 verse 8 – Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

Prayer: Strengthen my faith, O Lord, my God, so I can trust you in all times no matter the situation or circumstance in Jesus name. Amen.

Antidote to Worry 1

In this devotion, Jesus gave us antidote to worry – GOD KNOWS THAT WE NEED THEM. Instead, we should seek the kingdom of God first and God will meet us at the points of our needs.

My Daily Covenant (2017 Edition) Devotion for Thursday January 5, 2017                  

Topic: Antidote to Worry 1

Text: Matthew 6:31 – 34     

As I was meditating on this topic, I got a question that I haven’t received an answer till now. Why is it that mad people don’t fall sick as normal people and they don’t receive treatment as we do in hospital yet some of them live longer than normal human being except they die by accident? One thing I have come to understand which may not necessarily be the answer is that mad people don’t live lives of worries. They take things one day at a time. They don’t care about what they eat or where they sleep.

Have you ever thought of a life without worry? Have you ever thought of seeing the promises of God fulfilled as we have them in the bible? Don’t think it is impossible because there is nothing too hard for God to do. Why then do we keep on worrying ourselves?

In our text, Jesus gave us antidote to worry – GOD KNOWS THAT WE NEED THEM. Instead, we should seek the kingdom of God first and God will meet us at the points of our needs. Unfortunately, most of the things we characterized as needs are wants and not needs. Because of the ill effects of worry, Jesus tells us not to worry about those needs that God promises to supply.

Worry can (1) damage your health, (2) disrupt your productivity or affect your productive organs, (3) negatively affect the way you treat others, (4) reduce your ability to trust in God (5) shorten our lives and (6) lead to other ailments like stroke, hypertension, etc. From the above, how many ill effects of worry are you experiencing? Here, is the difference between worry and genuine concern—worry immobilizes, but concern moves you to action. Anxiety springs from the desire that things should happen as we wish rather than as God wills. Are you anxious about what the year holds for you? Remember our devotion for yesterday – Trust God All Through. He will not fail you neither will He disappoint you as you hold on to His promises. Have a great day.

Action: Think of what to do so as to have your needs met and begin to act on them from today.

Memory verse: Matthew 6 verse 33 – But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 

Prayer: Help me, O Lord to trust you to provide all I need on daily basis.