Wisdom For The Day Devotional 26 November 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Encourage Yourself In The Lord
TOPIC: Encourage Yourself In The Lord (TREM Devotional 26 November 2022)
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6 (KJV)
Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:
Beloved, why are you looking for the accolades of men and their support for you when God is for you? If God be for you, who can be against you? You must refuse to allow what people say to determine your actions. Too often we allow our actions to be determined by the opinion of people. You have to be careful not to allow things around you to get to you or get into you. It is not the water around the boat that sinks the boat, but the water that gets into the boat. Don’t let the waters around you to get into you.
From our text, how did David encourage himself after the attack by the Amalekites, when even the men that he raised turned against him? He spoke to himself about all God had done in his life in the past. He spoke about his past victories and how he killed the lion and the bear and how he killed Goliath. He reminded himself of the goodness of God to him when he was abandoned in the back side of the desert. He recalled the faithfulness of God in his life and how God built him up from nothing. Learn to speak to yourself, speak scriptures to yourself.
David told himself, the Lord is my light and my salvation who shall I fear, the Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid. When the wicked, even my enemies came up to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Even thou an host should encamp against me, my heart will not fear. Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident and will I seek after, that I will dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion, in the secret of the tabernacle shall he hide me. He will set me upon a rock and he will now lift up my head above my enemies. I will sing praises unto the Lord (Psalm 27:1-6).
1 Samuel 30: 1-6
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Ezekiel 27-29,
Evening – 1 Peter 3
DAILY CONFESSIONS: November 20th – November 26th
The Lord has opened the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on my land in this new month and to bless my home and all the works of my hands and I will lend unto many nations, and I will not borrow (Deu 28: 12,).
I know that all things work together for my good because I love God, and because I am called according to His purpose. In everything I give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning me (Rom. 8:28; 1 Thess. 5:18). The Lord has assured me that He will never leave me nor forsake me, so that I can boldly say, The Lord is my helper; and I shall not be afraid. (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Every day and in every way I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally, and in all my endeavours.
I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life. Nothing will cut me short. I will make a formidable impact in my world for the Kingdom.
IT IS MY WEEK OF ACCELERATION!
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.
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