Wisdom For The Day Devotional 28 November 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – The Wilderness Experience Is Part Of Life
TOPIC: The Wilderness Experience Is Part Of Life (TREM Devotional 28 November 2022)
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 42:11 (KJV)
Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:
The journey of life will not always be smooth. Sometimes it comes with bumps and potholes. Those are the wilderness of our lives. Everyone will pass through his own wilderness experience. I want you to know that it is not the end of your life. It is only an opportunity for you to experience the power of God. David was anointed by God and as soon as he killed Goliath, you would have thought that the next thing would be for him to become king. But that was not to be. That turned out to be the beginning of his wilderness experience.
But it was David who taught us that our soul should not be cast down and we should be excited and stand up in the spirit also. From our text he said to himself “why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God. For I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God”. At times it seemed as if the promise will never happen, a time when heaven seemed to be silent and had forgotten him.
There will always be times when it seems the enemy is getting stronger and you are getting weaker, and you desire to quit. At those times you feel like taking matters into your hands rather than allowing God to work out His perfect plan and purpose in your life.
Your wilderness experience comes in diverse ways and that’s when to look unto God. In the case of David in 1 Sam 30:6, he had lost his wives, children and everything he had to the enemy and his people spoke of stoning him because they were all aggrieved, but David encouraged himself in the Lord. This is what marks your turnaround in the season of adversity. Decide to encourage yourself. It’s not over yet!
1 Samuel 30:1-8; Isaiah 43:1-7
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Ezekiel 33-34
Evening – 1 Peter 5
DAILY CONFESSIONS: November 27th – December 3rd
The blessing of the Lord shall come upon me and overtake me because I am a doer of the word of God. I declare that I am blessed in the city and the field. I am blessed in the fruit of my ground. I am blessed in my basket and my storehouse. I am blessed when I go in and when I go out. The enemies that rise up against me shall be smitten before my face.
They shall come one way and flee seven ways. The Lord shall command His blessing upon my storehouses and in all that I set my hands to do. He shall establish me as a holy person unto Himself. The people of the earth shall see that I am called by the name of the Lord and shall be afraid of me. The Lord shall make me plenteous in goods in all areas of my life.
The Lord shall open unto me His good treasure. The heaven to give me rain in its season. All the works of my hand shall be blessed. I am a lender and not a borrower. I am the head and not the tail. I am above and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28:2-13). The Lord crownest my year with His goodness; and my paths shall drop fatness. (Psalm 65:11)
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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