Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Monday, September 21st, 2020;
HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE
(Don’t Throw Away Your Confidence In Christ)
TO THE BIBLE
Psalm 118:8-9 “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.”
People generally get excited when they receive the “good things” of life and become sad when they lose them. But Apostle Paul made a profound statement in Philippians 4:11-12 NIV where he said: “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Paul had learnt to live beyond the circumstances of his life. He had learnt to trust the Lord for everything. God doesn’t want you to have confidence in your material possessions or social status. Life is beyond that! Jesus said, “…life does not consist in an abundance of possessions” (Luke 12:15 NIV). You might be blessed with material possessions and still not know God. Let your confidence always be in God. He cares for you!
The best thing in life isn’t the fleeting satisfaction you get from having cool stuff, but the confident assurance that comes from knowing God intimately. Realise He’s the One Who blesses you with all the good things of life. Remember, His Word says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17 NIV). So, keep Him as the object of your deepest affection and be confident in His love for you.
Psalm 20:7, Proverbs 22:17-19, 1 Timothy 6:17
Dear Father, no one and nothing compares to you. There’s no other love that’s comparable to yours. I trust in you and have confidence because of you! Thank you, Lord, for your everlasting presence with me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 5:16-26, Jonah 1-4
Luke 24:1-12, 2 Samuel 15-16
Meditate on these scriptures that talk about trusting God:
1. 2 Samuel 22:31
2. Psalms 5:11-12; 18:30; 27:1-3
3. Jeremiah 17:5-8
Through an anointed ministry spanning over 30 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host, and best-selling author Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD. has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.
He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 2010 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the “Messenger Angel”.
Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.
The world-renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.
Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this gave rise to more satellite stations on other continents of the world, the LoveWorld USA in America, LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.
Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God,
Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD, established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with a great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.
Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the inner cities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.