(Always Be Strong And Courageous!)
TO THE BIBLE: Joshua 1:6-7 MSG
“Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going.”
Linda was going through some very unpleasant experiences: her family was in a financial crisis; her younger brother had been kicked out of school; and as if that wasn’t enough, she recently lost a dear friend. She felt so overwhelmed by all that was happening that she almost gave up her faith in God.
It’s the same for some Christians today; when faced with challenging situations, they’re left with the choice to either cave in or respond with the right attitude of faith.
When the Apostle Paul faced trying times, he didn’t grumble, complain, become discouraged, or blame God for what was happening to him.
Instead, he chose to see those trials as times of training, preparing and equipping him with the ability to help others in their times of trouble.
Now, that’s the winning attitude—the attitude of faith! He looked away from the problem and instead embraced the comfort of God’s Spirit (2 Corinthians 4:17).
This should be your attitude too as a child of God! Don’t allow any hurtful or unpleasant experience to overwhelm you; always be hopeful and courageous, and you’ll come out victoriously, no matter what comes your way.
1 John 4:4; 1 John 5:4
I’m an overcomer in Christ, and therefore, no matter the challenges that may come my way, I come out victorious in Jesus’ Name!
Daily Bible Reading
1 Thessalonians 1-2:1-16, Isaiah 35-37
John 5:19-27, 1 Kings 19
Meditate on Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.