RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL;
14TH APRIL, 2018; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
REFUSE TO BREAK
(Don’t Succumb To Pressure)
TO THE BIBLE – Jeremiah 17:7-8
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
Why should a Christian read the Scriptures, like our theme verse above and still gripe and moan about challenges? It makes no difference the pressure you face from the adversary; refuse to budge, because the greater One lives in you. Never find yourself wearing a sad look, frustrated, because of the challenges you might be facing. That’s what Satan wants; he likes to see that you’re under the pressure; but don’t give him that luxury.
Christ lives in you. Therefore, when you face the crises of life, declare, “Greater is He that’s in me than all the pressures and challenges that could ever come against me!” Whatever you may be going through is a light affliction; always remember that. Learn to laugh, no matter the pressure, because every adversity you face will produce for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
The Word says so; hence, it’s the only outcome to expect. That’s why you must rejoice in the face of adversity. The Bible says, “…the joy of the LORD is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).
Learn to celebrate, and rejoice in the Lord, especially when the squeeze is on. Refuse to focus on the problem. Fix your gaze on God’s eternal Word. The Holy Spirit who lives in you will make you triumphant always, and in every situation.
Psalm 92:12-15; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
I celebrate the Word, its effectiveness in me, and power to put me over all adversities. I’m reigning in righteousness, growing in the grace, wisdom and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. I cause circumstances to align with the perfect will of God for my life through my faith-filled confessions, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 14:1-24, Judges 17-18
Mark 2:1-12, Leviticus 14
Today, speak in tongues and charge up your inner man. Then prophesy to yourself.