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Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th June 2018 – Quieting the Critic

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th June 2018

Topic: Quieting the Critic

Read: Nehemiah 4:1–6, Bible in a Year: Ezra 9–10; Acts 1

Key Verse: Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Nehemiah 4:4

Message: I work with a team to put on an annual community event. We spend eleven months plotting many details to ensure the event’s success. We choose the date and venue. We set ticket prices. We select everything from food vendors to sound technicians. As the event approaches, we answer public questions and provide directions. Afterward we collect feedback. Some good. Some that is hard to hear. Our team hears excitement from attendees and also fields complaints. The negative feedback can be discouraging and sometimes tempts us to give up.

Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th June 2018 – Quieting the Critic

Nehemiah had critics too as he led a team to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. They actually mocked Nehemiah and those working alongside him saying, “Even a fox climbing up on it would break down [your] wall of stones” (Nehemiah 4:3). His response to the critics helps me handle my own: Instead of feeling dejected or trying to refute their comments, he turned to God for help. Instead of responding directly, he asked God to hear the way His people were being treated and to defend them (v. 4). After entrusting those concerns to God, he and his co-laborers continued to work steadily on the wall “with all their heart” (v. 6).

We can learn from Nehemiah not to be distracted by criticism of our work. When we’re criticized or mocked, instead of responding to our critics out of hurt or anger, we can prayerfully ask God to defend us from discouragement so we can continue with a whole heart.

Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th June 2018 – Quieting the Critic

Prayer: Help me to evaluate the good and bad in the criticism, to trust You, and to continue in my work wholeheartedly.

God is our best defense against criticism.

Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th June 2018 Message was written By James Banks [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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TREM Daily Devotional 15 October 2018 – The Power Of Apostolic Benediction

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TREM Daily Devotional 15 October 2018 by Dr. Mike Okonkwo

Topic: The Power Of Apostolic Benediction

Scripture: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

In almost all Christian gathering you go to, we make the above declaration. Either the pastor or priest will say it or the entire congregation will say it at the end. And that sort of signals the end of the service. I Am sure you are familiar with the phrase: “Let’s share the grace in fellowship”. We have also added “surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives…” And it is all wonderful, but my challenge is that it is fast becoming a ritual and a religious exercise rather than understanding the power behind it.

The Apostolic benediction is not something we just say in other to close service. You know, we just had a wonderful service, the word of God has been preached with the power of God present; healing has taken place. And then you are being discharged to go and confront your confrontation and to face a real world. It was Apostle Paul who received this revelation from God. Remember Paul was so religious. But at a time, God had to meet him on his way to Damascus and from then God began to make him see from the realm of the Spirit.

TREM Daily Devotional 15 October 2018 – The Power Of Apostolic Benediction

Paul was taken to the third heaven and was able to receive revelation so mighty that we are still gleaning from it long after his death. You can scarcely preach a full message without mentioning Paul, because of the deposit of God in his life. So, Paul is the one who made this declaration when he wrote to the church in Corinth, telling them it is a greeting. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.’’

We need these tripartite anointing upon our lives as we go about our daily activities. The Grace of God. The Love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit.

Further reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-14

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 45-46; Evening- 1 Thessalonians 3

TREM Daily Devotional 15 October 2018 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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Our Daily Bread 15 October 2018 Devotional – Trust Him First

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Topic: Trust Him First

Read: Isaiah 46:3–13 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 45–46; 1 Thessalonians 3

Scripture: Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Psalm 68:19 nlt

“Don’t let go, Dad!”

“I won’t. I’ve got you. I promise.”

I was a little boy terrified of the water, but my dad wanted me to learn to swim. He would purposefully take me away from the side of the pool into a depth that was over my head, where he was my only support. Then he would teach me to relax and float.

It wasn’t just a swimming lesson; it was a lesson in trust. I knew my father loved me and would never let me be harmed intentionally, but I was also afraid. I would cling tightly to his neck until he reassured me all would be well. Eventually his patience and kindness won out, and I began to swim. But I had to trust him first.

Our Daily Bread 15 October 2018 Devotional – Trust Him First

When I feel “over my head” in a difficulty, I sometimes think back on those moments. They help me call to mind the Lord’s reassurance to His people: “Even to your old age . . . I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you” (Isaiah 46:4).

We may not always be able to feel God’s arms beneath us, but the Lord has promised that He will never leave us (Hebrews 13:5). As we rest in His care and promises, He helps us learn to trust in His faithfulness. He lifts us above our worries to discover new peace in Him.

Prayer: Abba, Father, I praise You for carrying me through life. Please give me faith to trust that You are always with me.

Thought for the Day: God carries us to new places of grace as we trust in Him.

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For further reading on trust in God during difficult times, see the free booklet Anchors in the Storm at discoveryseries.org/hp073.

Read Also: Our Daily Bread 14 October 2018

Our Daily Bread 15 October 2018 Devotional was written by James Banks

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TREM Daily Devotional 14 October 2018 – Fall At The Master’s Feet

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TREM Daily Devotional 14 October 2018 by Dr. Mike Okonkwo

Topic: Fall At The Master’s Feet

Scripture: “And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and when he saw him, he fell at His feet”.Mark 5:22

Message: The Bible is full of stories of people whose lives changed at the feet of the Master. Jairus, and the syrophoenician woman whose daughters were sick unto death both fell at His feet. And Jesus helped them. Our God knows how to bring you out. Don’t ever write yourself off. You are a candidate for an eleventh-hour miracle. God still knows how to fight your battles. He knows how to shut the mouth of the enemy and to silence the voice of the wicked. You will not be disappointed.

Jeremiah 50:34, says “Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name: he shall thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.”

TREM Daily Devotional 14 October 2018 – Fall At The Master’s Feet

Babylon is like your enemies and God is going to silence them. Whatever pending issues threatening your life and destiny shall be silenced by your Redeemer. You will carry your baby in your hands. Those who said you will not wed shall see you wed in church. Those who said you will trek till you die shall see you drive your car. Those who said, let us see how he will become something shall see you become something.

You can’t come before God and go back in shame. You can’t bow before God and bow down before men. No! Altars of the wicked will not have effect in your life. Whatever altar they are calling your name in order to make you see shame, let such altar catch fire. When a letter is sent to you and it is not your letter, we always say to the postman return to sender. Sickness is not your name. Barrenness, miscarriage, untimely death, unemployment, disappointment, and fear are not your name. So I command them to go back from where they are coming. Only good news will come from your camp.

Further reading: Jeremiah 50:33-40; Mark 5:21-43

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 43-44; Evening- 1 Thessalonians 2

TREM Daily Devotional 14 October 2018 was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo, 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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