May 9, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- LIVING ABOVE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES (II)

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May 9, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- LIVING ABOVE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES (II)

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CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER {Jan ~ June, 2020}
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Saturday, May 9, 2020

TOPIC: LIVING ABOVE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES (II)

Read Job 42:10-13
[10]And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.[11]Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.[12]So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.[13]He had also seven sons and three daughters.

MEMORISE: Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God (Psalms 43:5)

EXPOSITION
This life is full of ups and downs. There is possibility of one form of challenge or the other. People have lost jobs, loved ones, etc. There is the tendency to have terminal sicknesses. Most times, people are victims of flooding, theft, armed robbery attacks, accident, etc. All these and many more are situations that happen often in this world. How you view such circumstances when they come, in relation to God, exposes your level of faith and value. So many people are usually negative, rather than being positive. No wonder many don’t get out of them triumphantly. In times of difficult challenges, you need hope, and you must believe that bitter or negative experiences are not the end of your life. You will soon get through, and glorify God, just like Job (Job. 14:7; cf. Psa. 33:18, 22; 39:7; 130:7).
God does not plot bad things for you. He never tempts with evil (Jas. 1:13). Don’t accept bad fate as if it is from the good Lord. Our good God assures, ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope’ (Jer. 29:11).
From now, begin to anticipate a turnaround, because you are still alive. You remember Job? He had all things taken away from him except his faith in God by the enemy of his soul, the devil. Yet, he never lost his faith in God. He believed in the power of his Redeemer to turn things around for good. God couldn’t have abandoned such a person in his plight. ‘Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning’ (Job 42:12). As God did it for Job, He will surely bless the later days of your life, more than your beginning, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

PRAYER POINTS
1. I believe, today, and claim back all good things that are missing in my life.
2. Lord, help our nation to overcome the security challenges that are bedevilling it, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, heal all Your children who live their lives with the wound of their past bitter experiences.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Samuel 8 – 11 & Romans 14

Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!

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