DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA: INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TOPIC: I AM WITH YOU SAYS THE LORD
DATE: SATURDAY 9, JANUARY 2021
TEXT: Hebrews 13:5-8
KEY VERSE: Deuteronomy 31:6 ‘Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.’
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. I AM the hope of all the ends of the earth, but so few truly know it deep in their hearts. In Me lies the fulfilment of all the complex desires and possibilities of human nature. You know that all the qualities you see in Me are available for you. Are you sad, My Child, that so often you fail to make use of them? Yes, this is the world’s failing – that men fail to appropriate that which is there for them, in Me. Set Me before you always as your one true hope. Be sure that your hand is firmly in Mine. Proclaim Me to others you meet as the hope of all mankind.
John 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. There are many, many joys in My hand. They transcend the joys of earth by an infinite amount. They are experienced through the medium of this world, but their origin is Myself. Your willingness to tread my way opens the gate to these joys – they are yours for the taking. My child, I command you to be full of joy! You rise above earthly things and experience a gladness which comes from being “hidden” in Me –immune from the hurt of anything around you. Your basic joy is in the fact that I am your companion – and that I am faithful. Deep in your heart you know that all is well – let this be expressed more and more in every part of your life. Amen!
Thought for the day: Jesus is with you, let no man take away your joy
Song for the day: I rest in Your Hands oh Lord, I rest in Your Hands….
Bible reading for the day: Genesis 23-24; Matthew 8