EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
By: Pastor Paul Rika Int'l director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA.
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY JULY 15, 2019.
1 JOHN 5:14-15.
Psalm 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Today, I shall be sharing some testimonies among our brethren for your edification. I have been without job since 2016 when I resigned from my place of employment in my determination to live a holy life and make heaven. After my resignation, I began to suffer serious hardship and hunger.
No food at home, no money to pay my children's school fees, no money to pay my house rent that fell due and I was given quit notice. I was prepared to do any job but none came my way. At a time, I started working as a labourer but I later had to stop.
The hunger was so severe that I started collecting food on credit and borrowing money from neighbors. There is a song we usually sing in our unit meeting which I love so much. It says … Oh yes, He answers prayer, the Lord we serve answers prayer, only Jesus answers prayer.
I sang this song always even though I was not paying careful attention to what I was singing. One day as I meditated on the word of God, a question flashed through my mind: “Where is the proof in your life that the Lord answers prayer? You have been singing this song but you have no job to show for it.”
Immediately, I jumped up and made the song my prayer point. From that day I changed my prayer to, 'God, prove in my life that truly you answer prayer.' From then, I would boldly proclaim at our unit meeting that they should watch out for the wonders the Lord would do in my life.
I also did the same in our chapter and combined zonal meetings. I would tell my brethren that although I have not received it, I could see it coming and the Lord is assuring me that He answers prayers of His children. A week after 2018 Youth Conference, I received a call from a man and he said 'Are you Mr. Kayode?' I answered 'yes' and he continued, 'Your appointment letter has been ready since and you only have tomorrow to pick it up before it expires.'”
Thought for the day:
Truly God answers prayers. He does not forsake the righteous.
Song for the day:
Oh yes, He answers prayer. The Lord we serve answers prayer …
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 17-18; Acts 19:1-20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA