In the midst of all that is shifting and changing God assures us that His Word “stands forever!” Anything outside of God’s Word will wither and fade away. God’s word is the final authority. God’s Word is powerful; it can take an unsaved, uninterested, hard-hearted human being and absolutely turn his life around! And it can transform you, too—give you wisdom, bring you joy, dispel the darkness in your life. It shows the way to eternal life through Christ. It gives life meaning and purpose. Have you read His word today?
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him and seek Him.” Lamentations 3:25
For me, waiting quietly for God is difficult. How I wish I could hurry God! My patience keeps running out. I often wonder, “How do I pray better to make Him act?” Maybe, you too feel the same.
When your patience is tested to the limit, remember that the world unfolds according to God’s timetable, not ours.
Prayer: Lord, let me live according to Your plan and according to Your timetable. When I am hurried, Lord, slow me down. When I become impatient with others, give me empathy. Today, Lord, let me be patient, and let me trust in You and Your master plan. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
It’s the story of a father whose son was possessed by a spirit that threw him into violent seizures. Though the father’s faith was wavering, he still turned to Jesus. “I believe,” the father cried. “Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). In the same breath, this man professed his faith and confessed his doubt. Haven’t we all been there? We believe in Jesus’ power, yet we have a hard time believing He can come through in our particular situation. That’s okay. With the little faith we have, God wants us to go to Him. Just like how He raised this man’s son to life and health, God will raise us out of our unbelief and show us that He is able to handle anything that we are battling today.
The Bible says, “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10).
In other words “we are His work of art.” The psalmist wrote, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it” (Psalm 139:13–14).
So why are we here on earth? To fulfill a master plan-A plan unique for each one of us. Even before we were conceived in our mother’s womb we were conceived in the heart of God for this very purpose. It’s incredible, but true.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4
You may ask, “How can I rejoice when everything is going against me?” Paul writes these words from a Roman dungeon. He learnt from personal experience that our joy in the Lord does not depend on having things go our way, or on having everything we want, but on whether or not we are “in the Lord.” He understood that God is the source of His joy and in Him is his sufficiency. Whether in lack or fullness he knew his Lord was enough for him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, sometimes it seems almost impossible for me to rejoice. Help me to understand that only in and through your Holy Spirit can I rejoice in You. Amen.
‘Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome!’ Nehemiah 4:14
– In the course of life we get so much advice that it can be confusing.
– But the best advice we could get is to ‘remember the Lord’.
– We need remind ourselves that the Lord is always with us no matter what.
– Remember the Lord today and remind yourself that He has the final say!
PRAYER: Lord, I choose to lift up my eyes today and to focus on You. I will remember that You are with me and You and able to calm my storms and help me with what I am facing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, HE got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.’
– Prayer is our vital link with the Lord.
– The enemy wants to keep so busy that we don’t find the time to pray.
– Prayer is communion with God and we need that in our lives.
– The Lord is calling each one of us into a deeper relationship with Him.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank You for the example that you set for us in making time with Your Father a priority in Your daily life. We choose to do the same and remind ourselves to pray each day. Amen.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you… (John 14:27).
Peace is something Jesus has given to us as our inheritance. But this doesn’t mean there is no trouble for a Christian. Jesus says, I give peace right in the midst of trouble, right in the midst of distress and turmoil and heartache and pressure. I can impart peace to your heart right there, and not as the world gives. Therefore, the Lord adds, do not let your hearts be troubled. You do not have to be upset and anxious, weary and worried. He will still the storm and quiet the waves. He is with you through it all and He will see you through.
We all need to start each day with trust in the Lord and commit our way into His hands. Whatever confronts us this day, the Lord will take care of it.
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Psalm 90:14
He satisfies every need of ours, even the need of love. We are never empty-He fills our cup, never lonely-His loving presence is always with us, never in need- He will satisfy every need. Therefore my heart sings for joy and rejoices in the God of my salvation.
Our Heavenly Father is zealous for the protection of His children. Anyone who harms His people touches the Lord. How you treat the Lord’s children could determine whether you are blessed or cursed. The Lord promises to protect His children against every attack of their enemies.
The Bible says that anyone who touches and harms the people of God touches the “apple of the Lord’s eye.” (Zechariah 2:8) God warns us, “If you touch My people you are poking your finger into My eye. Imagine the consequence of doing that. Let these words serve as a warning; at the same time, may all who are suffering harm be comforted.