‘You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns into my darkness into light.’
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, some days it feels like my light is almost extinguished, but I know that You want to come alongside me and cause my light to burn bright again. Thank You for giving me hope in this hopeless situation. Light my path, Lord, for I do not know what to do. Amen
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Why are you so fearful and worried, dear one? Let go of your trials and let God hold you. He knows the plan for your life. He wrote your story from beginning to end. Your future is a memory to Him. He’s already there. You have to let go and let God lead you through life, trusting Him to get you to the other side.
The psalmist says, “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.” (Psalm 34:7). And, “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11). Every believer dwells in the midst of God’s protective care, surrounded by His angels.
Whenever you are afraid, remind yourself that God’s army is with you. God’s angels stand guard over you. No enemy can ever harm you. Don’t be afraid. Remember Psalm 56:3: “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”
‘May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.’
Let me remind you that you are valuable and precious to God and He loves you. His love for you is so great that our finite mind cannot comprehend it. You need His help and power to grasp and understand it. His love is limitless, beyond explanation and filled with compassion and mercy.His love reaches above the highest heights and below the deepest valleys.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your GREAT love towards me. I pray that You would give me the power to begin to understand how great and awesome Your love for me is! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
At harvest time, a farmer’s entire focus is on getting the crop in from the fields. Ripe produce will spoil if left in the fields too long. Jesus challenged His followers to be similarly aware of the spiritual harvest around them. Like a hardworking farmer, we must remain diligent and focus on reaching out to the people God has set before us. I wonder what “fields ready for harvest” are before you and before me? May we heed Jesus’ loving instruction: “Open your eyes and look at the fields!” (John :4:35)
Prayer: Open my eyes, Lord, to the field You have set before me. Prepare me for the work of harvesting and give me joy in serving You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Daniel confidently proclaimed God’s sovereignty over time and circumstance when he declared, “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them” (Daniel 2:20-21). And Acts 14:17 reminds us that the changing seasons are a gift from above: “He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons.” Just as there are seasons of the year, there are also God-ordained seasons of life. Often there is success, sometimes there is failure. There are seasons of health and seasons of sickness, seasons of certainty and seasons of doubt and disappointment. There are happy days and lonely nights. Happy are they who find joy in every season of life. God knows where you are today and He knows where you will be tomorrow.
‘Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.’
Living a life of praise is what you were designed to do. There may be many reasons to moan and complain. But God is still in control and He can be trusted. So, let’s praise the Lord today and let’s exalt His name together.
PRAYER: Lord, I have decided that I will live a life of praise. So right now, I take this moment to praise You and to lift up Your wonderful name. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Galatians 2:2 ‘I went there because God revealed to me that I should go.’
Listening to and obeying the leading of the Lord is important in our lives. The Lord revealed to Paul that he should go to a certain place, and he did. The Lord wants to reveal the things you need to do to you.Your responsibility is to follow and obey His leading in your life.
PRAYER: Lord, may my ears be sensitive to Your leading in my life. May I hear the voice behind me saying: ‘This is the way, walk in it!’ and help me to do what You want me to do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Often we hide our true selves from people. We put on masks. We pretend. We want to be liked. We want to belong. We’re afraid of one thing- REJECTION.
The good news is that God knows everything about us, and He still loves us! David writes, “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar…” Psalm 139:1-6
Every moment God knows where we are and what we need and He lovingly takes care of us. He knows every bruise and every failure. He knows every fear and every pain. He knows us through and through, yet He loves us with all His heart. His loving gaze is ever upon us.
“You will be My own special treasure, if you obey Me and keep my covenant!” Exodus 19:5
Every true believer is surrendered to Christ and His lordship. Up to the hour of conversion we had other masters–self, sin, and the devil. Now the Lord says to each of His children, “You are Mine! I will instruct you, and teach you the way you should go. I will take care of you, and nothing shall pluck you out of My hand. You shall be My own special treasure!”
What a comfort to know nothing can pluck me out of the hand of God. We are His and we are His special treasure.