“You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God” (Isaiah 62:3)
If there has been a time when people looked down on you, I have good news for you, God sees you as a crown of splendor in His hand. He will honor you, for the Lord delights in you. God says, “You are precious and honored in My sight” (Isaiah 43:4). Today, shake off the dust of unreasonable criticism, low self-esteem and fear of failure and lift up your head, you don’t have to be bowed down anymore. You are purchased by the blood of Christ, you are the child of the living God, loved and honored by Him.
1 Peter 2:9 ‘But you are a chosen people…’
– You have been chosen by God Himself and His hand is on you.
– You have been chosen by God to fulfil a special purpose and plan.
– You are not here by accident or by fate.
– You are here for such a time as this and the Master needs you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have a plan and purpose for my life. You have chosen and hand-picked me to do what You have prepared for me to do. Help me to fulfil the purpose You have for my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you. Deuteronomy 31:8
– The Lord knows the situations that come your way.
– He’s making a way for you.
– He is already placing what you will need in your future.
– Nothing catches God by surprise, He knows and His plan is a ‘great deliverance’.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You Yourself go before me and You will be with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me and You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. In Jesus’ Name Amen.
“God helps those who help themselves.” People think that this saying comes from the Bible. It doesn’t. No, God helps the helpless!
Maybe, you have been in this predicament for far too long and nobody seems to come to your aid. When God leads you to a tight spot where there is no way of escape, we think it is some kind of punishment for our sins. The Israelites thought that God took them to the shores of the Red Sea to surrender them into the hands of the Pharaoh. On the contrary, there was a great miracle waiting to happen. All they had to do was “Stand still and see the deliverance the Lord was going to bring.” (Exodus 14:13). So, child of God, if you feel helpless, don’t be afraid, be still, God has already planned your deliverance.
Our earthly fathers are supposed to protect, defend and provide for their families. However, they are only humans with many flaws. Some of us have never had one to look up to. God is reminding us that whether or not our fathers succeeded or failed in fulfilling the expectation set before them, God will always be our ultimate Father who will defend, protect, and provide for our needs.
We may have broken relationships with our fathers or live in a dysfunctional family. God wants to remind those of us in such circumstances that you too shall lack nothing as long you realize that He is your Father. (Psalm 68:5) His perfect love towards you remains unchanging. He’s waiting for you to finally notice Him, and be delighted by Him. In Him you shall lack no good thing.
’…and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away!’
– The Lord will NEVER drive you away or reject you.
– His arms are always wide open, ready to receive and embrace you.
– All we need to do is respond to the invitation and come to Him.
– Remember, no one will ever be able to snatch you out of His hand.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I come to You today because I need You in my life. Thank You that I can know the reassurance of Your warm embrace and I can know that I am safe in Your hands. Amen.
“Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4
Life is confusing at times. We want so desperately to follow God’s will and direction, we pray, but then feel uncertain, not wanting to make a wrong move.
The Bible says, “ Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way. All the LORD’s ways are loving and faithful to those who keep His covenant and His decrees ” Psalm 25:8-10
God will always show us the right way. When we get sidetracked, God will direct us back to the right path.
Dear Lord, help me, I am in need of direction. I know You hold my future. Help me to be obedient that I might follow your direction. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
‘In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.’
– Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
– Remember the LORD in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.
– Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow.
– Give Him first place and He will take you where you need to go.
PRAYER: Lord, I choose Your will and Your way for my life. I don’t want to do my own thing, but I want to follow Your leading and guiding. Show me the right paths so that I can walk in Your ways. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Isaiah 43:16-Thus says the LORD, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.
when it appears that we have exhausted all our resources, when our back appears to be against the wall, when there seems to be no way out of our situation, when we feel like we cannot take another step, when we feel like we have done all we can, when it appears that all the doors and possibilities around us are no more, God is declaring that He is still able to make a way for us.
Regardless of how high our sea may be, regardless of how rough the water may be, regardless of how strong the wind may blow, God will make a way where there seems to be no way!!!!
How can we keep from worrying when our lives are so uncertain, so filled with problems and needs?
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Whatever is a burden to you, is troubling you, or tempting you to worry, just cast it upon the Lord. God wants us to throw all those things over on Him, trusting Him to work it all out for the best. Then once you really do that, you’ll have peace in your heart because you know the Lord in His wisdom knows how to handle it better than you ever could.
Lord Jesus, I admit that I take things into my own hands and worry. That weighs my spirit down and sometimes robs my nights of rest. Lift the heaviness from my heart as I cast all my burdens upon you.