Category: flowers

If my children came up to me constantly worried about what we would eat or wear tomorrow, even though they know I had all the resources to take care of them, I would not be very happy with them because they apparently didn’t trust me. Imagine the kind of resources God has! How about all the universe! When we worry, we show that we don’t fully trust God to take care of us. Worry cannot change a thing. Choose to put your trust in God. Look to Him to take care of you. Don’t spend your energy trying to do everything in your strength. Instead, lean on God. Let Him take care of you and rest in His peace. We are anxious over food, clothing, and our life (Luke 12:22), but life is so much more than these (Luke 12:23). If God can take of the birds of the air aren’t we of much more value to God than them? (Luke 12:24)

2 Corinthians 2:14
‘Wherever we go, God uses us… It’s like a fragrance that fills the air.’
No matter where you are or what you are facing, the Lord wants to use you. Your life can be a tool in His hands to bring joy to others. When we surrender to Christ, He makes our lives to be a sweet fragrance wherever we go. Where there is pain, suffering and hopelessness, let God use you, and may you be like a fragrance that changes the atmosphere.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that wherever I go I will be Your ambassador, bringing hope, encouragement and blessing to those I come in contact with. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh, will from the flesh reap corruption. Decay and ruin. BUT he who sows to the Spirit, will from the Spirit reap life – life eternal. Galatians 6:7 Don’t be deceived and misled. God will not allow Himself to be mocked, for whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. Ephesians 5:18 ‘Keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit!’ Listen to and obey His voice (often gentle nudging) Choose the LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS and walk away from THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. Speak life, choose life and reject sin and death and do not entertain it!

So often the world teaches us that what is evil is good, and what is good is evil. But the Bible says, “Abhor what is evil and cling to what is good.” If you abhor something, you are not going to do it. No one has to tell you not to do it and you do not struggle to stay away from it. You naturally avoid it. That is the kind of feeling we must have toward sin.  “Abhor what is evil and hold fast to what is good.” Oh, what precious truth there is in those words. And the sum of all truth and all good, and the triumph over all evil is Christ. So, hold fast to Christ, and abhor everything that is evil and everything that dishonours Him.

‘Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.’ 1 Chronicles 16:34 In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 What do you have that you did not receive from God? Everything we own and have, we ultimately received from God and we owe Him thanks.Let’s start this week with a different attitude. Start by giving thanks to God for His faithfulness. We all can find reason to be discouraged. But HE is faithful and you have a reason to rejoice.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the many blessings that I enjoy from Your hand. You are truly a faithful God and I thank You for Your love and kindness towards me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

It is a comforting thought to know that we are not a terrible mistake, but a very special creation, “born in God’s thoughts."Psalm 139:13-15 For you created my inmost being;You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;Your works are wonderful,I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
You are dear, grand, and precious to Him!

There is something about those quiet morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day that is so special. It is there, spending time in His word that I find strength for the day, strength to meet the trials and whatever else the day may hold. I know that many of us have very busy schedules, but that is all the more reason to seek God. King David saw the value of spending early mornings with God, even in the busy life of a king: “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” – Psalms 5:3 Take time each day with God, learning to put your confidence in Him. Those moments will be the most precious you will ever have. It is there you will find peace. It is there you will learn God’s will for you and find strength to accomplish it.

Maybe, you are wondering how God could still love you because of what you have done. When children fail or do things they aren’t supposed to do, parents may be disappointed, and they may discipline them, but their love for their child never changes, waivers or fails. If you read Hosea 11, you will understand the love of our God. Israel failed many a times. But God kept pursuing them relentlessly. Even though they were unfaithful to Him, He kept loving them unconditionally. Such is His unfailing love. God’s love is not based on what you have done but based on what Jesus did on the cross. People may have rejected you and hurt you, not God- He is love, He will always love you. His love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8)

‘Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.’ Colossians 3:14
We can choose the attitude and way in which we live our lives.
We can clothe ourselves in anger and violence, or we can clothe ourselves in love. We can demand our rights or we can rather be wronged for His sake and display His love. Jesus did that for our sake. Let us repay good for evil.

PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for sometimes putting on the wrong attitude. May I live my life differently from today, as I choose love rather than choose hate and strife! Help me Jesus, Amen.

‘Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.’ Colossians 3:14
We can choose the attitude and way in which we live our lives.
We can clothe ourselves in anger and violence, or we can clothe ourselves in love. We can demand our rights or we can rather be wronged for His sake and display His love. Jesus did that for our sake. Let us repay good for evil.

PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for sometimes putting on the wrong attitude. May I live my life differently from today, as I choose love rather than choose hate and strife! Help me Jesus, Amen.