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‘Give thanks to the Lord, for He is go…

‘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 a…

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…

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…

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 lov…

‘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 lov…

‘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.

We all go through seasons of sadness, depres…

We all go through seasons of sadness, depression, fear and doubt. Many great men of God in the Bible, like Moses, Job, Elijah went through overwhelming valleys of doubts and fears. Elijah wanted God to take his life. Moses ran away in fear, Job cursed the day he was born. King David cried out in sadness many times through the psalms. Paul wrote, “God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus” (2 Corinthians 7:6), certainly knew seasons of darkness and despair. So if you find yourself under the heavy weight of depression today, you’re not alone in your struggle. God knows your suffering. Your dark circumstances are not beyond His power to heal, restore and redeem. God will give you a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness. Isaiah 61:3

Galatians 3:6 ‘Abraham believed God, a…

Galatians 3:6 ‘Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.’
Taking God at His word is what faith is all about. His Word is the final authority. Abraham believed even though what was promised was impossible. Has God promised you something? Keep holding on to the Lord and His promises – keep believing! When you do so, God counts you as righteous.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You that I can trust and believe Your every word. I choose to believe, regardless of what I may see with my natural eyes. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Often we hide our true selves from people. W…

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.

Psalm 146:5 ‘Blessed are those whose h…

Psalm 146:5 ‘Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.’
Do you want to be blessed? Then put your hope and trust in the Lord. The Lord is your great Helper. Nothing is too difficult for the Lord your Maker. Our hope and expectation should be found in Him and in Him alone.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my Helper. You will come to my aid and deliver me. My hope is in You and You are the forever faithful One. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.