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 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.
1 Corinthians 16:14
‘Show love in everything you do.’
Love should be the guiding force in our daily lives. God is love and when we show love, we reflect His character. In a world that is harsh and unforgiving, we should shine His love around us.In everything you do today and in the future, remember to do it all in love.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life reflect Your great love to those around me. Let me not act out of character with the love I have received. Instead let me be a dispenser of Your love to those I come in contact with. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
– This scripture speaks to us about our priorities.
– If we will put God first in our lives there are rewards.
– This is a key to living a successful life.
– Give Him first place in your life today!
PRAYER: Lord, I give You the place of priority in my life right now. Help me to realise that apart from You I can do nothing! In Jesus’ Name. Amen
‘The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ Isaiah 40:8
– There are many things that people put their confidence in.
– What are you putting your confidence in today?
– Is it something that will last?
– You can depend on God and on His word!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You are the everlasting God and Your word stands forever. Teach me to be dependent on You and on Your word. Amen.
Teach us to number our days so we may obtain a heart of wisdom.
This Psalm is a sober reminder of the frailty of life.
Consider the folly of the world, chasing after things that won’t last, storing up treasures on earth, seeking pleasures that will wither and fade away. We need the wisdom of God that turns our hearts to desire the eternal. Do we have a sense of purpose? Have we considered what purpose the Lord might have for us, and how we might use the time He has given us to that end?
Lord, give us wisdom that we may invest our time in that which is of eternal value, so that we may fulfill the purpose for which you created us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Ephesians 3:18 ‘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.’
– The Lord longs for us to grasp how great His love is towards us.
– You are valuable and precious to the Lord and He loves you.
– We need His power in our lives to begin to understand His great love.
– May His power work within you so that His love will be a reality in your life!
PRAYER: Lord, give me a revelation of Your love for me. May I begin to grasp and understand this great love and may it change my life forever. In Jesus’ Name I ask, Amen.
If the mark of a Christian is belief without faltering, I fall short. I have doubted God many times. I have questioned Him. I have not trusted Him completely when things seem impossible.
When I read the bible, I find many examples of people just like me, people who doubted, argued and questioned. Like Peter who knew Jesus so well and yet said, “I don’t know who Jesus is.” Matthew 26:72
Jesus did not reject Him, instead He loved Him and even prepared a meal for Him. Our doubts and fears never drive away our Saviour. He is so patient and loving towards us. Many doubts and fears simply cannot quench His love for us.
Flee from youthful lusts. 2 Timothy 2:22
To flee in Greek means to run to the point of vanishing. You run so far from the temptation that you can’t even see it any more. This truth is so simple, yet so profound! It’s also the area where so many stumble. When faced with temptation, many run a little – but not far enough. You must cut sin off at the root. If you’re weak in certain areas, don’t keep surrounding yourself with the opportunity to stumble. Avoid. Flee. There’s no wisdom in entertaining the thing sent to destroy you. Escape that temptation to the point of vanishing!
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.