The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58: 11
God now has a perfect divine plan and destiny set up for your life – and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that divine plan!
There is not an area or detail in your life that God will not be willing to help you out with – no matter how small or trivial you think it may be. The Holy Spirit is called “the Helper” in the Bible. It is now His job to help you in every single area of your life where you will need His help.
Genesis 16:13 ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’
– The Lord is the great and wonderful God who sees each one of us.
– You may feel insignificant or even overlooked.
– This is never true when it comes to the Lord who loves and cares for you.
– Know this for sure today, the Lord sees you and He knows the desires of your heart.
PRAYER: Lord, how wonderful it is to know that You see me. Even when I feel that no one sees or knows my battles, You see and You know. May I never forget that Your eyes are ever upon me. 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.
Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born to help in time of need.”
What does this mean? A friend has the responsibility to love through hard times but a brother/sister is born to help weather the storm of difficulties and misfortune. It is very easy to text someone and say, “I am praying for you”, when all they need is for you to be there and help out either physically or in any other way. We don’t need a friend who sends the heart- emoji when our hearts are breaking from a failed marriage or a failing financial situation. We need a sister who would show up and assure us they care.
I have such a friend and such a sister. They have always been there for me. They have always prayed with me. Always helped me, always been the hand and feet of Jesus to me. Truly, I want to emulate them both. Would you be a true friend a true sister/brother to someone in need today?
In the midst of a life-threatening storm, the disciples thought that they were going to drown. They couldn’t keep their boat afloat and the boisterous waves kept battering against their boat. They were in the midst of a hopeless situation. And then Jesus appeared, walking on the water. They thought He was a ghost. But then Christ speaks those beautiful words which instantly reassured them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” As He stepped onto the boat, the wind and waves died down and everything was calm again.
Are the storms of life threatening to drown you? Do you feel hopeless? Invite Jesus into your boat. He is the only one who’s able to calm the storm.
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.
Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord’s name is to be praised.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting” means that God should be praised all over the earth.. Secondly since the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening it means that God is to be praised all day long, at all times. Each new day is a gift from God. Each and every new morning sunrise has within it a promise of fresh new blessings from the same hand that created the sun.
LORD it is true that You really do deserve our praise from the early morning to the setting sun. Forgive us for not always remembering to do so. We praise You now in Jesus’ name. Amen
Romans 8:26 ‘And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness.’
– The Lord never abandons us but He comes to us to help us.
– He wants to come and take hold of your hand and hold you.
– Especially when we feel weak and frail He comes to take hold of us.
– In the process He empowers us to be able to walk in His strength.
PRAYER: Lord, how thankful and grateful I am to have You in my life. You are the one who takes me by the hand and gives me the strength and the power that I need. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Proverbs 3:27-28 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbour, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
As believers, we must reflect God’s goodness, generosity, and justice to the people around us. The Lord cares deeply about how we treat our neighbours. Our love for our fellow men is a reflection of our love for God and our trust in His sovereignty and justice. Look for opportunities to bless someone today. Some of you can do a little, others can do more, but all of us need to do good for those who need it when we have the power and the resources to do it
What does God expect of you?
Few of us have thought long or hard about this question. The answer is:
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
• Do what is right.
• Love what is kind. The world is rarely kind, but we must cultivate kindness .
• Be humble.
When we live such a life God is truly honored.