God’s Promises

Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 6:18      

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.          

The Bible tells us that God cannot lie and His promises are unchangeable. We can be confident in and count on God’s promises for all eternity. Not only can we count on God’s promises but we can also live our lives by them. By faith we can receive and claim each and every promise God makes through His everlasting Word. As firm believers in God’s promises we are comforted in all situations by the hope and encouragement we have by trusting and patiently waiting on the promises of God to be fulfilled, either in this world or in heaven.

Heavenly Father, Thank you for the wonderful hope you give us in your unchanging promises. By faith, we believe and claim every promise over our lives. Help us to live confidently knowing that every promise will be fulfilled either in this world or in heaven.  Amen

God Knows You

Verse of the Day: Psalm 139:16        

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Before you were ever born, God saw you and He knew all about you. He knew everything from your first day to your last. He still knows everything about you. He even knows every single hair on your head. He sees you, He hears you, He knows your thoughts and He knows your heart. He knows your past and He knows the plans He has for your future. More than anything God wants you to know how much He loves you and He wants you to know and love Him too. It’s up to you, to not only know of Him and of His works but, to seek to know Him personally.

Lord, I am so grateful for your amazing love and mercy. You know everything about me and yet you still love me. You know my heart Lord, help me to draw closer to you so that I may know you more fully.  Amen

That I May Know Him Better

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 1:17    

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.        

My deepest desire will always be, that I may know God more and that I may grow closer to Him with every day, week, month and year that passes. My hope is that I may continue to gain wisdom and revelation that brings me closer to God. I want a deeper relationship with my God that helps me to live a life more pleasing to Him. I want my creator to fix what is broken in me, to heal what the world has hurt in me so that I am able to be who He created me to be. I want more of you, God, less of me and more of you.

Dear Lord, Grant me wisdom and revelation, so that you I may know you better. Fix what is broken in me and heal what is hurting me so that I may have a deeper relationship with You. I just want more of you, Lord, and less of me. Amen

Daily Encouragement

Verse of the Day:   Hebrews 3:13

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.          

There is so much negativity in the world, on social media and everywhere we look. Instead of spreading negativity speak words of encouragement, pray for one another, remind each other of God’s wonderful promises. God has called each one of us to encourage each other daily. Don’t let sin harden your heart, instead be kind to one another. You never know what someone may be going through and something as simple as a kind word may help them get through the day.

Lord, Thank you for another day of life and for all of your wonderful blessings. In a world filled with so much negativity, help us to encourage one another and to be kind to everyone we meet. Help us to show the love of Christ to a world that is hurting so that they may know your unfailing love and compassion. Amen

A Two-Step Process

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 37:3

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.           

God’s promises are often conditional. In other words, you have to do your part first and then God will do His part. There is a two-step process to receive this promise from God. The Lord will take care of all your needs but you need to trust in Him and do good. Notice the verse says “and” do good, not “or” do good. While you are waiting and trusting on God to fulfill His promise have faith. Moreover, do good, always keeping His commandments and doing things that are pleasing to Him.

Dear Lord, Thank you for all your promises that have been fulfilled. Thank you for blessing me much more than I could ever deserve. I trust in you, Lord, to provide everything that I need. Help me to remain faithful and to do good while I wait on the fulfillment of promises that are yet to come.  Amen

God Chose You

Verse of the Day:   1 Thessalonians 1:4       

We know dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.

Live with confidence and walk with your head held high knowing that God loves you and has chosen you to be His own children. You belong to the Father because the Father chose you not because He had to but because He wanted you. It wasn’t by accident or a mistake, it was intentional. He chose you not because of anything you have done but because of His amazing grace. Now, it’s up to you to try your best to live a holy and blameless life with purpose and on purpose.

Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me and choosing me to be your very own. Help me to walk confidently knowing that I am yours and help me to live life with purpose in a way that is pleasing to you. Amen

Your Purpose

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 2:10    

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do the good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We were uniquely made by God and for God’s purpose. Nothing about you is an accident. God knew you before you were born and He put a desire in your heart for a purpose that He planned long ago. You are never too young or too old to find your purpose in life. Step out in faith and ask God for guidance and direction to fulfilling your God given dreams. Don’t let doubt or the devil keep you from being all you can be for the Lord.

Make Every Day Count

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 90:12         

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.           

Tomorrow we will be ten days into the new year. Naturally we see this as a beginning yet we really don’t know how many days, weeks, months or years we actually will get to experience here on earth. Make every day count, use each day wisely and love the Lord with all your heart.

Give God the Glory!

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 63:3           

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.           

Our worst day with God is better than our best day without Him. Our life, health, job, riches, friends and family and everything else are meaningless without the love of God. Everything here on earth is temporary but God’s love for us is forever and nothing can ever separate us from His love. We have so much to be grateful for and when we begin to glorify God for all He has done for us and count our blessings we see that His love is better than life itself.

Future Hope

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 23:18    

There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.           

As followers of Christ we have the hope for a future not only here on earth but in heaven and for all eternity. Our hope is not anchored in things that are temporary but in God who is the Alpha and the Omega, who is, and who was, and who is to come. (Revelation 1:8) Our hope is in the Lord because He is our help and our shield and we can rely on His promises and plans for today, for tomorrow and for the future. Because our hope is in the Lord we know that no matter what we go through here on earth our story will have a happy ending and our reward will be in heaven.