God Has the Answers

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:5        

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.           

Trust in the Lord, not in yourself, not in your own wisdom, understanding or feelings.  Not in your education, in your profession or in the world. Trust in God the Father at all times. Trust in His love, grace and mercy. God knows everything from the beginning to the end. He knew you before you were born and He knows the plans He has for your future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, surrender to His will, obey His commands and know that He loves you with an everlasting love. Trust in the Word of God to guide and direct you and in His promises for He is faithful. We may not have the answers but we know the One who does. Jesus is the answer.

Lord, when I don’t understand why things are happening I will trust in You with all my heart for You are the answer and I will cast my cares on You. Amen

God Sees and Hears You

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:15         

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry.         

Righteousness is more than the things we do; it’s what Jesus did for us on Calvary. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for everyone who believes. (Romans 3:22 NLT) We can be comforted in knowing that not only are the eyes of the Lord upon us to watch over and protect us but His ears are also attentive to our cries. Because we have been made right with God we can rest assured that when we are in distress we can cry out to Him and He will hear us and answer our prayers.

Lord, I know You see what I’m going through. I know You hear every single prayer too. I don’t understand why this is happening but I trust in You. Let Your will be done. Amen

Deep Waters

Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 43:2           

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

In the midst of the deep waters, rivers of difficulty and the fire of oppression believers can take comfort in God’s love for His people. You don’t have to be afraid of difficulties that lie ahead because God is for you and if God is for you, who can be against you? Do not fear, do not let your heart be anxious instead be encouraged because God is with you. If you let God fight your battle He will see you through it and you will not be overcome. Don’t let your faith fail you, He hasn’t brought you this far to give up on you now. The Lord will make a way even when there seems to be no way.

Thank You, Lord for Your promise to be with me always. You are my God and I trust in you to fight my every battle. I will not fear and I will not be overcome. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen

You Can Face Tomorrow

Verse of the Day: 2 Chronicles 20:17

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.         

God knows the battles you face each day. Some of us have physical battles we have to live with, some of us have emotional battles from the past that we need to work through and some of us are fighting spiritual battles against the enemy on a daily basis. You don’t have to be afraid and you don’t have to be discouraged. You are a soldier of Christ so put on the full armor of God. Show up, stand firm in your faith and trust in the Lord to protect you, to fight for you and to give you the victory. You are not alone and you can face tomorrow because God is for you and if God is for you, who can be against you?

Thank You, Lord for fighting for me. Thank You for the victory I have in Jesus Name. Amen

Pray for Others

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 6:18 CEV       

Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.

I cannot emphasize how important it is to pray for one another. In an age where everything is put on social media we may think we know what’s going on in each other’s lives but almost everyone we know keeps the things that hurt them the most hidden from their friends and family. People may push us away or refuse to hear God’s message and we may not know exactly what their needs are but God does. We can pray for overall healing, protection, salvation and for God’s will to be done in the lives of our friends and family. If God puts someone in your thoughts make sure you pray for them, you never know what they may be going through.

Heavenly Father, I pray for healing of the mind, body and spirit for my family and friends. I may not know exactly what they need, Lord, but You do. Protect my loved ones from all evil and wrong doing. Most importantly Lord, I pray for the salvation of those who have not yet given their lives to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Your Rights vs. What is Right for You

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 10:23         

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.           

You may be determined to demand your rights as a citizen of this country but it’s not always what’s best for you as a Christian. Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. Though it may be lawful, it may not be beneficial to you as a Bible-believing follower of Christ. Do not let your rights become a stumbling block to others. Believers should waive what they have a right to when the peace and welfare of their fellow Christians require it (John Gill). Knowing the difference between your rights and what is right for you as a child of God comes with spiritual maturity and will help you to live according to God’s laws.

Heavenly Father, as I learn more about Your laws and commands I realize that You always have my best interest at heart. Help me Lord, to always do what is right in Your eyes. Amen

Oh Happy Day!

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 118:24       

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

If you’re reading this, it means God woke you up this morning and you have another day to praise and glorify God. Rejoice and be glad in it because you have received God’s grace and mercy and the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. You are the salt of the Earth go out into the world and spice things up with love, compassion and kindness. Let your light shine so that others can see Jesus in you. Each day is a precious gift from God and you should make the most of it. Rejoice, be happy, be kind and be open to new opportunities to be blessed and to be a blessing to others.

Heavenly Father, thank You for another day of life. Thank You for waking me up this morning and allowing me another day to praise Your name! I will rejoice and be glad in it as I live for You. Amen

No Other Way

Verse of the Day:  John 14:6 

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.      

Through the sacrifice made by Jesus on Calvary, God made a way for us to be saved from death and be with Him in heaven for all eternity. There is no other way to come to the Father, but through the Son. Not by works, merit or personal sacrifices. Jesus is the only way, He is our Savior, and there is no other way. He is the true way to the Father. His way is not only true but He is the truth itself. Christ is the author and giver of life, natural, spiritual and eternal. (John Gill’s Exposition)

Thank You Jesus for the precious gift salvation. Thank You for giving Your life to save mine. Thank You for being my Savior, the Way and the Truth and the Life. Amen

Wise Decisions

Verse of the Day:  James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.   

God is the giver all good things including wisdom. We need God’s spiritual wisdom in our everyday lives to navigate this world. When you have a decision to make take it to the Lord in prayer. God is all-knowing, He knows your past, your present and your future. Bring your concerns to Him with sincerity and humility. Ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom to make good and right decisions. He promises that if you come to Him by faith asking for wisdom it will be given to you.

Lord, grant me wisdom to make good and godly decisions. Guide me in the way I should go. Amen

Keep Serving the Lord

Verse of the Day: Romans 12:11      

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

These last couple of year have been difficult to say the least. We’ve had a lot to deal with but we are finally seeing the light at the end of this dark tunnel. Through it all, God has been with us. Don’t give up now, don’t let your spiritual relationship become lukewarm. Don’t let the troubles of this world come between you and God. All these things are temporary and this is not our eternal home. Keep serving the Lord, keep reading the Word of God, keep praying, keep singing, keep praising and worshiping, keep your soul on fire for God!

Heavenly Father, No matter what troubles may come, I will keep putting You first. I will keep serving You with all my heart and soul. Lord, help me to serve You faithfully, obediently and with passion. Amen