Gifts from Above

Verse of the Day:  James 1:17          

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  

Faith in Action: God is the source of every good thing. Take time to thank your heavenly Father for all your blessings!

Good Gifts from Your Heavenly Father

Verse of the Day:   Matthew 7:11      

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him. (NLT) 

Faith in Action: God loves you and it makes Him happy to bless you with the desires of your heart when you delight yourself in Him. God hears your prayers and if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer according to His will.

More Blessed to Give than to Receive

Verse of the Day:  Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’          

Faith in Action: God gives to us so that we may be generous to others. This Christmas, focus on giving rather than receiving.

A Cheerful Giver

Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:7 

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.      

Faith in Action: Follow your heart and let God work through you, for the Lord has blessed you so you may bless others. Whether it’s big or small make a donation to your favorite charity and make a difference in the lives of others.

Kindness and Charity

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 25:40     

And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.’         

Faith in Action: Share God’s goodness with those in need. Do what you can as often as you can for as many as you can.

Christmas is For-giving

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:14-15  

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Faith in Action: Life is too short to hold on to pain and grudges from the past. Trust in God, let go of anger, and give the gift of forgiveness not only to the person who hurt you, but to yourself as well.

Tis the Season to Be Jolly

Verse of the Day:   James 1:19         

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry   

Faith in Action: If you feel yourself getting stressed out or angry, take a deep breath, say a little prayer and try to focus on the Lord and the real reason for the season.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:6      

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. 

Faith in Action: Before the world starts putting its idea of what Christmas is, teach your children all about a Christ centered Christmas. Teach them the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Is It Worth Your Soul?

Verse of the Day:  Mark 8:36 

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?           

Faith in Action: The world tries to draw you in and pull you away from God, let nothing come between you and God. Don’t lose your soul over something temporary, and just to be clear, everything on earth is temporary. Put Jesus first and live a life of faith and holiness.

Biblical Meekness is Not Weakness

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 5:5         

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth           

Faith in Action: Do not let the world confuse you. Biblical meekness is not a weakness; it is a virtue. Be more like Jesus and less like the world. Be patient and kind, obedient and humble so that you may enjoy the gift of peace and prosperity.