Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Let your light shine by doing good deeds so that others will be led to glorify God. There are so many people in need of help right in your very own community. Volunteering your time at homeless shelters, food banks or at some other nonprofit organization that has a place in your heart will help people experience the love and goodness of God. When you love God with all your heart you can’t help but feel compassion for the poor and needy just like Jesus did. Let God’s love shine through you because faith without works is dead.
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 49:13
Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
The world attempts to keep you content but the only place to find real comfort and compassion is in the Lord. Shout for joy and rejoice because God loves and cares for His people. He doesn’t want you to suffer or be discouraged. Pour out your heart in prayer, for the Lord will never forsake you. He will have compassion on you and His unfailing love will comfort you and give you peace.
Verse of the Day: Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
If you’ve never gone through something so difficult that you can’t see how you’re going to make it through and you can’t see the light at the end of tunnel these may just feel like words on paper. But I’m here to tell you from personal experience that God will see you through hardships and He will provide for your needs if you trust Him with all of your heart. Turn to the Lord, He is the Light of the world, He is a way maker. It may not be in a way you were expecting but God will provide enough to meet your needs. Sometimes God uses others to bless you and at other times He may ask you to be a blessing to someone else in need.
Verse of the Day: John 15:15
I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
How awesome to have a friend in Jesus. He knows you, He cares about you and He loves you more than you will ever know. He always has your best interest at heart and He’ll never turn his back on you. He’ll never leave you, He’s always there for you and you can always count on Him. He wants to spend time with you so you will never feel alone. You can tell Him anything and you can believe that He will never betray your trust. There is no friend like Jesus, He’s the best friend you’ll ever have.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 5:3
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
The most important thing you can do to start your day is to spend time with the Lord in prayer. Thank Him for waking you up and giving you another day of life. Praise the Him for His goodness and His mercy that starts new every morning. Lay your requests and concerns at His feet. Invite Him into every part of your day. After spending time with God you can face anything that comes your way.
Verse of the Day: Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Everything has a time and a season. There will be good times, hard times, growing times, quiet times, every kind of season you can imagine. The most important thing you need to know is that you never have to go through a season alone. God is with you in every season and He loves you more than you will ever know.
September Reading List:
September 1: Ezekiel 9-12
September 2: Ezekiel 13-15
September 3: Ezekiel 16-17
September 4: Ezekiel 18-20
September 5: Ezekiel 21-22
September 6: Ezekiel 23-24
September 7: Ezekiel 25-27
September 8: Ezekiel 28-30
September 9: Ezekiel 31-33
September 10: Ezekiel 34-36
September 11: Ezekiel 37-39
September 12: Ezekiel 40-42
September 13: Ezekiel 43-45
September 14: Ezekiel 46-48
September 15: Daniel 1-3
September 16: Daniel 4-6
September 17: Daniel 7-9
September 18: Daniel 10-12
September 19: Hosea 1-7
September 20: Hosea 8-14
September 21: Joel
September 22: Amos 1-5
September 23: Amos 6-9
September 24: Obadiah-Jonah
September 25: Micah 1-7
September 26: Nahum 1-3
September 27: Habakkuk-Zephaniah
September 28: Haggai 1-2
September 29: Zechariah 1-7
September 30: Zechariah 8-14
Verse of the Day: Genesis 50:20
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good, to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
This is one of my favorite Bible verses because it reminds me that no matter what the devil tries to use to harm us God can turn it around and it use it for good. God can use your past to help others and your deepest pain can be used to set your calling in motion. God has a plan and a purpose for your life so no matter you’ve been through, what’s been done to you or what you’ve done God can still use you for His purpose. Trust in God and don’t give up.
Verse of the Day: 1 John 5:20
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Do you know about Jesus or do you really know Him on a personal level? Just knowing who He is, is not enough. Our goal in life should be to really get to know Christ by having a deep and personal relationship with Him. We need to make this our priority if we want to spend eternity in the presence of the Lord.
Verse of the Day: Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We were born into a world of sin but because Jesus gave His life to pay for our sins we have been offered the gift of salvation and eternal life. Thank God for loving us so much that He gave his Only Son so that we could be saved and now because He died for us we should live our lives for Him. How do we live for Jesus? Jesus said, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30).