Verse of the Day: Psalm 62:5
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
There may be times when all your efforts lead to disappointment, your plans don’t work out, temptation may seem to great or your current situation seems hopeless. Don’t lose hope, turn to God, leave it all in His sovereign hands. Wait patiently on the Lord and on His promises. Find rest in the Lord for when you put your problems in God’s hands He puts peace in your heart.
Verse of the Day: Romans 8:37
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:35 poses the question: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? The answer my found in Romans 8:37-39. We are to have confidence in knowing that no tribulation, suffering, persecution, absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. His love is not earned so it cannot be lost, it is undeserved and limitless. We are not just conquerors over sin and despair, we are more than conquerors in all things through Jesus Christ because even when we go through these things our faith is made stronger. We have the victory through the blood of the Lamb.
Verse of the Day: John 15:8
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Bearing much fruit comes with spiritual maturity and is a result of being obedient to the Word of God. When you devote yourself to God and His will the fruit of the Spirit is evident in your life and God is glorified. You are a righteous tree planted to bear the fruit of righteousness by which all men will know you are disciples of Christ. But, when you aren’t connected to the life giving vine, you stop bearing fruit. Stay connected to God through prayer, His Word and by serving Him with a surrendered heart.
Verse of the Day: James 2:14
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?
Faith is a verb; it requires action on our part. Faith in God prompts us to do something, it moves us to share the love of God not only by word but also by deed with those in need. As our faith grows it is revealed in the presence of the fruit of the Spirit. Anyone can profess that they have faith but true faith is demonstrated by acts of love and kindness which demonstrate its genuineness. For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)
Verse of the Day: Acts 20:24
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
God has given each of us different gifts to be used for His purpose. We should be pleased with what we’ve been given and use these gifts to the best of our ability. No matter what happens in the world around us we cannot let it shake our faith, become fearful or allow it to change our purpose. We are to remain faithful to the very end in testifying to the grace, love, and mercy of God and the salvation He offers to all people. We each may have a different gift and a different task but the goal is the same for all of us, to use our gifts, to finish the race and to complete the task we’ve been assigned by God.
Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 8:5
And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
Give yourself fully to God, devote yourself to the Lord and allow Him to use you to help others. Be so full of God’s love and joy that it spills over into the lives of those who also need Him. Be there for one another, especially in these difficult times. If you see that someone is struggling, by faith, be a blessing to them. Remember, when you help others God will bless you and provide for your needs too.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 118:14
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Even if you are going down the wrong path the Lord will never forget you, He will never leave you. Surrender to His calling. It’s not too late to turn around and it’s not too late to start over. The Lord will save you from yourself and from your own bad decisions. When you accept Jesus as your Savior you can leave the guilt and shame of your past behind, you are a new creation. Let Him be your strength, your song and your Savior.