God Will Get You Through It

Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 4:8-9          

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.      

The Coronavirus pandemic has been a part of our lives for over a year now. It’s still affecting our physical health, mental health, our work, home and social life. So many people have been infected and many have lost their lives. It’s just as important today as it was a year ago to take every precaution possible to help contain the spread of this virus. As Christians, we need to remember that God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Jesus said we would have troubles but then He said not to worry because He overcame the world.  

Dear Lord, thank You for another day of life, not everyone woke up this morning. Thank You for your promises that give us peace and comfort as we go through life’s storms. Because Jesus overcame the world and death itself, we know that nothing can separate us from Your love and we have the victory through Jesus Christ! Amen

Too Many Blessing to Count

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 40:5           

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.      

God is good all the time and He has wonderful blessings planned for you, including the gift of salvation. Jesus came to save the lost, to free the enslaved and to offer the gift of eternal life. There is no way we could even begin to count all of God’s blessings. There is no other like our God and He is worthy to be praised for His goodness and mercy.

Lord, You are so good and You have blessed me beyond measure, Your blessings are too many to count. Thank You for sending Your only Son to save the lost and for the greatest blessing, the gift of eternal life. Your goodness and mercy are beyond compare and You alone are worthy of all praise! Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen

Be Generous to the Poor

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:27      

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.                            

God wants you to help the poor and indigent. If you have the opportunity and are able to help someone don’t walk away or turn your back on them when they need you most. God has compassion for the poor and you are called to show His love, kindness and mercy to those in need. Be generous not only with your money but also with your time and talents by letting God work through you to help the destitute. You have been blessed so that you may be a blessing to others and He will not forget the effort and love you show them.

Lord, thank You for the blessings You have poured over my life. Help me, Lord, to show the same compassion, love, kindness and mercy You have shown to me, to those in need. Help me to use my gifts and talents for You honor and glory. Use me to do Your will, Lord. In Jesus’ Name Amen

Forgiveness

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 86:5           

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.           

God hates sin but He loves the sinners. If not for His love, mercy and forgiveness where would we be? He is good to all and offers forgiveness to anyone who calls on His holy name. He loves us so much He sent His only Son to die on the cross to pay for our sins so we could receive His forgiveness and mercy. He is ready to forgive and He won’t withhold His mercy. No sin is too great that He can’t forgive it. Come to Him with a sincere heart and ask to be forgiven through faith. Accept the Lord’s forgiveness and know that God will wipe the slate clean and give you a new start.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name, Amen (Sinner’s Prayer – Billy Graham)

I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed

Verse of the Day:  Numbers 6:24-26 

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Don’t waste your time on lucky charms, four leaf clovers or any other superstitions. Instead, spend time in prayer with the living God who hears your prayers. Thank God for all your blessing for every good and perfect gift comes from above. The Lord pours His blessings and grace on His people. He, and He alone is the reason for your blessings and peace. May the Lord keep you in His hands and let His blessing surround you with His love. Let His righteousness shine on you and His mercy and grace rain upon you. May He show you favor all the days of your life in Jesus Name.

Heavenly Father, thank You for blessing me so much more than I could ever deserve. I know that every good and perfect gift is from above because You are the one true living God. Lord, I see Your blessings and grace all over my life and I am so truly grateful. I pray that You would continue to bless and protect me and my family and that You would show us favor, mercy and kindness all the days of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

The Full Armor of God

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 6:11    

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.                       

Just like a soldier going into battle you too must put on our full armor. God has equipped you with all you need to stand up to the devil’s schemes and plans. He has given you the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Stand your ground against evil with your feet firmly rooted in the Lord and fight the good fight of the faith. There is one other thing you need before you go into battle, you must recognize that you already have the victory through Jesus Christ.

Lord, thank You for equipping me with Your full armor to fight the plans of the enemy. Help me to stand my ground against evil as I fight the good fight of faith. Thank You, God for giving me the victory though Jesus Christ! Amen

The Never Changing Word of God

Verse of the Day: Matthew 24:35      

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.           

We live in an ever changing world and change is inevitable for better or worse. There is a saying some people think comes from the Bible but it doesn’t: “This too shall pass”. It’s an adage reflecting the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition. (Wikipedia) I’m sure it has helped some people get through tough times, but there is something even better, something you can always count on, the never changing Word of God. It was true yesterday, it’s true today and it will be true forever. You can depend and rely on it. You can live your life by it, even to the end of the world because it is never ever going to change.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your never changing Word. It was true yesterday, it’s true today and it will be true forever. I know I can depend on Your Word to see me though even the hardest times. I can rely on Your promises and I can turn to Your Word to guide me in the way I should live my life. Lord, open my eyes, my mind and my heart to Your instructions and truth so that I may serve you better. Amen  

Walk by the Spirit

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:16     

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.           

It doesn’t matter what kind of temptation comes knocking at your door you can only get so far with your own willpower. You may be able to fight the desires of the flesh by yourself for a little while but soon willpower alone will not be enough. Instead of trusting your own willpower, trust in God’s power, His Word and the Holy Spirit to guide you in the way you should go. Instead of trying to do it on your own, walk by the Spirit and be victorious.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your promise to always be with me. I know that when temptation comes my way, I have the victory through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Lord, help me when I am weak. I trust in You and in Your Power to fight the desires of the flesh. Guide me Lord, in the way I should go and help me to always walk by the Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praise God!

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 150:6         

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.      

No matter what is going on in your life, God is worthy of your praise. If things are going well, praise Him. If things aren’t going well, praise Him. Praise God through faith, with love and confidence of His goodness. Praise Him for the victory of salvation. Praise Him cheerfully and with joy, for His love and mercy endure forever. God is great and worthy of all praise. As long as you have breath in your body praise the Lord. And when you get to heaven you can praise Him for all eternity!

Heavenly Father, I praise You! I praise You all the day long. I praise You with all of my heart, mind and soul! I praise You in the good times; I praise You in the hard times. Lord, I praise You because You are my God! You are holy and worthy of all praise! I praise Your wonderful Name! Amen

Christlike Mindset

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 2:5     

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus                            

In everything you do and as you interact with people, follow the example of Jesus Christ. Make a conscious effort to have the same mindset as the Lord. Before you speak, before you act, ask yourself how would Jesus handle this situation. In the 90s the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) became popular and served as a reminder to act in a way that demonstrates the character of Jesus. The Bible tells us that Jesus was humble, obedient, patient, giving, forgiving and more. Jesus not only loved God but His heart was full of love and compassion for all people. Do your best to live your life in such a way that others will see Jesus in you.

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending your Son, Jesus, as the perfect example of love and compassion for all people. Help me to do my best to live a life of humility and obedience to You. Lord, help me to be patient, kind and forgiving. Help me to be compassionate and loving so that others may see Your love through me. Amen