Love and Good Deeds

Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 10:24    

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.   

Let your love for God and your gratitude for His mercy and goodness inspire you to share His love and with others. Let’s motivate each other and encourage acts of love and service for those in need so that our heavenly Father may be glorified. We need to do something, help somebody, tell someone about Jesus. If not us, then who?

Lord, Your love inspires me to help others and to share Your love with those in need. Help me, Lord, to do good deeds so that Your name may be glorified. Amen

Kind Words

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 16:24    

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Let’s all make an effort to encourage the people around us, especially the people we love and care about most. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing yet it’s so valuable. We can build each other up with loving and kind words that promote hope and courage. A kind word can change someone’s entire day and we all can use a little kindness. Encourage love and kindness for they are never wasted in God’s eyes.

Lord, help me to be an encouragement to those around me. Let my words promote hope and courage and help me to build them up through thoughtful acts of love and kindness. Amen

Rich in Good Deeds

Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 6:18     

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.           

In this world money comes and money goes. If you want to be truly rich in life you must do good deeds and cheerfully share what you have with those in need. Build your treasure in heaven by doing the work of the Lord. Check on the elderly and sick, feed the hungry, give to the poor and do what you can to help a hurting world know God. These kinds of things make a real difference and these are the things that enrich your life. Give, serve, love, these are the sacrifices that please God.

Dear Lord, thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, I am so grateful for all You have done for me. Let me also be a blessing as I give cheerfully, serve others and love generously. May my thoughts, words and actions be pleasing to You, Lord.

Straighten Your Crown

Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 4:16      

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.   

We all have days when we wake up feeling like we just can’t face another day. Don’t let that overwhelming feeling discourage you. Take a deep breath, remind yourself that you are a daughter of the King and straighten your crown. Come boldly to the throne of God to lay your burdens at His feet and receive His mercy and grace for today. God is with you, God is for you and God loves you.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your mercy and grace. Thank You the privilege of being called a child of God. Thank You for always being with me, for me and for Your love that never fails. Thank You for the confidence I have in knowing that I can boldly come to You for help in my time of need. Blessed be the name of the LORD!

Live Wisely

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:15-16          

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.   

We are living in troubled times and it’s so easy to go astray from God’s ways. We need to live our lives conscientiously and with purpose. Jesus is your example of how to live a righteous and honorable life. Be diligent and wise in your decisions, making the most of every opportunity, always keeping your eyes focused on the Lord. Ask God to give you the wisdom you need to make the right decisions in your daily life and He will gladly give it to you.

Dear God, thank You for another day of life, thank You for Your goodness and mercy. Lord, grant me wisdom to make the right decisions in my daily life. Help me to live with purpose and to keep my eyes focused on You. Amen

In the Potter’s Hands

Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 18:4      

But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

We are the clay pot, marred by sin, often feeling unusable. But in the Potter’s hands He is able to transform us into a new creation. We don’t have to be perfect to be used by God, just willing. If we give ourselves to God, He will mold us into a new vessel fit for His purpose and every good work He has planned for us. We may be broken when we come to God, but He can make us whole.

 Heavenly Father, thank You for taking my brokenness and making me whole. Thank You for transforming me into a new vessel for Your purpose. I give myself to You so You can use me. Amen

Move Forward by Faith

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 3:13   

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.

Would haves, could haves and should haves are holding you back. None of us are perfect, we have regrets and have things we wish we would have done differently but if you want to move forward you have to let go of the past. Your sins have been forgiven and forgotten by the grace of God. If you want to move forward in life you have to stop living in the past. Your soul can heal, from whatever happened to you or the choices you made, when you give it to God. Move forward by faith and don’t let the hurt and pain of the past keep you from the joy God has planned for your future.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the forgiveness of my sins. Lord, help me to forgive and to heal from my past so that I may move forward into the plans and the joy You have for my future. Amen

Hear and Obey

Verse of the Day:  Luke 11:28           

He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”       

It’s not enough just to hear the Word of God, you must also obey it. You must embrace it and put it into practice in your daily life. Let the Word of God settle into and transform your heart, mind and soul. Hear the Word, study the Word, obey the Word and it will be a blessing and a light unto your path.

Dear God, thank You for Your Holy Word that guides me on life’s journey. I pray that You would give me wisdom to understand and courage to obey. Amen

Give the Impossible to God

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 84:12         

Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.

As women of God, we do our best to take care of our families to the best of our ability and we do as much as humanly possible. There are some things that are out of our control and for us, they are impossible. Those are the things we need to give to God. Through prayer, supplication and faith put your trust in the Lord Almighty who deals in making the impossible, possible. Do the possible and trust God for the impossible.

Dear God, thank You for hearing my prayers. I know that in all things You are in control. Give me strength to do what is possible, and in faith, I put my trust in You to do the impossible. Amen

Happy Mother’s Day

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:28

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

If you are blessed to have your mother in your life, honor her as the Lord commands. Pray for her and ask God to bless and protect her always. Be devoted and respectful, affectionate and loving for she won’t always be here. If there are grievances between you, ask God to help you forgive each other. If you are blessed to be a mother, pray that you would be a good example for your children and that they would honor you in the same way you have honored your own mother.

Heavenly Father, we come before You today to pray for all mothers. We ask that You would bless them in a special way. May they know how truly amazing they are, may they feel loved and appreciated for all they do, and may their lives be filled with joy and happiness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen