Verse of the Day: Psalm 36:5
Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
God’s love is so high, deep and wide that we cannot even begin to comprehend it. You see, no matter what you do or don’t do, God will never love you any less and He cannot love you any more than He already does. His love for you is not based on who you are or what you do, it’s based on who He is and God IS love and His love is infinite. My prayer for you is that you may know, love and serve the Lord with all your heart. May your knowledge of God’s love for you bring you joy and peace all the days of your life. Amen.
Verse of the Day: 2 Timothy 1:6
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
A soul on fire for Jesus is a heart that has moved from knowing who God is to having a personal relationship with God. It’s a soul that has been so changed by the love of God and the gift of salvation that it lacks no zeal. It’s a soul that’s passionate about sharing the Word of God and the love of God with hurting people. Be sure to cultivate the flame with daily prayer, by studying the Word of God and by using and improving the gifts God has given you to help bring salvation and hope to the lost.
Verse of the Day: 1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
It’s not always about the words you use when you try to tell people about Jesus. Sometimes actions do speak louder than words and it’s the way you live for Christ that makes the most impact. Whether you know it or not, people are watching you. They are watching to see if your actions match your words. They know you can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? No one is perfect and God is continually working in us but we can try our best to live a life of humility and integrity. Follow the example of Jesus and try your best to do everything with love. “May your life preach more loudly than your lips.” – William Ellery Channing
Verse of the Day: Psalm 18:16
He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.
Have you ever felt like you were doing all you could just to keep your head above water? Be it afflictions, sorrow or something else that makes you feel like giving up. Whatever troubles you find yourself in, call out to God even if you have to whisper. You are not alone, God is with you and He hears your prayers. God will fight for you and He will rescue you. He is your refuge from the storm. Trust in the Lord to be there for you, He is faithful and He loves you more than you can ever imagine.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 91:1
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
When we choose God to be our shelter from the storms of life we find rest, peace and all that we will ever need. By faith we find comfort in the loving arms of God Almighty. When we trust in God’s plan for our lives and stay in His will we have nothing to fear. This is not just a Sunday event, this is a life-long journey and an intimate relationship. Seek Him with all your heart, invite Him in to every part of your life and stay in His gracious presence every day.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 107:20
He sent out His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
Healing power comes from God. When Jesus walked the Earth He spoke and people were physically healed. God has the power to heal our temporary physical bodies but more importantly, His Word has the power to heal our eternal souls. God’s Word will heal whatever is hurting and destroying your soul, but first, you must receive it. You have to let it penetrate your heart, meditate on it, hear it, read it, study it, memorize it and it will begin to fix whatever is broken in you. We may never understand why God answers some prayers for physical healing and why others are never healed. Ultimately, our hope shouldn’t be placed in the healing of our temporary bodies that are only here for a minute, but in the hope of an eternity with our heavenly Father.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 31:14
But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
In the best of times and in the worst of times you can trust in the Lord your God to be with you. By faith, you can leave all your troubles at the feet of your heavenly Father. Believe and know in your heart that He is on His mighty throne ready to protect you, to defend you and to help you in your current situation. He is the one and only true living God and in Him you can depend on whenever trials befall you. Man may fail you but God never will. Turn to Him, cling to Him because He is merciful and because He loves you more than anyone else ever can or ever will.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 30:5
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
As we go through life there will be times when, for whatever reason, we will encounter difficulties, pain or sorrow. Be comforted in knowing that no matter what you may be going through it’s only for a night (a season), it will not last forever. The mercies of God are new every morning and you may be weeping now but joy will come soon. Things may seem dark and hopeless now but with the dawn of a new day the sun rises once again and light breaks through the darkness. Hope is on the horizon. If you woke up this morning that means you’re alive and breathing. You have something to be thankful for so keep praising the Lord.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Trust in the Lord, not in yourself, not in your own wisdom, understanding or feelings. Not in your education, in your profession or in the world. Trust in God the Father at all times. Trust in His love, grace and mercy. God knows everything from the beginning to the end. He knew you before you were born and He knows the plans He has for your future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, surrender to His will, obey His commands and know that He loves you with an everlasting love. Trust in the Word of God to guide and direct you and in His promises for He is faithful. We may not have the answers but we know the One who does. Jesus is the answer.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry.
Righteousness is more than the things we do; it’s what Jesus did for us on Calvary. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for everyone who believes. (Romans 3:22 NLT) We can be comforted in knowing that not only are the eyes of the Lord upon us to watch over and protect us but His ears are also attentive to our cries. Because we have been made right with God we can rest assured that when we are in distress we can cry out to Him and He will hear us and answer our prayers.