Verse of the Day: Proverbs 3:3
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. (NASB)
Love is kind and your kindness shows compassion to the people you love. Often in relationships we slip into a comfortable state where we take each other for granted, not intentionally, but it happens and we no longer go out of our way to be kind. The Word of God tell us over and over again that we should be kind to one another even to strangers so how much more should we intentionally be kind to our loved ones? When we have a relationship with God we come to understand what He has done for us because He loves us so much. His love changes us, it makes us kinder, compassionate, caring and forgiving. Because God has been so kind to us let’s choose to intentionally go out of our way to show kindness to the people we love.
Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
No one is perfect and everyone has faults and quirks, but when we have genuine love we can learn to be patient and overlook the things that frustrate and possibly even annoy us. When we are patient and kind we try our best to focus on the wonderful qualities of the people we love. Just like our heavenly Father is patient with us we should also be patient with those we love. It’s not always easy but don’t give up everything worthwhile takes effort.
Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
God isn’t far from you, He’s always with you, you need only to seek Him with all of your heart and soul. He wants to have a relationship with you but even though He could, He’s not going to force you to have a relationship with Him because He wants you to choose to love Him. The most important thing you can ever do isn’t found in the busyness of your life, it is found in the quiet times seeking God. Seek Him with a sincere heart, pray, read the Bible and turn from sin. God loves you and He is merciful, if you give your heart to Him and make Him a priority in your life you’ll see for yourself how good your heavenly Father is.
Verse of the Day: 1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Pray with the full confidence that God hears you, He is faithful and He is a loving God. God hears all your prayers and He answers each one. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes the answer is no and sometimes the answer is not right now but in His timing. The key words here are “according to His will”. Always pray “according to his will” asking that the Lord’s will be done, not yours, that His promises be fulfilled for He alone knows His plans for you. Pray by faith in the name of Jesus with humility and reverence because no matter what the answer is, you can be sure He has heard your prayer.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 1:5
The wise hear them and grow in wisdom; those with understanding gain guidance.
Solomon, the king of Israel, asked God to give him wisdom and understanding and it pleased the Lord, so he gave him wisdom and understanding beyond measure. The Book of Proverbs was written to guide people, not just the young, but all people in what is right, just and fair. Some say the Book of Proverbs doesn’t apply to today’s times, but it is as relevant now as it was then because God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Learning is a life-long journey, even the wise can still grow in knowledge and wisdom.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 61:2
From the end of the earth will I cry to thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
There are times when we may feel far from God, when we feel alone, when our heart feels sad, troubled or overwhelmed. It doesn’t matter how far away you’ve gone God is always there for you. He is in control and you can always turn to Him. You’re never so far from God that your prayers won’t reach Him. His love, grace and mercy reach to the farthest corners of the earth. Cry out to the Lord for His help and ask Him to strengthen your faith, for He alone is your rock and your salvation.