Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
You have been chosen by God to be royalty. You may not have been born on this earth as royalty but because you belong to our heavenly Father, you are the daughter of the King! You are God’s special possession and of great worth. Praise God for choosing to have a special relationship with you.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 86:7
When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
Faith is not about having the answers; it’s about knowing the one who has the answers. Having a relationship with God is what’s important and we can be encouraged in knowing that God hears our prayers. If we learn to trust in Him, when we call on Him, He will give us peace and comfort. We can have confidence in God at all times even when we can’t find the right words to pray, God hears our heart.
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
If your desire is for God to use you, first you need to deal with sin in your life. Second, build a relationship with Him, get to know Him and recognize His voice. Third, you need to offer yourself to Him through obedience and service.
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 He’s not going to force you. He wants you to seek Him, and the more you seek Him, the more you will find 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. This world is temporary and everything in it is temporary, but what God is offering you is eternal.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death. Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into his presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.
Verse of the Day: 2 Chronicles 7:14
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sins and restore their land.
The lack of morality and having no relationship with God is what’s wrong with our society today. How do we fix it? We humble ourselves, pray, seek God and turn from our wicked ways. If we do these things God will hear us, forgive us and heal our land. To change the world, we must first change ourselves.