Verse of the Day: Matthew 25:40
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
As believers in Christ we should be known for our good deeds. We don’t do them because we are trying to get into heaven. Jesus already made the way for us. We do good deeds because of the grace that has been shown to us. We do good deeds because we have the love of God inside of us and we do good deeds because we want to be more like Christ. Love is kind and God commands us to love one another. Be kind, practice random acts of kindness and charity not because of who they are but because of who you are, a child of God. Share God’s goodness with those in need. Do what you can as often as you can for as many as you can.
Verse of the Day: James 1:19
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
‘Tis the season to be jolly. Even though it’s the most wonderful time of the year people are busy, stressed out, in a hurry and not always as polite as they can be. As Christians don’t forget what the season is really about and let’s try to set an example of how to treat others. As we are gift shopping, dealing with crowds, long lines, parking and all the other seemingly stressful activities let’s be patient, kind and slow to anger. Christmas is meant to be joyful and it doesn’t cost anything to be kind.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:11
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
Wise people are patient when others act offensively towards them. They don’t act or speak without thinking first. It doesn’t mean they accept what is contrary to their values and beliefs. It means they take time to evaluate the situation and act accordingly with patience and integrity. We’re living in a time where everyone is easily offended and are quick to anger, judge and criticize each other. We don’t necessarily have to agree with everyone, but we do need to be kind. Hurt people, hurt people, wise people try to understand. Instead of becoming angry show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God also forgives your offenses.
Verse of the Day: Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
What does the Lord require? Obedience to His Word by faith. Treat others fairly and equally, oppressing no one. Behave in a morally righteous way, not self-righteous, but in accord with God’s laws and virtues. Be kind, merciful, compassionate and forgiving even to those who don’t deserve it. Be respectful, gentle and live modestly, not thinking too highly of yourself. Submit to God’s will and acknowledge Him in every part of your life, not just on Sunday but, walk with Him in every moment of every day. We all fall short sometimes, but God’s grace is bigger than our sins.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
If you’re reading this, it means God woke you up this morning and you have another day to praise and glorify God. Each day is a precious gift from God and you should make the most of it. Rejoice, be thankful, be kind and be open to new opportunities to be blessed and to be a blessing to others.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 11:25
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Be kind and generous to others because God has been kind and generous to you. When you’re generous to the poor God will always make sure you are taken care of. Trust in God’s promises and help those in need.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 31:20
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
As godly women who love the Lord we should aspire to help the poor and needy. That doesn’t mean we all have to do extraordinary things. Sometimes, it’s simply a kind word or a sincere gesture. Each of you should do what God puts in your heart to do and do it with love.