You Are a Shining Star

Philippians 2 15

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 2:15

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.

This world has been darkened by sin but as a followers of Christ you are meant to shine like stars in the night sky for the whole world to see. As a faithful ambassador of Christ it’s your calling to shine like the Son. Be who God created you to be, a bright and shining light in a dark world leading others to Christ.

Overcome Your Unbelief

Mark 9 24

Verse of the Day: Mark 9:24

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Every believer at one time or another has doubts, fear or times when their faith is weak. The enemy will try to destroy your faith by planting seeds of doubt in your mind. But, as long as you still have some faith, even as small as a mustard seed, God will work with what you have. If you still believe, God can change your heart, heal your body or move mountains for you. It’s not about your power or your strength, it’s about having faith in the power of Jesus Christ and believing that His grace is sufficient. When you feel doubt and fear creeping in ask God to strengthen your faith so that you can overcome your unbelief.

Unashamed and Courageous

Philippians 1

 Verse of the Day:  Philippians 1:20

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

God’s grace and the hope He gives us means we don’t have to be ashamed of any suffering we may encounter for Christ. We must have the courage to follow Jesus and declare Him to be the Son of God, the Messiah and the Lord of our lives no matter what is going on around us. People may mock or ridicule us for our faith and as believers in Christ when things are not going well or when we face troubles but do not be shaken for we serve a mighty God. Be courageous and determined to always do your very best to obey the call of God in all circumstances.

Be a God Pleaser

galatians 1 10

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 1:10

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

We all fall into the trap of trying to please people, especially the people we love. Being a people pleaser isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It shows that you are caring and you enjoy making other people happy. But when you seek the approval of people over God it definitely becomes a problem. Far too often it comes at the expense of your own needs or at the expense of your relationship with God. Don’t be negatively influenced by people who don’t know God, instead be strong in what you believe and why you believe it. By living a life that is focused on God’s truth and is pleasing to Him you will attract the right people into your life.

Strengthened in the Faith

Colossians 2 6-7

 

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

 

As believers in Christ we must strive for spiritual maturity. We cannot grow without first being tested. If we are rooted in Christ, when trials come our faith will be made stronger when we trust in the Lord and continue to be thankful for His goodness and mercy in all situations.

Overcome Your Unbelief

Mark 9 24

 

Verse of the Day:  Mark 9:24

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

 

Every believer at one time or another has doubts about their purpose in life.  As long as you still have some faith God will work with what you have.  It’s not about your power or your strength, it’s about having faith in the power of Christ.  When you feel doubt and fear creeping in ask God to help you overcome your unbelief and increase your faith.

He Hears You

1 psalms 34 15

 

Verse of the Day:  Psalms 34:15

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry

 

As believers in Jesus Christ we have been made righteous through him and not by our own doing.  We have been adopted into the family of God the Father.  Because of his grace and love for us he watches over us and protects us, and when we cry out to him, he hears us.