Christ Strengthens Us

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Verse of the Day:  Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Christ strengthens us in everything we do. It’s not limited to spirituality. He also strengthens us in whatever areas of our life we are weak or struggling, including physical, emotional and financial battles. Changing our old ways and habits can be hard when we try to do it by our own strength and often we fail. The good news is we don’t have to do it all alone or by our own strength.  We have Jesus on our side and we “can” do all things through Christ who strengthens us. By faith Jesus lives in us and that means we have His strength in us. Give whatever you are struggling with over to Jesus and let Him be your strength and your guide.

Share the Love    

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Verse of the Day:  1 John 4:11

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

 

God’s love flows to us and it also needs to flow through us.  When we receive God’s love it will change our heart so much that we feel the need to share it with other people.  We can share God’s love by practicing forgiveness, compassion and by praying for one another. God’s love is meant to be shared so let your light shine everywhere you go.

The Never Changing Word of God

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

 

We live in an ever changing world and change is inevitable for better or worse. There is a saying some people think comes from the Bible but it doesn’t: “This too shall pass”. It’s an adage reflecting on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition. (Wikipedia) I’m sure it has helped some people get through tough times, but there is something even better, something you can always count on, the never changing Word of God. It was true yesterday, it’s true today and it will be true forever.

Sing Praises

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 30:4

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.

 

Have you ever noticed that no matter what is going on in your life singing praises to the Lord always makes you feel better?  Yes, we are singing to Him but in return we are overcome with God’s presence and overwhelming peace and joy.  Make singing praises to God a part of your day and you will definitely start to see a change in your mindset and attitude.

The Fruit of Righteousness is Peace

Isaiah 32 17

 

Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 32:17

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

 

God’s presence in our lives changes everything.  When we submit to God’s will, He gives us a calmness and inner peace that nothing on the outside can take away.  We’ll have a quiet confidence that no matter what happens we know God is in control and we know that God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Keep God First

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Verse of the Day:  Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

 

This is the time of year when we start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  We decide to make changes and declare goals that will improve our lives.  The Bible tells us we should set our minds on things above and that our thoughts and goals should be focused on Christ and our future home, heaven.  As we contemplate our New Year’s resolutions let’s be mindful to include goals that allow us to put God first in our lives.

Love and Obedience

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Verse of the Day:  John 14:23

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

 

If you really love Jesus, you will obey His teachings.  Saying you love Him is easy, anyone can say they love Jesus, proving you do is another matter. When you understand and appreciate what Jesus did for you at the cross it changes you, you’re no longer the same.  True love and gratitude responds in obedience, dedication and with passion.