Enjoy Life 

Ecclesiastes 3 12

Verse of the Day:  Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

God has given you the precious gift of life and He wants you to be happy and enjoy it. Enjoy all of God’s blessings with a thankful heart. Enjoy yourself in the things of the Lord. Spend time doing things that make you happy with the people you love. Whenever have the opportunity to do good for others, do it. Life is short and God doesn’t want you to go through it sad or discouraged. Be happy, keep life simple, love God and love people.

Live Wisely

Ephesians 5 15-16

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:15-16

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

We are living in troubled times and it’s so easy to go astray from God’s ways. We need to live our lives conscientiously and with purpose. Jesus is your example of how to live a righteous and honorable life. Be diligent and wise in your decisions, making the most of every opportunity, always keeping your eyes focused on the Lord. Ask God to give you the wisdom you need to make the right decisions in your daily life and He will gladly give it to you.

Hear and Obey

Luke 11 28

Verse of the Day:  Luke 11:28

He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

It’s not enough just to hear the Word of God, you must also obey it. You must embrace it and put it into practice in your daily life. Let the Word of God settle into and transform your heart, mind and soul. Hear the Word, study the Word, obey the Word and it will be a blessing and a light unto your path.

Planting Seeds

Luke 8 15

 Verse of the Day:  Luke 8:15

But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

God’s Word is like a seed that you plant everywhere you go by sharing it with others and by being an example in the way you live for Christ. Not everyone will accept God’s Word, some seeds will land on the path, some on rocky ground and others among the thorns. Not every seed will take root and produce. You never know whose heart the seed will take root in, but the more seeds you plant, the bigger the harvest.

Joyful – Patient – Faithful

Romans 12 12

Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

The Christian life is not always easy. Jesus said we will have troubles but we can have peace because He overcame the world (John 16:33). We can be joyful in the hope we have in Jesus Christ because we have salvation and the hope of being with the Lord forever in heaven. We can be patient during troubled times because we know our faith is being made stronger while we rely fully on God for healing, comfort, provisions and peace. Be faithful in your prayer life regardless of what is happening in the world and especially in times of tribulation. Don’t be discouraged by what is happening around you instead take every concern, every fear and every doubt straight to the throne of God.

Hang in There

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

It’s not always easy being a Christian in the current condition and culture of this world. Even when it seems hard to keep our faith we need to continue to be faithful. It may seem like we are constantly fighting to survive but our sufferings are just a moment in time and our glory will be eternal. Everything we go through here cannot compare in the least to how wonderful heaven will be.  We know there will no more death, mourning, crying or pain and it will all be worth it when we get to heaven and are in the presence of God.

God Is with You in Every Season

Ecclesiastes 3 1

Verse of the Day:  Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Everything has a time and a season. There will be good times, hard times, growing times, quiet times, every kind of season you can imagine. The most important thing you need to know is that you never have to go through a season alone.  God is with you in every season and He loves you more than you will ever know.

 

Your Rights vs. What is Right for You

1 corinthians 10 23

 

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 10:23

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.

 

Honestly, this is a hard lesson to learn for many, including myself. You may be determined to demand your rights as a citizen of this country but it’s not always what’s best for you as a Christian.  Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you.  Knowing the difference between your rights and what is right for you as a child of God comes with spiritual maturity.

Joyful – Patient – Faithful

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

 

The Christian life is not always easy.  Jesus said we will have troubles but we can have peace because He overcame the world (John 16:33).  Be encouraged in knowing you can be joyful in the hope you have in Christ, patient during troubled times and faithful in your prayer life regardless of what is going on around you.