Peaceful Nights

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 3:5

I lie down and sleep: I wake again because the Lord sustains me.

Even in the battles you can find peace because God is with you. He will give you rest when you give all your troubles to Him. When you trust in the Lord with all your heart, He alone will give you peace unlike anything you’ve ever known. God will allow you to lie down and sleep peacefully knowing that He is in control and He is working everything out for the good of those who love Him. When you wake up thank God for another day of life and praise Him for His goodness and mercy.

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Be Generous Today

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:28

Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go and come back; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it.

God has been generous to us and has supplied all of our needs and therefore, we should be generous to others. Throughout the Bible God reminds us that we are to help the poor and those in need. We have been blessed so we, ourselves, can bless others. We’re not guaranteed tomorrow, let’s help the people we can today. Now is always the best time to help someone in need, tomorrow may be too late. If God puts in your heart to help someone don’t think about it, just do it.

God Hears Your Prayers

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 29:12

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Be encouraged, you serve a God who promises to listen to every single one of your prayers.  He hears your requests and petitions and answers them in His own timing and in His way. Usually, the answer is yes, no or wait. It’s not always what you want but it is what you need. So pray without ceasing and pray with expectation. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping because God is listening.

A Teachable Spirit

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.  May Your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.

God loves us so much that He gave us commands to obey that lead us towards His goodness and mercy and away from a path that leads to destruction.  If left to our own devices surely, we would stumble and fall into a life of sin. But God had mercy on us and sent the Holy Spirit to guide us onto the straight and narrow path that leads to God. However, if you want to be led to do God’s will first you must have a teachable spirit which goes hand in hand with humility.

Knowing and Trusting God

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 9:10

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

The only way to know God is to seek Him with all of your heart.  Spend time with Him in prayer, read the Holy Bible and really make an effort to understand who He is. The more you seek God in faith, the more you will come to know Him. You will know His true nature, power, wisdom, faithfulness and goodness. When you experience God’s love, grace and mercy for yourself you will come to completely trust in Him and realize that He is always there for you.

Faith Over Fear

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 56:3

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

David was afraid for his life yet he trusted in God. If he had let fear over take his faith, he may have had a different outcome. Likewise, the enemy will use fear to keep you from the plans God has for your life.  He knows if he keeps putting doubts and fear in your mind you will never step out in faith to accomplish what God has planned for you. Turn to God, put your trust in Him alone. When you are afraid, step out in faith knowing that God is with you and He will equip you for what He has called you to do.  So many people never achieve the success God has planned for them because they are too afraid to take the first step. Don’t let fear keep you from living the life God has planned for you.

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.