#Relationship Goals

1 John 5 20

Verse of the Day:  1 John 5:20

We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Do you know about Jesus or do you really know Him on a personal level? Just knowing who He is, is not enough. Our goal in life should be to really get to know Christ by having a deep and personal relationship with Him for through Him we belong to God. What a privilege it is to have been given the knowledge of Christ our Lord and Savior and to believe and trust in the true God who came to give us eternal life.

No Other Way

John 14 6 (4)

Verse of the Day:  John 14:6

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Through the sacrifice made by Jesus on Calvary, God made a way for us to be saved from death and be with Him in heaven for all eternity. There is no other way to come to the Father, but through the Son. Not by works, merit or personal sacrifices. Jesus is the only way, He is our Savior, and there is no other way. He is the true way to the Father. His way is not only true but He is the truth itself. Christ is the author and giver of life, natural, spiritual and eternal. (John Gill’s Exposition)

Let God Lead You

Proverbs 20 24

 Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 20:24

A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.  How then can anyone understand their own way?

Life is a journey. God is at work in your life and is directing your steps for His purpose. He will lead you to eternal life with Him if only you would let go of your need to follow your own path. It’s impossible for man to know what lies ahead. Only God knows and it won’t always be easy because there is a time for every purpose under heaven but don’t worry, Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and let Him lead you in the direction you should go. You may be going through a hard time right now but if you are faithful and obedient even when you don’t understand where He’s leading you, eventually, you will see the fruits of your labor.

Mercy

Titus 3 5 (2)

Verse of the Day: Titus 3:5

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

The dictionary describes mercy as compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone to whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. We are all born sinners with sinful, selfish natures because of the sin that entered the world through Adam and Eve. We deserve the condemnation that came as a result of sin, which is death. But, because of God’s tender mercy, He sent His only Son to pay the price of sin so that we could be saved and made righteous. Instead of punishment, His merciful, free gift of salvation brings forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Perseverance       

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 10:36

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

When times are tough, when you are struggling or when things in your life seem fruitless, be patient, stay strong and don’t give up. Keep on the path God has set you on in spite of difficulty, obstacles or discouragement. Don’t lose your confidence in God or in His promises, wait patiently on the Lord because He is always on time. Don’t give up, you only fail if you quit. Continue in the will of God, finish your race strong and you will receive what He has promised, eternal life.

Don’t Be Fooled

Psalm 14 1

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 14:1

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

Today is April Fools’ day, an annual day in which people play practical jokes, pranks and hoaxes. However, only a real fool would deny the existence of God. Where you will spend eternity is no joking matter. Matthew 25:46 says: And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. Don’t be fooled into thinking there is no God, seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)

Too Many Blessing to Count  

Psalm 40 5

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 40:5

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

God is good all the time and He has wonderful blessings planned for you, including the gift of salvation. Jesus came to save the lost, to free the enslaved and to offer the gift of eternal life. There is no way we could even begin to count all of God’s blessings. There is no other like our God and He is worthy to be praised for His goodness and mercy.

O Holy Night

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Verse of the Day: John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

The star was shining brightly in the City of David on the night the Savior was born. God sent his only Son to offer the grace of the gospel, eternal life and salvation, that the world through Him might be saved. The birth of Christ, the Messiah, was proclaimed by angels to the shepherds who went to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in the manger. This Christmas Eve reflect on and share what it means to you to have been given the greatest gift ever, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

The Indescribable Gift

2 Corinthians 9 15

 

Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Christmas is two weeks away and many of us have finished or are close to finishing our gift shopping, some haven’t even started! No matter where we are in our gift buying we all have the same goal of giving our loved ones the perfect gift. But God has already given us the perfect gift. Because of His great love for us, He gave us a gift that is more valuable than any other gift we could ever receive on Christmas day or any other time. He gave us His only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and through Jesus we have the opportunity to receive forgiveness, peace, hope, love, righteousness, redemption, joy, victory, eternal life and so much more because of His ultimate sacrifice. Thank God for the gift too wonderful for words!

The Gift of Eternal Life

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Verse of the Day: Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Spiritual death and separation from God is the price we pay for sin. Yet, because of God’s love for humanity He sent His only Son to pay the price and set us free. Eternal life is given to us by the grace of God through faith in Jesus, not by our own efforts or works so that no one will ever be able to boast that he earned or deserved eternal life, it is a free gift from God.