Verse of the Day: Mark 8:36
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
There is nothing in this world worth losing your soul for. That may sound harsh but it is the reality. A big house, expensive car, your career, fame, fortune, none of it is worth losing your soul. You can’t take any of those things with you into eternity. It may feel or seem good in the moment but your time on earth is just a speck compared to all eternity. Whatever pulls you away from God needs to go, let nothing come between you and God. Instead, put Jesus first and live a life of faith and holiness. Don’t lose your soul over something temporary and just to be clear, everything on earth is temporary.
Verse of the Day: Philippians 4:8
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praise worthy think about such things.
Fill your mind with positive thoughts that build you up. Focus on the positive things in your life and surround yourself with likeminded people. Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions become habits and your habits become your character, your character decides your destiny here and for eternity. Life isn’t always easy but when you have God’s peace and Word in your heart and mind it will keep you from falling when troubles arise.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Until we find the path that leads us back to God we will have a longing to be complete. The only thing that can fill the emptiness is the love of God. This world is not our home, heaven if our final destination. We are merely on the road that leads us to our Father’s house. How wonderful to be on the path that was laid out for us by our creator for one day we will be seated at His right hand in the joyful presence of our Savior.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
We are not perfect, we make mistakes and we fall to temptations and tribulations. No matter how much we want to do better we sometimes fail, we sometimes let God and ourselves down. But we serve a loving God and no matter how many times we fall, He picks us up. He continues to love us because His love never fails. He loves us not because of who we are but because of who He is. Although we don’t have the strength to carry on ourselves, we have strength through God who is our ever present, never failing refuge for all eternity.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 128:1-2
Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
It doesn’t matter if you are rich, poor, old, young or what race you are blessings and prosperity come to all who fear the Lord. Reverence to God, submitting to His will and obedience to His Word are the keys to being blessed and prosperous. God wants you to enjoy the fruits of your labor, to be blessed and prosperous! If you walk in His ways all will be well with your soul while you live and even better, for all eternity.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 4:23
Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. (GNT)
If you think your thoughts don’t matter you are very wrong. When you think about things or believe something whether it’s good or bad, it turns into the things you do. If you do these things enough times they turn into a habit. Your habits determine your character and your character determines who you are in life. Who you are in life determines where you will spend eternity. So you see, your thoughts really do matter.
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.