Verse of the Day: Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Jesus died on the cross for you so that you could be freed from sin and be made right with God. When you accept Jesus into your life you are freed from a life of sin. You are set free from the chains that bind you including the control, guilt and shame that sin has over you. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain that tries to restrain you and keep you living in a life of sin. When you are born again you become a new creation with a new way of thinking. You are given a second chance to be who God created you to be. Stand firm in your faith now and don’t go back to whatever sin God has already freed you from. You have the freedom to boldly come before the throne of grace and the power to be victorious!
Verse of the Day: Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Evil is all around us, all we have to do is turn on the evening news to see proof of the evil in this world. To live a peaceful life, the Bible tells us to turn from evil. This includes evil people, evil places and all things evil. Instead, do good according to God’s Word through faith and with love for the honor and glory to God. Ask the Lord to give you the strength and grace to actively seek peace if at all possible in every area of your life and with all people. Peace is its own reward.
Verse of the Day: Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Faith is believing in and completely trusting in the one true God, His Word and His promises. It is the foundation and firm belief in the power, faithfulness and love of God. It is the core belief of what we hope for even though we cannot see it now we know it is to come. Faith lives in the heart and mind of every believer and even though they cannot see God with their physical eyes they still believe and see Him with their spiritual eyes. Faith is what helps us get through life knowing that by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and that by the power of the resurrection, someday we are assured and expect to be in heaven with God for all eternity.
Verse of the Day: Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith; and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Salvation is a gift graciously given from God because of His great and eternal love for us. You cannot buy it, earn it, work for it or get it based on your own abilities. It is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God and it is a gift you can only receive by faith. Through God’s plan and His covenant of grace, Jesus paid for this gift when He died on the cross for our sins. As believers, everything we have, everything we are and everything we do is all because of God’s saving, forgiving and redeeming grace that blesses us all.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 30:11
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
For whatever reason, be it sin, mourning, sickness or some other kind trouble, if you are in a season of darkness you need to turn to God. He is the restorer of light and goodness. He will restore you and turn your sorrow into joy, your brokenness into beauty, your wailing into dancing. Seek the Lord by prayer and supplication having faith that God is able to change your circumstances and in His time, He will deliver you from your troubles. Until He does, keep praising Him because when the time does come, He can change things in the blink of an eye restoring your spirit, your mind and your heart.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 89:2
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
Though life may disappoint and try us, we can be assured that God honors and fulfills His promises. We can trust and rely on God’s faithfulness which has been established in heaven and stands firm forever. During the hardest trials, our faith in God’s love and mercy will always bring us peace and comfort. Our hope and confidence in God lies in His faithfulness because His Word is true and trustworthy forever and ever. Even if we are faithless, God remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13)
Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
God is all powerful and there is nothing too hard for Him. When you feel overwhelmed by your circumstances remember that you serve a mighty God who created the heavens and the earth and has infinite power to do anything. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened by knowing that for God, nothing is impossible. Nothing is beyond His power and there is nothing that His power cannot do.
Verse of the Day: Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
This world is as a sea; the church in it, and so every believer, is as a ship; the port that is bound unto is heaven; Christ is the pilot, and hope is the anchor. (John Gill’s Exposition) If our hope is anchored in Jesus, when we go through storms, by faith we can be confident that we will remain connected, safe and secure. Whatever storm we face we can trust that Jesus will never leave us and our hope is never misplaced in Christ our Lord.
Verse of the Day: 3 John 1:2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
We all have been very focused on our physical heath lately due to the Coronavirus. It’s important to make sure you take care of your body and enjoy life, but don’t forget to also take care of your soul because good health starts from the inside. Do things that make you smile and bring you joy. Do volunteer work, it not only helps others, it also brings you joy. Forgive others, let go of anger and hurt so you can move forward leaving the past behind. Exercise daily faith, hope and love in your Christian walk. Above all, fill your heart with the Word of God and let your soul be renewed by spending time alone with God who daily refreshes your spirit.
Verse of the Day: Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
It’s easy to have faith in God when everything is going our way and when things are good. But when difficult times come and our faith is being stretched we can’t give up hope. As God’s children we need to hold on to the hope of God’s promises knowing that He is always faithful. The promises of God are exceedingly great and He fulfills each one in His own timing. God never changes His mind, He never forgets and His Word is true for all eternity. God will never lie, deceive or mislead you. Even if it feels like He has overlooked you or if He feels far away, have faith and remember He is always with you and He has never ever failed in any of His promises. Keep hoping, keep believing and keep trusting God.