Standing in the Gap

Luke 5 20

 

Verse of the Day:  Luke 5:20

And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man your sins are forgiven you.”

 

In Luke chapter 5 some men carried a paralyzed man to see Jesus for healing. When they couldn’t reach Him, because of the crowds, they didn’t give up and they went through the roof. When Jesus saw their faith He forgave the man’s sins and his body was healed. Had it not been for the faith of the friends the man may never have been healed. You may know someone who is going through something so difficult it’s beginning to weaken their faith. That’s where your own faith comes in to play.  You can be the bridge to God by praying and interceding for your friends and family. You can stand in the gap by letting your faith carry them when they are weak.

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Be an Overcomer

Romans 12 21

 

Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

It’s easy to see that the devil is busy stirring up evil all over the world.  That’s why we, as Christians, need to keep vigilant and put on the whole armor of God.  Don’t repay evil for evil, instead love your enemies and pray for them.  Keep doing good deeds and don’t let evil weaken you.  Be strong and courageous in your faith, be an overcomer.

Strengthened in the Faith

Colossians 2 6-7

 

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

 

As believers in Christ we must strive for spiritual maturity. We cannot grow without first being tested. If we are rooted in Christ, when trials come our faith will be made stronger when we trust in the Lord and continue to be thankful for His goodness and mercy in all situations.

Trust God

Psalm 31 14

 

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 31:14

But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”

 

In the worst of times you can trust in God to be with you. You can trust that He is on the throne ready to protect and defend you. By faith, leave all your troubles at the feet of the Creator. He is your God and in Him you may trust no matter what trials befall you. Turn to God because He is merciful and He loves you more than anyone ever can.

You Can Face Tomorrow

2 Chronicles 20 17

 

Verse of the Day:  2 Chronicles 20:17

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.

 

God knows the battles you face each day.  If you want deliverance you need to give all your troubles to the Lord and let Him fight for you. You don’t have to be afraid and you don’t have to be discouraged, instead stand firm in your faith.  You are not alone and you can face tomorrow because the Lord is with you.

Overcome Your Unbelief

Mark 9 24

 

Verse of the Day:  Mark 9:24

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

 

Every believer at one time or another has doubts about their purpose in life.  As long as you still have some faith God will work with what you have.  It’s not about your power or your strength, it’s about having faith in the power of Christ.  When you feel doubt and fear creeping in ask God to help you overcome your unbelief and increase your faith.

Use Your Gifts    

Romans 12 6-8

 

Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:6-8

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

 

God has given you gifts specific to the purpose He has planned for you.  As part of the body of Christ, it’s your responsibility to discover how to use those gifts to bless the world around you.  Whatever your gift is, your goal should be to use it to the best of your ability for God’s purpose so that He may be glorified.