Verse of the Day: 1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
When it comes to marriage let’s not just talk about love, let’s show our love with actions. Throughout the Bible God shows us that love is an action not just a word. Two of the greatest acts of love in the Bible are when God gave His only Son and Jesus laid down His own life for us. We can never out love God but we can do our best to show the love God shows us to our husband or wife. God is our example by being caring, compassionate, forgiving, merciful, patient, faithful and so much more. Let’s not love with words but with action.
Verse of the Day: Acts 20:19
I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.
There will be times when you go through things so difficult you cannot see the light of day through your tears. There will be times when your faith and your patience are tested like never before. You might even feel like giving up on God but don’t give up, that’s when you need Him the most. Prayer is the most powerful weapon you have. Cry out to God, He hears you and He loves you. Continue to serve the Lord with humility through every trial and tribulation and He will see you through it. God is faithful and He promises to never leave you. With His help you can get through anything so don’t give up instead give it all to God because it doesn’t matter who or what is against you when God is for you.
Verse of the Day: Habakkuk 2:3
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end; it will not lie, if it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
We need to learn patience while we stay persistent in prayer, never giving up, all the while trusting in God and in His timing. Though we may not know the exact time God has already determined we do know that God keeps His promises. We cannot rush Him, but we can be sure He will not disappoint and while we wait on Him we must remain faithful. God’s timing is perfect, never late and always on time.
Verse of the Day: Philippians 2:15
Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.
This world has been darkened by sin but as followers of Christ we are meant to shine like stars in the night sky. As faithful ambassadors of Christ shine like the Son. Be who God created you to be, a light in a dark world.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 20:24
A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
God is at work in your life and is directing your steps for His purpose. You may be going through a hard time, 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.
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 rely on God’s faithfulness which has been established in heaven. During the deepest trials our faith in God’s love and mercy continues to bring us 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.
Verse of the Day: Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
The Christian life is not always easy. Jesus said we will have troubles but we can have peace because He overcame the world (John 16:33). Be encouraged in knowing you can be joyful in the hope you have in Christ, patient during troubled times and faithful in your prayer life regardless of what is going on around you.