Verse of the Day: Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Even David, a man after God’s heart sinned against God, but he recognized that he needed a profound change of heart and spirit and he knew he could not make this change on his own. For out of the heart come evil thoughts–murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. (Matthew 15:19) No matter how much you try to change on your own at best the changes will only be temporary. Only God’s love and mercy can transform a sinful, stubborn heart of stone and only God can truly renew your spirit. If you are ready for a change of heart and spirit, ask the One who created it to change it.
Verse of the Day: Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
One of the ways to build your relationship with God is to spend time with Him in prayer. Dedicate time each and every day to talk with the Lord and to listen to what He has to say to you. Praise Him for all that He is and thank Him for his love and mercy and for the gift of salvation.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
No matter what is going on in your life, God is worthy of your praise. If things are going well, praise him. If things aren’t going well, praise him. His love and mercy endure forever, God is great and worthy of all praise. As long as you have breath in your body praise the Lord. And when you get to heaven praise him for all eternity!
Verse of the Day: Psalm 95:2
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Today I am incredibly thankful for worship music and songs. Being able to praise and worship God through song is so uplifting and inspiring. No matter what is going on in my life at that moment, good, bad, indifferent it all just seem to melt away instantly as I begin to focus on God. I feel connected to my Savior, so grateful for His love and mercy and thankful for His presence in my life. Although I am not gifted with vocal talents, it doesn’t stop me from appreciating those who are and it doesn’t stop me from singing my heart out to the Lord.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death. Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into his presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 106:1
Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good. I woke up this morning, but not everyone did, so I am grateful for another day of life. No matter what is going on in my life there is always something to be thankful for. I’m thankful for God’s love and mercy. I’m thankful He never gave up on me even when I didn’t deserve another chance. Life is a precious gift from God and I’m going to be the best me I can be and live my life for Jesus.