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: Jeremiah 10:23
Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
The devil tries to trick you into thinking “this is my life and I can do what I want with it”. That kind of thinking only leads to sin and we know that the devil is a liar. The truth is your life is not your own, you belong to God. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you become a new creation. God has a plan for your life and when you surrender your life to Him, He will direct your steps.
Verse of the Day: Acts 20:24
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
God has given each of us different gifts to be used for His purpose. We should be content with what we’ve been given and use these gifts to the best of our ability. We each may have a different task but the goal is the same for all of us, to finish the race and to complete the task we’ve been assigned.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
There are going to be times when you say, “God, I don’t understand why this is happening.” That’s when you must learn to accept that you will not always understand everything God is doing. That’s when you just have to trust that God has a plan and that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Life is not always going to be easy but if you learn to trust God with all your heart you will have peace, joy and happiness in this life.
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.
Verse of the Day: 1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
If your first thought of the day is “God loves me” it will change the way you react to things that happen throughout your day. No matter what happens tell yourself, “It’s going to be okay, God loves me”. You can rely on God’s love for you and His strength will get you through the most difficult days if only you would trust in His love for you.
Verse of the Day: James 4:17
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, in fact it may be downright hard. If you know the right thing to do and you don’t it, eventually, it will catch up to you in one way or another and it will only make things worse. Admit your mistakes, learn from them and strive to always do the right thing.