Darkness into Light

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 18:28

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

It’s not always easy living in a world full of hate, violence and darkness. But when you trust in the Lord with all your heart His light shines down on you because He is the light of the world. Out of His love, grace and mercy He alone will give you the strength and faith you need to keep walking in the light and you will not be overcome.

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Helping God’s People

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Verse of the Day: Hebrews 6:10

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

The Lord blesses those who are a blessing to others.  The love you show to God’s people as He puts it in your heart to help them is evidence of your faith and your love for Him. Whether you give monetarily, provide goods and services, donate your time or give encouragement God sees all that you do. He never forgets the work you do or the love you show by helping His people and when you get to heaven you will surely receive your eternal reward.

 

Worship Over Rituals

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Verse of the Day:  Hosea 6:6

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

God is more pleased with mercy, love and compassion towards all people rather than formalities. More than sacrifices God wants you to know Him on a personal level. He wants you to trust in Him, submit to His will and be obedient to His laws. God wants you to worship in spirit and in truth rather than go through the motion of ceremonies. Rituals and sacrifices have their place in organized religion but without your heart truly in it for the right reasons they are meaningless.

The Fruit of the Spirit

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The fruit of the Spirit naturally develops in you as you leave sin behind and seek and become more like Christ. As your maturity in Christ grows so too will these virtues. It won’t be overnight, it takes a lifetime of dedication and obedience to God and His Word as you are led by the Holy Spirit. Fruit grows where roots are deep. Be rooted in Christ and let Him be the foundation of your life and you will see more abundantly good fruit to the praise and glory of God.

Be an Overcomer

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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.

Honor One Another

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:10

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

 

As followers of Christ we should show sincere brotherly love to one another. Let’s encourage each other by giving honor where honor is due.  Everyone needs to feel appreciated and we all know someone who deserves a little credit for everything they do.  There are many ways to honor someone who truly deserves recognition. It can be as simple as saying thank you, your kindness has not gone unnoticed or it can be something extravagant. The point is to recognize and encourage them.

Love Requires Action

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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 our fellow man let’s not just talk about loving them, let’s show them the love of God with our actions.   Let’s act on each other’s behalf by supplying their needs and unloading their burdens.  Let’s find ways to be a blessing and help one another.