You Are Precious in His Sight

Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 43:4           

Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

Are you seeing yourself the way God sees you? Here’s a little reminder for you just in case you have forgotten. You are God’s own creation and God doesn’t make mistakes. You have worth, you are a jewel and you belong to God. You have been adopted into His own family, you are His child and an heir to His kingdom. God has given you gifts and talents to use for His purpose because He has a plan for you. He loves you so much He gave His Only Son so you could have eternal life. Stop worrying about the way the world sees you and start seeing yourself the way God sees you, as His precious child.

Fruit of the Spirit: God created you for His purpose and has a plan for your life. He Loves you more than you could ever imagine and Peace is found in knowing and believing that you are not a mistake.

God Chose You

Verse of the Day:   1 Thessalonians 1:4       

We know dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.

Live with confidence and walk with your head held high knowing that God loves you and has chosen you to be His own children. You belong to the Father because the Father chose you, not because He had to, but because He wanted to. It wasn’t by accident or a mistake, it was intentional. He chose you not because of anything you have done but because of His amazing grace. Now, it’s up to you to try your best to live a holy and blameless life with purpose and on purpose.

Fruit of the Spirit: God chose you, not because you are perfect, but because He Loves you with all your imperfections. Let the Peace of God give you the confidence you need to live your best life for Him.

God is With You

Verse of the Day:   Isaiah 41:10        

Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  

God is telling you not to be afraid because He is with you. What better reassurance can you get? God Himself is saying that you shouldn’t be frightened because He is your God and He’s going to be with you to strengthen, help and defend you, not because you are righteous but because He is righteous. Don’t let fear keep you from what God has planned for you.

Fruit of the Spirit: Start to really rely on God’s promises to support, comfort, and strengthen you. When you do, you will feel Love, Joy, and Peace in your heart.

God is Within You

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 46:5           

God is within her, she will not fall      

As a child of God you need to know that He dwells in your heart and when God is in your heart you can face anything that comes your way. You no longer have to face anything alone because God is always with you. Put your hope and trust in God and His mighty power to uphold you. He is a present help and you can turn to Him in all circumstances and let His grace and mercy lift you up.

Fruit of the Spirit: God is with you and will help you when you put Him first in your life. You can live with Joy and Peace knowing that He is always with you.

Living by Faith

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 2:20     

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me. 

Are you living a life focused on yourself? In order to get to where God wants you to be you have to leave your old life and your old ways in the past. Surrender your life to God and focus on the future He has planned for you. Christ now lives in you and you don’t have to live by your own power or strength anymore. Start living by faith in Jesus Christ who loves you so much He died on the cross for you.

Fruit of the Spirit: When you give your life to Christ, He lives in you. You can start living your life by Faith, depending on Him for everything in your new life, including Peace.

God’s Promises

Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 6:18      

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.          

The Bible tells us that God cannot lie and His promises are unchangeable. We can be confident in and count on God’s promises for all eternity. Not only can we count on God’s promises but we can also live our lives by them. By faith we can receive and claim each and every promise God makes through His everlasting Word.

Fruit of the Spirit: As firm believers in God’s promises we can have Peace in all situations by trusting and waiting with Patience on His promises to be fulfilled, either in this world or in heaven.

Peace

Verse of the Day:  2 Thessalonians 3:16      

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Faith in Action: Jesus is the Prince of Peace and He is the reason for the season. Don’t let yourself be consumed with presents, instead focus on His presence and in Him you will find peace.

Peace

Verse of the Day:  2 Thessalonians 3:16      

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

As we get closer to Christmas and the end of another difficult year, let’s pray for peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others. True peace is a gift from God to those who keep Him in their hearts. Let’s not forget that we are all God’s children so we ought to pray for one another with love and unity. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the reason for the season. Christmas is not about the presents, it’s about His presence. May you and your loved ones find the true peace, love and joy!

Heavenly Father, I pray that You would grant us peace as we seek You and put You first in our lives. Let us not focus on the presents but on Your presence. Amen

Peace

Verse of the Day:  John 14:27   

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.                                                   

Things are going to happen in life that make you mad, sad, afraid or are just hard to get through. Don’t be troubled or afraid Jesus is the Prince of Peace and has given you the peace that is revealed in the Gospel. He’s left you peace that was paid for with His precious blood when He gave His life for you on Calvary. You cannot get true peace by your own means, nothing in this world will bring you true peace because the world does not have peace. By faith you are able to receive this precious gift of peace that is Jesus Christ Himself. When your heart is hurting, troubled or afraid turn to Jesus. He’ll give you peace beyond anything compared to in this world and it is available to all that will trust in Him.

Thank You, Jesus, for the peace You have given me. By faith, I claim it and receive it! Amen

Peace for Your Stress

Verse of the Day: Philippians 4:7      

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Everyone deals with stress now and then and some people deal with it on a regular basis. Meditating on God’s Word and praying plays a big part in dealing with these external stressors. We also need to do our part in taking care of our bodies by getting enough sleep, eating right and exercising. Give your worries over to God. Put your trust and confidence in Him and let the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, bring His peace into your life.

Lord, You are so awesome and wonderful! Forgive me for the times when I try to do things all on my own. I give all my worries over to You and place them in your powerful hands because I trust in You and Your goodness. Thank You for the peace that comes from knowing You and having a relationship with You. Thank you for never leaving nor forsaking me. Amen