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: Jeremiah 29:12
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Be encouraged, you serve a God who promises to listen to every single one of your prayers. He hears your requests and petitions and answers them in His own timing and in His way. Usually, the answer is yes, no or wait. It’s not always what you want but it is what you need. So pray without ceasing and pray with expectation. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping because God is listening.
Verse of the Day: Galatians 6:2
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.
In life there will be times when you need encouragement and there will be times when you need to encourage others and show compassion. There will be times when you go through hardships and need someone to lean on and there will be times when others will need to lean on you. We all face temptation and trials and as brothers and sisters in Christ we need to be there for one another, sympathizing, praying and sharing the love of Christ.
Verse of the Day: Luke 5:16
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
God wants you to get away from all the noise and distractions around you to spend some quiet time with Him in prayer. Jesus, as an example for us, chose to get away and pray in private. It’s not always easy to find the time or a quiet place but if you make an effort to be alone with God in prayer it will always be worth it. You are never less alone than when you are alone with God.
Verse of the Day: Ephesians 6:18 CEV
Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.
I cannot emphasize how important it is to pray for one another. In an age where everything is put on social media we may think we know what’s going on in each other’s lives but almost everyone we know keeps the things that hurt them most hidden from their friends and family. People may push us away or refuse to hear God’s message and we may not know exactly what their needs are but God does. We can pray for overall healing, protection, salvation and for God’s will to be done in the lives of our loved ones. If God puts someone in your thoughts make sure you pray for them, you never know what they may be going through.
Verse of the Day: Acts 16:25
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
Paul and Silas were in a pretty bad situation but they kept praying and singing to God anyway because of their love for Him. Whatever difficult situation you may find yourself in keep praying and singing to God. Keep praising God no matter what the circumstances. Keep praising Him until He gives you the victory.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
As soon as I open my eyes and wake up each morning there are a two things that cross my mind: God and coffee. I’ve made it a habit to start my day with prayer, God’s Word and coffee and have come to depend on them to get me through the day. If you want a closer relationship with God get into the habit of praying and reading the Bible daily. All you need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.