The Indescribable Gift

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

 

What God gives us through Christ is more valuable than any other present we could ever receive on Christmas day.  Through the gift of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ our Savior we have been given the gifts of forgiveness, peace, hope, love, righteousness, redemption, joy, victory, eternal life and so much more.  Thank Him today for His indescribable gift!

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Brag About the Lord

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

 

Your true wisdom and value is not found in your own understanding, power or riches.  It is found in knowing God and in salvation.  I cannot boast about anything I have but I can boast about knowing the Lord. I can boast about His kindness, justice and righteousness. Everything I have and everything I am is because of Him and because of His unfailing love and mercy.  If you’re going to brag about something, brag about the Lord.

Fear Not

 

 

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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 you, help you and defend you not because you are righteous but because He is.  Knowing that God is on your side should make you fearless.

God Will See You Through It

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:19

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

 

The Bible never says that we, as believers in Christ, will not have troubles or that our lives will be problem free.  However, it does say that though we may have troubles, the Lord will deliver us from them all.  This verse gives us hope and encouragement to know that when you go through something difficult God is always there to help you get through it.

He Sees and Hears You

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:15

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry

 

As believers in Jesus we have been made righteous through Christ on Calvary and not by our own doing.  We have, therefore, been adopted into the family of God the Father. We can rest assured that He watches over and protects us and when we cry out to Him we know He hears us.

For His Purpose

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 6:13

Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.

 

If you are born again, you have a new identity in Christ and you are no longer a slave to sin. Because you’ve been set free you can now offer your whole self, both body and soul to God to be used for His purpose.  Devote yourself to God and to His service for His purpose.

Read During Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

 

Reading the Bible as part of your prayer can lead to enlightenment.  God speaks to us in many ways including His written Word.   He may open your eyes to something new when a passage you’ve read before suddenly becomes clear and impacts you like never before.