Strengthened in the Faith

Colossians 2 6-7

 

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

 

As believers in Christ we must strive for spiritual maturity. We cannot grow without first being tested. If we are rooted in Christ, when trials come our faith will be made stronger when we trust in the Lord and continue to be thankful for His goodness and mercy in all situations.

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Read the Bible in One Year May 2019

 

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May 1: 1 Chronicles 3-5

May 2: 1 Chronicles 6

May 3: 1 Chronicles 7-8

May 4: 1 Chronicles 9-11

May 5: 1 Chronicles 12-14

May 6: 1 Chronicles 15-17

May 7: 1 Chronicles 18-21

May 8: 1 Chronicles 22-24

May 9: 1 Chronicles 25-27

May 10: 1 Chronicles 28 & 2 Chronicles 1

May 11: 2 Chronicles 2-5

May 12: 2 Chronicles 6-8

May 13: 2 Chronicles 9-12

May 14: 2 Chronicles 13-17

May 15: 2 Chronicles 18-20

May 16: 2 Chronicles 21-24

May 17: 2 Chronicles 25-27

May 18: 2 Chronicles 28-31

May 19: 2 Chronicles 32-34

May 20: 2 Chronicles 35-36

May 21: Ezra 1-3

May 22: Ezra 4-7

May 23: Ezra 8-10

May 24: Nehemiah 1-3

May 25: Nehemiah 4-6

May 26: Nehemiah 7

May 27: Nehemiah 8-9

May 28: Nehemiah 10-11

May 29: Nehemiah 12-13

May 30: Esther 1-5

May 31: Esther 6-10

Showing Kindness to Your Enemy

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

 

Have you ever heard the expression “kill them with kindness”?  It means to put an end to anger and bitterness by showing kindness and generosity. As metals are melted by heaping coals upon them, so is the heart softened by kindness. (Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary) The more you treat your enemy with unexpected kindness and generosity the more they will see the same love, forgiveness, mercy and grace that the Lord shows you.

You Are Precious

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Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 43:4

Because you are precious in my eyes, you are honored, and I love you.

 

Are you seeing yourself the way God sees you?  You are God’s own creation and we know that He 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 daughter.

Avoid Negativity

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 3:10

Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.

 

Embrace life, be kind, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. Keep your tongue from speaking foul, obscene or unwholesome words. Don’t lie or say hurtful things to anyone. Instead, speak blessings, be a blessing and you will receive a blessing. A forgiven heart is a changed heart, filled with gratitude and love. Avoid negativity by speaking positivity into your life.

Keep on Speaking

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Verse of the Day:  Acts 18:9

One night the Lord spoke to Paul, “Do not be afraid, keep on speaking, do not be silent.”

 

We live in a society where everyone wants to give their opinion on anything and everything. As believers in Christ we must be courageous and willing to stand up for what we believe in, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Don’t be afraid to share Jesus with the world, just tell them what God has done for you.