Change Begins Within Ourselves

2 Chronicles 7 14

Verse of the Day:  2 Chronicles 7:14

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Many have turned their backs on the Lord and not having a relationship with God is what’s wrong with our society today. They no longer fear the Lord and therefore lack wisdom. How do we fix it? We humble ourselves, pray, seek God, turn from our selfish and wicked ways and walk in His commandments. If we do these things God will hear us and have mercy on us. He will forgive us and restore us. But to change the world, each one of us must first change ourselves.

Keep No Sin in Your Heart

Psalm 66 18

Verse of the Day: Psalm 66:18

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my voice in prayer.

We all fall short of the glory of God. We are not perfect but what we do when we fail God makes all the difference. Put aside your pride, acknowledge your sin and turn from it. Don’t let sin come between you and God. Don’t let sin destroy your fellowship with Him. Humble yourself before the Lord and confess your sins, ask for forgiveness and He will hear your prayers.

Seek the Lord

Deuteronomy 4 29

Verse of the Day:  Deuteronomy 4:29

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

God isn’t far from you, He’s always with you, you need only to seek Him with all of your heart and soul. He wants to have a relationship with you but even though He could, He’s not going to force you to have a relationship with Him because He wants you to choose to love Him. The most important thing you can ever do isn’t found in the busyness of your life, it is found in the quiet times seeking God. Seek Him with a sincere heart, pray, read the Bible and turn from sin. God loves you and He is merciful, if you give your heart to Him and make Him a priority in your life you’ll see for yourself how good your heavenly Father is.

Special Purposes  

2 Timothy 2 21

 

Verse of the Day:  2 Timothy 2:21

Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

 

No matter what you’ve done in the past God can still use you for his purpose.  When you come to God and turn away from sin you are forgiven and made clean.  God loves you and has a purpose for your life.  Get right with God and prepare yourself to do his work for only he can turn your mess into a message.

Special Purposes

2 Timothy 2 21

 

Verse of the Day:  2 Timothy 2:21

Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

 

No matter what you’ve done in the past God can still use you for His purpose.  When you come to God and turn away from sin you are forgiven and made clean.  God loves you and has a purpose for your life.  Get right with God and prepare yourself to do His work for only He can turn your mess into a message.

Sin in Your Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 66:18

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my voice in prayer.

 

We all fall short of the glory of God.  We are not perfect but what we do when we fail God makes all the difference. Put aside your pride and acknowledge your sin and turn from it. Don’t let sin come between you and God. Don’t let sin destroy your fellowship with Him. Humble yourself before the Lord and confess your sins, ask for forgiveness, and he will hear your prayers.

Consecrate Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Joshua 3:5

Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

 

Joshua told the Israelites to consecrate themselves before they crossed the Jordan River to the promised land.  Before they would reach the designated promise, they had to sanctify themselves ceremonially and morally.  Likewise, before we can receive the amazing things God has planned for us we must turn away from sin, repent, and devote our lives to our heavenly Father. What you devote your time to determines what you will achieve.

Seek the Lord

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 

When you seek the Lord with a sincere heart you will find Him.  God hears your prayers and knows yours heart.  God promises that if you humble yourself, pray, seek His face, and turn from your wicked ways He will hear you.  God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you but it’s up to you to seek Him.