Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

Proverbs 3 5 b

 

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

 

There are going to be times when you say, “God, I don’t understand why this is happening.”  That’s when you must learn to accept that you will not always understand everything God is doing. That’s when you just have to trust that God has a plan and that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Life is not always going to be easy but if you learn to trust God with all your heart you will have peace, joy and happiness in this life.

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You Are Not Alone

2 Timothy 4 17

 

Verse of the Day:  2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength

 

Doing the will of God can at times be lonely road.  Not everyone will understand or support what you are doing.  That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with likeminded people. Even so, there may be times when you still feel alone and it may feel like everyone has deserted you. In these moments you must remember that you are not alone. The Lord is with you, He is on your side and He will give you the strength to carry out His plan.

Love Keeps No Record of Wrongs

1 Corinthians 13 5

 

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 13:5

(Love) it keeps no record of wrongs.

 

We’re not perfect and there are going to be times when we disagree or have conflict but love fights fair and it doesn’t keep score.  It doesn’t bring up the past and it doesn’t use the past to purposefully hurt each other.  Love listens before speaking, is gentle and fair.  Love tries to understand and love forgives.

Grow in Wisdom

Proverbs 1 5

 

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 1:5

The wise hear them and grow in wisdom; those with understanding gain guidance.

 

Solomon asked God to give him wisdom and understanding and it pleased the Lord, so He gave him wisdom and understanding beyond measure. The Book of Proverbs was written to guide people in how they should live their lives.  Some say the Book of Proverbs doesn’t apply to today’s times, but it is as relevant now as it was then because God’s word is the same yesterday, today and forever.   Learning is a life-long journey, even the wise can gain wisdom.

Love and Obedience

John 14 23

 

Verse of the Day:  John 14:23

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

 

If you really love Jesus, you will obey His teachings.  Saying you love Him is easy, anyone can say they love Jesus, proving you do is another matter. When you understand and appreciate what Jesus did for you at the cross it changes you, you’re no longer the same.  True love and gratitude responds in obedience, dedication and with passion.

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.